CFAES Give Today
OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


The Development of Living Skills Program (DLS) began in 1985 with a grant from the Butler County Children Service’s Levy. The program is a comprehensive in-home educational intervention system designed for families at risk for child abuse and/or neglect. The goal of the program is to build healthy families through teaching daily living skills to parents who are at-risk. Through the intensive in-home, hands-on approach, families not only learn what is needed to keep their children out of the foster care system, but are also observed putting the learned skills into action. With this educational opportunity, families can break the cycle of displacement and dysfunction and provide a safe, nurturing home for their children to grow; impacting future generations.

For more information call 513-341-4823 email

Staff List and Contact Information

Butler County DLS Annual Report 2023