Our Mission

Family & Community Services, Inc. (FCS) seeks to strengthen, empower and
enrich the lives of individuals and families through a broad continuum of services.

Our Vision

Family and Community Services, Inc. will effectively respond to community
needs by advocating for social awareness and social action in these four
primary areas:

  • Engaging and Empowering Communities
  • Strengthening and Supporting Individuals and Families
  • Focusing on the Futures of Children, Dependents, and Youth
  • Providing Tools for Healthier Lives

Action outcomes include striving towards achieving a high level of dignity and satisfaction for our clients, developing innovative partnerships, promoting volunteerism, and maintaining a strong financial position.

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Who We Are

Family and Community Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation headquartered in Portage County, Ohio. The agency began in 1941 as the Catholic Charities Bureau of the Ravenna Deanery with just two programs and two staff members. Today, FCS is a diverse social service agency that operates 70 programs with over 600 staff members. Family & Community Services has grown substantially through the years and particularly during the past decade, to where it now provides a broad array of services to the community.

With the guidance of its visionary Board of Trustees and CEO of nearly thirty years, FCS has gained a well-earned reputation for being a transparent and effective entrepreneurial force in the social services community. Through a combination of government grants, local foundations, charitable contributions, donations, and the work of thousands of volunteers, FCS has been able to meet growing community needs and provide help to those who need it most. 

SCOPE OF OUR WORK

Family & Community Services serves nearly 200,000 adults and children each year. The impact of these services is magnified further through the efforts of 3,600 volunteers who are dedicated to its programs and its mission. FCS extends its reach to 23 counties in Ohio and four counties in Michigan. As Family & Community Services continues on its path forward, it remains committed to meeting the needs of the community, and to Go Forth and Do Good.

Leadership Team

Mark Frisone
Executive Director
Anne Face
Associate Director
Greg Musci
Finance Director
Keith Fletcher
Human Resources Director
Renee Klaric
Director of Behavioral Health
Matthew Slater
Director of Development

Phone: 330-687-8136

Email: [email protected]

Don Fenstermaker
Director of IT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Debbie Mann, President
  • Aaron Heavner, Vice President
  • Eric Fink, Secretary
  • Samantha Stephens, Treasurer
  • Alice Hurd, Past President
  • Julie Beach
  • Dennis Campbell
  • Rick Coe
  • Erica Davis
  • Joe Giulitto
  • Fran Hardesty
  • Chuck Hauser
  • Paul Huchok
  • Jacqueline Parsons
  • Dan Rhodes
  • Marilyn Sessions