Hard times: early childhood

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.

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