Trumbull County's Family & Children First Council (TCFCFC) was established in 1995.
The Council currently consists of forty member agencies and organizations, including parent/family representatives, who meet six times a year to share information, talk about creative solutions to community concerns, and learn about available services . These meetings are open to the public.
Staying true to its inception, today's mission of TCFCFC "ensures that families and children have access to programs and services to improve their daily lives." For the past 25 years, the TCFCFC has been doing just that ... successfully assisting countless families while making accessible a variety of programs and services.
Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board serves the Council as its fiscal agent. An Executive Board meets monthly to make business decisions and offer guidance to the Council. A full-time Coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of Council.
Bonnie Wilson became the coordinator of the Family & Children First Council in December 2018.
Prior to that, Wilson served as the Director of Domestic Violence and Supervised Visitation for Trumbull County from January, 2013 through November, 2018. In her position she oversaw the day-to-day operations of Someplace Safe and the Solace Center.
Much of Wilson's career has been in the non-profit arena having spent over 13 years with the American Red Cross as the Health and Safety Director in Trumbull County, and then taking over the reigns as the Executive Director of the Portage County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Bonnie resides in Champion with her husband Mike who is the Director of the Trumbull County SCOPE Program, and their son, Buddy who is an honor student at Champion Middle School.
Ryder Sullivan is the new Administrative Assistant for the Family & Children First Council. Ryder is a recent graduate of Allegheny College where she studied government and public health..She is looking forward to applying her studies and passion into her new role with FCFC and looks forward to contributing in any way she can with an all-encompassing approach that best serves the community.
Ryder is originally from Boston, MA but now resides in Poland, OH with her boyfriend, Evan. They are hoping to move closer to the Warren/Niles area in the near future.