Family and Children First Council

Mission: “Through collaboration provide quality support services for the well-being of children and families

1025 S. South Street Suite 400
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937-382-5726 x 1422
Fax: 937-383-2400

Maggie Henry, Coordinator

What are Family and Children First Councils and what do they do?

Every county in Ohio has a Family and Children First Council. Each council includes public and private agencies, as well as parents.  Council members work collaboratively to enhance the well-being of their county’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families.

Read more about the function of a Family and Children First Council.

What programs does the Clinton County Family & Children First Council support and oversee?

The Child Intervention Team was created to provide service coordination and planning for families with children in crisis needing services from more than one county agency.  The CIT coordinator facilitates collaboration among the county’s agencies and organizations and aims to bring services to families and children in a way that is simple and organized.  CIT encourages early intervention in an effort to prevent children from out of home placements or from entering the juvenile justice system. The goal is to support children in the least restrictive environment. At all times the best interest of children and families is the fundamental concern.

CIT Referral Form and Release of Information

2018 Service Coordination Mechanism Final (1).pdf 

For more information, contact Maggie Henry at 937-382-5726 ext 1422.

Help Me Grow is Ohio’s evidence-based parent support program that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children.  Making a referral to Help Me Grow is the fist and easy step for anyone who has questions or concerns about their infant or child.  One referral to Help Me Grow opens the door to many programs that support families including Early Intervention and Home Visiting. A referral can be made by calling 1-800-755-GROW or visiting the website at

Early Intervention Services are provided by the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  For more information or to make a referral, contact the Early Intervention team at 937-382-7519.

Help Me Grow Home Visiting Services are provided by the Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  For more information or to make a referral, contact the Home Visiting Team at 937-393-4237.

What organizations are members of the Clinton County Family & Children First Council?

The Clinton County, Ohio Family and Children First Council is comprised of family representatives and public and private organizations serving children and families.

View Current FCFC Members Here:  FCFC-Representatives 

What resources are available for Clinton County families?

The following resource guide is developed by Clinton County Community Action and includes contact information for local agencies and resources to assist children and families in Clinton County Ohio.

View the resource guide here: Clinton County Family Resources 

Additional Resource Guides:

Wilmington and Clinton County Resource Guide (

2024 Resource Card

Individuals eligible for, receiving services from or benefiting from programs funded by or through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) are protected by various laws, regulations, rules, and policies against unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, political affiliation (food stamps only), age, sex, citizenship/ participant status (WIOA Programs only) and national origin. If you believe that you have been denied or delayed services for which you are eligible because of your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, political affiliation (food stamps only), disability or age, you must file your complaint within six months of the date on which the incident or treatment happened. You may call the Bureau of Civil Rights to submit your complaint, or you may submit your complaint in writing. If the complaint is submitted by telephone you can call (614) 644-2703 or Toll Free 1-866-227-6353.

General Information
Child Protection Unit
Child Support Enforcement Agency
OhioMeansJobs: Clinton County’s Employment and Training Center
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
1025 S. South Street

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm