COLUMBUS, Ohio - On any given day, more than 16,000 children are in the foster care ... In Ohio, there are about 7,200 licensed foster homes. ... in learning more about fostering can contact their county children's services agency.
With the cost of foster placement to Washington County Children Services rising exponentially, an independent committee promoted a 0.55-mill levy to support the program. On Tuesday, voters showed their approval: the measure passed by more than 1,000 votes.
Ohio's drug epidemic - labeled a "tsunami" by the Public Children's Services Association of Ohio - is tracking upward with more than 20,000 drug-affected children in Ohio expected to be removed from their homes by 2020. In Medina County, more than 55 percent of children removed from their homes …
Thrifty school janitor Alvin L. Randlett willed his life savings of $175,000 to child abuse victims. The Covington janitor never touched a dime of his pension. He walked everywhere and never owned a car. His annual salary in 1976 was about $7,000 using a $3.70 hourly rate.
A two-year renewal of one of Cuyahoga County's health and human services taxes is receiving strong support by voters. The 3.9-mill tax is one of two that fund health and human services, including foster care, services at the MetroHealth System, programs for senior citizens and support services for those suffering from mental illness.
Tuscarawas County will join federal litigation against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids. Last year, Ohio was the second state to file suit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. At this point, 17 states have joined the effort, Styer said. More than half of the counties and many municipalities have filed suit.
The Trumbull County Family Court and Trumbull County Children Services are collaborating to address the needs of children and families struggling ...
Related: Grant to bring recovery coaches to cases.
Therapeutic foster care is designed to furnish safe and nurturing care for people from birth to age 21 in a more structured home environment. A cost-effective alternative to residential treatment, this program provides children who have significant emotional, behavioral or developmental disabilities with home environments that best meet their needs for living, learning and growing.
Toledo and Lucas County authorities raised alarm at a recent trend: Five children under 5 years old were found wandering alone the past few weeks.