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...]

Santa Wish Program Information!

Fall is in the air and Christmas will be here before you know it!  Marion County Children Services has a Holiday Assistance Program for children who are not able to be home with their families for the holidays and we could use your help. Children … [Read more...]

Santa Wish Program Sign Up Form

Here is the form if you would like to sponsor a child for the Santa Wish Program!  Please click on the link for sign up in formation and the sheet to email or mail back!  Forms due back by October 25th. Email back … [Read more...]

Job Opening!

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...]

January Board Minutes

MARION COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 18, 2019 MEMBERS PRESENT: MARIANNE BAILEY DR. HENRY HEINZMANN DOUG HOLBROOK ELLEN BRYANT-MESSENGER JOHN PETERSON STACI THOMAS MEMBERS ABSENT: SHAWN JACKSON STAFF PRESENT: DAN DOWNES, … [Read more...]