East Toledo Family Center

Who We Are

Be someone's champion

Strengthening and serving our community one life at a time

Jodi Gross

Jodi Gross

Executive Director

Our staff, board and volunteers continue to strengthen and serve our community one life at a time. The East Toledo Family (ETFC) is committed to educating, empowering and engaging our families and all stakeholders to be their own champion and to make their own change. We will continue to provide the programs and services that fit the needs of our community, serving people from birth to senior citizens.

We will to do this by building up the community we call home, as the anchor of East Toledo we are committed to collaborating with local residents, churches, schools, businesses and other community agencies to create/plan events that East Toledeons can be involved in.

It really does take all of us to make change, and our commitment is to lead our community in making a difference every day! How can you help and be part of the ETFC family?

  • Volunteer your time
  • Make a donation 
  • Attend a special family friendly event 

We look forward to seeing you in the community!

-Jodi Gross

Our Story

Advisory Board Members


Matt Keel, President

Phil Amadio

Dan Briones

Dan Brown-Martinez

Jeff Griffith

Andrea Martin, Vice President

Thad Wadsworth

Dan Knaup

Dan Martinez

Bev Piper, Secretary

Don Hughes

Ken Dantzler

Justin Pearson

Nate Boyer, Treasurer

Amy Tingley 

Jose Rosales

Dave Yenrick

What People Are Saying

About East Toledo Family Center and East Toledo Senior Center

"In the community, for the community; strengthening one life at a time." [Mission Statement]. Offer just about anything you could imagine for the Family. It is definitely a Pillar of East Toledo and our community just wouldn't be the same without it. Anyone I've known to work there has been above and beyond Awesome!!"
-Robert Smith
"They have great dinners there for people who can't afford dinner. It's hot and very delicious and the people who make it are wonderful too."
-Margaret Allen
"This place has very helpful information for your children such as reading programs, activities, summer camp. Very nice."
-Sarah Pribe

Annual report

The East Toledo Family Center holds our Annual Meeting and Recognition Night each January. 2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Kroger Community Rewards

It’s time to enroll or re-enroll for the Kroger Community Rewards program. Did you know that Kroger will make a donation to the East Toledo Family Center every time you shop at Kroger’s and use your Plus Card.

Just visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and click on the “Enroll Now” link in the Columbus, OH region! From here, you just follow the prompts. Each year in April you must reselect ETFC if you are already signed up in the past. Just another way to help support ETFC!