About Us

High School Friends

We work better, together

Guernsey County Family and Children First Council (FCFC) helps to streamline and coordinated services for children and families by eliminating redundancy and bringing resources together for planning, monitoring, and improving outcomes.

Our mission is to increase the access, capacity and effectiveness of services for the most vulnerable of our county's youth and their families whose needs extend beyond any one youth-serving program.

Any family with a child or youth (age birth through 21 years) in need of a coordinated inter-disciplinary plan to address their unique needs is eligible for service coordination through FCFC.  Referrals typically come through provider agencies, but any family has the right to self-refer for service coordination. 

Meeting Dates

Next Regular Session Meeting:

Tuesday, September 21st

at 1pm at City Administration Building

(Meeting dates are the 3rd Tuesday

of the month at 1pm.)

Mandatory Members 

  • At least three youth or parents 

  • The directors of Board of alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services

  • County department of job and family services

  • Public children services agency

  • The health commissioner 

  • County Head Start 

  • County’s early intervention collaborative. 

  • Local nonprofit entity serving children and families

  • The superintendent of the

       - county board of developmental disabilities

       - the largest school district

       - school superintendent representing all other               school districts

  • Largest municipal corporation 

  • President of the board of county commissioners

  • Department of youth services 

Volunteers

Additional Members 

If you're interested in becoming a voluntary member of the Guernsey County FCFC, please contact Kaylea Barnett at 740-439-4451 ext. 6847 or kbarnett@guernseycountydd.org.