Services for Families

Service Coordination

Service coordination through the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council helps bring services to children and families in a way that is simple and organized for the family. Service coordination finds agencies, people and services that help children and families, and with family involvement, organizes a plan to get the child and family what they need.

Who We Are

Each County in Ohio is mandated to have a Family and Children First Council (FCFC). Montgomery County's Human Services Planning and Development Department (HSPD) is the administrative agent for the local FCFC.

Who We Help

A person from birth through age 21 or up to the age 22 with multi-system needs can receive Service Coordination.

Where To Turn for Help

When children have needs in a number of different areas, they may not be able to obtain these services through one organization. Organizing multiple services can be overwhelming. When a child or family needs services from different organizations, Human Services Planning and Development (HSPD) can help coordinate these services so that families get the services and support they need.

Funding & Supports


As a part Ohio Medicaid's effort to launch the next generation of Medicaid, ODM has launched OhioRISE (Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence), a specialized managed care program for youth with complex behavioral health and multisystem needs. For Montgomery County youth, contact Choices, Inc.

Multi-System Youth

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), in collaboration with a multi-system team composed of child- and youth-serving agencies, is offering technical assistance and funding to families and local entities through County Family and Children First Councils (FCFCs).

Pursuant to Section 333.95 of Am Sub H.B. Number 166, the goal of this technical assistance and funding is to prevent custody relinquishment of children and youth solely for the purpose of obtaining needed treatment and to assist local entities with obtaining services that support children and youth who have been relinquished and are transitioning back to community and/or non-custody settings.

All completed applications for funding will be vetted by a multi-system team composed of child/youth serving state agencies, and funding will be authorized / not authorized by ODM. Authorized funding will be subject to the terms of ODM's executed grant agreement with each County FCFC.

Family-Centered Services & Supports

The Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) Cabinet Council is committed to continuing the efforts to improve programs, services, and supports for children with multiple systemic issues. This commitment is shown through the continuation of the Family-Centered Services and Supports (FCSS) initiative.

More Information

Montgomery County Service Coordination Mechanism

FCSS funding can only be utilized for cases that have been approved under Montgomery County Family and Children First's State-approved Service Coordination Mechanism. Montgomery County's Service Coordination Mechanism (PDF) is a comprehensive document detailing the process of coordinated services.

Family-Centered Services & Supports Forms for Providers