enrich the lives of individuals and families through a broad continuum of services.
Family and Community Services, Inc. will effectively respond to community
needs by advocating for social awareness and social action in these four
- 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.
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 over 70 programs with nearly 600 staff members. Family & Community Services has grown substantially through the years and particularly during the past few decades, 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 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 28 counties across Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. 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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- Debbie Mann, President
- Eric Fink, Vice President
- Jacqueline Parsons, Secretary
- Samantha Stephens, Treasurer
- Alice Hurd, Past President
- Julie Beach
- Dennis Campbell
- Erica Davis
- Joe Giulitto
- Fran Hardesty
- Chuck Hauser
- Paul Huchok
- Dan Rhodes
- Marilyn Sessions
- Patricia Taylor
- Walter Williams