Remember all the memories you had growing up that made your childhood great? Learning to ride a bike, playing ball in the back yard, picking flowers or spending time with your brothers and sisters. For children who experience abuse or neglect, these memories can be hard to come by. You could be the one to ensure the over 375 children in foster care get the chance to have the same great childhood you had. To learn more about becoming a foster parent visit or call 740-670-8725. Foster parent classes are starting soon.
In 2016, LCJFS received 348 reports of elder abuse or negelct... a 300% increase since 2011. Today, June 15th, is national Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To recognize the impact of elder abuse in our community, the staff at Licking County Job & Family Services and Ohiomeansjobs Licking County took a stand against elder abuse by wearing purple today. Have questions about elder abuse or need to report suspected elder abuse or neglect, please contact our Adult Protective Services team at 740.670.8800 (after hours, please make reports to our friends at the Licking County Sheriff's Office). #APS #June15th #Ohio #LickingCounty #AbuseIgnoresAge #EndElderAbuse #StopAbuse #NoMore #WearPurple #TakeAStand #BeAlert #KnowtheSigns #GetInvolved #LCJFS #LCDJFS
FOSTER LOVE Licking County Children Services is looking for foster parents. Have questions? Please contact Melanie or Sarah at 740.670.8725.

Each year, instead of presents for her birthday, Hannah's Birthday Wish collects items to donate to children in foster care. This year she chose warm, comfy socks. Pictured are Hannah with a few of the socks she donated. Thank you, Hannah, for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

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We recommend proper disposal of unused, unneeded, and expired prescription drugs on a regular basis... to keep them out of unintended/unwanted hands.

The Licking County Prevention Partnership and its member agencies are participating in the National Drug Take-Back Day later this month.

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, visit one of the following locations with your unused or expired prescription drugs in a clear, plastic bag for safe disposal:


• Newark Kroger Marketplace; 1155 North 21st St., Newark
Pataskala Police Dept; 430 S. Main St., Pataskala
• Johnstown, Ohio Police Department ; 599 S. Main St., Johnstown
• Ross' Granville Market; 484 S. Main St., Granville
Heath Police Department; 1287 Hebron Rd. Heath
Hebron Ohio Police Department; 934 W. Main St., Hebron

Residents should place all medications in a clear plastic bag and take it to the nearest drop off location. No questions are asked, and confidentiality remains a priority.

Licking County Health Department

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