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Where to find food and meals for Thanksgiving

September 14, 2021 3:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For some families who are struggling with poverty and hunger, Thanksgiving can be a bittersweet holiday. Food insecurity can make it difficult to obtain the needed ingredients for a special meal, as can financial difficulties, high medical bills, low wages, and lack of transportation.

But it’s still possible to make the holiday a special time with loved ones.

Stark Help Central.com wants to help ensure everyone can enjoy the holiday, especially children,


Improve Family Dialogs with StarkMHAR Conversation Cards

July 26, 2021 9:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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?


Mental Health Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

December 21, 2020 4:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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,