Family Maintenance Units
Type of service: Case management and direct service
Target clients: Intact families
Length: One year maximum
Contact: Social worker visits at least monthly
Goal: Remedy identified risks to children
Individualized case plans, Team Decision Meetings, support, and referrals to community providers of substance abuse treatment, counseling for sexual abuse, domestic violence, behavioral problems of children, parenting, etc.
Types of Family Maintenance Cases:
Voluntary contract cases:
Families who have been identified as "at risk" through a CPS investigation agree to complete a case plan for a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 1 year.
Court ordered cases:
The children are Court dependents allowed to remain in the home under specific conditions while the parents complete required programs.
Family Unification Program (FUP)
A collaboration with the Housing Authority of Stanislaus County, the FUP program helps 140 families obtain Section 8 rental assistance in cases where a lack of housing would result in:
Imminent placement of the child/children
Delay the return of children in out of home care to their families
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Adult Protective Services
This site cannot accept reports of abuse or neglect of elders or dependent adults. To make a report,
please call the 24 hour reporting line at:
Child Protective Services
Professionals, who in the course of their work, come in contact with families and children (medical practitioners, non-medical practitioners, daycare providers, probation officers, social workers, etc.) MUST report to a "child protective agency" (Police, Sheriff, Probation, Child & Family Services). All other citizens MAYreport. (Penal Code Section 111165):
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- severe or general neglect
- willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment
- unjustifiable mental suffering
- any of the above in out-of-home care
A phone report must be made immediately upon suspicion or knowledge. A written report is required within 36 hours.
Reporting forms can be requested by calling the C.P.S. 24-hour phone line at:
209-558-3665 or 1-800-558-3665
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For assistance with CalWORKs, CalFresh (Food Stamps) and or Medi-Cal or if you want to apply for assistances, please call: 1(877) 652-0734
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