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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

The holidays are fast approaching – and Summit County Children Services is once again calling upon the generosity of county residents to make the season come alive for the children in our care. Since tax dollars may not be used for certain expenses, community donations are needed for the following Summit County Children Services programs:

Annual Caregivers' Holiday Parties set for December 13

On Saturday, December 13, Summit County Children Services will host our Annual Caregivers' Holiday Parties.

The 2014 Annual Caregiver's Holiday Parties
· Saturday, December 13, 2014
· Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 24, 2014
· Party #1: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or Party #2: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
· Guy's Party Center, Akron
NOTE: The Annual Caregivers’ Holiday Parties are for your IMMEDIATE HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY!!
Please click here to register. For more information, please call the Holiday Party Line at (330) 996-1080.
2013 Annual Report Now Available

This year for the first time the agency's latest Annual Report -- entitled 'Moving Forward' -- is being distributed electronically.  Please click here to view the report.  Printed copies are also available upon request. . . call SCCS Director of Public Relations Chris Vasco at (330) 379-2070 / cvasco@summitkids.org.

Success Stories



Summit County Children Services is proud to share the stories of some of its foster and adoptive families. These are real stories about real families from this community and their commitment to 'building families and building futures' through foster care and adoption.

Click here for more information.

SCCS Events
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, December 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., in Akron.

At this meeting, agency staff will explain the process, support provided by the agency, and costs involved (specific to adoption) as well as share general information about the types of children who come into care.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the agency's Recruitment DVD, which features children who wait to be adopted.  Advance registration IS NOT required.  The meeting is FREE to the entire community.  Questions - (330) 379-2055.

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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