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Help us ensure that Ohio’s evolving public policies result in a system that is integrated, efficient, cost effective, and beneficial.

Benefits of Membership:

Advocacy & Resources 

  • Ongoing communication via emails, webinars, and in-person meetings to keep members informed about policy updates and best practices

  • Discussion about state and county issues, including Medicaid and ODJFS rules

  • Representation through Lobbying and Advocacy

  • Representation at policy and practice decision-making ‘tables’ that help form the direction of child welfare and behavioral health issues in Ohio

  • Professional lobbyist services in developing and tracking legislation

  • Analysis of policy, practice, and research

  • Access to national issues via our membership to Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Family-Focused Treatment Association (FFTA), Open Minds, and National Organization of State Alliances for Children (NOSAC)

  • Access to our Collaborative initiatives and membership, Learn More >

  • Access to insurance solutions and free resources from Nonprofits Insurance Alliance >

View Our 2022  Annual Report

Leading Change for Child
& Family Service Providers

Read more details in our 2022 Impact Report

Innovation & Best Practices 

  • Demonstrate your commitment to higher standards in child and family services by your observance of Ohio Children’s Alliance core values

  • Become a leader within Ohio’s first statewide child advocacy organization

  • Benefit from CEO’s network (15 years with Ohio Children’s Alliance and advocating on behalf of child and family service providers)

  • Gain networking opportunities with important stakeholders

  • Receive invitations to special meetings and committees with state policy makers including ODJFS, OhioMHAS, Medicaid, ODE, the Governor’s office, and managed care plan leaders

  • Enhance your agency’s credentials with opportunities for staff development

  • Participate in regular association meetings with colleagues formed around similar interests, disciplines and concerns including Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Adoption, Residential Centers and Group Homes, Day Treatment

  • Be featured in our membership directory and website

Education & Professional Development

  • Take advantage of many opportunities for continuing education with CSWMFT certified provider for Counselors and Social Workers. Receive CEUs directly uploaded to CE Broker.

  • Access to many training events throughout the year on trauma informed care and evidence-based practices, such as TF-CBT

  • Access to member-only webinars, training resources and consultation

  • Discounted registration to Ohio Children’s Alliance conferences, training events, and online Learning Management System

  • Free job posts on Job Board

Membership Levels:
The cost of full membership to Ohio Children’s Alliance is based on your agency’s previous fiscal year expenditures. Most non‐profit agencies can find this figure on line 18 of their IRS 990 form. Agencies may also find this figure on their JFS 02911 Single Cost Report form under “Total Agency Cost” section.
Additional Cost-Savings Benefits:
Participation in the Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program with Comp Management has saved member agencies thousands of dollars each year. Members typically save 53% on their Workers’ Compensation rate depending on the number of employees and claims history. In addition, this program provides consultation to agencies who have experienced a negative claim history to help design and implement risk reduction strategies that return the agency to eligibility for our discounted program. For more information, contact Kathy Redmond at 614-376-5409.
Council on Accreditation provides Ohio Children’s Alliance member agencies a 25% discount on the cost of accreditation. For more information email Zoe Hutchinson or call (212) 871-1972
Nonprofits have the exclusive opportunity to take advantage of a federal law that lets them opt out of the state unemployment tax and only pay the dollar-for-dollar costs of benefits paid to their former employees. For organizations with 10 or more employees, this can mean thousands of dollars in savings. For more information, contact one of UST’s Unemployment Cost Advisors at (888) 249-4788 or fill out a complimentary Savings Evaluation here.
Questions About Membership?
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