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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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]
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 11/14/2018

Cedar City, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Fillmore, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Fort Duchesne, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home 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.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Holladay, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Layton, UT

427 North Wasatch Drive (350 East)
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4340
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
427 North Wasatch Drive (350 East)
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4340
Fax: 801-444-4345
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Advocates are court appointed. Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services
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.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 6/5/2020

Magna, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home 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
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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.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Richfield, UT

58 East 300 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-4256 Crisis Line: 435-896-4256
Organization Name: Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah
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Address:
58 East 300 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-4256
Crisis Line: 435-896-4256
Email: fscrichfield@gmail.com
Eligibility: Crisis nursery serves children ages 0-11 years old. Crisis care situations are judged on a case-by-case basis.
Services Provided:

Supports parents and guardians as they strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for their children.

Services Include:

  • Youth mentoring
  • Crisis nursery services
  • Home visitation
  • Post adoptive support
  • Visitation exchanges
  • Parenting resources and classes
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 7/22/2020

Salt Lake City, UT

655 East 4500 South Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-355-7444
Address:
655 East 4500 South Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-355-7444
Toll Free Phone: 800-839-7444
Fax: 801-355-7453
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Must be a caregiver of a minor child 18 years or younger
Services Provided:

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

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/27/2020
Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home 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 Access: 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
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Sandy, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
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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.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/9/2018

St. George, UT

166 North 300 West Ste 1
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-222-9525
Address:
166 North 300 West Ste 1
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-222-9525
Email: bluebutterflyhealth@gmail.com
Eligibility: Those court ordered to have supervised visits. Do not have to be referred.
Services Provided: Provides a safe facility for children to have a neutral location for court-ordered supervised visits with parents or other loved ones.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 2/13/2020

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.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/23/2019
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Organization Name: Bank Street Graduate School of Education
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Address:
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Fax: 646-284-9623
Email: info@nccp.org
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided:

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP has a list online of publications on the following topics:

  • Child Poverty
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Early Care and Learning
  • Healthy Development
  • Immigrant Families
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Integrated Systems
  • Low-Wage Work
  • Social Security
  • Welfare
  • Work Supports
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/18/2020
Organization Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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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
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Address:
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Email: info@nicwa.org
Services Provided: Provides educational and informational resources for families, service providers, caseworkers and tribal leaders related to the welfare of Native American and Alaska Native children. This includes information about child abuse, adoption and foster care, policy, and advocacy.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/3/2020