There is no greater feeling, no greater satisfaction, than knowing you are making a difference
Formed in 1975 by a group of foster parents, Ohio Family Care Association focused on educating foster parents about the important role they could play in improving services to children by speaking with one voice. Issues that capture our attention at that time included:
The Ohio Family Care Association (OFCA) serves as the statewide voice for the thousands of adoptive, foster, kinship, primary and respite families caring for children impacted by Ohio’s child protection system
Our work revolves around 7 service areas: Advocacy, Support Groups, Education, Post Services, Family Support, Building Connections and Fun Family Events. Read more HERE.
When you join OFCA, you become a part of a network that makes a difference for families with children involved with Ohio’s child welfare system.
Advocacy * Education * Support * Mentorship * Post Services * Fun Family Events
Reliance on institutional and group care must be reduced in Ohio with corresponding resources shifted to kinship care, foster care, respite care, post adoption services and other family-centered supports.
Without permanency, children often experience doubt, uncertainty, and hesitancy about where they belong and who is going to care for them. Stable reunification or placement with a permanent family permits the child welfare system to close a child’s case and allows the family to raise the child as a member of the family and make important decisions without governmental involvement..