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addition to services provided by the Portage Workforce Connection
one-stop partner agencies, the Portage County United Way's
"FIRST CALL FOR HELP" provides information and referral
services to link individuals and families with needed health and
social services such as day care, medical care, housing and
services for older adults.
who are working or in school can apply for help to pay for their
child care in the county where they live by contacting the county
department of jobs and family services (CDJFS). You must choose a
licensed child care center, school latchkey program, Head Start,
or a home provider (relative or non relative) or in-home aide that
is certified by the (CDJFS) in order to get help. You will still
be required to pay for part of your child care, called a fee or
co-payment. The amount you pay is based on your income, family
size and how many children that you have in child care. You may be
eligible for help to pay for your child care if you receive cash
from Ohio Works First (OWF) (formerly called ADC or welfare), if
you no longer receive OWF cash assistance or if you never received
OWF, but your income is low. Click the links below for more
information and assistance.
Health Related Services
Professional Services, headquartered in Kent, Ohio, is a
private, not-for-profit behavioral health organization providing
the least restrictive, most effective means of treatment for
mental health, addiction recovery and personal growth issues for
senior citizens, adults, adolescents and children.
Hattie Larlham Foundation,
is a private, non-profit agency serving children and young adults
with profound mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Established in 1961, the Foundation has expanded from its
residential main campus in Mantua, Ohio to provide community care
throughout the northeast corner of the state.
PMHA provides rental housing assistance to low-income families,
seniors and the disabled through two HUD programs - Section 8 and
Public Housing. The Section 8 program serves 1,200 low-income
households in rental apartments and houses, by paying a portion of
the rent to the private landlord, on behalf of the eligible tenant.
In addition, PMHA owns
and manages 305 rental units for rent to low-income households at
rent levels affordable to the tenant. PMHA maintains a waiting list
for rental assistance, as assistance can only be provided when a
current participant leaves the program.
The wait for assistance
is from 18 to 24 months. Applications are taken at the office from
8:45 until 4:30, Monday through Thursday, or at other times by
appointment. PMHA does not offer any emergency housing
Metropolitan Housing Authority
Contact: Fred Zawilinski
2832 State Route 59
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: (330) 297-1489 FAX: (330) 297-6295
Web Site: www.portagehousing.org
Area Transportation Authority (PARTA)
Provides bus service to selected routes throughout Portage County.
Visit their web site or call for routes and schedules. Phone: Toll
free: 1-800-673-1BUS(1287), or Local: (330)678-1BUS(1287)
Offices & Garage
2000 Summit Rd., Kent, OH 44240
United Way 211 Portage
Contact: Erin Dunbar
122 N. Prospect St.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: 330-297-4636 or 800-411-8929
Web Site: www.uwportage.org
Health Care Related Links
Portage County Health Department
Akron General Medical Center
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Cleveland Health Museum
Summa Health-Akron General and St. Thomas Hospital
Ohio Mental Health Department
Ohio Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Department
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March 24, 2010