Mission: 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.
Programs: Counseling department: the counseling programs offer a large array of services to help families and individuals attain optimum mental health functioning, including individual psychotherapy, group counseling, and psychiatric services. Through the fast track program, multi-systemic therapy, and family solutions in-home behavioral health counseling and case management services, assistance is given in family stabilization. Iop treatment is offered through the on track to recovery program (ottr) for individuals struggling with addiction issues. The ottr program also offers a recovery house for the men in the program who are struggling with housing that will support their sobriety as well. F&cs has several diversion programs: driver intervention program for offenders with first-time ovi's; think about your future is for adult offenders charged with under-aged drinking; and bic 60 works with 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 groups 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. F&cs also has the root house program, a 10-bed recovery house for man; and parc, a 23-bed recovery house for women. 3,015 clients and their families were served through all of these programs in fy17. Valley counseling services (vcs), located in warren, 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. Vcs is certified to provide both mental health and substance use disorder services by the ohio department of mental health and addiction services. During fy17, vcs provided services to approximately 6,000 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 creating walk-in clinics and by strategically locating services within schools, the local children's services board, the juvenile and family courty systems, the local domestic violence shelter, and miltiple child daycare centers.
the family adoption consultants program consists of foster care and adoption programs that serve on a daily basis families and children, ages 0-18 years of age, in ohio and throughout the state of michigan. During fiscal year 2017 approximately 310 children (and their families) were serviced for foster care purposes and approximately 165 children for adoption purposes.