Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects

Providing assistance to the children of Wyandot County with special needs since 1985.

History of the Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects:
The Birth Defects Council was formed in 1985 when it broke away from The March of Dimes so that the money raised in Wyandot County for children with special needs would remain in the county. Around $0.97 for every dollar raised is given back to those in need in Wyandot County.
Applying for Assistance:
Through the Birth Defects Council, families may receive assistance with medication and supplies, adaptive equipment, gas vouchers, prenatal care, camp registration, home modifications, and lodging assistance for hospital stays. To receive assistance, individuals must apply through Wyandot County Public Health. Click here to download an application.

Applications may be turned in at Wyandot County Public Health, 127-A South Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH, 43351. Call with questions at 419-294-3852. Note: While most requests are considered at the bimonthly meetings, some emergency requests can be handled outside of meetings.
Anyone residing in Wyandot County that has been diagnosed with a birth defect by a health care professional is eligible to receive assistance regardless of age or family income. Those who qualify for the Children With Medical Handicaps are typically approved for assistance.
Council Members:
President - Mary Alice Harbour, 419-294-4508
Vice President - Ruth Reier, 419-294-8802
Treasurer - Diana Frey, 419-957-3766
Secretary - Erica Smith, 419-957-6445
Dorothy Blackburn
George Collet
Holly Roof
Karen Rumschlag, EdD
Eli Smith
Joyce Waddell
Anna Gibson
Jaynee Bramel
Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.