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"Adopt A Family" This Holiday Season

Adopt A Family Flyer- For information contact Missy Shaffer or Kari Wireman at 419-227-8590During the Holiday Season Allen County Children Services invites area businesses, organizations and community members to “Adopt A Family” for the Holidays. This program helps to provide children with Christmas gifts during the Holidays in a time they need community support to help make a difference in their lives. Please consider sponsoring a family or making a financial contribution to make a child’s Christmas extra special.

For information contact:
Missy Shaffer or Kari Wireman at:

Financial Contributions sent to:

123 W. Spring St.

Lima, OH 45801

Click to download:
Adopt A Family Sponsor Form

Click to download:
Adopt A Family Flyer


Fall 2016: Parenting Class Schedule

Location: Allen County Children Service Building
123 W. Spring St. Lima, OH 45801


*All classes are open to the public.*

Select this link for: ACCS Parenting Classes Overview

Date &Time
Choose Your Partner Carefully December 17th - 9-1p.m.(Saturday)


Message from the Director


Every year, thousands of children enter the foster care system with a powerful need for stability, happiness, belonging, safety and love. You can make a tremendous difference in your own life and the life of a child by opening your home and your heart. Consider being a foster parent for an area child who needs you. For more information call ACCS at 419-227-8590.

                  - Cynthia Scanland, MSSA


News & Events

*The Allen County Children Services Board will hold its monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm!

*Please note: The ACCS Board will meet December 13th 2016 at 5:15pm due to the holidays.




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