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  • Employment resources
    Whether you are a young person looking for a part-time job, a parent who is out of work or an individual with disabilities planning for independence, resources are available to help you navigate the job search.
    • Employment services: young adults

      Securing meaningful employment is key to achieving independence and financial freedom. For young adults starting out in Stark County, it can be helpful to get assistance from community employment programs. Taking advantage of job-seeking classes, skills training and job placement services will help increase the likelihood of getting a good, stable job. Find local resources that help prepare young people for employment success.

      • Re-entering the community
        Re-entering the community after jail time is no easy task. After being released, young people often struggle to find a place in society and require critical services and supports. They may benefit from programs to help rebuild family relationships, reintegrate into school and access public benefits, housing and employment.
        • Foster Children: Aging Out Resources

          Children who are part of the foster care system in Stark County will eventually reach the age of 18 and age out of the program. Just like anyone else, these young adults may have medical and mental health care needs. But unlike other young people, once they age out of foster care, they no longer have the same financial and emotional backing at home.

          Unfortunately, these young people rarely receive the emotional and behavioral health services they need because of a lack of insurance and family support.

          • Early Childhood (Ages 0 - 3)
          • Childhood (Ages 4 - 10)
          • Youth & Teens (Ages 11 - 17)
        • Foster & adoption: childhood

          Many Stark County community members choose to expand their families through fostering and adoption. For children who need a stable home, the permanent care of adoption or the temporary safe haven of fostering can help. Even if you are not sure if fostering or adoption is the right path for you, find information to help you learn about the options available.

          Most children who are eligible for adoption in Stark County are over the age of six and have experienced some level of trauma,

          • LGBTQ+ mental health
            Bullying, fear of rejection and the chronic stress associated with having a seemingly stigmatized identity can put significant strain on an LGBTQ+ teen’s mental health. In fact, research shows that LGBTQ+ youth have much higher levels of suicidal ideation than their heterosexual peers.
            • Youth & Teens (Ages 11 - 17)
          • Becoming resilient is a daily practice
            Resiliency daily practices and tips to help you build a strong foundation of character. Face life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.
            • Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

              Mental health is an important part of one’s overall wellbeing. Similar to physical health, early detection of mental health issues can be pivotal in ensuring more effective treatment, a speedy recovery and a better quality of life.  

              However, we must understand that while we can recognize signs of distress, the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues are a complex process best left to professionals. 

              Understanding the early warning signs of mental illness is not your chance to diagnose someone.

              • Improve Family Dialogs with StarkMHAR Conversation Cards

                Once your family is seated around the dinner table, the typical conversation starter is: “So, how was your day?”

                And the typical answer? “Fine.”

                Getting your child to say anything more can be a lot of work.

                But what if you stopped thinking of the child’s attitude as the problem, and started with the question? What if there were some truly interesting questions you could ask your family? And what if they were excited to think about them and answer?

                • Stories of Self-Advocacy
                  Watch these videos from Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities to find out how young people with disabilities are advocating for themselves.
                  • Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
                    6 Holistic Outlets to Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

                    More and more people are realizing how important our mental health is to our overall wellbeing. While traditional medical treatments play an integral role in maintaining good mental health, holistic mental health outlets provide a complementary approach. Though not a substitute for professional help, these outlets offer unique strategies to improve your mental and overall health

                    These alternative therapies for mental health range from free,

                    • 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.

                      • 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.

                        • Removing Barriers to Owning a Small Business

                          StarkFresh serves the people of Stark County through a variety of ways, all in the name of their mission: “Tackling the causes of hunger by creating realistic pathways out of poverty.” Many in the county know StarkFresh for its grocery store located in downtown Canton on Cherry Ave. NE or its mobile grocery market that travels throughout the area; though the programs offered through StarkFresh go past the scope of bringing food to people in need.

                          • 3 Reasons Why Nature is Good for Your Mental Health

                            During the pandemic, everyone seemed to realize the importance of getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. Think about how much lighter you feel after taking your dog for a walk. Or how energized your mind is after a hike in the woods. Or even consider the boost you get from a warm, sunshine-filled day. It should be no secret how nature helps our mental health.

                            Let’s explore just a few of the ways nature and mental health are connected.

                            • 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.

                              • 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,

                                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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                                Re-Entry Court

                                Providing transitional support for felony offenders as they return to society, including:

                                • Help with housing
                                • Employment services
                                • Anger management programs
                                • Sex offender treatment

                                Offer a yearlong program with four phases that begins during sentencing and continues throughout the transfer to a correctional facility, during incarceration and as the individual transitions back into the community.

                                201 Cleveland Ave. SW
                                Suite 105
                                Canton, OH 44702
                                Phone: (330) 451-7186
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                                A non-profit helping high risk youth and those coming out of criminal justice system.

                                412 Cole Ave. SW
                                North Canton, OH 44720
                                Phone: (330) 839-2078
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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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                                Vantage Aging

                                For nearly 50 years, VANTAGE Aging has promoted successful aging by providing programs to support the needs of older adults wishing to age in place and live independently with dignity.

                                Meals on Wheels and Home Wellness-  Health and wellness are important to the success of aging in place, and our Home Wellness Solutions and Meals on Wheels programs build on that concept by helping people remain at home by providing home-delivered meals, wellness checks,

                                2363 Nave Rd SE
                                Massillon, OH 44646
                                Main Line: 330-515-5605
                                Main Line: 330-515-5605
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                                Veteran’s Service Commission of Stark County

                                Provides VA Benefits Assistance, Financial Assistance, Medical Transportation, and Employment Resources to Stark County Veterans and their families.

                                2955 Wise Ave. NW
                                Canton, OH 44708
                                Phone: (330) 451-7457
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                                Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

                                Payments for medical services and lost wages resulting from injury, occupational illness and/or death during the course of employment.

                                339 E. Maple St.
                                Suite 200
                                North Canton, OH 44720
                                Phone: (330) 438-0638
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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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                                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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                                Greater Stark County Urban League

                                Helping Stark County residents to develop responsibility, independence and life skills through job readiness and re-entry services.

                                1400 Sherrick Rd. SE
                                Canton, OH 44707
                                Phone: (330) 754-1576
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                                Stark County Job & Family Services

                                Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437

                                Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.

                                • Cash assistance
                                • Food assistance
                                • Medicaid & Medical
                                • Non-emergency transportation – Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
                                • Child care services
                                • Work experience program –
                                221 3rd St. SE
                                Canton, OH 44702
                                Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
                                Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
                                Local: (330) 452-4661
                                TDD: (330) 451-8879
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                                Restore Addiction Recovery

                                Restore Addiction Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, and Clinically-Supported 12-month residential program for men struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Our services are free and no insurance is needed to join. While in our program, men receive individualized care, including but not limited to: 1-1 counseling, life coaching and life skills, job training and employment through our community work program, mentorship, financial coaching, healthy community, and more. Our goal is to prepare each man for life outside of our doors and have lasting freedom from addiction.

                                2650 Sanitarium Rd
                                Akron, OH 44312
                                Phone: (800) 357-8684
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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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                                Strengthening Stark

                                Strengthening Stark is a community-wide movement for our growing community. As part of their mission, they are dedicated to getting Stark County residents into better jobs and training through their Stark Career Connect program. Learn more at their website.

                                The Stark Jobs Platform site was created as a helpful tool for job hunters in the Stark County area. By breaking down employment opportunities by industry, location, and required qualifications, they hope to provide a comprehensive resource for those seeking jobs in Stark County.

                                400 3rd Street, SE, Ste. 302
                                Canton, OH 44702
                                Phone: (330) 453-5628
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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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                                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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                                YWCA Alliance

                                We improve Alliance area women’s lives, stand up for justice, and strengthen communities with a focus on three impact areas: equipping youth, economic stability and advancement and senior nutrition and health

                                Provides transitional housing for women, a clothing boutique, employment and transportation assistance, youth programs, and Meals on Wheels for the senior community

                                239 East Market St.
                                Alliance, OH 44601
                                Phone: (330) 823-1840
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                                Goodwill Industries

                                Local Goodwill organizations are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that create job training programs, employment placement and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items. The Ken Weber Community Campus has walk-in services available Tuesdays and Thursdays for community resource connections. For further information on what Goodwill has to offer, please call our main campus or visit our website.

                                Thrift Store Locations

                                Main Campus: (330) 454-9461
                                Main Campus: (330) 454-9461
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                                Massillon Museum

                                Massillon Museum is an art and history museum in downtown Massillon. Admission is always free. The Museum offers free or low-cost classes, workshops, and events for all ages. A Sensory Room is available for guests on the Museum’s Lower Level.

                                Massillon Museum is proud to be a member of Museums for All, offering reduced membership pricing and program discounts to those receiving SNAP benefits, and Blue Star Museums, offering membership and program discounts to active duty military personnel and their families.

                                121 Lincoln Way E
                                Massillon, OH 44646
                                Phone: (330) 833-4061
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