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.

Child holding flowers to be used in program center garden.
Volunteers outside truck in Ravenna filled with donations for the hunger challenge.

Who We Are

Family & Community Services, Inc. is a 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 operates over 70 social service programs throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, providing a wide range of community support services that address homelessness and housing issues, transportation gaps, food insecurity, domestic violence, behavioral health and addiction, and gaps in care for youth, seniors, and veterans.

In 2024, Family & Community Services merged with AxessPointe Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive primary care, pediatrics, dental, optometry, and pharmacy services throughout Summit and Portage counties. This strategic partnership builds upon the existing infrastructure of both entities to provide high-quality healthcare and community support, fostering healthier and stronger communities. While each organization operates with their own identities, branding, and online presence, they share their official tagline, Partners in Community Care, and mission to forge new paths, create innovative solutions, and provide comprehensive care that empowers individuals and strengthens communities, improving health equity for all.

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.

Map of counties served, with most in Ohio.

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: 330-297-7027 ext 321

Email: [email protected]

Don Fenstermaker
Director of IT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Debbie Mann, President
  • Dennis Campbell, Vice President
  • Graham N. Curtis, Treasurer
  • Jacqueline Parsons, Secretary
  • Rita Aggarwal
  • Julie Beach
  • Iesha Bell
  • Alan Bowers
  • Roula Braidy
  • Dennis Campbell
  • William E. Childers
  • Marie Curry
  • Erica Davis
  • Eric Fink
  • Fran Hardesty
  • Chuck Hauser
  • Paul Huchok
  • Alice Hurd
  • Marilyn Sessions
  • Lauren Smith
  • Samantha Stephens
  • Patricia Taylor
  • Walter Williams