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Services Offered by York County Children and Youth Services

  • Intake - The purpose of the Intake Unit is to investigate referrals received from concerned citizens and mandated reporters who suspect either child abuse or neglect.
  • Emergency Services Unit - On call staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to situations involving child abuse or neglect.
  • Family Support Unit - The primary responsibility of Family Support is to provide supportive services to children and their parents within their homes emphasizing safety, permanency and well-being.
  • Permanency - All children have the right to a safe and permanent home. When a child's birth parents are unable or willing to provide this, it can be provided through Permanency Services.
  • Independent Living - It is the responsibility of Independent Living to provide the young person, aging out of the system, with the tools needed to be successful.
  • Truancy Team - The purpose of this team is to provide better and more consistent service to each family and each school district within York County by providing a coordinated response to truancy concerns among at-risk youth.
  • Resource Unit - The Resource Unit is responsible for recruiting new foster parents and ensuring our foster homes meet the needs of the children in their homes.
  • Family Group Decision Making - FGDM is a voluntary meeting that involves immediate and extended family, support people, community members and service providers to create plans that provide for the safety and well-being of the family.

Additional information can be found in A Family's Guide to York County Children, Youth, and Families/ Spanish Guide