Financial support: developmental disabilities

People with developmental disabilities face unique challenges as they strive to build independent and fulfilling lives. If you or someone you know has a qualifying disability, there are many assistance programs and services available to help you support yourself financially. Learn about your options to help along your journey toward financial stability.

Health, safety & social services

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 - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
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 Transitional Housing Employed women live in safe, low-cost transitional housing and get connected to resources and support services Career & Fashion Boutique Offers gently used women’s clothing at a low cost per item

405 S Linden Ave Alliance, OH 44601 Door #2 (back of building)

330-823-1840 ext. 103 Monday: 9:30 - 2:30 Tuesday: 12:00 - 5:00 Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00 Thursday: 12:00 - 5:00 Friday: 9:00 - 12:00 Saturday: 1st and last of the month 10:00 - 1:00 Employment and Transportation Assistance We have resources that might be able to help. Give us a call at 330-823-1840, Monday – Thursday 9:00AM-5:00PM to set-up an appointment Empowering Youth
  • Summer Explorers – grades 2-5 free 8-week summer enrichment program
  • Sparkles – in collaboration with the Quota Club, recognizes elementary children nominated by their teachers
  • Navigators Afterschool – grades 6-8 afterschool program
  • The Leadership Ladder
  • Teens in Action – former Navigators in grades 9-12 supplement Navigator staff
  • Summer Activity Aides – grades 6-12 assist with Summer Explorers program
College Scholarships
  • YWCA Memorial Scholarship - awarded annually to a graduating senior girl from the Alliance, Marlington, Sebring, West Branch, or St. Thomas Aquinas school district
  • YWCA Geography Bee Scholarship - YWCA sponsors a Geo Bee Club and awards college scholarships to qualifying winners of the annual Bee. To prepare for the Bee, youth in grades 6-8 join the Navigators afterschool Geo Bee Club so that they can prepare to compete in the annual National Geographic competition. Senior Nutrition and Health
Meals on Wheels Plus For more information, call 330-823-1840 Monday – Thursday 9AM-5PM
239 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-1840

YWCA Canton

Provides emergency shelter to the homeless and tools to help them get back on their feet and become self-sufficient Also provides early care and education services to children that enhance their development and prepare them to be successful as they transition to kindergarten To be placed in housing you must first register with the homeless hotline by calling 330-452-4363 Early Childhood Learning Center Quality care and education to children ages 6 weeks to 11 years 330-453-7644 Early Head Start Provides year-round child care for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years (including those with disabilities) whose families are homeless and/or live below the poverty line Partnership with THRIVE To support and promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. We have a Community Health Worker on-site as an integral member of our team to educate and provide support to our clients. Housing Services To be placed in housing you must first register with the homeless hotline by calling 330-452-4363
  • Emergency Shelter for Women and Children - shelter for up to 90 days
  • Permanent Supportive Housing - low barrier affordable housing for disabled, chronically homeless persons paired with support services
  • Stark Area Rapid Re-Housing - program to connect eligible households with permanent housing quickly – short-term financial assistance and supportive services
231 6th St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-7644
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Employment & income

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 Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

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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Ohio Department of Disabilities

Start a search for waiver-funded service providers offering transportation, housing, day services and more.

The Ken Weber Community Campus At Goodwill

408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
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