Family & Community Services Inc.
RSVP New 2012 Relinquishment Funds Competition
Family & Community Services, Inc. (F&CS) is a private non-profit social service agency headquartered in Ravenna, Ohio in Portage County. Since 1941, the mission of F&CS has been to support, 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 a commitment to individual dignity, service excellence, accountability, volunteerism and belief in the solidarity of the human family.
For this proposal F&CS is requesting $272,000 in funding for 800 volunteers. The economic climate today sees individuals and families in the F&CS service area needing more assistance with meeting basic needs (i.e. medications or food) and local non-profits trying to do more with even less resources (staff, funding, etc). Therefore, F&CS is actively structuring all current and future work plans around CNCS's Focus Areas; specifically, Healthy Futures, Economic Opportunity, Education and assisting Veterans and military families. Current service categories include but are not limited to companionship, tax consulting, food distribution, health education and hospice. Through research-based methods, the project's anticipated outcomes will be to increase the service capacity of partnering agencies to strengthen local communities and to empower local citizens to identify, access and utilize local resources.