Resources for parents

Nothing prepares you for parenthood. Parenting has been called the ultimate long-term investment. It’s one of the most complex and challenging jobs you’ll face in your lifetime – and also the most rewarding. Find local resources to help you navigate parenthood in Stark County.

Parenting help

Help Me Grow

Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480

Stark County Job & Family Services: Children Services

Basic needs and protective services for Stark County children and families.
402 2nd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 451-8032
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB

Connecting families with medical and social services to help prevent infant mortality and reduce disparities in birth outcomes.
Canton City Public Health
420 Market Avenue
North Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 234-410-3087

United Way of Greater Stark County

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

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

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

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
4500 22nd St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Call: (330) 455-7500
Text: (330) 961-1772

Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB

Connecting families with medical and social services to help prevent infant mortality and reduce disparities in birth outcomes.
Canton City Public Health
420 Market Avenue
North Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 234-410-3087
Child safety & support

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health

Services to reduce risk factors and increase resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 330-433-6075

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ohio Guidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy and education with a focus on prevention and treatment.
401 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (440) 234-2006
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Pathway Caring for Children

Helping families to build trusting and lasting relationships for a lifetime:
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
Pathway provides short-term relief (hourly, daily, or overnight) in a foster home or community setting for adoptive families who have a child with special needs. They also offer special workshops and training, support groups, and connection to resources for adoptive parents.
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

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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Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB

Connecting families with medical and social services to help prevent infant mortality and reduce disparities in birth outcomes.
Canton City Public Health
420 Market Avenue
North Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 234-410-3087

Stark Community Support Network

Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.
1221 Harrisburg Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-2260
Helpful links

HealthyChildren.org

Tips, guidelines and resources for raising happy and healthy children.

Ohio Department of Education Parenting Guide

Resources to help guide a child’s education from preschool to graduation.

Ohio Department of Health Parents & Caregivers Guide

Information about pregnancy, mom and baby sleep habits, baby care, breastfeeding, health, physical development and more.

Parent Toolkit

One-stop resource developed with parents in mind.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safety tips and information to help families and communities keep kids out of harm’s way.

Bold Beginning!

Access local resources for all things related to pregnancy and early childhood, including information about milestones and healthy beginnings.