Developmental Disabilities Family Support

Caring for a child with developmental disabilities can be a significant financial and emotional challenge. Stark Help Central has gathered together some of the most common resources to help you provide the care your child needs. From transportation and child care to cash, food and employment support, learn about the resources available to you.

For more information on how to apply for accessible plates or windshield placards, visit bmv.ohio.gov/.

Resources for Individuals & Families – Help encourage your child’s growth and independence with this collection of informational guides from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

Early intervention

For concerns during a child’s early development, reach out to Stark County’s Early Intervention program. Up to 55 hours of services are provided annually at no cost to eligible families.

Helpful Links

  • First Steps – A guide for parents of young children with developmental disabilities.
  • Bold Beginning! – Access local resources for all things related to pregnancy and early childhood, including information about milestones and healthy beginnings.

Common Developmental Markers

Two months – At two months, infants typically start to smile, coo and pay attention to faces. They may begin following sounds and seeing things at a distance.

Four months – Four-month-olds like to play and stay occupied. At this age, they often copy movements, sounds and expressions, and can hold up their own heads without support.

Six months – After six months, babies can often recognize familiar faces, show curiosity, roll over on their own and make sounds to express their feelings.

Nine months – At the nine-month mark, children may be clingy and afraid of strangers. They can often string together syllables and move objects from one hand to another.

One year – By their first birthdays, children may be seeking attention, responding with simple gestures and words and exploring new actions.

18 months – At 18 months, children typically begin throwing temper tantrums, playing pretend and identifying everyday items.

2 years – When a child turns two, you can expect them to show more independence, put together simple sentences and know the names of familiar people, places and things.

3 years – It is typical for 3-year-olds to climb, run, copy behaviors and show a wide range of emotions. They may also be able to carry on conversations and follow instructions.

4 years – Children can typically name some colors and numbers and understand time by the age of 4. They can also start to use scissors and pour liquids with some supervision.

5 years – At age 5, children often want to spend time with their friends and can tell simple stories using full sentences. They can also count and print some letters and numbers.

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:
  • Child care information and referrals
  • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten readiness program
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Home and group-based learning opportunities
  • Developmental screenings and community resource connections
  • Car seat help
Find a list of child care programs in Stark County here. 
1718 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 491-3272
Phone: 1-877-691-8521
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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

Stark County Early Intervention

Providing support and services to children under the age of 3 who have or are at risk of having developmental delays.
Eastgate Early Childhood and Family Center, 2121 Ashland St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Phone: (330) 479-3448
Referrals: 1 (800) 755-4769
Referrals: 1 (800) 755-4769
Childhood development guides

Children develop in their own unique ways, and how a child responds to and interacts with the world around them gives clues to their developmental progress. When a child doesn’t meet development milestones in a range typical of their peers, it may indicate a difference in their growth.

Advocacy & support

RedTreehouse.org is a good link with resources compiled by Ronald McDonald

The Arc of Ohio: Northeast Region

The Arc of Ohio is the voice of people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends of people with disabilities, and those who work with them.
The Arc of Ohio is a grassroots organization which advocates for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with developmental disabilities through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter supports, and family involvement.
The Arc of Ohio can help with IEPs, getting services as well as support for inclusive education and LREs and waiver services for families.
1401 South Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (234) 571-5689
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CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

Down Syndrome Support Network of Stark County

Support, advocacy, education and resources for families of children with Down syndrome.
P.O. Box 1246, 2020 East Maple St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 361-0587

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

NAMI Stark County

Mental illness can be extremely isolating and it's not uncommon to lose friends along the way. This is a chance to meet new people. Support Groups are free to attend and no registration is required. Support Groups for those impacted by mental illness, family members and natural supports. Help is available; you are not alone! Visit namistarkcounty.org/support-groups/ for updated Zoom links. All groups meet virtually.
  • Friday Peer Support Group (Adults with Mental Illness): 7:00 PM – Group meets weekly Friday
  • Tuesday Peer Support Group (Adults with Mental Illness): 7:00 PM – Group meets weekly Tuesday
  • Sunday Night Support Group (Peers and Family Members): 7:00 PM – Group meets weekly Sunday
  • Monday Family Support Group (Family Members) No Group July – August: 7:00 PM – Groups meets weekly Monday
  • Wednesday Let’s Talk Support Group (Family Members and Peers with Mental Illness/Substance Abuse) No Group July – August: 7:00 PM – Group meets weekly Wednesday
 
121 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6264

Philomatheon Society of the Blind

Helping individuals who are blind and sightless to remain independent and engaged in the Stark County community.
2701 West Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 453-9157
Child care & recreation

Securing child care for children with unique needs can be difficult. It is often a challenge to find someone qualified and trained to care for children with functional needs. This page will help you find accessible child care resources for a child with developmental disabilities.

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in community events, social activities and shared experiences, regardless of ability. Learn about the leisure, religious and social opportunities available in Stark County for people with disabilities.

Beyond Our Boundaries

Bringing people with developmental disabilities together to set the stage for an active and social life.
601 Cleveland Ave. NW
Suite D
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-8111

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:
  • Child care information and referrals
  • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten readiness program
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Home and group-based learning opportunities
  • Developmental screenings and community resource connections
  • Car seat help
Find a list of child care programs in Stark County here. 
1718 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 491-3272
Phone: 1-877-691-8521
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Head Start

Free learning and development services for children from low-income families, ages birth to 5. Visit the website to find programming near you.
3015 Mahoning Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
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JRC Learning Center

Early child care services for children whose parents are working to further their educations.
2213 14th St. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330)-454-3471
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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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North Canton YMCA Child Development Center

Infant and toddler care for families in North Canton.
315 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 492-2229
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Guardianship

Stark County Probate Court

When a person is unable to manage his or her personal estate because of a disability or chronic illness, a guardian is appointed by the Stark County Probate Court.
110 Central Plz. S
Suite 501
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7755
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Medical health resources

Akron Children’s Hospital: North Canton

Pediatric health provider for children in Stark County:
  • Primary care
  • Home care
  • Surgical services
  • Clinical services
  • Financial services
6046 Whipple Ave. NW
Building B
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-1777
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Alliance City Health Department

Collaborates with public health partners to protect Alliance residents. Nursing Programs:
  • Immunizations
  • WIC Supplemental Food Program
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing
  • HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing
  • Children with Medical Handicaps
  • Cribs for Kids
  • Car Seat Installation/Inspection Station
  • Newborn Home Visitation Program
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Medicaid Enrollment Assistance
Environmental Health Programs
537 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-7373
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American Red Cross: Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter

We help communities in Northern Ohio prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our local communities because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provide the following programs and services:
  • Disaster Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Blood Donation Services
  • Lifesaving Skills Training
  • Military or Veterans Assistance (mental health counseling, emergency assistance and job services)
  • Home Fire Campaign
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 453-0146

Aultman Physicians Center Clinic

Aultman-affiliated office providing internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecological care.
2600 7th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 363-6235

Canton City Health Department

Helping to prevent the spread of disease, promote healthy practices and protect the health of Canton City residents.
  • Programs: 
    • Request Narcan Kit via mail by submitting form here.
    • WIC
      • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details. **At this time, infants and children do not need to be present in our office when staff issue food benefits to your WIC Card.*
    • Nursing Division 
      • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic
      • Childhood Immunization Clinic
      • International Travel Clinic
    • THRIVE
      • Pregnant? Caring for a child under age 1? Stark County THRIVE Community Health Workers can help you connect to local services and items to keep you, your baby, and family healthy! Stark County THRIVE is still accepting clients. If you are pregnant or have a child under age 1, please fill out our online THRIVE Referral Form. You will be contacted by a Community Health Worker who will assist you with connections to services that meet your specific needs. All face-to-face visits will resume once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
    • Project SWAP
    • Vital Statistics
      • Our lobby is open to walk-in customers. Hours of operation are 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends, official holidays and other posted times.
420 Market Ave.
North Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 489-3231
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Canton Family Medicine

Residency-based, family medicine office caring for patients of all ages.
2600 7th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 438-6211
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Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center

Lifecare Family Health & Dental Center provides affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care services to residents of Canton, Massillon and surrounding Stark County Ohio communities. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), open to persons of all ages regardless of ability to pay and health insurance status. New patients are always welcome. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans. Reduced rates are available for qualifying uninsured patients. Lifecare’s dedicated team of family physicians, dentists, optometrists, certified nurse practitioners, counselors and healthcare professionals provides services at three locations.
  • Medical Care
  • Dental Caree
  • Behavioral Health
  • Children's Care
  • Women's Health
  • Vision Care
2725 Lincoln St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 454-2000

Massillon Health Department

Ensuring the accessibility of health services to all Massillon residents:
  • Preventing communicable diseases
  • Reducing pollution
  • Health education programs
  • Pest control
611 Erie St S
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-1710
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Mercy Medical Center Dental Services

Specialized dental care for people with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other conditions, including an accessible dental chair and fully mobile unit for wheelchair patients.
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 471-5950

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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Shipley Child Health Clinic

Community health service programs and comprehensive health care for children.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 453-3386

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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Mental health resources

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

Coleman Health Services - Canton

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

OhioGuidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy, and education with a focus on prevention and treatment in the home, community, office, or telehealth. Additional Program: The Prevent Relapse Occurrence Team with Enhanced Case management and Treatment (Protect) works with juveniles who have shown sexual behavior problems who are not incarcerated or are returning to the community following separation. PROTECT services are designed to work specifically with individuals who have been identified as participating in “sexting” behavior or other minor-related sexual behavioral issues.
4579 Everhard Rd NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (440) 260-6466
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Pegasus Farm

Helping to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals:
  • Equine activities
  • Recreational programs
  • Social services
  • Vocational support
7490 Edison St. NE
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 935-2300

Pathway Caring for Children

Pathway is a private agency working with 14 Northeast Ohio Counties. A patient and loving home can make a world of a difference for a child coming from a troubled background. We walk you through every step of your foster care or foster-to-adopt journey. Being a foster parent takes resilience, creativity, flexibility, humor, and love. There is so much room for healing. YOU will be that soft landing spot as children begin to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.
  • On site Training
  • 24/7 Support
  • Community Building
  • Mental Health Wraparound Services
Helping children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health.
  • Transitional Age Services
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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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 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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Public assistance

Canton Social Security Office

Provides federal disability and social security benefits to Stark County residents.
301 McKinley Ave. SW
Suite 100
Canton, OH 43725
Phone: 1 (877) 255-1509
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Stark County Job & Family Services

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
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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