TOLEDO, OH: Lucas County Children Services (LCCS), the government agency responsible for leading the community in the protection of children, is taking steps to ensure their safety at home, in school, and in the community.

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, LCCS is sponsoring a Safety Fair, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Lucas County Conference and Learning Center, 711 Adams Street, with additional activities and displays in the adjacent surface parking lot. The event is free and open to the public, but LCCS is hoping that its resource families and families engaged in services, in  particular, will attend.

“Nearly every day, LCCS hears about children in unsafe situations or experiencing violence. We hope that by bringing resources together, families can learn ways to make themselves, and the community in general, a safer place to live,” said Melonny King, LCCS manager of training and development. Topics to be covered include gun safety, violence prevention, medication safety, water safety, fire safety, basic first aid, and other helpful information. LCCS foster care staff will be available to answer questions about becoming a foster parent.

For individuals who need professional training hours (with certificate), the LCCS team will offer three-hour programs in car seat safety and recognizing substance abuse. Pre-registration is required; to reserve a seat, call 419-213-3277.

Food trucks and other vendors will be on site, along with children’s activities. LCCS will also hold drawings to give away home safety kits, which include a first aid kit, smoke and CO2 detectors, a fire extinguisher, and other items.

About Lucas County Children Services  

The mission of Lucas County Children Services 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.