What We Do

Children's Bureau is a well-established non-profit working on behalf of abused and neglected children and families in Indiana. Through our programs, we act as an advocate for all children and families, focusing on those that are at-risk. We provide a full array of community-based prevention and intervention services and work in partnership with the Department of Child Services and other community organizations statewide. Currently, we provide child and family social services in 47 counties throughout Indiana to more than 43,000 children annually.


How to keep a sleeping child safe is crucial information for parents. The goal of this program is to decrease the number of infant deaths pertaining to unsafe sleep practices.
On My Way Pre-K awards grants to low income families so they can have access to high-quality pre-K programs. Families who receive a grant may use the grant for any approved On My Way Pre-K Program.

On My Way Pre-K applications are for grants to eligible children who are 4...
The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of childcare. CCDF provides low income families with the financial resources to locate and afford quality child care for their children.
Offers emergency, temporary shelter for endangered children, runaway and homeless youth in Central Indiana.
Community Partners for Child Safety is a statewide child abuse prevention program. This service builds community supports for families who self identify or who are referred by community agencies.
Neighborhood Alliance for Child Safety (NACS) is a Marion County child abuse prevention program. This service builds community supports for families who self identify or who are referred by community agencies.


This program recruits families interested in adopting children from Indiana's foster care system.
Children's Bureau understands how attachment impacts a child's emotional and behavioral development and relationships within the family. Our program focuses on helping families thrive by building connection and trust.
Adoption programs at Children's Bureau ensure that children have safe, healthy, permanent families.
Provides child-centered, family-focused services, primarily within the home, to prevent family disruption or to achieve reunification with children where abuse, neglect or juvenile delinqunecy has been a problem.
This program engages fathers in individual and group services to improve safety, stability, well being, and permanency for their children who are involved in the child welfare system.
Foster Care offers children who are temporarily removed from their biological families reliable, dedicated, nurturing care. Our network of foster families is well-trained and advanced in tackling the unique needs of foster children.
This program prepares youth for their eventual self reliance, by assisting them with building social capital and relational permanency, supporting and establishing independence and interdependence, and providing resources for each of their current and future needs.
Post-adopt services are a comprehensive system of care available to Indiana families who have adopted, whether they adopted through DCS or privately.
The Rachel Glick Courage Center is a short-term residential program for youth ages 8-18 who are involved with the Indiana Department of Child Services or Juvenile Probation.
This program provides supervised visits for parents with their children who are in out-of-home placements in Johnson, Marion, and Madison Counties.
This program is an intensive family recruitment program for children who are free for adoption and for whom a home has not been found.