Children & Family Services

Administrator

Danielle Swendal
Phone: (740) 397-7177 ext. 3044
Toll-Free: (800) 298-2223
Fax: (740) 397-2617

Division Supervisors

Gabe Duvall
(740) 397-7177 ext. 3050

Ann Miller
(740) 397-7177 ext. 3045

Dawn Parks
(740) 397-7177 ext. 5311

Division Attorney

Ashley Johns
(740) 397-7177 ext. 5316

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Children & Family Services Division to protect children and the elderly who are alleged dependent, abused or neglected through social services and by using the legal system when necessary. We strive to strengthen those families when possible or to facilitate other permanent living arrangements when the original family cannot be made safe. When time and resources allow, we offer preventive services to families who are experiencing difficulties and may be at risk of harming children or elderly in their family.

Children and Family Services

The Children & Family Services Division offers social resources and supportive services to adults, children and families to help maintain safety, independence, and levels of functioning. Our primary responsibility is to provide protection to children and the elderly from abuse and neglect. In addition, we try to provide prevention services whenever possible.

Foster and Adopt

For information about our agency’s Foster and Adopt Program, click here or call 740-398-2429.

Services Include

-24-hour abuse hotline – 392-KIDS (5437)
-Risk Assessment/Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect
-Adult (60+) Protective Services
-Child Protective Services
-Parent Aide Services
-Child Care
-Enhanced Medical Transportation
-Foster Care
-Social Services for families and elderly
-Adoption
-Post-adoption Support
-Advocacy
-Information and Referral
-Community Education
-Unmarried Parent Program

Job & Family Services

117 East High Street, 3rd & 4th Floors
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 397-7177
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed weekends and holidays

Scott Boone

Director