The Ohio Family Care Association serves and strengthens families caring for Ohio’s most vulnerable children
Families with children who have been in the custody of child welfare or juvenile justice systems too often feel disconnected from each other and from the agencies with which they are affiliated. These disconnects can result in caring people who may feel alone as they negotiate challenges to successful care-giving. OFCA serves both as a voice for and as a partner to these Ohio families.
OFCA seeks to bring together Ohio resource families (adoptive, foster, kinship, and respite), primary families, child-caring agency personnel, and interested others to promote the best interests of children, youth, and families who have been in touch with Ohio’s child placement systems that utilize resource families.
OFCA’s intent is to be a voice for resource and primary families in order to:
Family-centered, child-oriented principles guide the work of OFCA
Reliance on institutional and group care must be reduced in Ohio with corresponding resources shifted to kinship care, foster care, adoption and family-centered services.