Families First Council Meeting Minutes 01 27 2022 (waiting on approval)
Families First Council Meeting Minutes 03 17 2022 (waiting on approval)
Lorain County Children and Families Council (LCCFC) is a department of Lorain County Board of Commissioners and acts as the administrative agent and contract manager for multiple state grants. As a department, LCCFC is responsible for managing grants allocated from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Children's Trust Fund, and Lorain County Job and Family Services. These grants help achieve the Ohio Family and Children First’s purpose at the local level by improving child well-being as defined in the Ohio Revised Code, Section 121.37.
The LCCFC Board is a council of mandated local government human service system leaders whose purpose is to streamline and coordinate existing government services for families seeking services for their children. Their work enhances the well-being of Lorain County’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families. In line with the vision of Ohio Family and Children First, LCCFC’s vision is for every child and family in Lorain County to thrive and succeed within a healthy community.
2021 Council Board Executive Committee:
Kristen Fox-Berki, Chair, Executive Director, Lorain County Children Services
Barbara Tamas, Assistant Chair, Director, Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services
Tim Weitzel, Council Secretary, Court Administrator Lorain County
Amber Fisher, Superintendent, Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Jeffery Keruski, Representative, Lorain City Schools
Karen McIlwaine, Council Parent Rep
Franco Gallo, County Superintendent, Educational Service Center
Rick Soto, Representative of the City of Lorain
Susan Shepard, Council Parent Rep
Michelle Hung, President, Lorain County Commissioners
Rebecca Visnyai, Council Parent Rep
Jennifer Boswell, Ohio Department of Youth Services
Dan Haight, CFO, The LCADA Way
Mark Adams, Health Commissioner, Lorain County General Health District
Jackie Boehnlein, CEO, Lorain County Community Action Agency
Ohio's Auditor of State Keith Faber has recently reviewed the Lorain County Children & Families Council for the audit period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. Based upon this audit, the State Auditor has generated a report to the Council which has been reviewed by Council in a formal exit meeting.
The LCC&FC is responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations as referenced in the Ohio Constitution, the Ohio Administrative Code and the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
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HMG Central Coordination
The HMG Central Coordination office processes referrals from parents and community providers for Early Intervention services.