Child welfare systems are complex, and there are many different programs that are administered through a collaboration between the County, the State and the Federal government. Each of these programs are managed through various levels of program funding and legislative initiatives. All of the programs are designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency and strengthening families.



We partner with the community to enhance self-sufficiency while ensuring that safety
and basic human needs are met for the people of San Luis Obispo County.



Department of Social Services
3433 S. Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

To make a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, call (805) 781-KIDS