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Ohio Family Care Association

The Ohio Family Care Association (OFCA) serves as the statewide voice for adoptive, foster, kinship and respite families.

 

 

Ohio Family Care Association

The Ohio Family Care Association (OFCA) serves as the statewide voice for the thousands of adoptive, foster, kinship and respite families – what we here refer to as resource families  - in Ohio. Our role is to advocate on behalf of our members at the state level, connect them to resources, and provide them with educational opportunities to ensure that they are able to volunteer their time, their homes, and their hearts to serve Ohio’s abused, neglected,  dependent, and unruly children.  OFCA is fully committed to ensuring that children have safe, caring families available to protect them for as long, and as often as they need by supporting the families who care for them.   What better way to accomplish this mission than to have thousands of people speaking with one voice at the local and state level?

Services Offered

Advocacy: OFCA educates Ohio’s policymakers about the needs of abused, neglected and dependent children and the resource families that care for them; testifies before legislative committees on pending legislation which impacts resource families; and represents resource families at state agency meetings held in which regulatory changes are being considered.  Advocacy

 Education: OFCA keeps members informed about the latest news related adoption, foster care, kinship and respite through a monthly electronic newsletter and e-mail alerts. Education & Events

Support: OFCA provides a warm line for resource families who are experiencing difficulties related to out-of-home care, and provides referral to local agencies for support. Support

 
     
   Ohio Family Care Association • 1151 Bethel Rd • Suite 104B • Columbus, OH 43220 • 614-401-OFCA (6322) • office@ofcaonline.org