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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
Donations Needed for SCCS 'School Supplies' Program

Each summer, more than 1,700 children in the care of Summit County Children Services are given backpacks filled with school supplies – all donated. However, because of limitations on the agency’s use of funds for this type of purchase, the agency depends on the generosity of the community’s organizations and individual donors in order to provide school supplies to the children we serve.  CLICK HERE for a list of needed item Donated school supplies can be brought to the agency July 20-31.
Monetary donations are gratefully accepted.  Below are suggested monetary contributions:
  • $25 - will provide a backpack filled with school supplies to an elementary school student.
  • $35 - will provide a backpack filled with school supplies to a middle school student.
  • $40 - will provide a backpack filled with school supplies to a high school student.
Monetary donations can be made online through PayPal (click on Donor/Volunteer Opportunities and use the “Donate Now” button). Individuals can also mail a donation to the agency, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, 44306, ATTN:  Community Relations.  Checks can be made payable to Summit County Children Services.
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

Wednesday, August 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., 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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