Family and Children first council

The Fulton County Family and Children First Council is a group of local and state government agencies, private organizations and families that work together to improve services to children and families in Fulton County. Council works on hard-to-solve issues that are affecting Fulton County families. We address those concerns that need teamwork between agencies, programs and families to provide the best solutions. We work together to provide approaches that are family friendly and affordable for the county. Child and family well-being is the primary concern for Council. 

Council has six commitments to child well-being:

1. Expectant parents and newborns thrive

2. Infants and toddlers thrive

3. Children are ready for school

4. Children and youth succeed in school

5. Youth choose healthy behaviors

6. Youth successfully transition into adulthood

Fulton County Family and Children First Council

Meets BI monthly, odd months

Robert Fulton Agriculture Center

8770 OH-108

Wauseon , Ohio 43567

8:30 am

2023-2024 Calendar Dates:

July 19, 2023

September 20, 2023

November 15, 2023

January 17, 2024

March 20, 2024

May 15, 2024

For more information, please contact Jennifer Ruetz at or (419) 337-0915. 


To Apply for Service Coordination:

Eligibility ~ Any child 0 - 21 years of age living in Fulton County with multiple, unmet needs can be referred for Service Coordination.

Referral ~ A parent, caregiver or community representatives (schools, juvenile justice, youth serving agencies, and faith based) can refer a child for service coordination.

The 2  documents below MUST BE COMPLETED to refer a child for service coordination.


Service Coordination Mechanism

FCFC Service Coordination Matrix