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Media Relations
All media requests should be made to:
Deonna Kirkpatrick, 216-432-3342,
Mary Louise Madigan, 216-698-2521,

Data Reports:
  • Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan 2018-2022
  • Weekly data reports are published regarding DCFS cases for in-home supportive services, court ordered protective supervision, and custody numbers.
  • Quarterly statistical reports are published which includes more detailed data on referrals, dispositions, open case numbers, custodies, foster care placements, adoptions, and children exiting care.

Both reports can be found here:

In the News
Opioid crisis leaves thousands of kids trapped in foster care

Press Releases:
02/22/2018 Open Table members speak out about the relationships that changed their lives
0223/2018 Open Table event draws hundreds to discuss helping others through building relationships

Open Table creates support families for former foster youth

01/30/2018 Pastor's view on Open Table: Offering care and love that opens a new world of possibilities
12/06/2017  Division of Children and Family Services' 'Hope for the Holidays' inspiring generosity 
10/27/2017  Cuyahoga County Files Opioid Lawsuite Against Manufacturers and Distributors
07/27/2017  Approximately 2,000 children and teens in DCFS custody highlights the need for more foster and adoptive families 
07/17/2017  Race For Home Brings Out Runners for Foster Care and Adoption Awareness 
06/27/2017  DCFS & Community Partners Selected for Initiative to Help LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care 
05/15/2017  More Than 2000 Children in Cuyahoga County Custody
05/04/2017  Foster Care Month Gospel Music Concert to feature Sunday Best Winner, Geoffrey Golden
04/03/2017  Listen & Learn Sessions
12/16/2016  Ohio Children's Trust Fund (OCTF) Great Lakes Regional Prevention Council Issues a Request for Proposals
11/18/2016 Teens and Sibling Groups