Florida Department of Children and Families is a public service agency of the state of Florida. Located in Tallahassee, Fla., the agency offers a range of programs and services to protect children, the elderly and the disabled from abuse and neglect. The department is responsible for nearly 19,000 children in foster care and it finds permanent homes for children who cannot safely be reunited with their families. It also offers services that help families on a day-to-day basis and provides food stamps and temporary cash assistance and determines eligibility for Medicaid. Additionally, Florida Department of Children and Families provides access to substance abuse and mental health treatment and works with community partners who provide services to families threatened by homelessness and domestic violence.