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RCCS participates in annual Black History Month celebration at OSU Mansfield

  |  February 23, 2018
RCCS participates in annual Black History Month celebration at OSU Mansfield

RCCS joins new neighborhood group

  |  February 22, 2018
RCCS joins new neighbor group

A Shower of Support

  |  February 22, 2018
A Shower of Support

Spaghetti Dinner 3/24/18 - Proceeds Benefit Royal Family Kids Camp

  |  February 14, 2018
Spaghetti Dinner 3/24/18 - Proceeds Benefit Royal Family Kids Camp

Housing / Homelessness

  |  January 30, 2018
New online tool for runaway and homeless youth in Ohio - www.takingchargeohio.org

Healing Hearts Provides Bikes To Children For Christmas

  |  December 22, 2017
Healing Hearts teams up to provide bikes to RCCS Kinship.

Buckeye Health Plan distributed hams and turkeys to eight community-based agencies to help families in need.

  |  December 21, 2017
Buckeye Health Plan distributed hams and turkeys to eight community-based agencies to help families in need.

Ohio Attorney General urges more adults to become foster parents in wake of opioid crisis

  |  August 28, 2017
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohioans to consider becoming foster parents as the need for foster families has dramatically increased in the face of the opioid epidemic.

Guest column: Richland County needs more local foster homes

  |  June 8, 2017
The Mansfield News Journal has published a guest column by Richland County Children Services Executive Director Patty Harrelson, explaining the critical local need for additional foster homes -- especially those willing to accept teens and sibling groups.

Accelerated foster parent training sessions planned

  |  June 7, 2017
If you have ever considered becoming a foster parent, Richland County Children Services will help you become licensed with a "training marathon."

Harrelson: Child welfare needs more assistance from the State of Ohio

  |  May 15, 2017
The Mansfield News Journal published over the weekend and op-ed piece by Richland County Children Services Executive Director Patty Harrelson.

Opinion: Opioid abuse wreaks havoc on local children, too

  |  May 15, 2017
The Richland Source recently published an opinion piece by RCCS Executive Director Patty Harrelson.

Foster parents, supporters donate and organize 'Go Bags' for children in need

  |  May 1, 2017
When a child comes into the care of Richland County Children Services, it's nice to have things that belong just to them.

RCCS to participate in Mansfield YMCA 'Healthy Kids Day'

  |  April 28, 2017
Richland County Children Services will participate on Saturday (April 29) in the annual Healthy Kids Day event at the Mansfield YMCA.

Annual Swim/Bike/Run another huge success for RCCS

  |  April 25, 2017
With 110 participants, Richland County Children Services concluded another successful 24-hour Swim/Bike/Run last weekend at the Mansfield YMCA.

City of Mansfield proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month

  |  April 19, 2017
Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker issued a proclamation Tuesday evening designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the city.

Richland County Children Services topic on WMFD's "Focus on North Central Ohio"

  |  April 18, 2017
Two Richland County Children Services employees joined Doug Theaker this week on WMFD-TV's "Focus on North Central Ohio" during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Wear Blue Day Rally photo gallery posted

  |  April 13, 2017
Richland County Children Services has posted a photo gallery of images from our 2017 Wear Blue Day Rally at the Graham Auto Mall.

RCCS participates in WMFD-TV's "Focus on North Central Ohio" program

  |  April 10, 2017
Child abuse prevention month was the topic as two Richland County Children Services employees were interviewed Monday during a taping of WMFD-TV's "Focus on North Central Ohio" program.

Mansfield Spanish Immersion School student wins agency billboard contest

  |  April 6, 2017
Micah McPeek, a third-grade student at the Mansfield Spanish Immersion School, won this year's Richland County Children Services billboard contest.

City of Ontario proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month

  |  April 6, 2017
Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson on Wednesday evening issued a proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the city.

Richland County Commissioners proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

  |  April 4, 2017
The Richland County Board of Commissioners this morning issued a proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the county.

RCCS looking for more foster homes, especially for teens

  |  March 15, 2017
Richland County Children Services is in need of additional foster homes, especially for teens.

Baby Box University coming to Richland County

  |  March 8, 2017
Ohio is set to become the second state in the U.S. to launch a universal program in which expecting and new parents can receive a free baby box by completing online parenting education.

New interview rooms at Mansfield hospital collaboration among RCCS and others

  |  November 2, 2016
A ribbon-cutting marked the opening Tuesday of new interview rooms at Ohio Health/Mansfield, a collaboration among Richland County Children Services, Ohio Health, the Richland County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement agencies.

News Journal article shows impact drug addiction has on local families

  |  September 1, 2016
As part of an ongoing series into the frontlines of drug addition in Richland County, the Mansfield News Journal did an extensive interview with Children Services foster care specialist Jason Kline.

Ohio should be ashamed of its child protection funding

  |  August 22, 2016
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services spokesperson Angela Terez misrepresented facts about the state’s child protection funding in the recent article “Impact of Marcus Fiesel’s death reverberates 10 years later,” published in the Dayton Daily News.

Information about foster care and adoption is just one click away!

  |  July 7, 2016
Interested in learning more on how to become a foster or adoptive parent in Richland County? The fact is that Richland County Children Services is in need of new foster parents, especially those willing to welcome teenagers and/or sibling groups.

New resource for those interested in foster parent program

  |  June 20, 2016
A new website offers even more detail into the Richland County Children Services foster parenting program.

3 tips for new foster-adoptive parents

  |  April 25, 2016
The Huffington Post recently published a column by a faily new foster parent. It offered three pieces of advice for those starting the process to become a foster parent.