Golf ball on tee with Someplace Safe logo in front.

Golf Outing to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence

August 4, 2023

Someplace Safe and Solace Center, located in Warren, Ohio, are hosting their first annual Golf Outing fundraiser to benefit the thousands of victims they serve each year who are impacted by domestic and intimate partner violence.

Hope in a Handbag: New Format and Venue!

August 3, 2023

Safer Futures' annual fundraiser will be hosted a few weeks earlier than in the past and is also showcasing both a new venue and bidding format for its purses.

Homeless shelter in Kent, Ohio.

Miller Community House: Say Hello to Our New Logo!

July 31, 2023

We’re excited to reveal Miller Community House’s new logo! As much as we loved our old logos, we wanted a visual identity that better reflected the values and practices of…

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer holds award.

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Receives Friends of Education Award

June 8, 2023

Clyde Adams, the recipient of the Friends of Education Award, has mentored over 320 children and volunteered 150 hours of her time at Willyard Elementary.

Hand on shoulder at an addiction support group with Root House logo.

Root House Recovery Facility Celebrates 10 Years

June 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.

Hudson Eagle Scout poses by hand-drawn food drive poster.

Eagle Scout Gives Back

April 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…

Volunteer comforting domestic violence victim.

DV Shelters Launching New Volunteer Training

April 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.

Filled food donation boxes.

Hunger Challenge 2023

March 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.

Volunteer mentor helping kid on bike.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Expands Its Impact to PA

March 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.

Newly renovated room for veterans.

Freedom House Renovations

February 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.