Save the Date: Strong Families, Safe Communities Virtual Town Hall

Kids in Crisis: Preventing tragedies through earlier intervention Chardin. Sandy Hook. Umpqua Community College. What more can be done to prevent tragedies like these from happening in our communities? One approach that Ohio has successfully implemented is increasing the services that families can engage before they reach a crisis point. Children at risk – those […]

SFSC, on the Road in Hancock County

Early this month, DODD Director John Martin visited Findlay to spotlight a Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) grant, awarded to the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, Inc., in partnership with other agencies in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Van Wert counties. The goal is to strengthen community partnerships in serving youth at risk of […]

SFSC, on the Road in Richland County

On August 20, DODD Director John Martin presented the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) grant to Ashland and Richland counties. The grant will assist the local community partnership in providing services to strengthen family relationships, and improve coordination with schools and juvenile courts. The efforts are an expansion of the multi-county grant awarded last year […]

SFSC, on the Road in Erie County

DODD and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) earlier this summer announced more than $1.4 million in funding for the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) initiative to provide care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at-risk due to a developmental disability or mental illness. The grant awards are part of […]

Strong Families, Safe Communities Grants Awarded

The second round of grants for the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) initiative has been awarded. The initiative, led by the departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), supports collaborative proposals that are designed to establish treatment models of care that focus on crisis stabilization for children and youth with […]