Children Services embraces the philosophy that all children have a right to safety, stability, permanency and a family. To that end, programs reuniting and stabilizing families weakened thru poverty, illness, or crisis resulting in neglect or abuse to children are provided so that whenever possible, children can be served at home, or in neighborhood foster care, until their safety can be assured and they can be returned home. Children Services’ specialized approach to meet the needs of families and children includes education, assessment, foster care, adoption, and residential living and training. Children Services does not discriminate against any person because of race, religion, color, national origin, age or handicap and complies with all federal and state civil rights, equal employment and affirmative action laws and regulations.
We provide the following services
Teaches living skills to sixteen to eighteen year old children in the custody of the agency. Training includes homemaking, hygiene, job-hunting, schooling and finding a home.
Finds alternate care for children in custody, including foster homes, specialized or therapeutic foster care, group homes, residential treatment, day treatment and maternity homes.
Services are aimed at ensuring that the golden years should be those in which the older citizens of this community are respected and have the right to be safe, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
This Ohio Medicaid Program provides free prevention and treatment services for Medicaid eligible children from birth through age twenty.
Healthcheck screens are thorough and focus on helping all children, including those with disabilities, get and stay healthy. Clients are assisted with scheduling medical appointments, transportation and supportive services when requested.
When requested, the Erie County Department of Job and Family Services in cooperation with the woman’s doctor, will provide support services to compliment medical services from the date of identification of pregnancy through sixty days after the end of the pregnancy.
Clients are assisted with scheduling medical appointments, transportation and supportive services when requested.
The Enhanced Medicaid Transportation assures non-emergency transportation for Medicaid recipients to and from Medicaid covered services and providers.
Upon approval for the program, the agency provides gas vouchers and Sandusky Transit System tickets.