Holmes County Family & Children First Council Meeting
Holmes County Family & Children First Council meets at Holmes County Department of Job & Family Services, Conference Rooms A & B  the first Friday of alternate months.   The next meeting is December 6, 2019

Love INC

A Love INC Transformational Ministry
A place to belong & grow deeper into who we are created to be!
Monday nights –
hosted at Martins Creek Mennonite Church; Child Care is provided

One on One Support

6:00-7:00pm – Families meet with Budget Coaches to set goals, check in, brainstorm and be encouraged and supported as they take steps forward!  Together we  celebrate the successes and pray for the difficulties!

Classes – Available to All!

7:00-8:00pm – A variety of relevant classes are held.

Upcoming classes

  • 6 Week Class:  Journey to Healthy Living

November 4 – December 16

Facilitated by D.J McFadden

  • 3 Week Class:  Christmas crafts & fun

December 2, 9, 16

  • 3 Week Class:  The Nativity (movie & discussion)

December 2, 9, 16

Call LoveINC 330 473 6017


 Mental Health First Aid 

8-hour Course

Upcoming course being offered on the following date:

December 4, 2019

8:00am -  5:00pm

*Attendees must attend the full 8-hour training to be certified.

Location: Holmes Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services

                                   85 N. Grant St., Millersburg, OH 44654

RESERVATION – Please RSVP by November 22, 2019

To reserve your space, please email the information below to Sue Zarlengo:     

$20 fee - Please make checks payable to MHRB Wayne/Holmes Counties

Questions? Call: 330-264-2527


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Next Give Back Monday is December 2nd EAT GREAT FOOD AND SUPPORT ONEEIGHTY   Hotel Millersburg 35 W. Jackson Street, Millersburg, Ohio
NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Program
This is a free, twelve-week course for families and friends of individuals who have a mental illness. The course is taught by family members who have lived with this experience. Topics include: family response to the trauma of mental illness, diagnosis and dealing with critical periods, problem-solving, review of medications, communication skills, and recovery services available. All course materials are furnished at no cost, compliments of NAMI.
More information on dates and times classes are offered contact our Program Coordinator at 330-264-1590. Please call our Education Coordinator at 330-264-1590 to register, or email .
NAMI Plain Community Family-to-Family Educational Program
This free, twelve-week course is similar to our “English” version, but taught by local Plain Community family members. Conversations may be in Pennsylvania Dutch. Classes are usually held in the Holmes County area. Please call our Education Coordinator at 330-264-1590 to register.

*These programs are sponsored by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne & Holmes Counties , and NAMI Ohio .
Holmes Center for the Arts. 
Paint Night for Kids
Berlin Mennonie
December 13
5:30 -8:30 Ages 6-12 
Contact 330 473 2879 or check the website 








Holmes County Family & Children First Council is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families. OFCF's vision is for every child and family to thrive and succeed within healthy communities. Holmes County hosts a number of community-centered organizations existing to promote and strengthen community and family bonds.

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Holmes County is home to a wonderful culturally diverse population and hosts multiple community events.

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According to Ohio Revised Code 121.37(B)(1)(a-n), each board of county commissioners must establish a county FCFC. The board may invite any local public or private agency or group that funds, advocates, or provides services to children and families to have a representative become a permanent or temporary member of its county council. Each county council must also include mandated, ex officio members.

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