Emerald Transportation with Family & Community Services, Inc. offers safe, reliable, quality service to ambulatory and non-emergency wheelchair-bound clients. We provide wheelchair transportation to and from many different locations, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, worksites and day programming, private residences without steps, rehabilitation centers, retirement centers, and chemotherapy treatments.
The Medication Access Program (MAP) provides assistance to qualifying persons of any age who are experiencing financial hardship and difficulty with paying for their medications. Our committed staff and volunteers will help clients identify their eligibility and which medications may be obtained for free or at a low cost.
Safer Futures is the only shelter and resource center providing support, information, and advocacy to those affected by intimate partner violence in Portage County. We provide shelter services through a safe, confidential, supportive location for victims and children fleeing domestic violence. Over the years, our services have grown to include support groups, transitional housing, and outreach advocacy. In addition, we have Domestic Violence Specialists who are available 24/7 to answer confidential phone calls through our telephone support services.
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) recruits individuals 55 and better to volunteer as tutors, mentors, and role models to young people with exceptional and special needs (i.e. learning disabilities, language barriers, or those who are abused or neglected) at schools and community centers. They also help students with socio-emotional development to improve self-confidence, combat bullying, develop social skills, and improve overall mental well-being.
AmeriCorps Seniors Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) seeks to connect folks 55 and better to volunteer service opportunities by highlighting their lifetime of experiences. Using their time and talents, our volunteers give back to our community and make a positive difference in the lives of others.
AmeriCorps VISTA – Volunteers In Service To America – is a national service program that works to eliminate poverty. Members commit to one year of service at a non-profit or government agency to support community efforts to overcome poverty and develop initiatives that enable people to become self-sufficient and secure.
The Portage County Senior Center offers social and recreational activities, as well as daily lunches, to all Portage County senior citizens ages 50 and better. Weekly activities include bingo, exercise class, card games, dominoes, art class, and tai chi.
Someplace Safe is the exclusive provider of comprehensive services, including shelter and advocacy, for anyone experiencing or having experienced domestic violence in Trumbull County. We provide advocacy, education, supportive services, emergency 24-hour crisis intervention, and shelter to aid families.
Early Intervention is a statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents and caregivers who feel their infant or toddler may be behind others their age or have concerns their child should be walking, talking, or meeting other milestones they have not yet met. Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts.
Safe Path allows survivors of domestic violence and their children to pursue safe and healthy lives by providing safe, transitional housing. Through our secure building, there are 11 two-bedroom units available at a subsidized cost. There is also a case management office on-site to help participants increase safety, self-sufficiency, and self-empowerment through rebuilding lives and obtaining permanent housing.