The State of Ohio is committed to improving care coordination and providing support for families with children in crisis who present a risk to themselves, their families or others because of mental illness or a developmental disability. Since 2013, the Strong Families, Safe Communities project has been engaging local systems to identify community-driven solutions that highlight collaboration across agencies to develop the best possible outcomes for these families. This initiative is funded by the Ohio departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).
Many children who are at risk are not engaged in treatment programs and may not be known to the community until a crisis unfolds. Care coordination and crisis intervention services can quickly stabilize a child’s health. Support for these families will reduce risk of harm and help the family remain together.
Ottawa County Family & Children First Council is a part of a Six County Regional Strong Families, Safe Communities Collaborative (Erie, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Lucas & Ottawa). Our collaborative is passionate about building capacity around High Fidelity Wraparound, Trauma Informed Care and Peer Support. We are committed to improve regional inter-county collaboration and coordination, improving access to services, supports, options and responsiveness to families.
View videos about on our multi-county project below.