Funded by Federal, State, and local grants, the United Way, and the ADAMhs Board, The CCFA serves Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties.
The CCFA offers a variety of programs. Click on the links below for more information about each program.
Couples counseling typically brings partners together for joint therapy sessions. Working with a therapist, you'll learn skills to solidify your relationship, such as healthy communication skills and problem-solving skills. The couple can be court-ordered or self-referred. A bio-psychosocial assessment will be conducted on one or both partners to best determine how therapy will be conducted. The couple may be referred to individual sessions with another therapist if needed. For more information about Couples Therapy please contact the CCFA at 419-592-0504
Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Families can engage in therapy by self-referral or a court order. A bio-psychosocial assessment will be conducted on one or more of the family members to determine the best treatment modality for the family. For further information, contact CCFA at 419-592-0540
New Client Paperwork
The CCFA offers a variety of Group Therapy Programs. Please click on a link below for more information on the programs offered.
Bounce Back Program
Evidence-based treatment aimed to reduce stress and anxiety of elementary school age children ages 5-11.
Adult Sex Offender Treatment Psychoeducation/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - expected discharge within 2 years
Batterer's Intervention Program
Emerge Model - 40 week program
Youth Sexual Behavior Problems Program
Psychoeducation/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - expected discharge within 9 months to 1 year
Women Who Use Force
Women Who Use Force program’s general intervention goals are to provide women who have used force in their intimate relationships the opportunity to plan for their safety; address feelings of shame and /or guilt related to their use of force; encourage appropriate levels of responsibility for having used force; and raise awareness of viable alternative to using force.
House of Ruth
The House of Ruth is a safe domestic violence shelter in
a home-like atmosphere that
is complete with a kitchen, dining room, 5 bedrooms,
family room, play room,
laundry facility, a fenced-in backyard with a play set for
the children and patio
furniture. It provides safe housing for women and
children who are victimized
by domestic violence. While
at the shelter, women
receive brief individual counseling as well as support from staff and peer support groups.
How can the House of Ruth Help?
Receive individual counseling
Support from staff
Peer support groups
Houses 22 individuals
No charge for victim assistance
Links to Community Service
Assists in law and court processes
Assists with re-establishing independence
24 Hr/ 365 Days Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-782-8555 [email protected]
The CCFA assists victims of all crimes. The victim advocate program of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy was established to respond to the needs of adults who are residents of Defiance, Fulton, and Henry counties and are victims of domestic violence. The victim advocate is a trained professional who is available to offer emotional support and practical assistance to victims of all crimes and their families. In addition to emotional support, this service includes referrals to community justice and law enforcement systems.
The CCFA offers home-based and office-based case management to adults and youth. Students can also be visited at school for more one-on-one support. Case Management is available to women and their families. After setting goals, case management provides information and referrals to community resources; helping clients with job and housing searches, assisting clients in successful community living, advocating for client's goals, offering supportive services and other services as needed.
Services & Help Provided
Setting Up Appointments
Linking to resources in the community
If case management sounds like it is something that could benefit you or someone you know, call The CCFA to set up an appointment for an assessment.
The SART Clinic of Northwest Ohio’s mission is to provide a consistent, competent and caring response to survivors of sexual or domestic violence assaults. Our team is comprised of healthcare providers, victim advocates, law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys. Survivors decide if they wish to work with all of the members of the SART clinic or only a portion, but our multidisciplinary team provides an overall therapeutic approach to a survivor's journey of recovery.
One of the first point of contacts with the SART clinic is a victim advocate who serves as a personal liaison for the survivor. They are a support person who can provide valuable resources and referrals throughout the entire recovery process for the survivor. They can also provide beneficial insight with court proceedings if the survivor chooses to file charges. The SART Clinic of Northwest Ohio’s highly-trained, detail-oriented and patient-focused forensic nurses take pride in making survivors of assault feel comfortable, in control, encouraged, and empowered. Our nurses readily take care of individuals of all ages and genders and will skillfully assess and individualize the treatment and plan of care for each survivor by putting their needs first and foremost. They aim to make sure every survivor feels hope, respected, and cared for, during their time at our facility. In addition to the clinic’s caring and compassionate staff, there are other benefits to utilizing the SART clinic. The clinic has a specialized digital camera that is capable of magnifying images to the minutest of details, as well as an enhancement filter which helps to capture injuries that are occurring below the skin’s surface. This aids in identifying and documenting evidence of potentially serious harm which will assist law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys with building a strong case, if the survivor chooses to file charges.
For more information, please contact the CCFA during business hours at 419-592-0540 or after hours and weekends, through the House of Ruth Crisis hotline at 1-800-782-8555 or 1-419-782-1100.
The CCFA offers a variety of Support Group options. Please click on an option below for more information.
Support Our Sisters - Survivors of Domestic Violence
The SOS group is a way to bring women together who have experienced domestic violence in order to find support and be a support for others. When you feel like you have no where left to turn and no one to talk to, know that you are not alone. The Women of SOS will be there as a genuine, caring resource.
2nd Wednesday of each month 5pm - 6pm
**Call ahead to ensure there has not been a schedule change.
Take Time to Heal - Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Bounce Back - Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma
The Meeting Place, Supervised Visitation Program, provides supervised parenting time for parents and children in a safe, home-like setting. The monitors conducting visits are trained to observe and document contact between parents and children, then later share details of the visits with the courts, or other referral sources, as needed or as appropriate.
The cost of the program varies based on the county where the family resides, as well as, the court system that may be involved and may also assist the family in covering the visitation fees.
For more information on The Meeting Place, Supervised Visitation Program, please contact The Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Inc. at 419-592-0540.
Blank Referral Form
The Meeting Place
Children's Advocacy Center
To understand what a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is, you must understand what children face without one. Without a CAC, the child may end up having to tell the worst story of his or her life over and over again, to doctors, cops, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges, and others. They may have to talk about that traumatic experience in a police station where they think they might be in trouble, or may be asked the wrong questions by a well-meaning teacher or other adult that could hurt the case against the abuser.
When police or child protective services believe a child is being abused, the child is brought to the CAC—a safe, child-focused environment—by a caregiver or other “safe” adult. At the CAC, the child tells their story once to a trained interviewer who knows the right questions to ask in a way that does not not retraumatize the child. Then, a team that includes medical professionals, law enforcement, mental health, prosecution, child protective services, victim advocacy, and other professionals make decisions together about how to help the child based on the interview. CACs offer therapy and medical exams, plus courtroom preparation, victim advocacy, case management, and other services. This is called the multidisciplinary team (MDT) response and is a core part of the work of CACs.
What are CACs?
The CCFA offers a variety of Prevention options. Click on an option below for more information. Prevention groups meet twice a month at a safe and confidential location. These support groups are open to out of shelter victims in addition to the shelter residents. Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers. The groups provide information on abusive behaviors, the cycle of violence and survival skills, and the group also provides support and the perspective of others who are in similar situations.
Who do you tell?
Stewards of Children
Safe and Healthy Relationships - Diversion Sexting Program
Letter to Parents
Letter of Consent
Human Trafficking Case Management
Human trafficking denies basic human rights and freedoms to over 24 million people worldwide. Traffickers lie, threaten, assault, and manipulate victims into working in inhumane and illegal conditions every day. CCFA empathetically nurtures healthy relationships through education and prevention while providing individualized, comprehensive treatment and advocacy to victims of both sex and labor trafficking.
Human Trafficking Brochure