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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
Summit County Children Services Schedules Three Community Meetings to Gather Strategic Plan Input

Summit County Children Services is embarking on development of a new multi-year Strategic Plan – and would like the community to help by providing input at one of three Community Meetings scheduled over the next few weeks.
The new 2015-19 Strategic Plan will offer agency direction and definitive commitment to address the needs of children and families served by the agency with community partner collaboration and stakeholder support. Among the areas of the agency with identifiable goals and outcome measures covered by the plan are:  Child Safety, Permanency and Well-Being, Fiscal Responsibility, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Community Relations and Quality Improvement. Assisting with facilitation of these three community meetings will be Nancy Ray, Director of Licensed Products for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
To RSVP, contact Lucy Potisuk at (330) 379-2046 / lpotisuk@summitkids.org. For questions, contact Nealya Carter, Director of Client Rights/Quality Improvement at (330) 379-2087 / ncarter@summitkids.org.
Summit County Children Services Strategic Plan Community Meetings
Wednesday, October 22
Noon-2 p.m.
Akron Urban League – Summa Room (2nd Floor)
400 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron
Wednesday, October 29
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Akron Public Library – Main Branch (Room 1A)
60 South High St., Akron
Monday, November 3
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Akron Public Library – Main Branch (Room 1A)
60 South High St., Akron

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:

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

Monday, November 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Norton Branch Library, 3930 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., in Norton.

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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