Early childhood physical abuse

When a baby is abused, it can have severe consequences including developmental issues, brain damage or even death. Actions such as shaking, hitting and non-accidental head injuries (NAHI) are all forms of early childhood physical abuse. If you are concerned that an infant, toddler or young child may be suffering from physical abuse, reach out for help, advice and support.

Child safety & support

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health

Services to reduce risk factors and increase resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 330-433-6075

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/ Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Representing the rights and interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Stark County.
110 Central Plz. S
Suite 436
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7914
Crisis & emergencies

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

DVPI provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence.
Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

Secret Safe Place for Newborns: Mercy Medical Center ER

Confidential emergency shelter and medical care within three days of birth.
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330)-489-1000

United Way of Greater Stark County

Parenting & family support

Aultman Emergency Department

For parents who want to safely and legally give their babies up.
2600 6th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 363-6203

Goodwill Community Campus

Employment, education and family strengthening services.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Local: (330) 994-1443
Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
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Help Me Grow

Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480

Parents Anonymous

Self-help group encouraging parents to make lasting, effective, positive changes in their lives.
142 Arlington Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 445-1061