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Family And Community Services Of Portage County, Inc.

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705 Oakwood Street Suite 221 Ravenna OH 44226 USA


Family and community services, inc. Seeks to strengthen and empower individuals and families through a broad continuum of community-based services that meet the needs and values of the community. The agency is guided by individual dignity, service, excellence, accountability, volunteerism and the belief in the solidarity of the human family.


Valley counseling services (vcs) - located in warren, vcs is a community behavioral health provider primarily serving the residents of trumbull county, and extending services to the residents of portage, mahoning, columbiana and ashtabula counties. Valley counseling services is certified to provide both mental health and drug and alcohol services by the ohio department of mental health and addiction services. During fy2014, vcs provided services to approximately 5,500 children, adolescents, and adults through various programs and service lines at their three locations. Some of the services provided are diagnostic assessment, individual and group counseling, individual and group case management, crisis intervention, and medication management. Vcs continues to increase accessibility to services by strategically locating services within schools, the local children's services board, the juvenile and family court systems, the local domestic violence shelter, and multiple child daycare centers.

counseling department - fcs division, we offer a large array of services to help families and individuals attain optimum mental health functioning. We offer individual psychotherapy, group counseling, and psychiatric services. Through our fast track program and family solutions in-home behavioral health counseling and case management services we assist in family stabilization. We offer iop treatment through our on track to recovery program (ottr) for individuals struggling with addiction issues. The ottr program also offers a 3/4 sober house for men who are involved in the ottr program who are struggling with housing that will support their sobriety as well. We offer several diversion programs, driver intervention program for offenders with first time ovi's, think about your future for adult offenders charged with under aged drinking, and bic 60 for first time marijuana offenders. Participants in these programs engage in drug and alcohol education through individual and group sessions, pay court costs and engage in community service as their sentence for their offenses. Safer solutions and peaceful solutions are treatment groups of clients with domestic violence issues. Participants engage in group and can be referred to individual sessions as well if needed. Parenting towards solutions is a parenting program that teaches non-violent, nurturing parenting techniques to participants. Group and individual sessions are offered for this program as well. We served 2178 clients and their families through our programs in fy 2013-2014

retired and senior volunteer program - this senior corps program (funded thru the corporation for national and community service) recruits and places individuals age 55 and older in meaningful volunteer positions to address important community needs. In fy 2014, 512 volunteers served 68,569 hours in local and national agencies. Senior companion program - this senior corps program, through the corporation for national and community service, senior volunteers, ages 55 and better, provide companion services to other seniors in need and respite services to caregivers. Fy 2014, 46 volunteers provided companionship and respite services for a total of 42,549 hours of service in portage, summit and stark counties. Foster grandparent program - this senior corps program, through the corporation for national and community service, connects volunteers age 55 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs. Fy 2014 saw 105 volunteers mentor, support, and help some of the most vulnerable children in mahoning, montgomery, portage, stark, dayton, and trumbull counties. They served 97,915 hours.

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