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Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Foster Care > Caregiver Resources  > Community Resources Community Resources

             Resources for All Caregivers            Resources for Parent, Custodian, or Guardians

All Caregiver Resources

Community resources are available for caregivers to access, including mental health services, emotional support, financial resources, and other social services.  Please review the following sites based on your particular need.  Some sites are search engines for locating resources in your area of residence.  To obtain additional information regarding resources for your area, please speak with your Regional Licensing Specialist or Family Case Manager.


Crisis Hotlines

  • Careline/Parent Stress Line, Call 1 (800) 244-5373 if you are having trouble finding the fun in parenting
  • Indiana 2-1-1 Call 2-1-1 for information and referrals to human services including food, shelter, employment, counseling, and much more.
  • Indiana Family Helpline Call 1 (800) 433-0746 for more information and referral for maternal and child health, WIC, dental providers, and more. Bilingual communication specialists are on staff.
  • Nineline Call 1 (800) 999-9999 for support and crisis intervention if you are caring for a teen faced with life changing issues. This line provides answers to tough questions about family, relationships, health, suicide, abuse, drugs and alcohol, sex and running away.
  • Toll Free Crisis Hotline Numbers


Infant, Toddler, Child, and Youth Care: Obtain information regarding child safety, care, education, parenting and other resources.


Parent, Custodian, or Guardian Resources

Parenting resources are available to access, offering information, tips, and support. To obtain additional information about parenting resources, please speak with your Family Case Manager.