Emergency Foster Care Beds
Lake County Department of Social Services (LCDSS) contracts with a Foster Family agency to provide emergency foster care beds. This insures that Child Welfare Services (CWS) staff will be able to place a child in a safe environment until other placement arrangements can be made. When a child is removed from the home, it can be difficult to find a foster home able to take a child. Oftentimes this occurs with little or no notice, and in the Board of the night.