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

Ohio Children's Trust Fund

OCTFThe mission of the Ohio Children's Trust Fund (OCTF) is to prevent child abuse and neglect through investing in strong communities, healthy families and safe children. As Ohio's sole, dedicated public funding source for child abuse and neglect prevention, OCTF is in the forefront of prevention activities throughout the state.

Defiance County Family & Children First Council serves as the Local Advisory Board and as the steward for Defiance County's Ohio Children's Trust Fund allocation.

Community gaps and needs are considered and child abuse neglect data provided by Defiance County Children's Services is reviewed annually before determining utilization of the trust funds.

Currently the funds are awarded to Defiance County Health Department for the provision of Home Visiting services for Defiance County families with children birth to 5 years of age (not eligible for Help Me Grow services).

An evidence-based curriculum is delivered to the parent & child by the Home Visitor as they strive to reach the following goals:

  • Improved child health & development
  • Prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Increased school readiness
  • Increased parent involvement in children's care and education

To inquire about Ohio Children's Trust Fund Home Visiting services, please call the Defiance County Health Department at (419) 784-3818.

To learn more about Ohio Children's Trust Fund, visit

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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