About Us

About Summit County Children Services

For more than 130 years, Summit County Children Services, serving Summit County, Ohio, has provided a safety net for abused and neglected children. Our goal is to ensure that every child under our care has the opportunity to grow up in a safe and loving environment, whether that is with the biological parents, relatives, foster care or adoptive parents.

The most critical service we provide is our 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline (330) 434-5437,  which enables interested parties to anonymously report concerns regarding suspected child abuse or neglect. These reports are carefully investigated, and children are evaluated for placement with relatives or foster care, when necessary.

We work toward permanent resolutions that are in the best interest of every child, which can include return to a child’s home or foster to adopt.

Our activities are funded through taxpayer dollars and the generous contributions of donors for special activities and material support of foster families for items not covered by family stipends. We also rely on the gift of time by volunteers who help with various programs throughout the year.

The issues of child abuse and neglect are not unique to certain zip codes or demographics; in recent years, the opioid abuse crisis has further expanded the need for foster and adoptive families across Summit County. We receive and act on reports from every corner of the area for which we provide coverage:

  • Akron
  • Barberton
  • Boston Heights
  • Clinton
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Fairlawn
  • Green
  • Hudson
  • Lakemore
  • Macedonia
  • Mogadore
  • Munroe Falls
  • New Franklin
  • Northfield
  • Norton
  • Peninsula
  • Reminderville
  • Richfield
  • Silver Lake
  • Stow
  • Tallmadge
  • Twinsburg

Learn more about the vital work that SCCS does to improve the lives of children who have been abused or neglected. View our child services and learn how you can help.