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State Representative Tom Patton Announces Passing of HB 265

September 29, 2021
Thomas F. Patton News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces today the passing of House Bill 256, which is joint-sponsored by State Representative Gayle Manning. Across the state of Ohio, there is a broad recognition that we are facing a foster care crisis.  

“I am thrilled to see HB 256 pass out of the Ohio House today, this bill will help to address the foster care crisis we are currently having in our state,” said Patton. 

HB 265 will help Ohio ease the regulatory burden on Children Crisis Care Facilities (CCCFs) and Residential Care Centers (RICC), which provide temporary care to children ages 0-12 and focus on focus on improved care for newborn babies and mothers impacted by addiction. 

These facilities are proven to strengthen and preserve families while also supporting a child’s development and reducing foster care placements. Currently, there are three of these facilities in Ohio, Blessing House in Lorain, Brigid’s Path in Dayton, and Providence House in Cleveland. 

House Bill 265 is a necessary piece of legislation to help both children and struggling mothers in our state