About Us

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What We Do

Sandusky County Family and Children First Council Core Functions

Coordinating Systems and Services
Families as Partners:
  • Families as equal partners
  • Family support
  • Community based
  • Strengths based
  • Family voice and choice
  • Outcome focused
  • Culturally competent
  • Individualized service plan
  • Least restrictive environment
  • Team based
  • Natural supports
  • Collaboration
  • Persistence
  • Creative solutions
  • Continuous quality improvement
System as Partners
  • System of care development
  • Elimination of duplication
  • Cost efficiency
  • Program and process monitoring and evaluation
  • Comprehensive strategic planning and reporting 
  • Effective communication
  • Meaningful positive relationship development
Engaging and Empowering Families
  • Family engagement
  • Family empowerment
  • Parent advocacy
  • Family voice in decision making
  • Families as equal partners
  • Equipped and prepared family partners
  • Valued roles and responsibilities of families
  • Family strengths valued & supported
  • Youth engagement
  • Cultural competency
Shared Resources, Risks, and Rewards
  • Transparency
  • Generative leadership
  • Shared ownership
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Common purpose
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Community awareness
Building Community Capacity
  • Comprehensive and strategic planning and reporting
  • Community values
  • Community Mobilization
  • Align community efforts across a continuum of services
  • Data informed decisions
  • Implement feasible evidence based practices
  • State and local linkages and partnerships
  • Effective communication
  • Interdisciplinary processes
  • Meaningful positive relationship building
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About Us

Family and Children First Council (FCFC) is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Sandusky County’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families.

Our Mission

Increasing service access, capacity, and effectiveness for Sandusky County’s most vulnerable youth and their families.

Our Vision

Sandusky County is a place where all individuals and families are healthy in mind, spirit and body, living in a safe, supportive community that provides opportunities for successful learning, working, playing and living.

Contact Us

Our Staff

Stacey Gibson

Stacey Gibson, LSW, OCPC

Meredith Duly

Meredith Duly

Wraparound Coordinator
Kim Moyer

Kim Moyer

Wraparound Facilitator


Since 1995, the Sandusky County Family and Children First Council has served as a community planning partnership. We mobilize the community around issues related to families and children and engage them in action, reduce duplication of effort between organizations, make better decisions that lead to better investments of public dollars, and evaluate the impact.