Family Maintenance

Family Maintenance provides time-limited services to children in their own homes.

Families whose children are at risk of neglect or abuse, and who state they are willing to accept voluntary services from our department, may be eligible for up to 12 months of Family Maintenance services if it is determined the children can remain safely in their home while these services are being provided. Services may be extended under certain circumstances if the family is willing to work on correcting the problems that brought the family to the attention of Child Welfare Services in the first place.

Nearly 1,700 children and their families are currently receiving Family Maintenance Services.