Lorain County Children & Family Council
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40 East Ave.
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Ph: (440) 284-4464
Fx: (440) 284-4622
Mailing Address: 226 Middle Ave., Elyria, Ohio 44035
Lorain County Children and Families Council, a department of the Lorain County Commissioners, works to advocate for families by establishing and maintaining systems of service that nurture, enrich and encourage collaboration between individuals and organizations to promote the well-being of children and families in Lorain County. This is accomplished through a dedicated Board, Parents, Staff, and County Administration through the support of various initiatives supported by Federal, state and local dollars.
Council provides support and oversight to the following initiatives designed to improve the well-being and lives of children and families in Lorain County:
Lorain County, Ohio's Help Me Grow Program
Ohio’s birth to three system that provides family-centered services for expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers and their families. Key components of this service are New Born Home Visits for new mothers conducted by Registered Nurses and on-going home visits by HMG professionals until the child turns age three. Council handles on average 170 referrals monthly for HMG services with over 890 New Born home visits conducted annually. Over 1.6 million state and federal dollars support this program locally.
Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Council, through funding provided by the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, provides funding and program monitoring of child abuse programs and services including strengthening families programs, prenatal education, respite services for at-risk families, and school outreach. Almost $90,000 is distributed annually to support Council’s goal of reducing child maltreatment by 10% over the next three years.
Council supports a county-wide service coordination plan for families and is currently developing a new plan that will better meet family needs. This plan calls for a central intake and coordination mechanism in the County so that families who are involved in multiple systems can be better served.
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