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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
It's Back-to-School time!

Summit County Children Services is in need of new or gently-worn school uniforms for children in care.  Items most needed include:  navy blue, tan or black pants, skirts or dresses and any solid color, golf-style shirts in children's sizes 5, 6, 7 and 8.  School uniform clothing donations can be brought to the agency Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  We are located at 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron.  For additional information or to make special delivery arrangements, please call (330) 379-1994.

Donations Needed for Annual ‘School Supplies Program’

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

 

Each year, nearly 1,600 children in the care of Summit County Children Services are given backpacks filled with school supplies – all donated.  However, because of limitations on the agency’s use of funds for this type of purchase, the agency depends on the generosity of the community’s organizations and individual donors in order to provide school supplies to the children we serve.

 

A donation of $25 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, a list of the essential supplies needed is also available on the agency’s website by clicking on Donor/Volunteer Opportunities/School Supplies.  Please note: It is requested that all donations be delivered to the agency between Wednesday, July 20 and Friday, August 5 so that volunteers can pack them into backpacks on Saturday, August 6.

 

For more information please contact Summit County Children Services Community Relations Manager Sandy DeLuca at (330) 379-1994 / sdeluca@summitkids.org, or Community Relations Intern Lauryn Rosinski at (330) 996-1057 / rosinskil@summitkids.org.

SCCS Re-launches Traveling 'Heart Gallery' To Promote Foster Care and Adoption



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.

2015 Annual Report Now Available

Summit County Children Services' latest Annual Report - entitled 'Bringing Dads Into the Picture' - is now available. Please click here to view this year's report. Printed copies are also available upon request . . . just contact Chris Vasco at (330) 379-2070 or at 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, August 9 at 6 p.m. at Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street, Cuyahoga Falls

 

There is always a need for foster and adoptive parents in Summit County.  Summit County Children Services presently has more than 200 children in foster care – including more than 40 children in permanent custody waiting to be adopted.  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) 379-2055.

  
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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