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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

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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                                            

Gini 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

 

Women’s Auxiliary Board Rummage Sale Set for Saturday, September 9 at the Fairlawn Community Center

The Women’s Auxiliary Board of Summit County Children Services is holding its annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 9, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Fairlawn Community Center, 3486 South Smith Road, Fairlawn.

 

All rummage donations – such as clothing, housewares, lawn and garden items, craft supplies or accessories – are welcome. Please drop off any donated rummage at the Fairlawn Community Center on Friday, September 8 between 8:30 a.m. - noon.  Tax deduction receipts will be available to all donors.  Proceeds from the Rummage Sale will be used to directly benefit the children in the care of Summit County Children Services. 

 

The Summit County Children Services Women’s Auxiliary Board has been a fixture in the Greater Akron community since it was started in 1948. The organization today numbers nearly 100 members who volunteer countless hours throughout the year in support of numerous Summit County Children Services projects, including the annual Holiday Toy Room which provides gifts for children in agency care.

 

For more information on the Women’s Auxiliary Board September 9 Rummage Sale, contact Sandy DeLuca in the Summit County Children Services Community Relations Department at (330) 379-1994 or by e-mail at sdeluca@summitkids.org.

SCCS Presents Its 2016 Annual Report

Summit County Children Services' 2016 Annual Report - entitled "The Challenge of Protecting Children During the Opioid Epidemic" -  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.

 

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.”

 

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 Chapel Hill Mall Food Court



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
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Monday, September 11, 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.

  
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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