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

  • Daily referrals from children service agencies and juvenile courts

  • 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 >

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 (14 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, such as MTM Services and National Council for Behavior Health

  • Discounted registration to Ohio Children’s Alliance conferences

  • Free job posts on Job Board

View our
2019 Highlights Brochure
Leading Change for Child & Family Service Providers
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-Saving Benefits 

  • 25% discount on Council of Accreditation (COA) fees 

  • 50% discount on subscriptions to the Chronicle for Social Change

  • Member discounts to Ohio Children’s Alliance conferences and training events  

Questions About Membership?

Ohio Children's Alliance

Ph: (614) 461-0014 

2600 Corporate Exchange Drive 

Suite 180  

Columbus, OH 43231

© 2020 Ohio Children's Alliance

Privacy Statement

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle

Show your support with the "Kids First" specialty license plate.

Site Design & Development by JP DESIGN