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What is Family and Children First Council? FCFC is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families.    Established in 1993, Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) is defined as the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet with the purpose of streamlining and coordinating government services for children and families.  The OFCF Cabinet Council is comprised of the following Ohio Departments:  Aging, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Health, Job and Family Services, Medicaid, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Opportunities for Ohioians with Disabilities, Rehabilitation and Correction, Youth Services, and the Office of Budget and Management.  Locally, the county commissioners establish the 88 county Family and Children First Councils (FCFC).

Mission for Hancock County: The Hancock County Family First Council, in partnership with families, will prioritize and evaluate services, coordinate and implement processes to address gaps and promote the strength of families.

Members:

  • Three parent representatives
  • Director of the Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction Service and Community Mental Health Board
  • Public Health Commissioner
  • Director, Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services
  • Superintendent of the Hancock Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Superintendent of Findlay City Schools
  • Superintendent of the Educational Service Center
  • Findlay City Mayor or designee
  • Hancock County Commissioner’s Office or designee
  • Representative of the regional office of the Department of Youth Services
  • Representative of the Hancock County Head Start
  • Representative of Early Intervention Collaborative
  • Representative of the Community Foundation
  • Community Representative (Business)
  • Community Representative (Spiritual)
  • Representative, Family Resource Centers
  • Administrator, Child Protective Services
  • Representative, Ohio State University Extension