Adams County Children Services
Adams County Children Services is a public children services agency based out of Wilson Children's Home, in West Union, Ohio. Adams County Children Services is the agency responsible, by law, for helping children who are at risk of being abused, neglected or dependent. Whenever possible, our goal is to keep the children in their homes. However, when necessary, the children may need to be placed in an alternative setting until they can be reunified safely with their family.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on all federal holidays
Executive Director Jill Wright
Adams County Children Services Board Members
Chairman Holly Johnson
Vice Chairman Gerald "Hart" Wallingford
Secretary William "Bill" Shelby
Member Jodie Agnew
Member Tena Nickell
Member Cheryl Ruble
Member Roger Taylor
Adams County Children Services investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect and provides protective services to children in Adams County, Ohio, in accordance with Ohio law. Revenue sources County, State, and Federal Staff 27 employees (Children Services and Wilson Children's Home staff)
- Child protective supervision
- Case management
- Referrals and Recommendations
- Kinship care
- Foster care
- Children's adoption readiness
- Independent living
- Assistance with federal entitlements
- Transportation and visitation
- Emergency assistance
The Wilson Children's Home
Wilson Children's Home is a children's residential center for children ages 10-18 and can provide care for up to 20 children due to abuse, neglect, dependency and some unruliness issues. Residential Care Workers are on-site, 24/7 to care for the residents of WCH.
The home was built in 1884 due to a very generous gift of over $46,000 (equal to $1.1 million today) from John T. Wilson.