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Useful Information for County Residents

Children's Advantage
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Promotes the healthy development of children and families through quality behavioral and mental health services, community partnerships and advocacy.

Coleman Professional Services
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A day-time based program for older adults whose quality of life may be affected by isolation, physical or mental limitation, medical conditions, or memory loss. PASS services include: Meaningful therapeutic and social activities; nursing, bathing, and personal care services; and nutritious meals and snacks.

Community Legal Aid
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Provides free legal assistance to eligible low-income and elderly individuals and families in Northeast Ohio. Portage County residents can receive legal assistance from staff located in Ravenna and Akron from a region-wide legal hotline (open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday), and a network of community attorneys who volunteer their time.

DeWeese Health Center
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Community hospital serving the greater Portage County region. Provides general and mental health resources as well as treatment and rehabilitation programs.

Family and Community Services
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Provides intensive case management, counseling, and support in families’ homes in order to improve family functioning, increase self-sufficiency and address specific family preservation-related needs.

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County
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Funds counseling for children and adults who are victims of domestic violence and abuse as well as providing services for teens who get into trouble with alcohol and drugs. They also maintain funding efforts for substance abuse as well as a crisis hotline.

Portage County: Web Site
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Links to information and resources of Portage County. May provide links to mental and behavioral health resources.

    Department of Job and Family Services
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    Provides residents of Portage County an effective system of support services which enhance the individual and family's ability to maintain or achieve economic self-support and strengthen family relationships and improve the quality of life.

    Department of Senior Services
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    Provides socialization opportunities for all Portage County Senior Citizens without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or ancestry. The secondary mission of the Senior Services Center is to make the community aware of all of the current and future needs of older Americans. The Center also serves as a human link between appropriate services and the needs of the individual Senior citizen.

    Health Department
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    Protects the health, safety and well being of the citizens of the Portage County Combined General Health District, to promote health, to prevent disease, and to assure that all persons are provided a better quality of life and increased longevity.

Robinson Memorial Hospital
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Community hospital serving the greater Portage County region. Provides general and mental health resources as well as treatment and rehabilitation programs.

Townhall II
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Townhall II exists to promote health, wellness, and recovery of individuals and communities through prevention, education, advocacy, intervention, and treatment.

    Horizon House
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    A Women’s Halfway House Specializing in individualized alcohol and drug treatment for pregnant women, women with children, women of childbearing age and other women who meet the level of care.

United Way of Portage County
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A private sector way to coordinate the many human care challenges facing the Portage County community. United Way regularly researches human needs and assets, suggests strategies for improving results, and then invites others to give their time and money to help meet those goals.

 
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