Family & Children First Council

~ Coordination of Services for Vulnerable Youth & Their Families ~

Family & Children First Council (FCFC) is a program housed at Our Home Family Resource Center. Our purpose is to deliver services to Mercer County children and their families in a way that is simple and organized.

Families are the center of our work and are active participants in the planning and decision-making process. This provides for a personalized approach to building a unique treatment plan that is based on a foundation of the individual family’s strengths.

Family & Children First (FCFC) believes that effective coordination of services includes delivery of high quality services; reducing and eliminating duplicative efforts among agencies and barriers to collaboration; integration of community and family supports; and a full utilization of funding resources.

The work of Family & Children First Council (FCFC) is results oriented. We employ ongoing evaluation of outcomes to ensure effectiveness.

We Provide Assistance For Families!

Family & Children First Council coordinates people & processes to increase the access, capacity, and effectiveness of services for the most vulnerable of Mercer County’s youth, those whose needs extend beyond any single  youth-serving program.

  • Engaging & Empowering Families
  • Building Community Capacity
  • Coordinating Systems & Services
  • Developing Shared Accountability

We Connect The Dots!

Any Mercer County family with a child or youth (age birth through 21 years) in need of a coordinated inter-disciplinary plan to address their unique needs is eligible for service coordination through FCFC. Referrals typically come through provider agencies, but any family has the right to self refer for service coordination.

 

 

Office Hours:

By Appointment Only

Phone:

419-586-4663, Ext 1004

Our Home’s *Family & Children First Council is funded by contributions from our council partners,  county & state allocations, and state & federal grants. FCFC also receives significant in-kind support in the form of staffing, materials, and other resources.

 

Our Mission:

Our Home is dedicated to the preservation and strengthening of families in Mercer County. Through our programs, we seek to foster family self-sufficiency and empowerment by focusing on family strengths and emphasizing the importance of nurturing children. 

We firmly believe that families across all the communities in Mercer County can benefit from Our Home programs and services.

You can support Our Home as an advocate, a volunteer, or a donor.

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