Contact Information

Family & Children First Council
1300 East Second Street, Suite 100
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Julie Voll, Coordinator

P: (419) 782-6934
F: (419) 782-5091

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Family & Children First Council

Family and Children First

Since 1995, the Defiance County Family and Children First Council (FCFC) has served as a community planning partnership. The FCFC is a cost-effective, team-driven organization that brings families, community and government together to help prevent and solve problems. The FCFC has been a proven vehicle for implementation of policies and effective utilization of resources as directed by the Ohio Revised Code 121.37.

We strive to:

  • Build Community Capacity - mobilize the community around issues related to families and children and engage them in action.
  • Coordinate Systems of Service - provide a formal venue to facilitate the alignment of resources, policies, and services in an effort to reduce duplication of effort between organizations. This helps us make better decisions that lead to wiser investments of public dollars.
  • Engage & Empower Families - recruit and support families to become active, contributing partners so they can advocate on behalf of families and children.
  • Share Accountability - monitor, evaluate, and communicate our impact to assure all families and children thrive.

We want Defiance County to be a place where families and build upon their heritage, feel secure in the present and reach for the future.


Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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