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Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

Latest News
Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Child Care Professionals

Summit County Children Services is pleased to offer the following training:

FREE 3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Tuesday, February 7, 6 - 9 p.m..

6-hour initial training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Part 1: Thursday, February 16 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Part 2: Thursday, February 23, from 6 - 9 p.m. Must attend both classes for credit.

These trainings are tailored to meet the requirements for all child care employees, child care centers, and Type A homes. Topics covered in these trainings include: an overview of Summit County Children Services, indicators of child abuse and neglect, mandated reporting, community supports, prevention of child abuse, and supporting families.

Please note that all classes are limited to the first 50 people and are located at our main administration building at 264 South Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio 44306.


Future classes will be scheduled in May 2017.

S. Arlington St., between E. Exchange St. & Clark St. will be CLOSED for approximately 3 months, beginning December 14th

The City of Akron will be closing the section of S. Arlington St. located between E. Exchange St. and Clark St. beginning Wednesday, December 14. The closure is due to a continuing sewer separation project in the area and will last approximately three months. The majority of the S. Arlington St. traffic will be detoured using E. Exchange St., Brown St., Lovers Lane to S. Arlington St. and the reverse. The local northbound traffic will be detoured using 2nd Ave., River St., Case Ave. to E. Market St.  The intersection of Johnston St. and S. Arlington St. will be closed to traffic during this time. The northbound traffic from Johnston St. will be detoured using Margaret St., Corley St., Beaver St. to E. Exchange St. and the southbound traffic will be detoured using Inman St., and Lovers Lane to S. Arlington St. Access will be maintained for the local businesses and residents. Emergency vehicles will also have complete access at all times.  Please remember to drive safely and obey all road construction signs.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors and Volunteers

Summit County Children Services thanks the many donors and volunteers who made the holidays special for thousands of children and families served by our agency through our holiday programs.  We appreciate your kindness and generosity. Thank you for this exceptional demonstration of support for the children and families we serve.

Visit the Heart Gallery at the Akron-Summit County Public Main Library

The Heart Gallery is a traveling exhibit of photographs of local children who are currently in foster care and awaiting adoption. The children are boys and girls of all ages who are waiting for a permanent family to love, care for, accept and make them feel safe and secure. The children dream of finding a forever family to be their own. The Heart Gallery will be on display throughout the year at various locations in Summit County. For more information on the Heart Gallery, please call (330) 379-2055.

SCCS Events
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m. at North Hill Branch Library, 183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Avenue, Akron


Summit County Children Services presently has more than 200 children in foster care – including more than 60 children in permanent custody waiting to be adopted – so there is always a need for foster and adoptive parents.  Those attending the information meeting will learn a variety of details about foster care and adoption including what and how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the minimal costs involved with adopting a child through a public agency such as SCCS. Agency staff will be available to share basic information about the children coming into care.  This event is free and open to the entire community and reservations are not needed.  For information, call (330) 379-1990.

Featured Waiting Child
There are more than 100 children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services, many of whom are age 12 and older and do not have an identified adoptive family. Click below to read the profiles of the children waiting to be adopted.

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