Family and Children First Council (FCFC)enhancing the well being of Ohio's children and families
The Hamilton County Family and Children First Council (FCFC) was established by county commissioners as part of Ohio Family and Children First. This partnership of state and local government, communities, and families enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families.
Family-Centered Services and Supports (FCSS) Initiative
The Family-Centered Services and Supports (FCSS) initiative provides non-clinical, community-based services to support children and youth in their own homes. Families who have children with support needs from multiple service systems may be eligible for FCSS-funded supports. The Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board oversees the Family-Centered Services and Supports initiative under the HOPE Program. The first step for accessing service coordination and individualized services for multisystem youth (ages 0-21) and their families is to contact HOPE at:
(Formerly Help Me Grow)
ABOUT THE LOCAL FCFC
Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is the designated administrative agent for the local FCFC
The mission of the FCFC is to increase the access, capacity, and effectiveness of services for youth and their families whose needs extend beyond any one youth-serving program. Any family with a child or youth (age birth through 21 years) in need of a coordinated inter-disciplinary plan to address their unique needs may be eligible for service coordination through the FCFC.
We need parent representatives on the council.