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  • Education: childhood

    Education helps to set the foundation for a successful life, so it is important for every child in Stark County to learn in a quality, supportive environment. You have options when deciding where and how your child will be educated, and there are many community programs available to help you along the way. Find out what you can do today to help your child thrive tomorrow.

    • Education: youth & teens

      Adolescents and teenagers are at a critical time in their educational journeys. From this point forward, their behavior and academic performance will have a lasting impact on their long-term success. Students at this age establish learning behaviors, studying patterns and goals for their futures. They may also face social or emotional challenges that require more attention and support. Find helpful adolescent education programs and resources for students in school as well as the community members who are influential to their success.

      • Education opportunities: young adults

        After school, it is important for students to look forward to what’s next. Whether they pursue a career, enroll in college or enlist in the armed services, young people have options in choosing their path toward adulthood. Some of these opportunities will require a high school diploma, others may demand a background of skills or training. Either way, emerging adults should have a plan for the future, so they are set up for long-term success.

        • Education resources

          Education resources are available to support the behavior, emotional wellbeing and academic performance of children throughout Stark County. Find programs and services dedicated to providing a strong educational foundation for local students of all ages and abilities.

          • Access to education

            Homeless and runaway youth may struggle with academic and behavioral problems at school. They are more prone to high expulsion and suspension rates and less likely to complete high school. Plus, without proper education, opportunities to obtain meaningful employment are limited. Learn what local support services and resources are available to help young people complete their education and prepare for success in adulthood.

            • Stark County Educational Service Center Provides Schools with Helpful Resources
              The Stark County Educational Service Center provides schools with helpful resources that support student educational, health and emotional needs.
              • High school equivalence
                Nontraditional students who have not received a high school diploma can pursue similar credit through a High School Equivalence Test (HiSET), Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) or General Equivalency Development (GED) program. These courses allow students to apply for jobs or pursue a college degree that would otherwise require a high school diploma.
                • North Canton Students Use Business to Inspire Positivity in and Outside of the Classroom
                  A group of students from Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio, started You Choose, a Junior Achievement business to promote positivity.
                  • Stark County CARE Teams cover basic needs so students can focus on academics
                    Together, these professionals brainstorm ideas for ways to support children so they can do their best while they’re at school.
                    • Special education services
                      Every child with developmental disabilities has a right to receive a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment possible. Learn how school districts across Stark Country are supporting students with functional needs through a variety of educational programs and services.
                      • Gifted education

                        Children are identified as gifted when they demonstrate cognitive, creative or leadership ability that is significantly above average for their age. In Stark County, schools provide tailored curriculum and programming to help support and challenge these gifted students. Find more information about gifted education in Stark County.

                        • 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),

                          • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: A mother and son’s 20-year journey
                            I teach about people with disabilities and how Stark DD helps more than 3,900 people, including my son, living in Stark County. Read our story.
                            • Importance of Safe Places and Caring Relationships for Our LGBTQ+ Young People

                              In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, let us take a moment to learn more about what we can do in our personal and professional lives to create safe spaces and caring relationships for our LGBTQ youth (and adults).

                              Far too many LGBTQ+ youth do not feel safe and accepted or feel a sense of pride in themselves.  In fact, LGBTQ+ youth experience bullying, parental rejection, depression, and thoughts of suicide at significantly higher rates then their heterosexual peers.

                              GiGi’s Playhouse Canton – Down Syndrome Achievement Center

                              GiGi’s Playhouse Canton is fulfilling the dream of the Down syndrome community of having a location where individuals with Down syndrome of all ages have a place to call their own, where they feel safe and can explore their abilities through proven programs with support and celebration. Parents no longer feel the anxiety of finding a place where their loved one will be unconditionally accepted and offered opportunity to become their best of all.

                              Each participant will grow with the programs at their own pace and interact with their peers in an environment of celebration and achievement. 

                              4061 Bradley Circle NW
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 493-9114
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                              Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

                              Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio mails kids one free book each month until his or her 5th birthday. Any child in Ohio between birth and age 5 is eligible for the program, which is available at no cost to families.

                              Stark Library sponsors this program in Stark County.

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                              Stark Education Partnership

                              Improvement and innovation services to provide all students with access to quality education and careers.

                              400 Market Ave. N
                              Suite B
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 452-0829
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                              YWCA Canton

                              Provides emergency shelter to the homeless and tools to help them get back on their feet and become self-sufficient

                              Also provides early care and education services to children that enhance their development and prepare them to be successful as they transition to kindergarten

                              To be placed in housing you must first register with the homeless hotline by calling 330-452-4363

                              231 6th St. NE
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 453-7644
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                              Ohio Coalition for the Education Of Children with Disabilities

                              The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them.

                              Phone: (740) 382-5452
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                              Dementia Education and Support Group

                              For individuals with a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia.

                              Villa Maria, 122 East College St.
                              Alliance, OH 44601
                              Phone: (800) 768-6447
                              Hours: Thursdays – 7 p.m.
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                              The Ken Weber Community Campus At Goodwill

                              Located in downtown Canton, the Campus is home to Goodwill offices and 20 other non-profit organizations that share collaborative outreach to the community and find efficiencies through shared space and services.

                              408 9th St. SW
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
                              Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
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                              Community Building Partnership

                              Community Building Partnership of Stark County, Inc. is Stark County’s community development intermediary and is committed to restoring the health and prosperity of Stark County neighborhoods.

                              Healthy Neighborhoods: 

                              City of Canton Down Payment Assistance

                              Aultman Core Asset Area Down Payment Assistance

                              Neighborhood Leaders

                              Housing Counseling: 

                              Financial Fitness

                              Home Buyer Workshop

                              400 Market Ave N
                              Suite 400
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Office: 330-458-0962
                              Office: 330-458-0962
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                              OhioMeansJobs Stark County

                              Northeastern Ohio’s premier workforce development and training centers that connects job seekers with employers by providing numerous resources in a single location

                              Serving Stark County employers and job seekers with access to all community partner programs, education, training, counseling and employment opportunities.


                              822 30th St. NW
                              Canton, OH 44709
                              Phone: (330) 433-9675
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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)
                              Work Force Development

                              1366 Market Ave. N
                              Canton, OH 44714
                              Phone: (330) 454-1676
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                              CommQuest Canton

                              Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center

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                              Providing counseling, support, advocacy, and education with a focus on prevention and treatment in the home, community, office, or telehealth.

                              Additional Program:
                              The Prevent Relapse Occurrence Team with Enhanced Case management and Treatment (Protect) works with juveniles who have shown sexual behavior problems who are not incarcerated or are returning to the community following separation. PROTECT services are designed to work specifically with individuals who have been identified as participating in “sexting” behavior or other minor-related sexual behavioral issues.

                              4579 Everhard Rd NW
                              Suite A
                              North Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (440) 260-6466
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                              Massillon City School District

                              Career Technical Education – Helping students to develop professional skills and experience to prepare them for future employment:

                              • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
                              • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
                              • Skills USA
                              • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
                              • Educators Rising
                              • Junior Achievement
                              930 17th St. NE
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: (330) 830-3900
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                              Stark State College

                              Education options for adults in Stark County.

                              Kids’ College: An education-based summer program designed to stimulate creativity and provide unique learning opportunities on a college campus.

                              Massage Therapy Clinic: Free once-a-month therapeutic massages offered to veterans through the Hands for Heroes program.

                              6200 Frank Ave. NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 494-6170
                              Massage Therapy Clinic: (330) 494-6170, ext. 4725
                              Massage Therapy Clinic: (330) 494-6170, ext. 4725
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                              Kids Link

                              Individualized education program for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

                              899 Frost Rd.
                              Streetsboro, OH 44241
                              Phone: (330) 963-8600
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                              Down Syndrome Support Network of Stark County

                              Support, advocacy, education and resources for families of children with Down syndrome.

                              P.O. Box 1246, 2020 East Maple St. NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 361-0587
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                              Stark Community Foundation

                              Building a strong community through economic development, education and strong neighborhoods.

                              400 Market Ave. N
                              Suite 200
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 454-3426
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                              La Leche League of Canton

                              Breastfeeding support group offering mother-to-mother encouragement, information and education.

                              St. Michael's Church, 3430 St. Michael's Blvd. NW
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 495-8992
                              Hours: First Friday of the month – 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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                              North American Indian Cultural Center

                              Employment, education and training opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans in Ohio.

                              111 West Ave.
                              Tallmadge, OH 44278
                              Phone: (330) 724-1280
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                              JRC Learning Center

                              Early child care services for children whose parents are working to further their educations.

                              2213 14th St. NE
                              Canton, OH 44705
                              Phone: (330)-454-3471
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                              Music education, nurturing and training for youth who come from low-income, high-risk backgrounds.

                              1014 Cleveland Ave. NW
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 546-7724
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                              Not For Sale Ohio

                              Not For Sale is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing human trafficking and providing education to bring awareness to this modern-day tragedy.

                              P.O. Box 2344
                              North Canton, OH 44720
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                              Rebecca Stallman Southgate School

                              School districts may refer students with intense needs to this separate public education facility for students ages 5 to 22.

                              3057 Cleveland Ave. SW
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Phone: 330-484-2547
                              Phone: 330-484-2547
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                              Stark County Educational Service Center

                              Coordinating education, leadership and professional services throughout Stark County. Visit the Stark County ESC website for more information.

                              6057 Strip Avenue NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 492-8136
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                              Troop & Family Assistance Center Specialist

                              Offers resources and links to veteran programs for jobs, education, health care, legal and financial services. Contact Jennifer Perez, Contractor.

                              Office: 614-336-4310
                              Office: 614-336-4310
                              Mobile: 614-257-7936
                              Mobile: 614-257-7936
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                              Partners Against Trafficking of Humans Stark County

                              Volunteers working together to raise awareness, education and advocacy to protect and serve local victims of human trafficking. Learn more on Facebook.

                              800 Market Ave. N
                              Suite 1150
                              Canton, OH 44702
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                              Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

                              Helping to support Ohioans with disabilities as they achieve quality employment and independence:

                              • Customized employment plans
                              • Education
                              • Social Security disability determination
                              816 30th St. NW
                              Canton, OH 44709
                              Phone: (330) 438-0500
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                              YMCA of Central Stark County

                              Health, education and financial support services to help build strong foundations and strengthen our community. View all local YMCA locations.

                              4700 Dressler Rd NW
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 491-9622
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                              Planned Parenthood: Canton Health Center

                              High-quality, affordable health care and education services:

                              • LGBTQ+ services
                              • Men’s health
                              • STD testing, treatment and vaccination
                              • Women’s health
                              2663 Cleveland Ave. NW
                              Canton, OH 44709
                              Phone: (330) 456-7191
                              Fax: (330) 456-9679
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                              Massillon Health Department

                              Ensuring the accessibility of health services to all Massillon residents:

                              • Preventing communicable diseases
                              • Reducing pollution
                              • Health education programs
                              • Pest control
                              611 Erie St S
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: (330) 830-1710
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                              The Arc of Ohio: Northeast Region

                              The Arc of Ohio is the voice of people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends of people with disabilities, and those who work with them. The Arc of Ohio is a grassroots organization which advocates for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with developmental disabilities through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter supports, and family involvement. The Arc of Ohio can help with IEPs, getting services as well as support for inclusive education and LREs and waiver services for families.
                              1401 South Main St
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (234) 571-5689
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                              McKinney-Vento Homeless Resources for Awareness

                              Grant funding and local liaisons helping to ensure that all children – including those who are homeless – have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education.

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                              Formerly Foundations

                              Promoting recovery through peer support, education, advocacy and networking.

                              Peer ran Respite Unit is based on short-term, in-house stay for those struggling with mental health and addiction recovery issues.

                              Free(no insurance necessary or accepted)

                              Also offers classes in person or via zoom with a possible $45.00 Walmart card stipend for attending 20 classes.

                              Additional locations:

                              227 Third St. SE,

                              116 Cleveland Avenue NW
                              Suite 200
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 454-2888
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                              The Pregnancy & Parenting Center

                              Accurate, up-to-date information and pregnancy support:

                              • Pregnancy testing
                              • Limited ultrasound
                              • STD testing
                              • First prenatal visit
                              • Community referrals
                              • Education and resources
                              • Post-abortion counseling
                              • Support Groups
                              4500 22nd St. NW
                              Canton, OH 44708
                              Call: (330) 455-7500
                              Text: (330) 961-1772
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                              Alliance Pregnancy Center

                              These confidential, cost-free services include:

                              • Abortion Information
                              • Adoption Agency Referrals
                              • Adoption Information
                              • Maternity & Infant Supplies
                              • Medical Referrals
                              • Parenting Education
                              • Post-Abortion Support
                              • Pregnancy Options Information
                              • Pregnancy Tests
                              • STD/STI Information
                              • Support for Men
                              • Ultrasound (Onsite)*
                              75 Glamorgan St.
                              Suite 102
                              Alliance, OH 44601
                              Phone: (330) 821-7283
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                              Catholic Charities

                              Emergency rent and utility assistance for Stark County residents: call Monday – Friday between 9 and 10 a.m.

                              Through tangible assistance and other essential services, Catholic Charities affirms human dignity, meets basic human needs, strengthens families, builds communities, and empowers others to transform their lives.

                              800 Market Ave. N
                              Suite 1150
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 491-0896
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                              Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

                              The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:

                              • Child care information and referrals
                              • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten readiness program
                              • Professional development resources for educators
                              • Home and group-based learning opportunities
                              • Developmental screenings and community resource connections
                              • Car seat help

                              Find a list of child care programs in Stark County here. 

                              1718 Cleveland Ave. NW
                              Canton, OH 44703
                              Phone: (330) 491-3272
                              Phone: 1-877-691-8521
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                              Canton City School District

                              Offers Adult Career & Technical Education – learn more at

                              FREE Classes at Aspire of Stark County:

                              • Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
                              • Improve English (ESOL-English for Speakers of Other Languages)
                              • Prepare for pre-employment testing
                              • Study for entrance exams
                              • Brush up on skills for success in college or training programs
                              • Improve your current job skills
                              • Help your children with homework
                              • Gain personal enrichment and satisfaction
                              305 McKinley Ave. NW
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 438-2500
                              Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
                              Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
                              ASPIRE: (330) 438-2559
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                              Stark County Health Department

                              Serves the public health needs of more than 250,000 people in Stark County:

                              7235 Whipple Ave. NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 493-9904
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                              Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities

                              A Major Unusual Incident (MUI) is an event that negatively impacts the health, safety or wellbeing of an individual with developmental disabilities. If you or someone you know is experiencing a major unusual incident, call the 24-hour hotline to report the event.

                              MUI Hotline: 330-477-4477

                              The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities exists to connect individuals and families with the services they need for health, safety, education and a high quality of life.

                              2950 Whipple Ave. NW
                              Canton, OH 44708
                              Phone: (330) 477-5200
                              Intake: (330) 479-3582
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                              Community Action Pathways HUB

                              Are you or someone you know pregnant and could benefit from being connected to community services and support? If so, then you have the opportunity to take advantage of this program. The HUB utilizes Community Health Workers that assist in decision making during pregnancy. They link you to services in the community that can help you and your baby.

                              Do you need…

                              • A ride to your doctor’s appointment?
                              • Baby items like a crib or diapers?
                              Phone: (330) 454-1676 x 153
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                              Early Explorers Educational Child Care

                              Supporting children, ages birth to 12, with hands-on activities necessary to strengthen social, emotional, physical and kinesthetic development.

                              3775 Wales Ave. NW
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: (330) 481-4097
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