Cash assistance

Is your family in need of financial support? Everyone faces difficult times at one point or another. Fortunately, there are many local organizations in Stark County committed to lifting up community members in times of hardship. If you need cash, food or medical assistance, reach out for help today.

What is cash assistance?

According to Stark County Job & Family Services, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) uses federal funding to support low-income families with monthly payments. Families can receive up to 36 months of cash assistance – which do not have to be consecutive – as they work their way toward self-sufficiency.

Help paying bills

Catholic Charities

Emergency rent and utility assistance for Stark County residents. Call for services between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
800 Market Ave. N
Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 491-0896
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm

CommQuest Services: Housing and Financial Assistance

Provides short-term financial assistance toward security deposits, rent (no mortgage) and/or utilities for households at risk of homelessness.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Domestic Violence Project: Financial Help

Financial support for victims of domestic violence. 
720 19th St NE
Canton, OH 44714
Hotline: (330) 453-7233

Goodwill Community Campus: Utilities

Crisis funds to help pay for utilities.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: 1 (800) 942-3577
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ohio Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Short-term help for gas and electric heating bills. 
1370 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-1850
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Ohio Works First

Monthly payments for low-income families with minor children at home.
Apply now: 1 (866) 244-0071
TDD: (330) 451-8879
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Salvation Army in Alliance

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities.
57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5188
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Canton

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities. Call at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Massillon

Emergency assistance, meal programs and help with utilities.
315 6th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-6473
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stark County Community Action Agency

Offers employment services, financial support and career counseling to the Stark County community.
1366 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-1676
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Help for homeowners

Hammer and Nails Inc.

Affordable home and property repairs.
907 11th St. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 453-6277

JRC Home Modifications

Quality home renovations and repair services for residents of Stark County. 
1731 Grace Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-3873

Stark County Housing Rehabilitation

HUD funds for one-time electric, plumbing, roof, window, furnace, siding, flooring or wall repairs.  
201 3rd St. NE
Suite 201
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7399