When a parent or caregiver fails to provide the basic needs for a child to grow up happy and healthy, it can cause serious long-term effects. For healthy development, children need food, clothing, safety, shelter and emotional support, especially during the early years of their lives. Find local resources dedicated to protecting children in Stark County from child neglect.
If you suspect child neglect, it is important to call the hotline and report the abuse right away. Referral specialists are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.