Our Mission
Through compassion and dedication, we support and strengthen individuals and families in Union County.

General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
940 London Avenue
Suite 1800

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
President's Day - February 19, 2024
Memorial Day - May 27, 2024
Juneteenth - June 19, 2024
Independence Day - July 4, 2024
Labor Day - September 2, 2024
Columbus Day - October 14, 2024
Veteran's Day - November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving - November 28, 2024
Day After - November 29, 2024
Christmas - December 25, 2024
Day After - December 26, 2024
New Year's - January 1, 2025

Report Child Abuse

TO REPORT ABUSE/NEGLECT:  If you believe a child has been abused or neglected, please contact Union County Children Services.  Reports may be made by calling our abuse and neglect hotline at 937.644.1010 or in person at 940 London Avenue, Suite 1800, Marysville, Ohio 43040, weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  To make an emergency report after regular business hours, on weekends or holidays, please contact the Union County Sheriff's Office at 937.644.4100 and ask for the on-call social worker.

Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect

There are many misconceptions about child abuse, but the truth is that abuse occurs across all ethnic, social and economic boundaries.  To protect children, it is important to focus on the physical and behavioral clues that indicate abuse or neglect.

Neglect is the failure to act on behalf of child either physically, emotionally, or educationally. These children may wear clothes that don’t fit properly or are inappropriate to for the weather. They may be under or overweight and are often sick or tired. These children may also have poor hygiene.

Emotional abuse consists of continual attitude or acts which interfere with a child's psychological or social development. This includes saying things that make a child feel worthless or unwanted. These children often seem unattached or uncaring about what goes on around them. They often express fear, anger or sadness more often and intensely than most children. These children are often unsuccessful in school and hurt themselves on purpose.

Physical abuse is an act that results in non-accidental injury or threat of harm to a child. Common indications of physical abuse are bruises or injuries that aren’t explained by typical childhood falls or accidents. Also, injuries in unusual places, such as the inside of legs or arms, or on the back can indicate physical abuse. When the explanation for the injury changes, injuries occur frequently, and/or the injuries are left untreated, the child is likely the victim of physical abuse and the situation needs to be reported.

Sexual abuse is any sexually natured act upon or with a child.  Common indications of sexual abuse are a child may start being aggressive, withdrawn, clingy, have difficulties sleeping, having nightmares or start wetting the bed.  These children often have age-inappropriate knowledge of sex. Many run away from home or attempt suicide.