Agency Services

Our services are based upon state and federal laws as well as the fundamental principle that each child has the right to grow and develop with his or her own family in a safe, nurturing, and stable home.

Athens County Children Services was founded in 1876 when philanthropist John S. Fowler started a fund-raising drive to build a Children's Home for Athens County. It became a tax-supported public institution in 1946. A history of innovative programs and the generous support of Athens County residents have made the agency one of Ohio's leading child welfare organizations.

Today, we are committed to providing community awareness, parent education, and other services to reduce the number of families needing our protective services as we work with other area agencies and explore new programs to serve the children and families of Athens County.