PMHA Collaborates with Local Partners

Nov 3, 2021

Community Partners Help PMHA Fulfill its Mission in Portage County

PMHA AND ITS PARTNERS STRENGTHEN PORTAGE COUNTY

They say it takes a village. That’s why PMHA collaborates with local Portage County agencies and community partners to fulfill the needs of our residents and program participants. Whether it’s a transportation need, educational assistance, or family support, Portage County has the resources our residents need to live safe, stable, and independent lives.

OUR COMMUNITY RESOURCES ARE READY TO SERVE​​

Imagine if you’re struggling with the everyday elements that many people take for granted: nourishing food, clean water, shelter, healthcare. Now imagine that you’ve finally got those fundamentals covered, but just barely. Then your car stops working or you don’t have enough food to make it through the end of the month. And you just want to be able to stay in school, feed your family, and keep working on holding your own.

The good news is we can make sure our housing programs participants get the help they need, right in Portage County. We’re fortunate to have a range of local agencies and community organizations ready to support. If a participant needs rent or utilities assistance, help writing their resume, or nutrition support for their children, we know where to send our participants to solve those problems.

In Portage County, there are many partner organizations that can keep our participants headed in the right trajectory. A few examples include:

COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL OF PORTAGE COUNTY (CAC)

The CAC operates thirty programs to assist economically disadvantaged Portage County families and individuals – including utility and rent assistance, home repair and weatherization, and other programs. Learn more at cacportage.net.

COMMUNITY LEGAL AID 

Community Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families in central northeast Ohio, including Portage County. Through Community Legal Aid, these individuals can overcome the chaos brought on by legal troubles. Learn more at communitylegalaid.org.

COLEMAN HEALTH SERVICES

Coleman Health Services is a nationally-recognized nonprofit offering comprehensive behavioral health, residential, employment and supportive services to the community. Learn more at colemanservices.org.

FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES (FCS)

Family & Community Services supports many services including food distribution, emergency housing services, veterans assistance, services for children, aid for domestic violence victims, and full clinical services. Learn more at fcsserves.org/

PORTAGE LEARNING CENTERS (PLC)

PLC is a nonprofit that administers the Head Start and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families. PLC also operates the federally funded Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs. Learn more at portagelearningcenters.com.

RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP) OF PORTAGE COUNTY

RSVP connects volunteers ages 55 and over with service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability. RSVP volunteers provide tutoring and mentoring services to PMHA’s Public Housing youth in the Homework Buddies Program. Learn more about RSVP at https://fcsserves.org/program/retired-senior-volunteer-program/.

Learn More: Get our list of Community Resources

PMHA IS PROUD TO BE PART OF PORTAGE

The future of Portage County is bright. PMHA and our partner organizations are ready to help our housing program participants have a stable place to call home that supports their life ambitions. Learn more about PMHA and its partners at PortageHousing.org.

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