DCF knows that your agency takes such evacuation orders seriously and has plans in place in the event your agency needs to re-locate children and/or families residing in your residential programs or individual homes to another location or if you need to re-locate your child care center operations.
Please access the emergency management system in your area, information is available at http://www.ready.nj.gov/. However, in the event you need to re-locate children and/or families residing in one of your child-care centers, residential programs or individual homes to another location, please follow the following protocols to report your agency’s re-location plan:
Residential/Foster Home/Treatment Home Providers/Child Care Centers/DV Shelters
In the event you need to re-locate a child or family with an open DYFS case, call DCF’s Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1 (877) 652-2837 to report the re-location plan for the child or family.
Programs Licensed by DCF’s Office of Licensing
Regular Business Hours
If your agency’s program is licensed by DCF’s Office of Licensing, in addition to calling DCF’s Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline, call the appropriate number below:
Childcare Centers NORTH: (609) 826-3980
Childcare Centers SOUTH: (609) 777-5945
24 hour mental health programs: (609) 826-3999
After hours, please call DCF’s Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1 (877) 652-2873 to report your agency’s re-location plan.
We appreciate your ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the children and families we work with.