Family Membership

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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 belong 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.

Other reasons for belonging to OFCA include:

  • Gaining a sense of belonging, and the opportunity to commune with other families that are struggling with many of the same issues that you are facing
  • Receiving regular updates about proposed legislative changes to the programs that affect you and your family
  • Having access to an on-line connection to other resource families in Ohio to share ideas and questions and provide mutual support
  • Having the opportunity to influence policy at the state level on behalf of abused and neglected children and the families who care for them
  • Participating in discussions that could lead to an improved system of care for children in out-of-home placements
  • Receiving regular updates on cases before the court that could establish legal precedents;
  • Receiving reduced fees for conferences and trainings
  • Receiving assistance in the organization of a local support group or regional association to provide support to families in your area
  • Participating in opportunities for your children to come together with children from other adoptive, foster, kinship, and primary families,

$25 per year for Family Membership:  benefits of membership available to all family members

$40 per year for Family Member Support Organization: benefits of membership available to all support group members.

Agency Membership

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.

Other Benefits of Agency Membership

  • Discount rates to OFCA programs and conferences for your staff and individual family members
  • Reduced rates for OFCA’s training program
  • Individual Family Memberships for your agency’s network of family caregivers* (see family membership benefits)
  • 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 and inclusion in our member directory
  • Listing of your special events on OFCA’s website calendar of events
  • Link to your agency website from OFCA’s website

Cost of Agency Membership

*$350 per year for Public Children Services Agency or Private Child Placing Agency membership, which includes free individual memberships for all foster, adoptive, kinship, or primary parents affiliated with your agency who would like to join.

$250 for all other organizations, non-profit entities, and corporations; membership discounts and benefits apply to all staff and members of such organizations.

Complete the Agency  or Family and Support Group membership form
Submit payment of your annual membership fee online or by mail: Ohio Family Care Association (OFCA), Capital University Law School, 303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Please complete the membership form.  Click “Join Now” for payment options

Individual or Family

Family Support Group

Child and Family Service Agency

Non Profit Agency