New Funding Announcement for
Child Abuse and Neglect

Summit County's Future Starts Today

Mission Statement:
The mission of FCF Council is to improve access to and delivery of education, health, and social services for children and families in Summit county with emphasis on the safety of children, prevention and early intervention and to integrate these services so that families have an understanding and knowledge to access the help they need.

The FCF Council will provide the county with a coordinated effort to:

1. Fulfill the mission and purpose of Family and Children First County Councils as stated in the Ohio Revised Code Section 121.37 and Sub H.B. 274 [Section 2 (c) (2) ]

2. Provide ongoing identification of current services available to families and children, ongoing identification of service gaps and the ongoing development of specific goals and strategies for closing those gaps

3. Develop, implement and update one community-wide plan to achieve a system of service delivery which is family oriented and user friendly

4. Obtain public and private funds to support the work of the Council and seek to match State and Federal dollars needed to implement the community plan and distribute those funds to member agencies of the Council in keeping with the purpose(s) and specifications of funding sources.


Operating Documents:

FCFC Bylaws
Updated 3/14/11
Click here to view ByLaws

Care Assurance Base Plan 12/05:
Click here for plan

Updated Service Coordination Plan:
Click here for plan

Summit County Family & Children First Director
Tonya Block 

Summit County Family & Children First Officers
Chair: Angela Tucker Cooper
Executive Director, Mental Health America
Vice Chair: Linda Emore
Director, Child Advocacy/ Government Relations, Akron Children's Hospital
Treasurer: Steve Korane
Parent Representative

Executive Committee
Tonya Block
Director, FCFC
Jerry Craig
Executive Director, ADM Board
Malcolm Costa
President/CEO, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
Deborah Dolfi
Parent Representative
Linda Emore
Director, Child Advocacy/Government Relations,
Akron Children's Hospital
Linda Fuline
Superintendent, Summit County Educational Service Center
David James
Superintendent, Akron Public Schools
Judy Joyce
COO, Greenleaf Family Center
Sgt. Brian Harding
Akron Police Department
Steve Korane
Parent Representative
Mary Anne Loftus
Community Health Nurse, Akron General Medical Center
Gene Nixon
Health Commissioner, Summit County Public Health
John Saros
Executive Director, Summit County Children Services Board
Judge Linda Teodosio
Summit County Juvenile Court
Angela Tucker Cooper
Executive Director, Mental Health America
Shakita VanLiew
Parent Representative
Executive Committee Contact Info - Click here
Early Childhood Coordinating Council
















Summit County Family & Children First Council
Summit County Health Department
1100 Graham Rd. Circle Stow, OH.44224
Phone: 330.926.5604 | Fax: 330.923.1350

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