Children's Services


The Human Services Agency’s (HSA) Children’s Services Division is a critical system for the
intervention of child abuse and neglect, exploitation or parental absence in Washoe County.  
HSA’s primary focus is protection and strives to achieve a permanent plan and placement that is
best for the child.  Most children are optimally cared for by their own family; therefore,
HSA aims to build family strengths by providing parents with the assistance needed to promote
nurturing homes, and to keep their children safe so that the family may stay together.  

The following service programs are encompassed within the Children’s Services Division:

  • Child Protection
  • Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Child Care & Early Childhood Services
  • Indpendent Living
  • Clinical Services