For Sornchai family, adoption is the ‘holiest disruption’

For Sornchai family, adoption is the 'holiest disruption' Andrew Carter, Marion StarPublished 7:45 a.m. ET Nov. 28, 2019 CLOSE CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Adam and Jessica Sornchai and their … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Time and Location Change

The December 20, 2019 regular meeting of the Marion County Children Services Board has been changed to 11:00 a.m. at the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 267 W. Center St. … [Read more...]

Job Opening – Resumes to be submitted by Friday, December 20

Marion County Children Services Board, an agency that functions to protect abused, neglected and dependent children, has the following position available. Caseworker needed to provide investigation/intake, case management, case planning and direct … [Read more...]

Marion County Commissioners call for more to join foster parenting

MARION - With May recognized as National Foster Care Month, Marion County Commissioners signed a proclamation Thursday morning in a bid to raise awareness for the need for more foster parents in the county. Though the proclamation is a symbolic … [Read more...]

Marion County Children Services cases on the rise

MARION - As National Child Abuse Prevention Month wrapped up Tuesday, those with Marion County Children Services say the number of cases handled by their agency continues to increase each year. "Last year alone, (statistically) one out of … [Read more...]

Over 900 Pinwheels Planted for Child Abuse Awareness Month

Volunteers planted over 900 pinwheels in front of Marion County Children Services as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. Each one represents a safety assessment completed by the agency in 2017. Click here to view photos featured in the Marion … [Read more...]

Board Meeting Date Change!

MARION COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES BOARD APRIL MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 26, 2019 The April 19, 2019 regular meeting of the Marion County Children Services Board has been rescheduled. The meeting will occur on April 26, 2019 at noon at Marion … [Read more...]

Marion children services hopes for boost in foster parents with new state website

Marion children services hopes for boost in foster parents with new state website Sarah Volpenhein, Marion StarPublished 8:29 p.m. ET Feb. 17, 2019 MARION — Local children services hopes a new website aimed at attracting more foster parents … [Read more...]

Phone System Switch 1-8-2019

***********BE ADVISED********** We are currently switching phone systems here at Marion County Children Services. Your calls are very important to us. If you are unable to reach the offices during the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 today, please call the … [Read more...]

2019 Board Meeting Times

  MARION COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES BOARD 2019 MEETINGS   Meetings are held at Marion County Children Services every 3rd Friday of the month at noon unless otherwise posted. The public is welcome to attend. 2019 meetings are scheduled … [Read more...]