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Strong Families, Safe Communities

Families thrive when they connect with their families and their community!


Our e-Newsletter details free and low cost activities & events for every member of the family. This comprehensive listing also includes respite resources, support groups, and parent workshops. CLICK HERE to sign up for the e-Newsletter (after following the link, select Family Community Events). To view our most recent newsletter, click here.


Family Connection Survey Report

A survey of almost 500 families across Butler County was done to find out what supports and resources families are looking for. Over 50% of parents/caregivers said they had a child with special needs. For a copy of the complete Survey Report CLICK HERE.
  • When asked about community activities, almost 90% indicated they were looking for opportunities to have fun together as a family. The top two barriers reported for these types of activities were lack of money (55%) and child’s behavior (24.4%).
  • When asked about workshops/trainings, 40% indicated an interest in learning to advocate for their children and 38% indicated an interest in building parenting & coping skills.

Questions? Have Family Connections Resources to Share?

Contact Heather Wells at 513-887-5534

The Strong Families, Safe Communities initiative (SFSC) is made up of many local partnerships and collaborations and was spearheaded by a partnership between the Butler County Mental Health Board and the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, both members of the Butler County Family & Children First Council. In addition, there are regional and statewide collaborations with the Regional Respite Committee, the Ohio Respite Coalition, and five other SFSC grantees in Ohio.


400 N Erie Blvd., Ste. A, Hamilton, OH 45011 | 513-887-5534 | Red TreehouseUnited Way of Greater Cincinnati | Newsletter Signup | Links


August 18, 2015 Testimony
Cari Wynne, Supervisor
Butler County Educational Service Center Success Program


Special March 2016 Governing Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Special July 2015 Governing Board Meeting
Monday, July 6, 2015


400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 887-3710