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About Our Agency

The Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services believes that families belong together.

Mother and GirlOur goal is to work with families in our neighborhoods. We embrace the philosophy that children grow better in families, and we support this by keeping children close to their families whenever possible through neighborhood foster care.

Our programs have the goal of reuniting and stabilizing families that have been weakened through poverty, illness or crisis, resulting in neglect or abuse to children.

We offer many services aimed at strengthening family life so that the children can be served at home or returned to their own homes as soon as their safety can be assured.

We do not discriminate against any person because of race, religion, color, national origin, age or handicap. Our policies and procedures are formulated to be in compliance with all Federal and State civil rights, equal employment and affirmative action laws and regulations.

Boy and AirplaneThe Department of Children and Family Services is dedicated to assuring that children at risk of abuse and neglect are protected and nurtured within a family and with the support of the community. The Department of Children and Family Services embraces the philosophy that children grow better in families and support this by keeping children close to their families whenever possible through neighborhood foster care. Their programs have the goal of stabilizing and reuniting families that have been weakened through poverty, illness or crisis, resulting in neglect of abuse to children.