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Mission Statement

On September 21, 2017, a community group spearheaded by Geauga Family First Council members held an Opiate Forum: Discover the Hope – Opiate Treatment & Recovery. Over 140 community members attended. This link will take you at the Mental Health & Recover Services website where handouts from the Forum can be accessed:


2017 John Murray Award Winners

2017 John Murray Award Winners

Tim Kehres (left) & Steve Mann (right)

John Murray Award Winners 2017

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Download the John Murray Winners Letter

What is ENGAGE?

ENGAGE (Engaging the Next Generation to Achieve Their Goals through Empowerment) is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). The goal of ENGAGE is to establish High-Fidelity Wraparound statewide as a tool to develop and strengthen local Systems of Care. Youth and Young Adults in Transition (YYAT) aged 14-18 will need their parents or guardians to help refer them to this program. Young adults 18-21 (independent or under guardianship) can refer themselves. Your local Family and Children First Council can help you through the referral process and answer any questions.

ENGAGE Wraparound is specifically centered on youth aged 14-21 with mental health concerns who are transitioning to adulthood. This group gathers to help youth develop a plan for their own future. The group and family will work with the youth to help identify unmet needs and help the youth reach their goals. Employment, education, financial planning, housing, social needs, medical and mental health concerns, management planning and other identified needs can all be part of the plan.


Geauga Family First Council
12480 Ravenwood Drive
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: (440) 285-1201
Fax: (440) 286-6654

Contact Us

Nancy Seelbach, Council Coordinator
Brad Welch, Case Services Coordinator

Nancy Seelbach and Brad Welch


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Last Updated December 20, 2017