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  • Pre-service Training for new foster parents.  Check with us for dates and times.

April – Child Abuse Prevention Month

  •  Pinwheel Planting – We “plant” pinwheels during the month to represent the happy childhood that all children deserve to have! Pinwheel plantings are held at:
    Ashtabula County Courthouse Lawn- Jefferson, OH
    Ashtabula County YMCA – Ashtabula, OH
    Community Action Buildings – Ashtabula, OH
  • “It Takes A Community” Luncheon – This is our chance to share our success stories with the community by giving “Rising Up/Moving On” awards to children, adult survivors or families who have overcome the challenges and adversity in their lives. We also give out our “Above and Beyond” awards to caregivers, community partners or individuals who have shown their commitment to helping children and their families succeed. It really does take a community to make a difference in a child’s life!
  • Wear Blue Campaign – The second Wednesday of the month is designated as “Wear Blue Day” in the state of Ohio. Wear blue to show your commitment to child abuse prevention!

May – Foster Parent Appreciation Month

  • Each year we hold a special event to thank our foster parents for opening their hearts and homes to children in need.


  • Ashtabula County Fair – Look for our table in the 4-H Building and join us for fun games and activities for children at no cost all week long!


  • Friends of Children Services Annual Golf Outing – Held the 2nd Saturday of September at Hickory Grove Golf Course in Jefferson, OH to benefit the Children’s Trust Fund.
  • September is Kinship Care Month – A celebration of the people that step up to care for and ensure the safety of the children of relatives or friends going through tumultuous times in their lives.

November – National Adoption Month

  • Each year we hold a special event for all of our families who finalized their adoption during the year.


  • To celebrate the Holidays, we distribute the many gifts that are donated by organizations, families and individuals who have “adopted” our foster children for the Holidays.