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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 our E:Newsletter summarizing statewide child protection advocacy and legislative efforts, family engagement opportunities, and training notice
  • Receive regular updates about proposed legislative or rule changes to the programs that affect you and your family
  • Have access to an on-line connection to other resource families in Ohio to share ideas and questions and provide mutual support
  • Have the 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
  • Receive regular updates on cases before the court that could establish legal precedents
  • Receive reduced fees for conferences and training’s sponsored by OFCA
  • Receive assistance in the organization of a local support group or regional association to provide support to families in your area

Support Group or Agency 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 Membership

Your membership in OFCA demonstrates your consistent support of OFCA’s mission to give a voice to families caring for Ohio’s most vulnerable children. By becoming an OFCA member you show families that you understand the value both of family connections and of connecting families with each other. OFCA membership also demonstrates that you recognize the benefits to children of permanency and being raised in a family setting.

Child and Family Service Agency Membership: $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)
  • 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

Non-profit Agency membership: $250.00 p/year

  • Agency membership discounts and benefits apply to all staff.

JOIN TODAY FOR JULY 1st  – JUNE 30th ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP!

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