The Lorain County Children and Family First Council will soon be requesting proposals for someone to provide Early Intervention Services, pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department of Developmental Disabilities and the State of Ohio. Interested parties should check back to this site to get details, timelines, and more information.
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 Health, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, and Ohio Mental Health and Addiction 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.
2018 Council Board Executive Committee:
Jackie Boehnlein, Chair, Director, Lorain County Community Action Agency
Kathleen Kern, Vice Chair, Director, Lorain County Board of Mental Health
Elaine Georgas, Council Secretary, Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board
Amber Fisher, Superintendent, Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Scott Ferris, Director, Lorain County Children Services
Steve Sturgill, Assistant Superintendent, Lorain City Schools
Karen McIlwaine, Council Chairperson, Council Parent Rep
Greg Ring, County Superintendent, Educational Service Center
Chase Ritenauer, Mayor, City of Lorain
Barb Tamas, Director, Lorain County Jobs and Family Services
Angela Burke, Council Parent Rep
Jim Cordes, County Administrator, Lorain County Commissioners
Rebecca Visnyai, Council Parent Rep
Floyd Meck, Parole Supervisor, Ohio Department of Youth Services
Dan Haight, CFO, The LCADA Way
Dave Covell, Health Commissioner, Lorain County General Health District
Jody Barilla, Administrator, Lorain County Juvenile Court
The review was made in reference to the applicable sections of legislative criteria, as reflected by the Ohio Constitution, and the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), policies, procedures and guidelines of the Auditor of State, regulations and grant requirements. The LCC&FC is responsible for compliance with these laws and regulations. For details about the Ohio State Auditor Review, please visit www.ohioauditor.gov.
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The HMG Central Coordination office processes referrals from parents and community providers for both programs: Help Me Grow Home Visiting Services or Early Intervention services. Providers or parents may complete the HMG Referral form Help Me Grow Referral Form.