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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
Support Needed for Agency's Holiday Programs

It's never too early to start planning for December holidays!!  Summit County Children Services is once again asking for the community's support of it's various Holiday Programs to benefit the children in agency care. 

Holiday Toy Room - donations of children's toys and teen items are needed.  Click here for a Holiday Toy Room flyer.

Adopt-A-Family Program - businesses, organizations, families and individuals are invited to 'adopt' a child/family and provide (wrapped) holiday gifts.  Click here for an Adopt-A-Family flyer.

Grocery Gift Card Program - donations of grocery gift cards are needed; preferred in denominations of $20 and $25. 

Click here to learn more about how you can support SCCS' Holiday Programs.

Visit the Heart Gallery at the Summit County Public Library – Main Branch

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.

Annual Caregivers Holiday Party Scheduled for December 10

On Saturday, December 10, Summit County Children Services will host our Annual Caregivers' Holiday Parties.

The 2016 Annual Caregiver's Holiday Parties
· Saturday, December 10, 2016
· Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 21, 2016
· Party #1: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or Party #2: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
· St. George Family 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.
SCCS Events
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 6 p.m. at Norton Branch Library, 3930 S. Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton


There is always a need for foster and adoptive parents in Summit County.  Summit County Children Services presently has more than 200 children in foster care – including more than 40 children in permanent custody waiting to be adopted.  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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