Family and Children First Council 

The Jackson County Family and Children First Council includes families and people from local agencies and community organizations in Jackson County. This group works together as partners to improve the well-being of children and families.Simply, the Family and Children First Council is a way for families and thier children to get services through service coordination.

What is a service?

A service is an activity or support that helps children and families. Families can get services from agencies, organizations, and informal supports, like neighbors and friends.

What does Service Coordination do?

Service Coordination helps bring services to children and families in a way that is simple and organized.


Jackson County is responsive to its children and families as they strive toward attaining their maximum potential.

Family and Children First Councilís Mission

Create a community where children and families are valued and supported. Through partnering, services and programs are developed and utilized to enrich our community.


Family and Children First Councilís Goals


      1.      That expectant parents and newborns thrive
2.      That infants and toddlers thrive
3.      That children are ready for school
4.      That children and youth succeed in school
5.      That youth choose healthy behaviors  
6.      That youth successfully transition into adulthood