In assuming the mandated responsibilities, we try our best to preserve families. It is our philosophy that children belong in families. We prefer that a child remain at home while we provide services to stabilize the family. If a child cannot live safely at home, we first look for an appropriate relative to care for the child for as long as necessary. If an appropriate relative is not available, the child will go into foster care or other placement. In every case, the safety of the child is our main concern and responsibility.
We also believe in permanence for children. Children need stability and they need and deserve permanence. If the family crisis in a birth family cannot be resolved, it is our responsibility to seek an alternative, permanent family for those children in a timely manner.
Geauga County Job and Family Services responds to emergency child abuse and neglect report 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
During business hours, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), call us at:
to report a crisis related to basic needs, such as food or shelter, Child or Elder Abuse or Neglect, Domestic Violence or Mental Health Emergencies.
Outside of Business hours call our Emergency Hotline
Toll-Free 1-800-285-5665 or 440-285-5665
Services are provided through a partnership of: