Local Efforts


  • faithful servant care center

    A Christian-based health care organization with a commitment to providing quality urgent health care services to the uninsured in the Greater Akron area. Services are provided at no cost to the patient by professional, licensed physicians and clinicians.


    For more information, or to become involved contact Olivia Noland.



  • Miller Community House

    Miller Community House provides emergency shelter to Portage County adults and children in a housing crisis. Riverwood provides and shares meals with families staying at the Miller House. This is a great opportunity for families, life groups, or ministry groups to serve together. For more information or to become involved contact Olivia Noland.

  • international friendship connection

    A ministry of nine local churches, our mission is to reach out to International Students at local universities to provide comfort, hospitality, and kindness through of variety of services.


    Any questions on any of the ministries related to International Friendship Connection can be sent to Kathy Hayden.


    Volunteers reach out to students through these activities and services:

    • SHOPPING CARPOOL - Once a month shopping trips to local stores.
    • HOSPITALITY - Students are matched with Americans who include them in their family experiences and traditions (aka Host Families).
    • HOLIDAY PARTIES - Students experience American holidays and traditions through sponsored dinners and parties.
    • SIGHT SEEING - Niagara Falls, Hale Farm and Village, Amish Country, Cleveland’s Museums, canoe trips... All this and more!
    • CONVERSATION CORNERS - help students use and understand English.


  • The North Hill neighborhood is known as Akron’s “International District” as significant immigrant and refugee populations have settled in the area over the past few decades. Legacies of Success is a Christian Community Development Corporation created to help revitalize and stabilize the North Hill community by providing affordable housing and promoting home-ownership.  For more information or to become involved contact Olivia Noland.