The aim of Madison County Family and Children First Council is to maintain an efficient and responsive county-wide system which provides comprehensive services to families and children by breaking through the barriers that exist between the various agencies and helping those agencies share resources.
In 1993, the first county Family and Children First Councils were begun in Ohio by an executive order of the governor. It was recognized that many families were involved with a number of agencies which were all providing services at the same time. The Council was started as a way for the leaders of these different agencies to work together to help the families they served. Providing unique and family centered services that support and strengthen families and children continues to be our priority.
Over the years and by working together, Madison County agencies have identified gaps in services; joined together in strategic planning; identified collaborative resources; sought out additional funding; and developed innovative ways to address those gaps.
The Madison County Commissioners established the Madison County Dept. of Family and Children in 1996 to help implement those programs identified through Council.
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