Young children need proper nutrition and medical care in order to grow, develop and thrive. When a household is in financial crisis, it can have serious, long-term health, social and behavioral implications throughout their lives. Fortunately, families in Stark County are not alone in facing these challenges. There are local agencies dedicated to providing food, clothing, shelter and cash assistance to those who are experiencing hard times.
Even parents who are employed with steady incomes may struggle to make ends meet when they have child. Babies come with many additional expenses, including diapers, clothes, food and toys. For individuals making difficult daily choices between paying bills and feeding their families, the resources found on Stark Help Central may offer helpful support.
Growing your family is an exciting time, but with that excitement often comes concerns about money. If you find yourself balancing the costs of daily life with the responsibilities of caring for a young child, resources are available. Reach out for help with cash, clothing and food assistance to take a step toward financial security.Read more
Every young child deserves to have their basic needs met. For families who are struggling with the daily demands of clothing, food, shelter and living expenses, Stark Help Central can point you in the direction of helpful resources. They’re called hard times for a reason, but it’s important to remember you’re not in them alone.Read more
For families that find themselves living paycheck to paycheck, the financial strains of daily life can be significant. Sometimes there are months when the money runs out and there’s not enough left to pay for rent and utilities. Fortunately, there are local resources dedicated to helping families bridge the gaps and make ends meet.Read more
Nearly every family in Stark County has felt the familiar strain of cash shortages. When cards are declined, and accounts are empty, it can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. If you’re experiencing this, reach out to local resources that can help. Whether you need cash, food or medical assistance, support is available.Read more
Buying clothes for young kids can be a challenge. Although they are small, children’s clothes are often expensive, and kids quickly outgrow them. Find resources in Stark County for gently used and affordable clothing options. Many of these stores and organizations have clothes for children of all ages as well as adults.Read more
Food insecurity is an unfortunate reality in Stark County. One in four children in our community goes to sleep not knowing where their next meal will come from. If your family is struggling to put enough food on the table, find hot meal sites and food pantries that can help.Read more
Everyone should have access to reliable legal representation. If you find yourself without the means to protect your rights, it may be time to reach out for help. Don’t let financial barriers stand in the way of justice. Get the support you need to navigate the legal system in Stark County.Read more
Maintaining safe and secure housing is a major concern for any family, and especially for those with small children at home. Without a safe place to rest their heads, babies and toddlers don’t have what they need to grow up happy and healthy. If you are living without dependable housing, reach out to the Stark County Homeless Hotline today.Read more Emergency
Children under the age of three need thorough medical care and attention. They are quickly developing and establishing the foundation for a healthy life. If you have a young child who is not protected by health insurance, it is important to reach out for assistance right away. We can help point you in the right direction.Read more
Get where you’re going with Stark County public transportation. Whether you need help getting to medical appointments, the grocery store or to and from day care, transportation helps to establish a sense of freedom and flexibility. Low income families, individuals with permanent disabilities and those without access to a reliable vehicle can benefit from transportation services in Stark County.Read more