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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.

      • Hard times: youth & teens

        When your family faces a job loss, medical issue or another significant financial setback, you might be shocked, confused and unsure where to turn. Fortunately, there are resources for young people and families who need emergency financial assistance in Stark County.

        • Resources for Parents

          Nothing prepares you for parenthood. Parenting has been called the ultimate long-term investment. It’s one of the most complex and challenging jobs you’ll face in your lifetime – and also the most rewarding. Find local resources to help you navigate parenthood in Stark County.

          • Hard times: young adults

            The transition to adulthood presents many new and often daunting challenges – from finding affordable housing to navigating the job search. If you find yourself struggling with the demands of bills, budgets and money management, don’t be discouraged. Community resources are available to support you toward a better financial future.

            • 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.
              • LGBTQ+: young adults

                Just like anyone else, LGBTQ+ teens undergo a variety of lifestyle changes on their path to adulthood. They face new challenges, from living independently and finding a job to evolving relationships. However, emerging LGBTQ+ adults often find that coming out and coming into their own is an additional source of stress. Learn about the local programs and services available to support these local young people as they develop new coping resources and strategies.

                • 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.
                  • 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),

                    • MentorStark Amplifies Mentoring in Stark County

                      It’s National Mentoring Month and there’s no better time to tell you how being a mentor changed my life! I have learned from the perspectives of young people. I have witnessed firsthand systemic racism and inequity. I have experienced the roadblocks that get in the way of accessing community resources. I have become a better listener and less judgmental. And I have seen how young people can lead the way, if given a voice and an opportunity.

                      • 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 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,

                          • Men’s Mental Health

                            Sometimes you might hear the terms mental wellness or mental health and think they mean the same thing. While they are connected, they actually mean two different things. What the difference?  Mental Wellness is your overall mental wellbeing, and everyone has it! Mental wellness is when people can recognize their abilities, cope with typical stress, work and function well.  In order to be mentally well, we have to take care of our minds just like we do the rest of our body.

                            • Navigating the Holidays and Mental Health

                              While the holidays are celebrated as “the happiest time of the year,” it doesn’t always feel that way. If you, or a loved one, is struggling, the holidays can be hard. If you’re feeling alone, know that there are places in Stark County where you can turn for support and help.

                              The Holidays and Mental Health

                              Struggles with mental health and the holidays can equal extra stress. Navigating the two at the same time can be difficult.

                              • 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.

                                • Being Kind to Others & Yourself Can Improve Your Mental Health
                                  Kindness is linked to mental health. And we sure could use more of it during the pandemic. Here are simple ways to add more kindness into your life.
                                  • Holiday (Christmas) Gifts for Families in Need
                                    Some local organizations provide assistance during the holiday season to help bring joy to harder times. View our list of those who can help.
                                    • 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.

                                      • Reflections, 2020-2021

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

                                        The stability and predictability that had structured our lives?

                                        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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                                        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 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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                                        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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                                        ICAN Housing

                                        Connecting people to housing, mental health services and community support in Stark County, Ohio.

                                        Need help? Click here for first steps.

                                        1214 Market Ave. N
                                        Canton, OH 44714
                                        Phone: (330) 455-9100
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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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                                        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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                                        Stark County Vet Center

                                        Offers various resources to Stark County veterans, including mental health services and job referrals when available.

                                        601 Cleveland Ave. NW
                                        Suite C
                                        Canton, OH 44702
                                        Phone: (330) 454-3120
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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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                                        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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                                        American Red Cross: Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter

                                        We help communities in Northern Ohio prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our local communities because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provide the following programs and services:

                                        • Disaster Services
                                        • Volunteer Services
                                        • Blood Donation Services
                                        • Lifesaving Skills Training
                                        • Military or Veterans Assistance (mental health counseling, emergency assistance and job services)
                                        • Home Fire Campaign
                                        408 9th St. SW
                                        Canton, OH 44707
                                        Phone: (330) 453-0146
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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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                                        United Way of Greater Stark County

                                        Offers an Auto Repair Program through a partnership with Department of Job & Family Services

                                        Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to help individuals file free tax returns

                                        401 Market Ave N
                                        Canton, OH 44702
                                        Phone: (330) 491-0445
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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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                                        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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                                        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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                                        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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                                        Alliance Family Health Center

                                        Connecting individuals with quality, affordable health care throughout Alliance. Services include

                                        • Primary Care (Monday-Wednesday 8am-8pm and Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm)
                                        • Women’s Health (Monday & Tuesday 8am-6pm, Wednesday 8am-8pm, Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm)
                                        • Naloxone Kits


                                        1401 South Arch Ave
                                        Suite A
                                        Alliance, OH 44601
                                        Phone: (330) 249-7011
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                                        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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                                        The Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center

                                        Licensed counselors treating and diagnosing mental health conditions.

                                        Support Groups: Contact for information about joining.

                                        • Men’s Sexual Addiction Recovery Group
                                          Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm
                                          ​This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor,
                                        1469 South Main St.
                                        North Canton, OH 44720
                                        Phone: (330) 499-3065
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                                        St Joseph Church/St Vincent DePaul Society

                                        Offers financial assistance for water, gas, and electricity bills to Alliance residents.

                                        Call and leave a message to make an appointment with a representative.

                                        427 E Broadway St
                                        Alliance, OH 44601
                                        Phone: 330-821-8834
                                        Phone: 330-821-8834
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                                        Alliance Catholic Worker Joshua Casteel House

                                        Free community meals

                                        830 S Freedom
                                        Alliance, OH 44601
                                        Phone: 330-823-6620
                                        Phone: 330-823-6620
                                        Hours: Mon-5:30pm, Tue, Wed & Thur-11:30am, 1st Friday of the month-5:30pm, 3rd Saturday of the month-11:30am & Sun-3:00pm
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