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

Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

1210 N Ottokee St.

Wauseon , Ohio 43567

8:30 am

2021-2022 Calendar Dates:

July 21, 2021

September 15, 2021

November 17, 2021

January 19, 2022

March 22, 2022

May 18, 2022

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