Clark County Ohio: Building Families

The mission of Clark County Family and Children Services is to promote protection, stability and permanency for children and older adults.

Our Family and Children Services Division strives to protect our community’s most vulnerable citizens: children and senior citizens.

What We Investigate


We investigate reports of child abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation, and in partnership with other local agencies, we find solutions to ensure children and the elderly reside in safe, supportive living environments.

Strengthening Families


We strive to strengthen families and keep them together, linking them to the services they need to ensure a safe environment for their children. But when this is not possible our caseworkers help to establish alternative living arrangements-with other family members, foster care families or adoptive parents. Our ultimate goal is to provide children a stable, loving, supportive home.

To encourage families that are working toward self-sufficiency, we help pay child care costs. And our agency oversees certified child care providers to ensure the quality of services provided.
Video - Adopt a Brighter Future
Family and Children Services strives to ensure the well-being our community’s children. Watch our video to learn more about how we work to provide safe living environments for children and older adults.

Foster Care & Adoption
Family and Children Services depends on special families to provide loving, safe environments for children when they cannot stay in their own homes.
How to Report Abuse
We investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, learn how to report it.