Greenleaf Family Center depends on financial support from donors like you to provide vital services which contribute to a thriving community.
Help us save the lives of infants and their mothers in the Mothers and Babies First Program, which supports healthy pregnancies and first birthdays through access to prenatal care and safe sleep practices.
Help us tackle risky behavior head on! Greenleaf’s Prevention programs target appropriate decision-making behavior in youth and strive to prevent suicide and substance use in middle school and high school students across Summit County.
Our Behavioral Health services move people from substance use to recovery and work to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. We continue to grow our substance use programs to meet the needs of individuals and families impacted by the opiate epidemic sweeping through our community.
Greenleaf Family Center is focused on families, moving low-income parents from poverty to work in partnership with Job and Family Services, by providing Parent Advocates for families raising children who have mental health, developmental disabilities, or learning disabilities to become empowered advocates for their children, and by offering Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting to promote positive parenting and prevent abuse and neglect.
Greenleaf Family Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) family service organization that has served communities since 1912. Beginning as the Charity Organization Society of Akron, Greenleaf opened under the auspices of Goodyear founder F. A. Seiberling and Firestone founder Harvey Firestone. The original mission of over 100 years ago continues today as Greenleaf Family Center endeavors to strengthen families in our community through counseling, education, and support.
Greenleaf Family Center serves nearly 10,000 individuals annually. Services include Individual, Family and Group Counseling, Tri-County Employee Assistance Program, Educational Programs, Community Services for & of the Deaf, At-Risk Youth, as well as, School-Based Programming.
The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMHAS) as an outpatient mental health facility, as well as, licensed to operate an Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program, and is a member of the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers.
Greenleaf’s programs are available for all residents of Summit County, with the majority in the Greater Akron Area. Community Services for & of the Deaf are available to any deaf or hard of hearing person and their families in Summit, Portage, Medina, Wayne and Holmes counties. Although our services are available to all residents, the majority of the clientele are of lower socioeconomic status.
GFC believes that individuals and families are best served in a collaborative and client focused service environment that focuses on strengths and reciprocity. Client engagement is the foundation on which services are provided at GFC.