Lucas County Children Services

Lucas County Children Services is the agency mandated by law to protect children in Lucas County, Ohio, from abuse or neglect.

Our mission is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.

Room For One More?

Lucas County Children Services is in need of 400 families to provide temporary care of children.  Make a difference in a child's life by becoming a foster parent.  We'll provide the free training and resources you need, along with the ongoing financial and other supports to help your family welcome a new member. Foster care Informational meetings will be available at First Church of God, every third Wednesday of each month from 11:00am-12:00pm. 

You can also call 419 213-3336 or visit us online at

LCCS accepts referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Foster Care/Adoption Information:

  • Adams St., Toledo, OH  43604
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Switchboard: (419) 213-3200 (answered 24/7)
  • TDD/TTY: (419) 327-3559
  • Office: (419) 213-3336
  • Fax: (419) 327-3291
  • To Report Abuse or Neglect: (419) 213-CARE (2273)
  • (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)