Sexual Health and Pregnancy/STI Prevention

If you are unsure about the family planning methods available to you and want to learn more about your options, you are not alone. Find local resources, programs and community organizations providing reproductive health services for individuals and couples in Stark County.

Family planning resources

Alliance Pregnancy Center

These confidential, cost-free services include:
  • Abortion Information
  • Adoption Agency Referrals
  • Adoption Information
  • Maternity & Infant Supplies
  • Medical Referrals
  • Parenting Education
  • Post-Abortion Support
  • Pregnancy Options Information
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • STD/STI Information
  • Support for Men
  • Ultrasound (Onsite)*
75 Glamorgan St.
Suite 102
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-7283

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

Loving Choice

Providing free, confidential help and guidance to parents considering placing their child for adoption.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 994-1451

Planned Parenthood: Canton Health Center

High-quality, affordable health care and education services:
  • LGBTQ+ services
  • Men’s health
  • STD testing, treatment and vaccination
  • Women’s health
2663 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 456-7191
Fax: (330) 456-9679
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Mon.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue.
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu.
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Pregnancy & Parenting Center

Accurate, up-to-date information and pregnancy support:
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Limited ultrasound
  • STD testing
  • First prenatal visit
  • Community referrals
  • Education and resources
  • Post-abortion counseling
  • Support Groups
4500 22nd St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Call: (330) 455-7500
Text: (330) 961-1772

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

Stark County Health Department

Serves the public health needs of more than 250,000 people in Stark County:
7235 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 493-9904
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Community Action Pathways HUB

Are you or someone you know pregnant and could benefit from being connected to community services and support? If so, then you have the opportunity to take advantage of this program. The HUB utilizes Community Health Workers that assist in decision making during pregnancy. They link you to services in the community that can help you and your baby. Do you need...
  • A ride to your doctor’s appointment?
  • Baby items like a crib or diapers?
  • Help with your other children?
  • A doctor’s care?
  • A medical card?
  • Social Service resources?
We Can Help! Your health and the health of your baby are important. The HUB is a free program that can help you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The Community Action Pathways HUB provides support, education and uses life experience to help connect you to other community resources.
Phone: (330) 454-1676 x 153