100 West Market Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401, United States

(717) 771-9347

York County Human Services

Providing Quality Human Services to the Citizens of York County

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Children, Youth and Families

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Our mission is to protect children, promote strong families, promote child well being and to provide timely permanency.

Y.C. Commissioners' Recognize Child Welfare Professionals!

York County Children, Youth and Families had as many as 29 caseworker vacancies last year. As of June 3, the agency was operating with just six.


York County has maintained its status of being third highest in Pennsylvania for the number of child abuse referrals. While there was a decrease in these referrals, the county had an increase for General Protective Service’s referrals for neglect.


Caseworkers in our local child welfare agency are, in a sense, first responders without a uniform. When called to a home where abuse is suspected, they're entering a mysterious place with potential perils as they approach people who don't want their attention and bemoan public intervention on behalf of the government. The stigma that a caseworker is there to take a child from his home unfortunately persists, even though this is never a caseworkers' initial goal.


Laws require the agency to make reasonable efforts with families to provide services that will help families remedy the conditions that brought them into the child welfare system so that children can remain in their own homes safely. When a children’s safety cannot be ensured in the home and they are removed, the first goal is to reunite them with their family as soon as possible.


Caseworkers are required to work long hours with extreme demands, little appreciation, great criticism and dramatic impacts on their own personal lives. Yet because of their courage, sacrifices, passion and advocacy for York County children and families, we have seen positive outcomes related to children involved in our system.


In comparison to other similar-sized counties, York County is performing well when it comes to the median length of stay for children who are removed from their home and placed in out-of-home care. Children removed from their homes in York County spend much less time in out of home care than children do in other counties in Pennsylvania. Also, York County children who are reunified with their families are less likely to come back into care than in other counties statewide. 

York County Commissioners' recognize child welfare professionals with proclamation (York, PA).
York County Commissioners' recognize child welfare professionals with proclamation (York, PA).

Foster Care Agencies

The Bair Foundation - Christian Foster Care & Adoption Services

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 The Bair Foundation - Christian Foster Care & Adoption Services. Please call Stephanie at 717-900-4444 or email sdeangelo@bair.org for more information. 

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Children's Home of York (CHOY)

Children's Home of York to help kids in need, find healthy families in York County, PA.

Children's Home of York foster care. Please call (717) 755-1033 or click on their website below for more details and information.

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Diakon Adoption & Foster Care

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care services in York, PA.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care. Please email Kim at JamesK@diakon.org for details or click on the link listed below for their website.

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Families United Network (FUN)

Families United Network foster care in York County, PA.

 FUN... Families United Network, Inc.!  If you are considering foster care and helping kids through a difficult  time in their life, please click on the link below or call (570) 546-6777  to learn more information. 

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Merakey Foster Care

Merakey foster care in York County, PA. Healthy families for kids.

Merakey Foster Care. Please call (888) 647-0020 for more details or click on their website below.

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PA Child

PA Child foster care agency in York,PA.

Please reach out to PA Child Page via their Facebook page, website at www.pachild.org or calling them at (717) 850-3662. 

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