Stark County Family Council is the Regional Prevention Coordinator of the Northeast Ohio Regional Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council, which serves 11 counties: Ashland, Columbiana, Holmes, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne.

In this role, we carry out the work of the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund in these counties.

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund has a very simple goal: “to prevent child abuse and neglect through investing in strong communities, healthy families and safe children.”

To ensure that, we focus on parents, caregivers and professionals who serve families. When the people who surround children have the support and resources they need, then children get the nurturing environments they deserve. What we value above all else are strong Ohio families — of all types. Visit our partner's website to learn more about Ohio Children's Trust Fund.


What We Do

As Northeast Ohio’s sole, dedicated public funding source for child abuse and neglect prevention, we are responsible for: 

  • Providing grants to other agencies and nonprofits that provide programs in their communities. We focus on programs based on evidence to show their effectiveness.
  • Providing resources and education to parents and caregivers to help them manage stress, find support and services and build stronger foundations for their families.
  • Providing training and education to professionals who provide services to families.

All of these activities add up to support our goal of providing children in Ohio with the best chance at safe and healthy childhoods.


For stronger youth and stronger families

Stark County Family Council has had an enormous impact on child and family outcomes in Stark County. Our number one priority is helping families obtain and sustain wellness and stay together. Our efforts have increased our county's ability to maximize resources, generate additional state and federal revenue, develop needed programs and services and build capacity to serve children and families. 

When the families of Stark County win, we all win.