Children's In Home Respite Care

Children's In Home Respite Care


The agency provides family support servcies for distressed famlies in the Greater Long Beach area. Services include children's respite care for youth to age 18. The program serves anyone, and a referral from DCFS is not required; social service agencies and schools usually refer. The program serves Long Beach and surrounding communities.

The agency also recruits and certifies families who can provide respite care by helping families with short-term assistance. This can range from a few hours of babysitting to several days or a week of care. Parents must provide an exit date.

The Safe Families for Children program provides temporary arrangements for children to stay with a certified host family during times of family crisis (i.e., sudden unemployment, loss of housing, domestic abuse, acute illness or hospitalization, substance abuse treatment, etc.). Families in the family court system will not loose their visitation rights or suffer any penalty for use of the respite program. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call the toll free hotline, which operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. An appointment is required for intake. Families can also email at for information. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees to become a respite care family; however, there are fixed fees for required trainings including CPR and first aid, and for fingerprinting requirements.
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2130 E. Fourth St., Ste. 200

Santa Ana , CA 92705 (Physical)

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Service hours
The Safe Families for Children's (800) number and email are available Monday through Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Service/Intake and Administration

(714) 543-5437


(800) 550-2445

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