Developmental disabilities & mental health

Young people with developmental disabilities are at a much higher risk for also experiencing mental health challenges. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for these children, teens and young adults to get the support they need. They may have trouble communicating their symptoms and behaviors are often falsely attributed to their disabilities. As a result, co-occurring conditions can cause significant strain on parents and guardians who may not know the best ways to seek treatment for their loved ones.

Fortunately, with so many services available for individuals with dual diagnoses in Stark County, there are countless places to turn for help. Read below to learn about the resources, programs and organizations helping to support local young people who require services for both developmental disabilities and mental health.

Alliance resources

Alliance Area Rape Crisis Program: CommQuest

Free resource for survivors of sexual violence and their families.
1207 West State St.
Suite M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone : (330) 821-7273 (RAPE)

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

Coleman Behavioral Health: Alliance Office

Evidence-based mental health and substance use recovery services to promote resiliency and healing.
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

CommQuest Services: Alliance

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Canton resources

4KidHelp

Promoting family strength and resiliency throughout Stark County:
  • Psychiatry services
  • Medication management
4368 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-1300

Barbara Fordyce, PhD. & Associates

Comprehensive psychological services for children, transitional youth and adults.
3722 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 101
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 492-2006

Canton Community KidSummit Against Drugs

Prevention services promoting abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (AToD).
1227 Gross Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 453-1155

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

Children’s Network of Stark County

Helping to investigate and prosecute crimes against children.
213 Market Ave. N
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-1700

Coleman Professional Services

Crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care and employment services.
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COMPASS Rape Crisis

Mental health counseling services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 452-1111
Hours: 24/7

Deliverance House: CommQuest

Non-medical residential program for adult women with moderate substance use and mental health needs.
1711 Spring Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-6800

Encompass Christian Counseling at One Center for Leadership

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
901 Tuscarawas St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: 330-966-1620

Encompass Christian Counseling at Perry Christian Church

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
139 Perry Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 330-966-1620

Foundations

Promoting recovery through peer support, education, advocacy and networking. Respite care at Foundations is based on short-term, in-house stay for those struggling with mental health and addiction recovery issues.
116 Cleveland Avenue NW
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 454-2888
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Heart Transactions Counseling Services, LLC

Supporting children, transitional youth and adults with mental health and general counseling services.
2026 Fulton Rd. NW
Suite C
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 451-2060

New Day Counseling & Psychiatric Services, Inc.

Counseling and outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, teens and adults.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 606
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 305-9696
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Ohio MENTOR & IFCS

Foster care and mental health services for young people with emotional, behavioral and other complex challenges.
4942 Higbee Ave NW
Suite C & D
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 491-4331
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Ohio Guidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy and education with a focus on prevention and treatment.
401 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (440) 234-2006
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Pathway Caring for Children

Helping families to build trusting and lasting relationships for a lifetime:
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
Pathway provides short-term relief (hourly, daily, or overnight) in a foster home or community setting for adoptive families who have a child with special needs. They also offer special workshops and training, support groups, and connection to resources for adoptive parents.
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553

Psychological & Family Consultants, Inc.

Counseling services for depression, anxiety, stress, family difficulties and more.
4572 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-4220

Restoring Hope Counseling Services

Supporting Stark County families with quality mental health services in a friendly and welcoming environment.
1435 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 861-2444
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Richard A. George

Professional counseling services for children, adolescents and adults in Stark County.
3118 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 492-9913

SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

Community-based support services for Ohio families:
  • Adoption services
  • Behavioral health
  • Family preservation
  • Older youth services
  • Therapeutic foster care
6279 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-1668

Stark County Family Council

Wraparound services for youth and families who have complex, multi-system needs. Visit their website for more information.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136

Stark County Job & Family Services

For help with the foster system, emancipation, employment, independent living skills, basic needs referrals and more. Visit the Stark JFS website for more information.
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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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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Stark Community Support Network

Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.
1221 Harrisburg Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-2260

Summit Psychological Associates: Downtown Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
832 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 330-493-2554
Fax: (234) 360-3426

Summit Psychological Associates: North Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 701
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-2554

Thrive Counseling Services

Youth counseling for children as young as 8 years old.
4119 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite B
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 703-6578
Hartville resources

Kessler Psychological Services

Services for grief, trauma, LGBTQ+ support, stress management and general mental health.
311 South Prospect Ave.
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 877-2093
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Massillon resources

Encompass Christian Counseling East

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
7317 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 966-1620
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CommQuest Services: Massillon

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
130 1st St. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 833-0234
Fax: (330) 837-7705

Make-A-Way Drop-In Center

Social, recreational and educational opportunities for people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
227 3rd St.
Massillon, OH 44648
Phone: (330) 837-0650
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Wilson Hall: CommQuest

Non-medical, residential treatment program for adult men with substance use dependencies.
1680 Nave Rd. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-8740
Hours: Thursdays – 8 p.m.
Minerva resources

CommQuest Services: Minerva

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
620 East Lincoln Way
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-3401
Fax: (330) 868-3402
North Canton resources

Aria LG Counseling and Wellness Center

Licensed counseling services for North Canton women and families.
1303 West Maple St.
Suite 102
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-371-0529

Building Blocks Counseling Center

Mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
7300 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 1
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2390

Family Care Counseling Center

A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.
1303 W Maple St
#103
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-8677

Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center

Mental health counseling and referrals available at the Walsh University campus.
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 490-7248

Encompass Christian Counseling at First Christian Church

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
6900 Market Ave.
North Canton , OH 44721
Phone: 330-345-7949

The Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center

Licensed counselors treating and diagnosing mental health conditions.
1469 South Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-3065
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My Moment, LLC

Counseling and art therapy for Stark County residents of all ages.
452 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 316-9606

North Canton Therapy Works

Counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families in North Canton.
1206 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2688

Sky Witness Healing Arts

Mental health and psychiatric care in North Canton.
452 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 510-4921

The Relationship Center

Family and relationship counseling for individuals, couples and families.
7023 Mears Gate Dr. NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-2452

Vista Psychological & Counseling Centre, LLC

Affordable health care for adults, children and families.
1201 South Main St.
Suite 100
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 244-8782
Information & referrals

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance