Invest in Children brings together the resources of Cuyahoga County public and private funders to ensure healthy children ages 1-5, effective parents and quality child care for the County's youngest residents. Starting Point plays an important role in this County-wide program—enhancing early childhood quality, expanding family childcare homes, assisting children with special needs and providing support for Universal Pre-Kindergarten. A Cuyahoga County program.


MyCom helps Cuyahoga County’s young people--kindergarten through graduation-- reach their full potential with employment opportunities, out-of-school-time activities, school transition assistance, resources and opportunities in their neighborhoods. Starting Point's role is to offer, enhance and support positive, fun activities when school is out and aid children and their families in making successful transitions to kindergarten, high school and college.. A project of the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council and the Cleveland Foundation.


The Cuyahoga County Family & Children First Council convenes partners to prepare children and youth for healthy, stable adulthood, by supporting programming and planning that increases family self-sufficiency and decision-making ability, prevents children from becoming deeply involved in public systems, and connects children to needed services.


Ashtabula County Department of Job & Family Services<
Ashtabula County Family & Children First Council
Ashtabula County Head Start
Brooks Publishing Company
Catholic Charities Early Childhood Mental Health Services (Geauga)
Center for Families & Children
Center on Poverty (MSASS/CWRU)
Chardon Local Schools
The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
City of Cleveland Health Department
Cleveland Association for the Education of Young Children
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland State University
Community Solutions Board of Developmental Disabilities
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Cuyahoga County Family & Children First Council
Cuyahoga County Invest in Children
Devereux Early Childhood Initiative
Educational Service Centers (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake counties)
Cuyahoga Job and Family Services
Fatherhood Initiative
Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Geauga County Board of Mental Health & Recovery Services
Geauga County Family First Council
Geauga County Health District
Geauga County Library System
Healthy Fathering Collaborative
Help Me Grow (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake)
Kent State University
Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Lake County Family First Council
Lake County General Health Department
Lake-Geauga United Head Start
Lake Hospitals
Local Education Agencies (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake counties)
Metzenbaum Center (Geauga)
Murtis Taylor Multi-Service Center
Ohio Department of Mental Health
Ohio State University -Extension
Partnership for a Safer Cleveland
Ravenwood Mental Health
Small Business Administration (SCORE)
State Support Teams (Region 3, 4, 5)
Towards Employment
Tri-County Association for the Education of Young Children
Voices for Ohio’s Children
West Side Ecumenical Ministry
Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Call the Starting Point Parent Hot Line for information on these programs: 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750.