Emergency shelters

If you are going through a housing crisis or find yourself homeless, emergency shelter is available throughout Stark County. Various organizations offer overnight sleeping accommodations and temporary shelter.

Contact a location below or call the Stark County Homeless Hotline at (330) 452-4363.

Stark County shelters

Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter

Emergency shelter for men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Hotline: (330) 823-7223

Alliance for Children & Families

Emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing (referrals through Homeless Hotline) for individuals and families.
624 Scranton Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-6332
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Commquest Family Living Center

A homeless shelter for families and single women located in Massillon
412 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: 330-833-8516

Domestic Violence Project: Shelter

Temporary emergency shelter for individuals fleeing violence and abuse in Canton and Massillon.
720 19th St NE
Canton, OH 44714
Hotline: (330) 453-7233

Refuge of Hope Men’s Shelter

Emergency shelter for men (referrals through Homeless Hotline).
715 Second St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 453-1785
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Salvation Army in Alliance

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities.
57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5188
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Canton

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities. Call at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Massillon

Emergency assistance, meal programs and help with utilities.
315 6th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-6473
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

YWCA Alliance: Housing

Up to three years of low-cost housing for women 18 years and older.
239 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-1840

YWCA Canton: Housing

Emergency shelter, housing placement assistance and permanent supportive housing (referrals through Homeless Hotline). 
231 6th St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-7644
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Bridges

Bridges is a voluntary program for young adults in the foster care system who are ages 18, 19 or 20. It provides guidance and support during the transition to adulthood for individuals who are in school, working or have a qualifying medical condition.
Phone: (614) 656-6328

Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio

Helping families experience stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.
1400 Raff Rd. SW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 915-5888
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 12:00 pm

ICAN Housing

Housing referrals and rent subsidies for families, single individuals, veterans and those with disabilities.
1214 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 455-9100

Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

Subsidized housing and social services for residents of Stark County. 
400 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 454-8051

United Way of Greater Stark County

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

CommQuest Services: Housing and Financial Assistance

Provides short-term financial assistance toward security deposits, rent (no mortgage) and/or utilities for households at risk of homelessness.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Homeless Outreach Team

1738 Tuscarawas St. E.
Canton, OH 44707
Local: (330) 754-4687

Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County

HCCSC is committed to ending homeless in Stark County.
408 Ninth St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Local: (330) 451-6550
Stark County Homeless Hotline: (330) 452-4363
Stark County Homeless Hotline: (330) 452-4363

McKinney-Vento Homeless Resources for Awareness

Grant funding and local liaisons helping to ensure that all children - including those who are homeless – have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education.

National Runaway Safeline

Counselors are available 24 hours a day to support runaways, homeless youth and teens in crisis.
Hotline: 1 (800) 786-2929

United Way of Greater Stark County

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