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May is Foster Care Month and Need for Additional Foster Homes Continues

May is National Foster Care Month, and Athens County Children Services is calling attention to the increasing number of children needing foster care. With more than 100 children currently in care in Athens County, there is a constant need for licensing additional foster homes to provide a nurturing Read More...

Athens County Children Services hosts Family Mentor Programs

Representatives from Cuyahoga and Richland counties spoke on Sept. 7 to Athens County Children Services about two pilot projects set to launch in Athens and surroundings areas.The special in-service educated ACCS members about the H.O.P.E. (Helping Ohio Parent Effectively) Project and Ohio S.T.A.R.T Read More...

Children Services levy headed to fall ballot

Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, March 20 newspaper on Page A1.A 2.5-mill levy will be on the November ballot for Athens County Children Services, the county commissioners decided Tuesday, although most of the levy is not a new tax.Cathy Hill, Children Services executive director, said 2 m Read More...


CHILDREN SERVICES ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ANNUAL SANTA TREE PROJECTATHENS, Ohio - September 23, 2020 – Athens County Children Services announced this week plans to host the33rd Annual Santa Tree Project this year, with a few modifications due to the COVID 19 Public Health Emergency.“With th Read More...

Kidfest at Home: 2021

   The 34th annual Kidfest! is coming April, 2021!  Email to learn more about how to participate in Kidfest at Home:2021! Click here to learn about the Kidfest T-Shirt Contest            Read More...

2022 Santa Tree

While proudly organized by Athens County Children Services, this project is funded by the generosity of individuals, families and businesses here in Athens County. 2022 marks 35 years we have been working together to provide holiday gifts to Athens County children through the Santa Tree Pr Read More...
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