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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
SCCS Presents Its 2017 Annual Report

Summit County Children Services' 2017 Annual Report - entitled "Safety, Permanency, Well-Being" -  is now available.  Please CLICK HERE (or click on the graphic) to view it online.  If you would like to request a printed copy, please contact Ann Ream, Department Director of Community Relations, at (330 379-2070 or at aream@summitkids.org.

 

Summit County Children Services is once again asking for the community's assistance to ensure that children receiving agency services will begin the school year prepared with brand new school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom.

A donation of $30 will purchase a backpack and school supplies for elementary school children.  A $35 donation will provide a backpack and school supplies for middle school students. And, a donation of $40 will provide essentials for a high school student – including a scientific calculator.  Monetary donations can be made online through PayPal at summitkids.org  (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 -- in care of the Community Relations Department. Checks should be made payable to Summit County Children Services.

For those who prefer to shop for school supplies and donate the items, CLICK HERE for a list of the essential supplies that are needed.  Please note: It is requested that all donations be delivered to the agency between July 24 and August 4.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help pack school supplies into backpacks on Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the agency.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

For more information please contact Community Relations Supervisor Sandy DeLuca at (330) 379-1994 or at sdeluca@summitkids.org.

 

Summit County Children Services is pleased to announce the members of its inaugural Leadership Academy for 2017-2018.   Fifteen staff members were chosen by a selection committee made up of agency Administrators from all Divisions throughout the organization.  The following staff will be the 1st class of the Summit County Children Services Leadership Academy:

 

Michael Ayayo – Protective Department                                           

Megan Bertram – Protective Department                                           

Lauren Brown – Intake Department                                                    

Elizabeth Fowler – Intake Department                                               

Jonathon Hart – Legal Department                                                     

Timothy Longworth – Intake Department                                           

Janeen Murphy – Protective Department                                            

Gina Oriti – Placement and Permanency Planning Department

Kristine Ruiz – Protective Department

Adam Schumacher – Protective Department

Christina Snyder – Protective Department

Jennifer Snyder – Fiscal Department

Andrea Stephens – Intake Department

Krista Szalay – Intake Department

Joselyn Vasquez-Molina – Protective Department

 

Tshana Jefferson always loved children and knew one day she would become a parent. “Growing up I couldn't wait to become a mom. Even though I am single, I was ready to start my family, so I decided to go the foster-to-adopt route.”

 

SCCS Events
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Sunday, June 24, 9 a.m at Arlington Memorial Baptist Church, 2330 E. Market Street, Akron

Summit County Children Services has nearly 800 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 170 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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