Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties to receive foster care funding

COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine announced more than $2 million in funding to go toward foster children across the state of Ohio, with Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties among the recipients.

DeWine and Department of Children and Youth director Kara B. Wente announced that the money, coming from the Treatment Foster Home Pilot Program, will go to 34 counties to connect foster children with behavioral health challenges with families equipped to support them in their homes.

DeWine said earlier this year that the program is the same as a collaboration between Sandusky, Seneca, Ottawa and Wyandot Counties’ Public Children Services Agencies known as the Northwest Treatment Foster Care Partnership.

It will provide 24/7 on-call casework and crisis counseling and specialized training as it expands and takes advantage of resources from other PCSAs, including those from Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties, while sending them funding.