Families Connected of Clermont County

Jean Houston
Brenda Cox
Lamonica Friedman
2040 US Highway 50
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5034
(513) 732-0796 (fax)
fconnect@clermontdd.org
OR Fasttrac.jh@hotmail.com

Check out monthly events and trainings at www.clermontcountyfamiliesconnected.org.

Mission

To support and connect families who have a member with a disability.

Purpose

Families Connected of Clermont County was organized by parents who have experience with the systems and formed a group to support other families with information, resources, peer support in the schools regarding children’s education needs, and through knowledge of service providers to support the needs of families.

Services Provided

  • Resources:  Assistance in locating resources needed by families to meet their needs.
  • Workshops with focus on providing families with information to make informed choices. Primarily funded by FAST TRAC, some trainings with other agencies, and with in-kind support from Clermont DD, HMG, and FCF.  Open invitations.
  • Family events that are of importance to the population.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.
  • Peer Support Partners – Lead family contact for Mental Health and Recovery Board/FAST TRAC within the WA process.
  • Support to parents for their child”s education program.
  • Help Me Grow – Family Support Specialist and Child Find Specialist – Support for families in the HMG system who have children birth to 3 years.
  • Educational advocacy and support to families.

Additional Information

Families Connected is partially funded by the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board through FAST TRAC funding and through a contract with Clermont DD to provide services to families in the Help Me Grow Program as Parent Support Specialists/Child Find (Birth to three).  In-kind support is also provided by Clermont DD.  Parent leaders: Brenda Cox, Jean Houston, and Lamonica Friedman; Peer support partners through FAST TRAC are Sharon Craig, Rebecca Bishop, Chanel Bayless, and Rena Norton.