Serving the Navajo Nation

navajo division of social services

Navajo Children and Family Services

Navajo Children and Family Services (NCFS) Mission:
We believe in the strengths and resiliency of families who are our partners and for whom we advocate to preserve their cultural identity and families. We work as a team to respectfully and honestly serve and support children and families.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Unit:
The ICWA Unit was established to promote the stability and security of Navajo families by providing services to preserve and reunite Navajo families who are located off the reservation with their children who are subject to removal from their parents for placement in foster care or adoptive homes.

Adoption Promotion and Support Services (APSS) - Adoption Unit Mission:
The Adoption Unit promotes the permanent placement of Native American children in Native American homes for the preservation of cultural identity.

Emergency Numbers


Navajo Nation Police Department

(928) 871-6111

(928) 871-6113

SFP Crisis Line

(505) 368-1157

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK)


Report Child Abuse or Neglect


Call #7233 Cell Phone



NDSS Executive



Adminstration Building 2


Window Rock AZ

P. (928) 871-6851

F. (928) 871-7372


Ndss - programs


Child Care Development Fund

P. (928) 871-6629

Developmental Disabilities

P. (928) 871-8067

Dept. of Family Services

P. (928) 871-6556

Navajo Children & Family Services

P. (928) 871-6806

Dept. For Self Reliance

P. (928) 810-8553

Navajo School Clothing Program

P. (928) 871-7509

Navajo Treatment Center for Children & Their Families

P. (928) 871-7679

Strengthening Families Program

P. (928) 871-7629