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Summer Food Service Program: Free Meals for Children in Portage County!

June 14, 2024

Summer is here and with it comes the incredible opportunity for children in Portage County to enjoy free nutritious meals through the Summer Food Service Program. This fantastic initiative aims…

Food donation box with Hunger Challenge logo on top.

Annual Hunger Challenge Begins April 1

March 27, 2024

The 2024 Hunger Challenge is set to kick off on April 1st, marking the beginning of a month-long initiative aimed at rallying support from the communities of Kent and Ravenna…

Honoring Our Heroes: Introducing the Veteran’s Housing Rehabilitation Program

March 25, 2024

Introducing the Veteran’s Housing Rehabilitation Program (VHRP), a collaborative effort by Family & Community Services and Ride with Valor (RWV).  Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of…

Celebrating Black History Month: Honoring Our Community Centers and Their Legacy

February 28, 2024

February is a time of reflection and celebration as we honor Black History Month. At Family & Community Services, we take immense pride in acknowledging the rich history and invaluable…

Spring into Giving: Kent-Ravenna Easter Basket Donation Drive Begins

February 20, 2024

The Center of Hope and Kent Social Services are excited to once again host their Easter Basket Donation Drive for children of families in need within the Kent and Ravenna…

AxessPointe Community Health Centers and Family & Community Services, Inc. Announce Merger

January 9, 2024

AxessPointe Community Health Centers and Family & Community Services are thrilled to announce their merger, forming a dynamic partnership that enhances access to comprehensive healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and social services…

Wrapped toy donations for Kent Social Services and the Center of Hope.

2023 Holiday Food Drive in Full Swing

October 6, 2023

The Center of Hope and Kent Social Services are once again gathering food and toy donations for their annual Hope for the Holidays food and toy giveaway to families in…

Mockup of Veteran's Haven shipping container shelter.

Veteran’s Haven New Container Home Project

October 3, 2023

Veteran’s Haven, a program of Family & Community Services, is set to begin construction on a container home project at the intersection of West Warren Avenue and Hillman Street before…

Lineup of purse prizes for charity bingo.

What Is Purse Bingo? About HIAH’s New Format

August 30, 2023

By now you may have heard that this year’s Hope in a Handbag, Safer Futures’ annual fundraiser, is mixing things up with a new bidding format. Previously, the fundraiser was…

Group at Ravenna church excitedly holds check for food pantry.

Center of Hope Receives Second $10,000 Donation from First Congregational Church of Ravenna

August 4, 2023

The donations have made a significant impact on the center, allowing it to continue meeting the growing demands of the community for food pantry assistance that have resulted from cuts in SNAP benefits and other financial difficulties.