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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
May is National Foster Care Month!

May is National Foster Care Month, and Summit County Children Services is proud to host the 67th Foster Parent Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. at St. George Fellowship Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron.  This event is by invitation only to SCCS foster parents … CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Child Care Professionals

Summit County Children Services is pleased to offer the following training:

3-hour review training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse -  Thursday, April 20 from 6 - 9 p.m. .

6-hour initial training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - Part 1: Thursday, April 27 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Part 2: Tuesday, May 2, from 6 - 9 p.m. Must attend both classes for credit.

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 limited to the first 50 people and are located at our main administration building at 264 South Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio 44306.

Future classes will be scheduled in August 2017.

Click here to register.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors and Volunteers

Summit County Children Services thanks the many companies, agencies, organizations, places of worship, civic groups, individuals and families who have donated filled Easter baskets, candy, stuffed animals, and other supplies to help make the Easter holiday special for thousands of children and families served by our agency.  We appreciate your kindness and generosity. Thank you for this exceptional demonstration of support for the children and families we serve.

Tenth Annual Foster Parent Conference

The Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center and Summit County Children Services is proud to announce the upcoming 9th Annual Foster Parent Conference on Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6. The conference will be held at the Education Center at Summit County Children Services. Foster Parents can register on E-Track or call the NEORTC toll free registration line at (866) 294-3787. If you have any questions, please call Julie Hayden at (330) 379-1976. For more information. Click here to view the event pamphlet.

Atije and Brian Booth love children and were interested in growing their family through adoption. As foster-to-adopt parents, they were able to provide love, support, and hope for children in need. Now those children are part of their forever family.


Visit the Heart Gallery at the Cuyahoga Falls Library

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.

SCCS Events
30th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month

April is the 30th 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

Monday, May 1, 6 p.m. at Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron


Summit County Children Services presently has more than 600 children in custody.  It is critical that there are enough foster and foster to adopt families to temporarily and permanently care for these children.  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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