Greene County Children Services


Update

3-23-2020

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Greene County Children Services COVID-19 status

Xenia, OH – March 2020 – Greene County Children Services remains dedicated to ensuring the safety of the children of Greene County.

Our agency offices are currently closed. 

We are prioritizing our work and response to minimize the exposure of COVID-19 for the children and families we serve, our employees and our community. 

Our daytime calls are being routed to a call service and you will be asked to leave your name and telephone number so a worker can promptly return your call and gather detailed information. 

Please call 937-562-6600 if you need to make a referral of child abuse/neglect.

We do not anticipate long delays but if you need to report imminent risk to a child, you should contact law enforcement directly. 

Face to face family interaction and visitation for children in agency custody has been suspended temporarily as we know children may carry the COVID-19 virus without symptoms and unknowingly place their parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members as well as the families of caregivers at risk. 

GCCS is working on ways to allow parents and siblings to have contact through phone, skype, and other available options.

Meetings are continuing where possible utilizing phone conferences and calling ahead to get participant feedback if they do not have the ability to participate by phone. 

On-line training programs are still open to participants.

We are not able to take in-person donations at this time but would be happy to arrange dates for the delivery of items when we re-open.

Thank-you


To report a suspected case of abuse or neglect call:
(937) 562-6600 

Our mission

, with the support of the community, provides family-centered services to protect children from abuse and neglect by building safe and permanent families. We offer a spectrum of services from family assessment and support to temporary and permanent child placement through foster care, adoption and independent living programs. Every day we assess reports of abuse or neglect, collaborate with other organizations that serve children in Greene County, and help families meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable children.

With compassion and commitment, we touch the lives of thousands of people in Greene County every year by providing a voice for children and supporting the families who care for them. The safety of the children in our community is always our top priority.

24/7 Service


Protecting our community’s most vulnerable children is more than just a 9-to-5 job. That’s why Greene County Children Services is available by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have staff on call around the clock to receive reports of abuse or neglect and to handle urgent needs as they arise.

Information for Adoption and Foster Care


For additional information about foster care call us at (937) 562-6600.

Mandated Reporter Training


Greene County Children Services offers Mandated Reporter Training, free of charge, to community partners and organizations.  For more information, call Monica Schiffler, at (937) 562-6600.

Satisfaction Survey


Please take the time to fill out our satisfaction survey. Tell us your thoughts and what we can do to provide better service.