History of Child Focus
Child Focus was established to provide comprehensive services to meet the needs of children and their families in Clermont County. Incorporated in 1977, the agency began with strong leadership from a dynamic volunteer Board of Directors who aggressively sought quality services for the children of Clermont County. In the beginning the agency was known as the Clermont County Diagnostic Center which provided highly specialized services. Today Child Focus has a much broader scope. In 1982, Child Focus became the Head Start preschool provider for Clermont County and expanded our children’s counseling services. In 1992 Child Focus started our Foster Care program and in 2000, we expanded our school-based mental health services to elementary, middle and high schools. Today board members range from past and present consumers of our services, area educators, lawyers, business persons, and homemakers. Their mandate is for Child Focus to serve the needs of children with quality programs while aggressively developing other needed services not presently available to our county.