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: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
Trauma and grief-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and SITCAP services to reduce risk and increase childhood resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917

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)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233) Provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence in Stark County and surrounding communities
  • Emergency Protective Shelter
  • Outreach and Aftercare
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Transitional Housing
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Peer Support
 
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
Parenting & family support

Aultman Hospital

The largest hospital in Stark County. Emergency Room provides services for individuals with urgent health care concerns. Also a place for parents to safely and legally give their babies up. Aultman Serenity Program provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence. Including individuals that have experienced: abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault. Offer grief support groups, more details online here.
2600 6th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 452-9911
Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
Hours: 24/7

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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Help Me Grow-Home Visiting

Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based program offered at no cost to your family.  Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a compassionate approach that offers information and support during pregnancy, and empowers you as the parent with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of your child through the earliest years – a critical time of development.
WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED?
Pregnant women and families with young children.Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Once your family has been referred, you will be assigned a home visitor, who will provide caring support and reliable information on the topics that matter most to you about your pregnancy and child’s development. Whether it’s what you can do to strive for a healthy pregnancy; how to soothe your crying baby; how to manage sleep (yours included!); or how to deal with the stresses of parenting; your home visitor is there to help, listen to your concerns, and connect you to community resources based off of your needs. We invest in you to make your own decisions about what is best for you and your child.
BENEFITS OF HOME VISITING
Healthy birth outcomes - Pregnant women who participated in Home Visiting had 48 percent fewer low birth weight babies. Source.
Increasing children’s school readiness - Children who participated in Home Visiting scored 25 percent higher on first through third grade reading and math achievement tests. Source.
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