When families are dealing with a financial crisis, children are impacted whether we realize it or not. Most everyone in Stark County experiences the practical and emotional impacts of money troubles at one point or another, and it can be helpful to open up an honest dialogue with the entire household about the challenges. Talking about hardships could help children cope and even bring families closer.
Although financial challenges affect everyone, they can still take a major toll when they hit close to home. Whether you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to pay medical bills or facing expensive repairs, it’s important to remember you are not alone and resources are available. Find organizations dedicated to helping families get through tough times together.
Navigating life’s challenges is difficult enough. We’re here to make finding help for basic needs simple. Learn how to apply for cash, food and/or medical assistance and get started today. Cases are processed in the order they are received, so it is important to start the process as soon as possible.Read more
Looking for help, but not sure where to turn? At Stark Help Central, we have a vision for the future of Stark County where every child, parent, friend and neighbor has the resources to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Find local organizations dedicated to lifting up local families in times of need.Read more
Tough times happen. It’s how we respond to them that matters. For young people who find themselves falling behind or choosing between paying rent, utilities, food or medical bills, it may be time to reach out for assistance. Discover local programs committed to helping Stark County residents make progress toward financial security.Read more
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.Read more
If you or someone you know is in need of clothing assistance in Stark County, there is a network of community resources you can turn to for support. Whether you need baby, back-to-school, professional or everyday clothing, clothing resources are available here at home.Read more
Unfortunately, one in four children in Stark County is not sure where their next meal will come from. Find local organizations dedicated to providing access to food and nutrition for youth of all ages. Whether you are looking for a local hot meal program or need help applying for public food assistance, resources are available.Read more
Can't afford an attorney? The justice system in Stark County is structured so that legal support is available, regardless of financial barriers. Find local financial legal assistance resources for low-income individuals who need help protecting their rights without the pricey legal fees.Read more
For young people in Stark County, homelessness can impact their lives at any age. Whether they are leaving foster care, juvenile detention facilities or difficult family situations, every child deserves a safe and stable place to call home. Reach out today for help finding affordable housing.Read more Emergency
All residents should have access to safe and effective health care, regardless of age or income. If you are a teen, young adult or the parent of a young child, affordable, quality care is within your reach. Get the medical, dental, prescription or mental health coverage you need for a happy and healthy tomorrow.Read more
For many Stark County residents, public transportation services are essential for their basic needs, including trips to work and medical appointments. Fortunately, transportation resources are available to support low-income individuals as well as those with permanent disabilities. Find local routes and contact information for public transportation providers near you.Read more