Root House Recovery Facility Celebrates 10 YearsJune 2, 2023
On June 1, 2013, Root House residential treatment facility opened its doors to males struggling with addiction in Portage County. Now celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the facility has reached over 900 men and their families.
Eagle Scout Gives BackApril 28, 2023
From April 10th to May 7th, Matthew Banko will be running a food drive benefitting Family & Community Services’ Food Programs as his Eagle Scout Service Project. This project, which…
DV Shelters Launching New Volunteer TrainingApril 20, 2023
This summer, F&CS’s domestic violence shelters Someplace Safe and Safer Futures are launching an exciting new volunteer opportunity to support survivors of domestic violence.
Hunger Challenge 2023March 29, 2023
The Hunger Challenge is a friendly competition between the cities of Kent and Ravenna to collect food and monetary donations for the Center of Hope and Kent Social Services. Held every year, it typically raises around $30,000 and 16,000 food items from the local community throughout the month of April. Donations are used to help the centers continue supporting food insecure families and also to raise awareness about hunger in Portage County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Expands Its Impact to PAMarch 15, 2023
Our Big Brothers Big Sisters program has grown yet again by expanding into Mercer County, PA. The expansion, which became effective on January 1, 2023, brings mentoring services to a county where Big Brothers Big Sisters has never been available before, allowing the program to reach more underserved youth throughout Western PA.
Freedom House RenovationsFebruary 28, 2023
Although Freedom House has been a refuge to hundreds of veterans over the years, it had one caveat – it could only serve men. Recent renovations will soon allow Freedom House to serve a growing population of female veterans experiencing homelessness and offer programming that targets their specific needs.
Summer Food Service ProgramApril 22, 2020
Family & Community Services, Inc. will participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) from June 8th, 2020 to August 7th, 2020. Meals will be provided to all children without…
COVID-19: Go Forth, Do GoodApril 15, 2020
At Family & Community Services Inc., our responsibility is to maintain a culture of service and perseverance through life’s ups and downs and to continue our mission: to strengthen, empower…
Portage County FCS Resource GuideMarch 16, 2020
At the Family and Community Services Inc, we continue to monitor the development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to continue to keep the community up to…
Holiday Distribution 2019February 19, 2020
Center of Hope and Kent Social Services’ Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive and Distribution Ravenna, OH – Many of our neighbors struggle to meet their basic needs and are unfortunately, facing…