Navigating life’s challenges is difficult enough. We’re here to make finding help for basic needs simple. Learn how to apply for cash, food and/or medical assistance and get started today. Cases are processed in the order they are received, so it is important to start the process as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know is in need of public assistance, contact Stark County Job & Family Services. You can determine your eligibility and apply directly over the phone.
According to Stark County Job & Family Services, you can complete the following process to apply for assistance:
You can apply for assistance using any of the methods below:
Printed applications should be submitted to Stark County Job & Family Services.
During the application process, you will need to verify your identity, citizenship, social security, residency, income and living expenses. A representative from Stark County Job & Family Services will help determine the documentation required.
You will receive a letter with an appointment for a phone interview with a caseworker. This conversation is the last step in securing your benefits and typically happens within two weeks of your application.
Public assistance applications can take up to 30 days to complete. If you need immediate food, clothing, housing or medical help, contact your local United Way office.