Child Advocacy

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children. (AIRS TD-1600.3100-140)

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UT

Statewide

195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-4589
Organization Name: Utah Department of Human Services
Address: 195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-4589
Toll Free Phone: 800-868-6413
Eligibility: Family involvement with DCFS.
Services Provided: Helps resolve concerns about the protection of children who are receiving services from the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The purpose of OCPO is to receive and investigate complaints to ensure that proper services are provided by DCFS.
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/13/2019

Blanding, UT

200 North Main
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-1271
Address: 200 North Main
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-1271
Fax: 435-678-1204
Eligibility: At-risk students who are referred to program by principals, law enforcement, etc.
Services Provided: The F.A.C.T. initiative provides flexible, comprehensive, preventive services to families with children at risk of failing in school, and/or at risk of abuse and neglect. The program involves the Departments of Human Services, Health, Public Education, and the Juvenile Courts. The new Department of Workforce Services will also be involved.
1. Advocacy on behalf of students.
2. Assistance in helping students comply with court mandates.
3. Case worker for family support
4. Case worker for Medicaid, food stamps, AFDC, etc.
5. Health check-ups and referrals to medical services
6. Individual and family counsel.
7. Referrals to legal, job, and community services.
8. Severe and Habitual Offenders Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP).
9. Social skills classes.
10. Some financial assistance.
11. Tutoring.
Agencies include: [Child Welfare] [Mental Health] [DSPD] [Substance Abuse] [DCFS] [ORS] [Aging]
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 11/14/2018

Cedar City, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 856 Sage Drive Ste 7
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-867-2760
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 435-867-2795
Email: dcfsintake@utah.gov
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: 1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
Provider Profiles: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our toll free Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7. For email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019
102 North 200 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-0791
Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
Address: 102 North 200 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-0791
Fax: 435-586-3510
Eligibility: Serves children ages 0-11
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Supports parents and guardians as they strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for their children. Respite care, visitation exchange, crisis care, home visitation, home respite, parenting classes.
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/4/2018

Fillmore, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 55 West 100 North
Fillmore, UT 84631
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Email: dcfsintake@utah.gov
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: 1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
Provider Profiles: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our toll free Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7. For email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Fort Duchesne, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: PO Box 808
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Email: dcfsintake@utah.gov
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: 1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
Provider Profiles: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our toll free Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7. For email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019
PO Box 9
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
Phone: 435-247-2534
Address: PO Box 9
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
Phone: 435-247-2534
Eligibility: Advocate must be appointed by the court. Volunteers must be 21, complete training and interview, pass criminal background check and attend 12 hours of ongoing training each year.
Services Provided: 1. Provide advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children.
2. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties. Advocates turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Holladay, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 645 East 4500 South
Holladay, UT 84107
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Email: dcfsintake@utah.gov
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: 1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
Provider Profiles: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our toll free Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7. For email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Layton, UT

427 North Wasatch Drive (350 East)
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4340
Address: 427 North Wasatch Drive (350 East)
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4340
Fax: 801-444-4345
Eligibility: Advocates are court appointed. Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 6/19/2017

Magna, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 3452 South 8400 West
Magna, UT 84044
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: 1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
Provider Profiles: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our toll free Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7. For email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Ogden, UT

3340 Harrison Boulevard Ste 130
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-564-6460
Organization Name: Children's Service Society of Utah
Address: 3340 Harrison Boulevard Ste 130
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-564-6460
Eligibility: Must be a kinship caregiver of a minor child 18 years or younger
Services Provided: Assists grandparents and other kinship caregivers (GrandFamilies) who are taking care of children they are not the biological parents of with applying for guardianship of the children, offers educational groups for caregivers and children (ages 4 to 11), and provides free, ongoing, short-term therapy and support services.
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Richfield, UT

58 East 300 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-4256
Organization Name: Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah
Address: 58 East 300 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-4256
Email: directorfsc@gmail.com
Eligibility: Children ages 0-11 years old. Crisis care situations are judged on a case-by-case basis. A crisis situation is usually: a mental health crisis, a family emergency (medical emergency, death in the family), domestic violence, abuse, or any other situation where a child is in danger of experiencing trauma.
Services Provided: Supports parents and guardians as they strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for their children.
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/11/2019

Salt Lake City, UT

655 East 4500 South Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-355-4847
Address: 655 East 4500 South Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-355-4847
Toll Free Phone: 800-839-7444
Fax: 801-355-7453
Eligibility: Must be a caregiver of a minor child 18 years or younger
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: With offices throughout Northern Utah, provides parenting and step-parenting classes, home visitation, and kinship and adoption support, as well as other support services to Utah families. Runs GrandFamilies program which provides support and assistance to "kinship families" (relatives other than biological parents, such as grandparents, that are raising children). Provides free child care referral services for parents in Salt Lake and Tooele counties as well as child care provider recruitment, training, and technical assistance. Offers a lending library of children's toys, books, and games for parents and child care providers. Offices in Logan, Ogden, Clearfield, and Murray
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/26/2019
Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 1385 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: 1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
Provider Profiles: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our toll free Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7. For email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019
747 East South Temple Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-364-1182
Address: 747 East South Temple Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-364-1182
Fax: 801-364-1186
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Communicates the needs of children through research, publications, media campaigns and advocacy to ensure that children's needs are known and met. Influences policies and decisions to ensure that the best interest of children is our state's priority.
Provider Profiles: Utah Medicaid and CHIP extension a key campaign https://utahchildren.org/issues/chip-resources
Roz McGee past Executive Director
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Sandy, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 10008 South Creek Run Way
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 855-323-3237
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Work to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/9/2018

Nationwide

2440 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-813-3385
Service Categories:
Address: 2440 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-813-3385
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Hospital care for seriously ill children and their families
Services Provided: Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Three components: embedded full-time Child Life Specialists, gifts and entertaining distractions, special events throughout the year.
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/23/2019
5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 17C-26
Rockville, MD 20857
Organization Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Address: 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 17C-26
Rockville, MD 20857
Services Provided: Website-based resources for parents and caregivers who play an essential role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events.
Provider Profiles: Internet-based resource
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 4/18/2019