Welcome! And thank you for visiting the Logan County Children's Services web site.
Logan County Children's Services has a rich and extensive history of caring for the children and families of this community. This tradition of caring goes back over a century. Our mission, as a public agency, is to meet the child welfare needs of Logan Countys children and their families. We accomplish this by providing quality services with highly trained, highly skilled and deeply caring staff.
Logan County Childrens Services is comprised of:
- An Intake/Investigations Unit where allegations of Child Abuse or Neglect are received. These concerns are provided the level of investigation/assessment they require. Mr. Ryan Pratt supervises this unit which is staffed with four Child Welfare Specialists.
- An In-Home Services Unit where children and families in need of services get the help they need to provide caring and nurturing homes for children; This unit works to provide the homes and families where children can be safe and secure. Homes and families for today, for tomorrow and for the future. Mr. Vince Ciola supervises a unit of four Treatment Workers.
- An Out-of-Home Services Unit where children unable to live in the homes of their own families are given the resources to transition into new, adoptive homes, or to Independent Living, into adulthood. This unit also provides emergency assistance to families, permanency planning, quality assurance and policy development services. Mrs. Emily Pool supervises a unit of one Treatment Worker, two Child Welfare Facilitators and a Child Welfare Specialist.
- A School Services Unit
- An Operations Unit where services are coordinated, fiscal and human resource needs within the Agency are met, training is developed and coordinated. This unit ensures the Administrative needs of the Agency and its personnel are met. Director Engle supervises the Operations unit of four Administrative Personnel.
- An Outreach Unit where Agency staff work in Neighborhoods where exceptional opportunity for community growth exists. To help families, neighbors and a community come together to meet childrens needs. Our Agency has two Outreach Centers. One in Bellefontaine, in the Western School district, located at the intersection of Sandusky and Garfield. The other is the Chippewa neighborhood at the north side of Indian Lake. These services are directed by Aaron Pool and served at the Western Center. Drew Shick directs the services at the Chippewa Center.
A vital part of our Mission is in our collaboration with our Community Partners. We achieve this through coordinated intake with Law Enforcement and the Prosecutors Office, Collaborative Service Delivery through Family & Children First Council and with our Mental Health, Health, Early Childhood and our Court partners, and in shared decision making with the people we serve and the community we work with.
I am excited you are visiting us and hope you find the information you desire. Our web site provides information on our Agency, our Outreach Centers, Parenting tips, Staff listing, newsletters and press releases. But it does not capture everything we have to offer. If you do not find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 937-599-7290 we will return you call promptly.
Working as Service Providers, as helpers and facilitators, as people who care, the dedicated staff of our Agency reach out to care for our community, one child, one family at a time.
Again, Thank you for visiting our web site.