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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
2014 Annual Report Now Available

Once again this year, the agency's latest Annual Report - entitled 'Finding Forever Families' - is being distributed electronically. Please click here to view the report.  Printed copies are also available upon request . . . just contact Chris Vasco at (330) 379-2070 / cvasco@summitkids.org.

Family Expo - April 11th

Saturday, April 11,
10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Summit Mall

Join us for 'Princess Palooza & Heroic Heroes!' …a fun-filled day of great family entertainment, informational displays, children’s activities and prizes galore! Children are invited to dress up as their favorite Princess or Superhero, participate in the 'kick-off' parade at 10 a.m. and meet-n-greet their favorite Princess and Superhero look-alikes throughout the day.  Plus, families can enjoy musical entertainment from Zobapago on the event stage and learn about available community resources.

Meet your favorite princess and superhero!

Location: Space next to Justice, Macy’s Corridor

12-12:45 p.m., 3-3:45 p.m.
Princess Look-Alikes:  Queen Elsa and Princess Anna (Frozen), Princess Merida (Brave), Princess Tiana (Princess & the Frog), Princess Belle (Beauty & the Beast).

1-1:45 p.m., 4-4:45 p.m.
Superhero Look-Alikes:  Captain America, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT).

Close-Up on Opiates: The Effects of Opiates on Our Community

Close-Up© on Opiates: The Effects of Opiates on Our Community

Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 a.m.-Noon. Vendors and Registration open at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. This event is FREE.

St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Rd., Akron


The opiate epidemic in Summit County has affected our community on many levels. Various systems have been involved in bringing this issue to the forefront and working to find solutions. As professionals we strive to understand the addiction process that has created such a widespread grip on our community.


This year’s Close Up on the Opiate Epidemic will focus on taking a deeper look into how this problem affects individuals and families. Participants will gain knowledge of the addiction process and hear firsthand accounts of how addiction has impacted individuals as well as their families. Common stereotypes of addicts will be addressed as well as those that impede professionals from being able to provide the interventions needed. Representatives from our local ADM Board will also be providing updates on how the effects of opiates are being addressed in our community.


The Bath Police Department and the Copley Police Department will present Hidden in Plain Sight. Also featured will be a Resource Fair with 30 vendors offering information for treatment providers.


REGISTRATION FOR CLOSE-UP ON OPIATES IS FULL.  A waiting list is now being taken.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please click on the link:   http://www.eventbrite.com/e/close-up-on-opiates-the-effects-of-opiates-on-our-community-tickets-15516521333?aff=eac2


Close-Up is presenting its 22nd annual educational program as part of Child & Family Awareness Month. For more information about Close-Up or Child & Family Awareness Month, call (330) 379-2090, visit summitkids.org or follow us on Facebook.

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 is the 28th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month, a month-long celebration of children and families.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about the numerous events and activities that are scheduled throughout the month.

Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Odom Boulevard Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Blvd., 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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