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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 6-hour initial training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse on Tuesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 19, 6-9 p.m. each evening. NOTE: You must be on time and attend both evenings in order to receive your certificates.
FREE 3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse on Wednesday, March 11, 6-9 p.m. NOTE: You must be on time in order to receive your certificate.
These trainings are specialized 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.
Doors open for the trainings 30 minutes prior to the start time; trainings will begin promptly on time. Please note that no one will be permitted a late entrance.
These trainings are held at the Main Building of Summit County Children Services located at 264 S. Arlington Street in Akron. For more information, please call (330) 379-2090.
New and Gently Used Winter Coats and Mittens Needed

The Summit County Children Services 'Clothing Center' – which provides new and gently worn clothing of all types throughout the year for needy client families served by the agency – is asking area residents for donations of mittens as well as new and gently used winter coats for school-age children (roughly size 6-16 for both boys and girls).

Regular hours of The Clothing Center are Mondays from 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-noon. Those interested in making a donation after hours or on weekends can make use of the convenient large blue donation bin recently installed just outside The Clothing Center building on the Summit County Children Services campus. Simply come to the agency, located at the intersection of South Arlington Street and Martin Avenue, and follow the access road to the security entrance.

For more information please contact Penny Myers or Saunja Mayfield at (330) 379-1822.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

Summit County Children Services thanks the many donors and volunteers who made the holidays special for hundreds 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.

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
28th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month

April's 28th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month is a month-long celebration of children and families.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about the various CREATIVE CONTESTS that are available to children throughout Summit County.  DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ARTWORK IN JANUARY 30, 2015.

Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Monday, February 2 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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