Childrens Services

The mission of Allen County Children Services Board is to lead the community effort to protect children from abuse and neglect when families cannot or do not provide adequate parental care, and to support and strengthen families.

The agency is mandated by law and committed to investigating all reports of child abuse, neglect or dependency. Casework staff is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency on-call services. Allen County Children Services Board provides supportive services to children and their families to eliminate abuse and neglect of children, and provides substitute care for abused, neglected and dependent children who cannot safely remain in their homes. When necessary, the agency provides permanent homes, through adoption, for those children who can never be reunited with their parents or legal custodian.

Allen County Children Services Board
123 W. Spring Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
419-227-8590