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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 assistance

      In Stark County, publicly-funded employment services are available to local job seekers who meet set income requirements. Support is also offered for employers and small businesses to help offset hiring costs, so they can expand their workforce with eligible employees. Learn about available community-based work programs and find out if you qualify today.

      • 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.

        • Career counseling
          In the search for fulfilling work, it’s not uncommon for young adults to be uncertain about how to find career options that match their skills and interests. Learn about local employment resources that help young people in Stark County through every step of the process.
          • Employment & developmental disabilities
            Young adults with developmental disabilities possess a range of skills, talents and capabilities that benefit the workplace. However, many of these individuals fear being turned away from suitable employment, simply because of their disability. Learn about local employment services that offer career guidance, training and job placement to people with disabilities.
            • Employment opportunities for military and veterans
              Members of the armed services offer great value to the workforce. Yet many transitioning to civilian life may need support to find a job. If you’re a veteran who needs direction, taking advantage of local skills training and job placement programs can prepare you for rewarding a career.
              • Military education services
                The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers military and veterans access to various educational assistance programs that are aligned with their career interests and goals. They can choose to pursue a college degree via the GI Bill, enroll in online correspondence courses or explore on-the-job training options.
                • 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.
                  • School support resources
                    In order for a student to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential, it is important that they receive support, not just at home, but also in school. Learn about the programs and services available for students in Stark County.
                    • 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.
                        • 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.
                            • 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.

                              • 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.

                                • 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
                                        201 Cleveland Ave. SW
                                        Suite 105
                                        Canton, OH 44702
                                        Phone: (330) 451-7186
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                                        Vantage Aging

                                        VANTAGE assists older adults with the challenges associated with wanting to remain in their own home as they age.

                                        We offer assistance to people so they can age with dignity and give peace of mind to family members.

                                        Meals on Wheels

                                        Home Wellness

                                        Senior Community Service Employment Program (employment)

                                        408 9th St SW
                                        Ste 1630
                                        Canton, OH 44707
                                        Main Line: 330-515-5605
                                        Main Line: 330-515-5605
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                                        Subsidized Employment Program (SEP)

                                        Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.

                                        Stark County Job & Family Services, 221 3rd St. SE
                                        Canton, OH 44702
                                        Phone: (330) 451-8469
                                        Phone: (330) 451-8454
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                                        Equal Employment Opportunities Commission

                                        Protecting individuals from discrimination at work based on age, gender, disability, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation.

                                        218 Cleveland Ave. SW
                                        Canton, OH 44702
                                        Phone: 330-438-4307
                                        Phone: 330-438-4307
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                                        Re-Entry Program

                                        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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                                        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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                                        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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                                        Right Path for Fathers Partnership Program

                                        Helps fathers overcome barriers to employment to make consistent, dependable child support payments.

                                        122 Cleveland Ave. N
                                        Canton, OH 44702
                                        Phone:: 330-451-8930
                                        Phone:: 330-451-8930
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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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                                        Adult Career & Technical Education

                                        Personal and professional development skills to support adult learners as they obtain industry credentials for career employment in high-demand occupations.

                                        2800 – 13th St SW
                                        Canton, OH 44710
                                        Phone: 330-438-2556
                                        Phone: 330-438-2556
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                                        Alliance Career Center

                                        Supporting students with skills and experience to prepare them for employment in their desired career fields through technical training, continued education and career guidance.

                                        500 Glamorgan St.
                                        Alliance, OH 44601
                                        Phone: (330) 829-2267
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                                        Stark Jobs Platform

                                        This 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. View the website here.

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                                        Massillon City Schools 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
                                        1 Paul E. Brown Dr. SE
                                        Massillon, OH 44646
                                        Phone: (330) 830-3901, ext. 50206
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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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                                        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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                                        Goodwill Community Campus

                                        On the Ken Weber Community Campus

                                        Employment, education and family strengthening services

                                        408 9th St. SW
                                        Canton, OH 44707
                                        Local: (330) 994-1443
                                        Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
                                        Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
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                                        Challenger’s British Soccer Camp

                                        Unique opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in our own community.


                                        2782 Diamond St. NE
                                        Canton, OH 44721
                                        Phone: (800) 878-2167, ext. 280
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                                        Ohio’s PRC Program

                                        Ohio’s Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program provides work support, and other services, to help low-income parents overcome immediate barriers to employment. It is funded through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Those receiving assistance from other public assistance programs also may be eligible for PRC services. To find out what your county offers and to see if you might be eligible, contact your county department of job and family services.

                                        Ohio Works First Directory

                                        Stark County PRC Program Plan


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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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                                        CommQuest Canton

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

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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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