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There is no more important foundational unit to a community than the family, and, to the family, the children. The 306 Initiative raises awareness of the need for foster families in collaboration with local churches.








811 Removals, ~584

from Akron Proper

95 Removals from

zip code 44306

Too few foster homes means


of foster

children are relocated

outside Summit County.

Safe Families

Safe Families for Children is a community-driven nonprofit organization that works to prevent child abuse and decrease the number of children being forcibly separated from their parents through foster care.

They addresses the needs of underserved children and their parents who are on the edge of crisis and at risk of foster care involvement. We seek to support parents where there may be risk of neglect because the parent does not have the support needed to meet their own needs as well as the needs of their children. 

Summit County Children Services

Together we can provide Summit County families with the support they need to create stronger, safer, and happier homes. Currently there are more than 800 children who are in need of a foster family, but only about 155 foster homes.

Refuge Host Homes

A network of Host Homes (families, married couples, and individuals) in the Greater Akron, Ohio area who open up our houses and lives to a vulnerable pregnant mother so she doesn't have to travel the journey into motherhood alone. We are committed to living life alongside a mom and her child in a practical and life-giving way.

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