Kim Coward
Safe Communities
Phone: 740-652-7281
Brandy Heeter
Parent Education
Phone: 740-652-7287
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In SFY 2021 OCTF awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to service providers across the state to provide one-time parent/caregiver education consultations with concrete safety-related supports (i.e. cribs, pack n plays, car seats, baby gates, toddler beds, sleep sacks, etc.) to eligible families. 


By increasing the distribution of parent education materials related to topics like infant safe sleep practices, childhood development and child safety as well as increasing access to concrete safety-related supports we can:


  • Better Support new parents.
  • Decrease risk factors related to infant and child mortality.
  • Potentially prevent injury-related deaths.


OCTF continues to work with organizations across the state to provide the ECSI initiative.