Get Involved

family smiling and sitting on a bench outside Foster and Adoptive Parenting

We currently have the highest number of children in custody in years. You can help by becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

Read more about Foster and Adoption


Comfort Cases

When a child comes into our care through emergency circumstances, being able to give them a bag full of needed items makes a difference!

Holiday/Special Events

Hope for the Holidays is our annual gift program for children and teens in foster care. We also have Spring, Thanksgiving and Back to School events.

Back To School Challenge

Donate school supplies or pre-packed backpacks for children in need.

Diapers, Wipes, Period Supplies

Every month Project MKC gives DCFS diapers, wipes, and period supplies for our youth. Click on the link if you are interested in supporting, donating, or learning more about the wonderful work they do in Northeast Ohio!

Toy Ideas

Age/Development Level appropriate toy ideas for children in our care.

Welcome Home Kits

Purchased/Donated items for youth aging out of foster care and setting up their own households.

Donate Goods/Services

Donate personal care products, toys or other items to help celebrate children’s birthdays, special achievements or holidays.


Bellefaire JCB Mentoring Program

Mentor a child ages 10-21 currently in foster care through Bellefaire JCB’s Mentoring Program.

Cleveland Angels Dare to Dream Mentoring Program

Mentoring program for any youth in foster care or at-risk to age out of foster care, ages 11-22 years.

Community of Hope Group Mentoring Program

Team mentoring program for youth aged 18-27 who have experienced foster care.


Report Abuse

Resources for reporting child abuse and neglect, senior or disabled adult abuse, neglect or exploitation, and for victims/survivors of domestic violence.

Reporting Suspected Public Assistance Fraud

Referrals and investigations for complaints of suspected public assistance fraud.


Become a Cleveland Angel

Foster family support program offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship.

Get Involved/Help the Homeless

Volunteer opportunities with our homeless neighbors through the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Continuum of Care initiative.


Foster/Adoptable Kids

There is a shortage of homes and facilities across Ohio. You can help by becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Take a look at our wonderful Adoptable Kids.

Work for Us

The Department of Human Resources has made it our mission to recruit the most qualified and productive staff for Cuyahoga County.