Coordination and Collaboration
For the benefit of defiance County’s Children

Who we are

The Defiance County Family and Children First Council (FCFC) is a partnership of families, community and government working together to promote child and family well-being.

Our core functions

Engaging & Empowering Families
Shared Accountability
Coordinating Systems & Services
Building Community Capacity

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Julie Voll, FCFC Coordinator
P: 419-782-6934
F: 419-782-5091

500 Court St., Suite D
Defiance, OH 43512

How we can help

Service Coordination is a process of service planning to help families whose youth receive services from multiple systems. It brings the youth, their family and service providers together to foster communication, coordination and collaboration.  The process is family-focused and strengths-based.  Therefore, it results in a unique set of community services and natural supports individualized for the youth and family to achieve a positive set of outcomes.

Service Coordination Matrix

Quick Guide to understanding our services.

Referral Form

Referrals are accepted from anyone.

Release of Information

This document is required to accompany the Referral Form.

Service Coordination Mechanism

This document explains the purpose, eligibility and processes involved in our local service coordination.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention is an Ohio-wide system providing coordinated services to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays. Services align with the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Families work with their local team to develop a coordinated plan to use their existing supports and resources – and build upon them – to learn to enhance their child’s learning and development.


Call Julie at 419-782-6934 or email

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