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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.

          • 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.
            • 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.
              • 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.
                • 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.
                    • Early education resources

                      Early education programs provide learning opportunities for children, ages 0 to 5 years old. All early childhood education programming offered in Stark County is targeted to support children as they build a strong knowledge-based foundation.

                      The SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) program provides a kindergarten readiness advantage for families with preschool-age children (three- and four-year-olds).

                      • How students and families can find help for basic needs
                        Resources for basic needs are available for Stark County students during the school year. Watch this video to learn more.

                        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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                        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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                        Early Childhood Education Alliance

                        For nearly twenty years, the Early Childhood Education Alliance has been focused on providing quality early childhood experiences for children and families in Alliance, Ohio. Thanks to our partners, ECEA is able to connect families with resources and programs that ensure children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. ECEA believes it is important to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, and COLLABORATE because early experiences last a lifetime.

                        1490 Parkway Blvd
                        Alliance, OH 44601
                        Phone: (330) 829-1234 ext. 1941
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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

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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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                        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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                        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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                        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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                        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 Health Department

                        Ensuring the accessibility of health services to all Massillon residents:

                        611 Erie St S
                        Massillon, OH 44646
                        Phone: (330) 830-1710
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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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                        CommQuest Canton

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

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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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                        Make-A-Way Drop-In Center

                        Social, recreational and educational opportunities for people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.

                        227 3rd St.
                        Massillon, OH 44648
                        Phone: (330) 837-0650
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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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                        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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                        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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                        Hattie Larlham Constant Companions – North Canton

                        This day program for adults with disabilities offers social, educational, volunteer, and recreational activities.

                        1402 Boettler
                        Uniontown, OH 44685
                        Phone: (330) 899-9067
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                        Massillon AHEAD, Inc.

                        AHEAD Inc. is a non-profit organization supporting the social, emotional, and educational needs of families in the Massillon community.

                        1237 16th St NE
                        Massillon, OH 44646
                        Phone: (330) 830-3900 ext. 50221
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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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                        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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                        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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                        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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                        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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                        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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                        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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                        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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                        BeYoutiful Weirdo, LLC

                        Offers a variety of programming to meet the educational, social, emotional and recreational needs of young women 5-17 years of age, hosts an annual Princess Party. Learn more:

                        131 Tremont Ave SE
                        Massillon, OH 44646
                        Phone: (234) 804-6850
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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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                        ALS Care Project

                        If you, a loved one, or your ALS patient has been diagnosed with ALS, you may CONTACT US for information or assistance from anywhere in the USA or world. Nursing consultation includes assessment of patient problems; nursing recommendations; education on options for breathing and living; and referral to appropriate multidisciplinary healthcare providers for best management of care and patient outcomes.

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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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