Wayne County Family and Children First Council exists to promote coordination and collaboration among local government, not for profit organizations, businesses and parents for the benefit of Wayne County's Children. We do this by Identifying Needs, Coordinating Services, Strengthening Prevention & Intervention and Improving the Way Our Community Works Together.


Service Coordination

Wayne FCFC provides Service Coordination to help families who receive services from multiple systems. It brings children, families and service providers together in a way that fosters communication, coordination and collaboration. You can refer your family to this program.



Wayne FCFC works with a Diversion (a multi-system team) that uses a strength-based approach to planing services and a flexible wrap around fund to help prevent unnecessary placement of children away from their families.


Ohio Children's Trust Fund

Wayne FCFC, along with Wayne County Children Services, has been appointed by Wayne County Commissioners to the Northeast Ohio Council for Ohio Children's Trust Fund to provide programs that reduce child abuse and neglect. To learn more about it, visit the state OCTF website and follow us on Facebook.



help me grow- Early Intervention

Wayne FCFC oversees Early Intervention through Help Me Grow. It provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of 3 with developmental delays or disabilities. 

  • Early Intervention is a statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents of young children with delays and disabilities and grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. If you you and your child would like to participate in Early Intervention, please call the Wayne County Help Me Grow at 330-988-1304 or complete this form.
  • The Home Visiting Program is also available in Wayne County. When a parent schedules a home visit with Help Me Grow, they will have the opportunity to share to share their thoughts about parenting, ask questions, and receive reliable information based on their individual family needs or topics of interest.  For more information please click here.
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