Services - Overview
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Lucas County Children Services works with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.

LCCS Services — General Overview

Lucas County Children Services gets its mandate from state of Ohio law. According to the Ohio Revised Code, public children services agencies shall do all of the following:

  • Investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect or dependency
  • Make reasonable efforts to prevent the removal of children from their homes
  • Accept custody of children from courts with juvenile jurisdiction
  • Provide temporary emergency shelter when necessary
  • Find family foster homes for children
  • Implement a system for assessing risk to children
  • Administer federal adoption assistance funds

Our present array of services includes:

  • Intake and assessment
  • Ongoing case management
  • Family team meetings
  • Out-of-home (foster or kinship) placement
  • Crossover services
  • Permanency support
  • Kinship support
  • Family search, adoption, and post-adoption services
  • Independent Living and young adult services (BRIDGES)
  • Visitation
  • Protective day care
  • Health/medication monitoring
  • Pre-service and in-service caregiver training
  • Resource referral


As part of its commitment to leading the community in the protection of children, LCCS in 2005 achieved accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, an independent not-for-profit international accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and human service organizations. This involved a four-year examination of agency policies and practices. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. The agency later achieved reaccreditation in 2009 and 2017.


705 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

Switchboard is answered 24/7
Phone: (419) 213-3200 
Fax: (419) 327-3291

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday: 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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