Adult and Child Protective Services
Anyone has the right to apply for our services. Our agency determines eligibility based on federal and state laws. To qualify for any program, there is an application process to complete. Most applications require a scheduled face-to-face interview.
Safe Children, Stable Families & Strong Community
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, contact our 24 hour hotline at:
Phone: 937-456-1135, Option 1
The Preble Job and Family Services Agency is the mandated agency responsible for investigating complaints of abuse or neglect of children in Preble County. The social worker will work with all family members to determine options to eliminate the concerns of the referral and to strengthen the family unit. There are times when the social worker must intervene in the family by involving the legal system for the protection of the child. Through all types of legal intervention, the goal remains to provide services to the family to meet their needs in order to eliminate the risk to the child; reunify the child with their family; or provide permanency and stability to children through the adoption process.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Services for adults 60 years of age or older at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Investigation of a report will be initiated within 24 hours if an emergency exits; otherwise, the investigation will be made within 3 working days. All reporting information remains confidential. The caseworker will work with the adult, family and/or neighbors to arrange for services to assist the adult to remain safely in his/her home.
Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC)
Local program to provide benefits and services to needy families to help overcome immediate barriers in achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency; prevent reliance on and diversion from ongoing cash; and overcome present crisis. To be eligible, there must be a child in the group or a pregnant woman. Income eligibility is base on a percentage of the current Federal Poverty Level. Resources are considered for eligibility. An application and interview is required
Potential assistance available for individuals 60 years of age and older to elevate emergent needs based on funding availability.
Foster Parents Needed for Local Network
Foster parents provide temporary homes, safety and nurturing to children involved with Children Services. By opening their homes, they play a vital role in helping children and families in crisis heal. For more information about becoming a foster parent - call 937-456-1135 and ask for our Foster Parent Specialist.
Kinship Care Support Services
Your link to resources, referrals, and more.
Raising your grandchildren or other children? The Kinship Support Specialist is available by phone or in person to assist you regarding issues involving the task of raising other family member's children. Call 937-456-1135 to receive more information.
Report Child Abuse & Neglect
A social worker is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Call 937-456-1135 Option 1
Preble County Children Services
1500 Park Avenue
Eaton, OH 45320
Phone: 937-456-1135, Option 1
An on-call worker is available after hours, weekends or holidays by calling the above number or 911