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Parent Resource Center

Didn't find the resource you were looking for? Let us know so that we can direct you to the right place!

Ohio Department of Health

The Help Me Grow program is designed to ensure Ohio’s children receive a healthy birth and the resources to warrant a healthy and productive start in life.

Portage Department of Job and Family Services

Apply for child care assistance

705 Oakwood Street

Ravenna, OH 44266


Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Children and Families:  The ACF is a federal agency that funds state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, childcare, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

Healthy Child

This informative Web site features hundreds of reliable, in-depth articles, resources, and quality information about natural, holistic parenting plus carefully selected natural, non-toxic products for keeping your children safe and healthy.

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2-1-1 Portage

2-1-1 Portage provides free and confidential information and referral. Just dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Family and Community

In time of need, people turn to Family & Community Services (F&CS). As one of the largest social service agencies in Northeast Ohio, F&CS has spent the past 70 years helping individuals of all ages. From providing life’s basic needs to counseling and mentoring services, F&CS has touched the lives of countless individuals.


National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC administers an accreditation system to improve the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children. Its Web site provides information for families concerning early childhood development and childcare issues.

Portage County Libraries

Reed Memorial Library

167 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH 44266


Portage County Law Library

241 South Chestnut Street, Ravenna, OH 



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Maplewood Career Center

Interested in getting your GED or taking adult courses in Childcare, Business, Cooking, Art and Music and more? Maplewood offers a wide variety of classes for adults.


Portage Park District

Looking to embrace the beauty of the outdoors? Portage Parks offers a variety of educational activities, outdoor adventures, races and walks, and numerous other events throughout each season.


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Portage County Health Department

705 Oakwood St., 2nd floor
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Ph: 330-296-9919  Fax: 330-297-3597


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Food Banks:

Akron\Canton Regional Food Bank

350 Opportunity Parkway

Akron, OH 44307


Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509


Help with Basic Needs:

Next Step Program



GED Opportunities:

Maplewood Career Center

7075 St. Rt. 88

Ravenna, OH 44266



National Parent Helpline:


CPR Certification:

Red Cross

501 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44303



University Hospital

6847 North Chestnut Street, Ravenna, OH 44266

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