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  • Are you in crisis?

    If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text one of the hotlines below. Counselors and intake specialists are available to offer free, confidential support whenever you need it.

    In emergency situations, dial 911 and request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer.
    • Immediate assistance

      If you or someone you know is in crisis, it is important to seek help immediately. No matter if you’re struggling with depression, substance use, relationship problems or family turmoil, free and confidential support is available. You are not alone and talking to someone could help save a life.

      • Important phone numbers & textline
        Whether you are struggling with substance use, domestic or gang violence or negative peer influence, free and confidential support is available 24 hours a day. It’s important to know you’re not alone and the right treatment could be just a conversation away.
        • Crisis text line & bullying resources
          Bullying is a serious problem and should be addressed immediately. Remember, if a crime has been committed or if someone is in immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, here are some important next steps, resources and options to consider.
          • Suicide warning signs

            To raise awareness and help save the lives of those thinking about suicide, it is important to understand and recognize the warning signs. Suicide is preventable, and we all play an important role. Learn how to identify the signs, start a dialogue and take action.

            • Hotline to report abuse or neglect
              If you suspect childhood abuse or neglect, don’t wait to reach out. When it comes to children in crisis, every minute can be crucial in preventing an episode of abuse. Whether you have a concern about mental, emotional or physical cruelty, call the hotline today.
              • Reporting domestic violence
                While reporting domestic violence can be scary and difficult, it may very well save a life. If and when you do decide to contact officials, it is important that you are as prepared as possible. Stark Help Central has gathered the following information to help guide you through the process of speaking with law enforcement and crisis resources.
                • Domestic violence: youth & teens

                  Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of children have been exposed to domestic violence by the age of 17. Witnessing violence can have long-term impacts on these adolescents, putting them at higher risk for substance use, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and even further domestic violence. Find resources to help prevent violence in the home and support young people experiencing domestic violence in Stark County.

                  • Safety plans
                    For individuals in Stark County who are planning to leave or have recently left a violent relationship, a safety plan is a helpful tool.
                    • Sexual abuse & rape crisis services

                      According to RAINN, every 98 seconds, someone experiences sexual assault. This could include actions such as harassment, rape or sexual violence. For a young person who has suffered sexual abuse, the effects can be long lasting, leading to physical, emotional and psychological harm. Find rape crisis services and sexual abuse support groups available in Stark County.

                      • Childhood rape crisis services

                        Unfortunately, childhood rape is not a rare occurrence and is often carried out by a trusted loved one. This can cause deep shame and emotional turmoil, preventing a child from speaking out against the abuse. Find local resources where you can report suspicions of childhood rape and find support resources for kids in crisis.

                        • If someone you love is at risk

                          We all have an important role in the mission to end suicide. If you suspect someone you love is at risk, contact law enforcement, a national hotline or a mental health provider right away. Taking action could help prevent a tragedy and save a life. Reach out today for free, confidential guidance and support.

                          • Overdose prevention & treatment

                            Opioid use is a growing concern in Stark County. For the past several years, opioid overdose has been the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio. According to the Ohio Department of Health, 37 percent of unintentional overdose deaths are caused by prescription painkillers.

                            Opiates and opioids are similar, highly addictive drugs. Opiates, including heroin, morphine and codeine are made from the opium poppy plant. Opioids is a broader term that includes opiates and synthetic opioids such as prescription painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone,

                            • Suicide prevention: youth & teens

                              Learn what you can do to support your friends, family and classmates who are hurting. Suicide is a leading cause of death for adolescents ages 10 to 24 and an unfortunate reality in our community. Together, we can help prevent teen suicide.

                              • Nonviolent crisis intervention training

                                Students with developmental disabilities are often disciplined by removing them from the learning environment – such as through suspension or expulsion. Nonviolent crisis intervention training works to keep all students in the classroom using positive behavior supports and other preventative measures. Contact your local school district to learn more about nonviolent crisis intervention training.

                                • Cash Assistance

                                  Is your family in need of financial support? Everyone faces difficult times at one point or another. Fortunately, there are many local organizations in Stark County committed to lifting up community members in times of hardship. If you need cash, food or medical assistance, reach out for help today.

                                  • 2-1-1 Helpline Transitions Resources to

                                    In 2023, 2-1-1, Stark County’s helpline, transitioned to 

                                    Closing the Stark County information system and online database—that was run by United Way of Greater Stark County—and moving resources to helps streamline the process for community members looking for resources and information.  

                           can help you find community resources available to you and your family. The searchable community resource website is supported by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR),

                                    • Emergency shelters

                                      If you are going through a housing crisis or find yourself homeless, emergency shelter is available throughout Stark County. Various organizations offer overnight sleeping accommodations and temporary shelter.

                                      Contact a location below or call the Stark County Homeless Hotline at (330) 452-4363.

                                      • Opiate Resources

                                        In recent years, heroin use has been on the rise across the nation, throughout Ohio and in Stark County. According to Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), 1,444 members of our community were treated for opiate use in 2016 – nearly six times the number treated 10 years earlier. Find resources and programs to help raise awareness, educate the community and combat this growing epidemic.

                                        If you or someone you know is in crisis,
                                        • Mental Health Awareness Month Tips: 4 Ways to Participate

                                          Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May in the United States. It’s a time to recognize that our mental health is part of our overall health, fight stigmas surrounding mental health issues, learn about various issues and policies, and more. Whether or not you are personally dealing with a mental health issue, it is important to find ways to participate in Mental Health Awareness Month.

                                          Here are four Mental Health Awareness Month tips so you can participate and support those around you.

                                          • Holiday Gifts for Families in Need 2022
                                            Families looking for help with 2021 holiday gifts can turn to several groups in the Stark County area.
                                            • Mental Health Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

                                              This year, we’ve faced a pandemic unlike anything in our lifetimes. As we get closer to a vaccine for coronavirus, many people in Stark County are still feeling the stressful effects. Fortunately, the stress response is normal during a crisis.

                                              Are you looking for ways to manage feelings of stress and anxiety? Here are some common questions we have received related to mental health, coping with COVID-19 in the community,

                                              • March 1st is Self Injury Awareness Day

                                                The UK organization LifeSIGNS started dedicating March 1st as Self Injury Awareness Day in 2002. Now, 20 years later, it is a national awareness day for many countries, including the U.S. Self-injury goes by other names, including self-harm and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and encompasses a large range of actions that one takes to cope with extreme emotion, release tension from these emotions, or take back a perceived loss of control. While teens tend to be the most likely to self-injure,

                                                • The Importance of Getting an Opioid Overdose Kit

                                                  As the opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio continued to grow, the Stark County Opiate & Addiction Task Force was created in 2011 to help educate the community and provide necessary resources on opioids. In 2014, Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) was created by the Ohio Health Department to bring together educational and naloxone distribution programs during the opioid epidemic. In order to prevent opioid overdose and to further harm reduction strategies, these organizations provide free overdose kits for anyone in Ohio who wants one.

                                                  • Most Common Misconceptions About Mental Health
                                                    Mental Health Assumptions: Fact or Fiction?

                                                    Despite all the information available about anxiety, depression, addiction and other mental health issues, many misconceptions persist.

                                                    Mental health misconceptions can be dangerous when they keep people from getting the treatment they need. Let’s talk about mental health issues and learn to separate fact from fiction. What are some common misconceptions about mental health?

                                                    Fact: Mental Health Issues Are Actually Quite Common

                                                    Mental health issues are uncommon,

                                                    • Telehealth is here!
                                                      Whether you are new to professional mental health support or have been in treatment before, telethealth is here to help.
                                                      • Where to Find Food and Meals for Thanksgiving

                                                        For some families struggling with poverty and hunger, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday.  If you are dealing with food insecurity, need help with the expense of purchasing the needed ingredients for a special meal or are struggling with high medical bills, low wages, housing needs or other issues, we have gathered some valuable resources below.

                                                        Stark Help wants to help ensure everyone can enjoy the holiday, especially children.

                                                        Food pantries/resources

                                                        Ongoing assistance can be found via food pantries,

                                                        • Reflections, 2020-2021

                                                          Do you roll your eyes when you hear the words ‘self care’? Yeah, me too, and we are hearing it now more often than ever. For 20 years much of our community’s training emphasis has been on understanding both the devastation of trauma and the healing power of Resilience. Who knew that, unknowingly, we were preparing ourselves for 2020 – when our entire world would
                                                          experience a collective and ongoing traumatic pandemic.

                                                          The stability and predictability that had structured our lives?

                                                          Crisis Hotline

                                                          24/7 Phone #’s
                                                          National: 988 or 800-273-TALK(8255)
                                                          Hotline: 330-452-6000
                                                          Textline: 741741

                                                          Stark County Mobile Response Team offers free assistance from professionals trained in crisis intervention, information and referral to provide behavioral health services wherever you are, anytime of day or night.

                                                          Hotline: (330) 452-6000
                                                          Hotline: (330) 452-6000
                                                          Textline: Text 4hope to 741741
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                                                          Coleman Crisis Services

                                                          If you need immediate help, or are experiencing a mental health crisis, professional and confidential consultation is available

                                                          Walk-in Clinic: 24/7 Crisis Services

                                                          Call-in Clinic: 24/7 Crisis Services

                                                          2421 13th Street NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44708
                                                          24/7 Phone: (330) 452-6000
                                                          24/7 Phone: (330) 452-6000
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                                                          COMPASS Rape Crisis

                                                          24/7 Confidential Hotline: 330-452-1111

                                                          Mental health, counseling, and case management services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault

                                                          Confidential Hotline
                                                          Hospital Advocacy
                                                          Justice System Advocacy

                                                          408 9th St. SW
                                                          Canton, OH 44707
                                                          24/7 Phone: (330) 452-1111
                                                          24/7 Phone: (330) 452-1111
                                                          Hours: 24/7
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                                                          Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter

                                                          Emergency shelter for men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

                                                          Hotline: (330) 823-7223
                                                          Hotline: (330) 823-7223
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                                                          Military & Veterans Crisis Line

                                                          Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255, press 1
                                                          Text: 838255
                                                          Text: 838255
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                                                          Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

                                                          24-hour Crisis Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

                                                          Provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence in Stark County and surrounding communities

                                                          • Emergency Protective Shelter
                                                          • Outreach and Aftercare
                                                          • Legal Advocacy
                                                          • Transitional Housing
                                                          • Medical Advocacy
                                                          • Peer Support


                                                          Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)
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                                                          Crisis Intervention Team Officers (CIT)

                                                          Officers trained in proven and effective communication techniques to help reduce violence and ensure successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations. Please ask for a CIT officer when calling.

                                                          Phone: (330) 588-2204, ext. 2135
                                                          Emergency: 911
                                                          Emergency: 911
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                                                          National Runaway Safeline

                                                          Counselors are available 24 hours a day to support runaways, homeless youth and teens in crisis.

                                                          Hotline: 1 (800) 786-2929
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                                                          Aultman Serenity Program

                                                          Anyone – at any time can be impacted by violence. Aultman Serenity Program provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence. Including individuals that have experienced: abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault.

                                                          26000 Sixth Street SW
                                                          Canton, OH , OH 44710
                                                          Phone: (330) 363-6203
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                                                          CommQuest Alliance

                                                          CommQuest Alliance Outpatient

                                                          Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis

                                                          1207 West State St.
                                                          Suites F & M
                                                          Alliance, OH 44601
                                                          Phone: (330) 821-8407
                                                          Fax: (330) 821-8506
                                                          Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
                                                          Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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                                                          Stark County Community Action Agency

                                                          Emergency HEAP Appointment Line: 330-617-1055
                                                          Summer & Winter Crisis

                                                          Offers employment services, financial support and career counseling to the Stark County community.

                                                          Head Start
                                                          HWAP (Home Weatherization)
                                                          Community Action Pathways HUB
                                                          Work Force Development

                                                          1366 Market Ave. N
                                                          Canton, OH 44714
                                                          Phone: (330) 454-1676
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                                                          Coleman Health Services – Alliance

                                                          Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay

                                                          Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services

                                                          Walk-in Clinic:

                                                          Mon- Fri 11am – 12pm

                                                          1410 West State St.
                                                          Alliance, OH 44601
                                                          Phone: (330) 823-6932
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                                                          Coleman Health Services – Canton

                                                          Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay

                                                          Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services

                                                          Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm

                                                          400 Tuscarawas St. W
                                                          Suite 200
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          Phone: (330) 438-2400
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