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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 on Tuesday September 29 from 6 - 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 6 from 6 - 9 p.m.
FREE 3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse on Monday, September 28, 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.
Thank You Donors & Volunteers!

Summit County Children Services thanks the many donors and volunteers who supported the agency's School Supplies Program.  This year, more than 1,500 filled backpacks are being distributed to children in care to ensure they are prepared for the start of school.  Thank you for your donations and volunteer efforts that helped to make this program a great success!

Summit County Children Services believes that the best place for children to thrive is in their own homes. However, when a child has been abused or neglected – and there is a need for placement outside of the home – whenever possible they are placed with relatives or individuals considered to be “kin” to the child. To honor kinship caregivers for all they do for the children of this community, the month of September is being celebrated as ‘Kinship Appreciation Month’ throughout the county.

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

Tuesday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Ellet Branch Library, 2470 E Market Street, 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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