About Us

Current Operations

Today, Child Focus, Inc. (CFI) directly serves over 12,827 children, families and adults annually. Child Focus also serves over 60,000 people when including the families of youth served, prevention, training and other community services including Crisis Hotline and Crisis Response Team. A private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) agency, its 320 staff, 947 volunteers and 35 foster families help provide a broad range of early learning, mental health, school, foster care and community services.  With forty years of experience in the community, an agency budget of over $18 million dollars and serving 17 counties in FY 16, our spectrum of services includes outpatient individual, family and group therapy, diagnostic testing, psychiatric services, partial hospitalization, mental health prevention and support services in schools, mobile crisis, management of a county-wide 24-hour crisis hotline (528-SAVE), parenting education and support, foster care, independent living and Life Skills preparation, family stability, Head Start and early learning programs for children ages prenatal to Kindergarten, before and after school programs for K-5, community programs and professional training.   CFI provides these services in over 70 schools, pediatric and FQHC offices, juvenile courts, Job and Family Services, other community locations and in hundreds of homes in southwest and southeast Ohio communities including Clermont, Brown, Hamilton, Butler, Adams, Highland and Warren counties.   In addition to serving the Greater Cincinnati area, Child Focus community programs and trainings, including school violence and bullying prevention, reach tri-state and national markets.  

CFI’s mission is to join with communities in improving the quality of life for children, families and adults. Federal, state and local government grant funds and contracts with other agency and school partners, private fees, insurance and a sliding fee scale allow us to serve our families. We are leaders in the industries of early childhood and behavioral health through our ability to create responsive and innovative programs in collaboration with families, community agencies and institutions. Our early care and education, prevention and treatment programs improve coping mechanisms, provide support, promote school readiness and success and encourage growth and self-sufficiency for the families in our community.