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Family Membership

Why Join?

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.  The more families and family support organizations that join OFCA, the louder our voice and the better our chances of positively influencing statewide policy and legislation that impacts our families and the children we care for.

Individual or Family Membership: $25.00 p/year

  • Gain a sense of belonging  to the voice for families, and the opportunity to connect with other families that are struggling with many of the same issues that you are facing
  • Subscription to OFCA E:Newsletter summarizing statewide child protection advocacy and legislative efforts, family engagement opportunities, and training notice
  • Regular updates about proposed legislative or rule changes to the programs that affect you and your family
  • Access to an on-line connection to other resource families in Ohio to share ideas and questions and provide mutual support
  • Opportunity to influence policy at the state level on behalf of abused and neglected children and the families who care for them
  • Participate in discussions that could lead to an improved system of care for children in out-of-home placements
  • Regular updates on cases before the court that could establish legal precedents
  • Receive reduced fees for conferences and training’s sponsored by OFCA
  • Assistance in the organization of a local support group or regional association to provide support to families in your area

Support Group Membership

Family Support Group membership: $40.00 p/year

  • Benefits of Family Membership extended to 3 members of the support group
  • Speaker for one of your meetings
  • Can appoint an Ex-officio member to the OFCA Board 

Agency Memberships

Child and Family Service Agency w/affiliated families : $350.00 p/year

  • Individual Family Memberships for your agency’s network of family caregivers – all foster, adoptive, kinship, or primary parents affiliated with your agency (see family membership benefits)
  • Includes all benefits listed below

Non-profit Agency membership: $250.00 p/year

  • Discount rates to OFCA programs and conferences for your staff
  • One agency training (minimum of 2 hours with rate to be negotiated)
  • Stay up to date on family input concerning statewide policy or practice issues through regular priority updates
  • Subscription to OFCA monthly eNews summarizing statewide child protection advocacy and legislative efforts, family engagement opportunities, and training notices
  • Membership certificate suitable for framing 
  • Listing of your special events on OFCA’s website calendar of events
  • Link to your agency website from OFCA’s website
  • Agency membership discounts and benefits apply to all staff.


Complete the membership application. Click “Pay Online” to pay or renew your 

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