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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:

6-hour initial training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Closed
FREE 3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Closed.
These trainings are tailored 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.
Please note that all classes are full.
These classes will be offered again in May.
Thank You to Our Generous Donors and Volunteers

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.

New and Gently Used Winter Coats 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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 call the Clothing Center at (330) 379-1822.

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.

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, February 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Firestone Park Branch Library, 1486 Aster Ave., 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. 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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