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2023 Annual Report

The 2023 Licking County Children and Families First Council Annual Report presented at the Council meeting on February 7, 2023, highlights Council accomplishments!

Supporting Our Supporters Winter Newsletter

Winter is traditionally a time to slow down. We encourage you to rest and take time for yourself in the months ahead. Taking the time to rest, focus on yourself and connect with what brings you joy will help open you to the possibilities of the new year!

Community Voices member, Julie, at the Canal Market

Community Voices is
connecting with parents and caregivers at the Canal Market

Community Voices members are excited to spread the word about their group. Through the generosity of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox County, the group is able to have a presence at Newark's Canal Market to let parents and caregivers know about the support they offer and resources available to families of children with needs in areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, school, child protection, health, etc.

Congratulations Leadership Cohort Class of 2023!

Graduate, Miriam Ali, from Nationwide Children's Hospital, accepts her Certificate from Melanie Fling

Row 1- Stephanie Bennett, Crystal Sipe, Madison Kirkpatrick, Lataya Croom, Yvonne Williams, Patty Warner, Jeffrey Lemichuk, Diana Alexander. Row 2- Miriam Ali, Ashley Palmer, Tiffany Nethers, Kat Robinson, Kandice Hosko, Melissa Shaw, Amy Grezlik.

The 2023 Leadership Cohort held its graduation ceremony on May 4.

Leadership Cohort members have been meeting monthly since September of 2022, engaging in opportunities to build relationships, expand their knowledge of community providers, challenges and opportunities, and strengthening their leadership skills to create a county-wide leadership network of providers with in-depth knowledge of child and family serving systems. 

Graduate Ashley Palmer is introduced as the newest member of the Children and Families First Council Team!

United Way of Licking County celebrates 90 years!
Children and Families First Council is proud to be a United Way of Licking County funded partner. Thank you for your support!


Licking County Children and Families First Council is a funded partner of United Way of Licking County. 
Other funders include our Council partners, state allocations and grants. In-kind support from our local partners increases our capacity to coordinate services for children and families.                           


Upcoming Meetings and Classes

2024 Full Council meetings are held on February 7, April 2, June 5, August 7, October 2 & December 4. Meetings are in-person at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Rd., Newark. We also offer a virtual option- 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 264 048 707 277, Passcode: okaMRB

Download Teams | Join on the web

Join with a video conferencing device, Video Conference ID: 114 168 460 4

Alternate VTC instructions

Or call in (audio only)  +1 614-721-2972,,557416633# 

Phone Conference ID: 557 416 633#

Make a referral to Community Support Teaming High Fidelity Wraparound and Service Coordination. Click here for the referral form. Click here for the Release of Information
Schedule a consultation with Early Childhood Clinical Committee (child birth to age 8) or Clinical Committee (older youth). Click here for Consultation Form. Click here for Early Childhood Clinical Committee Release of Information. Click here for Clinical Committee Release of Information.
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