Death of a guardian

The passing of a parent or caregiver is always a difficult time, but it is a particularly urgent concern for people with developmental disabilities. Not only are there the issues of grief and loss; decisions need to be made about legal guardianship, where the person with disabilities will live, how they will support themselves financially and how they will take care of their day-to-day needs.

Accessible housing options

Cedar Oaks

Affordable housing community for individuals with disabilities.
3538 Millvale Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-1905

Echoing Ridge

Subsidized housing for individuals with disabilities.
643 Beverly Ave.
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-6621

ICAN Housing

Housing referrals and rent subsidies for families, single individuals, veterans and those with disabilities.
1214 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 455-9100

Massillon VOA Housing

Section 8 housing for those with disabilities.
1308 Cherry Rd. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 830-1246

Park Place

Section 8 housing for individuals with disabilities.
1718 North Market Ave. N
Canton , OH 44714
Phone: (330) 455-9100

Stark County Homeless Hotline

Call the Stark County Homeless Hotline number for referrals to free community shelters and other local housing programs. Please allow enough phone time for specialists to conduct an initial assessment review to find information and programs that work best for your needs. The homeless hotline number is a part of Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.
Phone (Answered 24/7): (330) 452-4363
Phone (Answered 24/7): (330) 452-4363
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Hot meal programs

Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank

Network of food pantry and hot meal sites.
350 Opportunity Pkwy.
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: (330) 535-6900

Community Harvest

Excess food donations for Stark County residents in need. 
4915 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0800

Meals on Wheels: North Canton

Delivers prepared meals to North Canton residents in need.
7707 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 494-0366
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Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio

Provides food donations to individuals who are homebound due to age, illness or disability, with no eligibility requirements.
2363 Nave Rd. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Toll free: 1 (800) 466-8010
Local: (330) 515-5605

The Salvation Army: Food Pantry

Regional food bank offering free canned goods and fresh groceries. 
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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The Salvation Army: Meals Program

Local food program offering hot, nutritious meals and opportunities for social interaction.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stark County Hunger Task Force

Network of more than 30 food pantries throughout Stark County.
408 9th St. SW
Suite 1637
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6667
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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 Health Department

Improving the lives of Alliance residents through public and environmental health services.
504 East Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-3110

American Red Cross: Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter

Health and safety services for Stark County families.
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.
420 Market Ave.
North Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 489-3231

Canton Community Clinic

Medical services provided on a free and sliding scale.
2725 Lincoln St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 454-2000

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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Massillon Health Department

Ensuring the accessibility of health services to all Massillon residents:
  • Preventing communicable diseases
  • Reducing water, air and land pollution
  • Health education programs
111 Tremont Ave. SW
Massillon, OH 44647
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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Prescription Assistance Network

Providing access to affordable pharmaceuticals and health education.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 445-1087

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:
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental health
  • Health education
  • Kids safety
7235 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 493-9904
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Grief, loss & mental health resources

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

Coleman Health Services

Crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care and employment services.
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

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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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

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

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553

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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United Way of Greater Stark County

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

Helping individuals in Stark County apply for cash, food and medical assistance.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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