Mercer County Family & Children First Council

Mercer County Family and Children First Council (FCFC) believes that families are our community’s most important resource.  Families must be respected, valued, and encouraged to build upon their strengths.  We promote service to children and families by linking children in one system of care to other systems of care.  A service coordination planning process provides an opportunity for systems of care to collaborate in ways that remove barriers to child and family success.

Family & Children First Council coordinates people & processes to increase the access, capacity, and effectiveness of services for the most vulnerable of Mercer County’s youth, those whose needs extend beyond any single youth-serving program.
  • Engaging & Empowering Families
  • Building Community Capacity
  • Coordinating Systems & Services
  • Developing Shared Accountability


  • Resident of Mercer County

  • Birth-21 years of age

  • Any child, youth, or young adult with multi-systemic needs whose services and needs are not being adequately met

  • Currently involved in services from two or more agencies (Medicaid or food assistance alone does not qualify)

  • At-risk of out of home placement

Contact Information

Beth Guggenbiller
FCFC Coordinator

Forms & Information


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