Infant mortality prevention

To help address the growing issue of infant mortality in Stark County, local agencies have come together to form the Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB. This county-wide initiative brings together community providers, medical resources and social services to help ensure every baby in Stark County is able to celebrate their first birthday. New and expecting parents can reach out today for help improving the health and stability of their growing families.

Alliance resources

Abide Ministries-New Baltimore Community Church

Community resources to help strengthen families in Stark County.
7761 Pontius St. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 935-0152

Alliance Community Hospital

Health care facility dedicated to improving the health of Alliance residents and surrounding communities.
200 East State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8503

Alliance Family Health Center

Connecting individuals with quality, affordable health care throughout Alliance.
1401 South Arch Ave
Suite A
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 596-7581
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Alliance City Health Department

Collaborates with public health partners to protect Alliance residents.
537 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-7373, ext. 13
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Family Empowerment Ministries

Classes on critical health topics for women who are pregnant or guardians of children under 12 months old.
1150 East State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 913-7007
Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Canton resources

Access Health Stark County

Guiding individuals and families to quality, affordable medical care in Stark County. 
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 437-3715

Aultman Hospital

The largest hospital in Stark County.
2600 6th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 452-9911
Hours: 24/7

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy

Connecting underinsured residents of Stark and Carroll Counties to quality health care and prescriptions.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 445-1087
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Canton Calvary Mission

Supports community members in need through a food pantry, hot meals program, free haircuts, tutoring, a children's art program and more. Adults and children can get lunch every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner every Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
1345 Gibbs Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 454-8610

Canton City School District

Public school system in Canton, Ohio. www.ccsdistrict.org
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500

Catholic Charities

Emergency rent and utility assistance for Stark County residents. Call for services between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
800 Market Ave. N
Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 491-0896
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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.

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:
  • Child care information and referrals
  • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten readiness program
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Home and group-based learning opportunities
  • Developmental screenings and community resource connections
Visit the website
1718 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 491-3272
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Eric Snow Family YMCA

Services for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Before and after school care is available for grades K through 6. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
420 3rd St., NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 458-2403
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JRC, Inc.

Educating children and engaging seniors to help enrich our community.
1731 Grace Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-3873

Cleveland Clinic at Mercy Hospital

Child delivery and support services in Stark County:
  • Maternity and mother/baby care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Neonatal special care nursery
  • High-risk pregnancy support
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 489-1000

My Community Health Center

Primary health care center providing care for all patients regardless of ability to pay.
2600 7th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 363-6242
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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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OhioMeansJobs

Serving Stark County employers and job seekers with access to all community partner programs, education, training, counseling and employment opportunities. Visit the website to learn more.
822 30th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 433-9675
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Stark County District Library

Start Smart programming and events for children from infants to pre-teens.
715 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-0665
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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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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 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 TASC, Inc.

Provides community-based treatment options for juveniles and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 479-1912
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Stark County WIC Program

SNAP benefits for women, infants and children.
420 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 489-3326
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Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

Subsidized housing and social services for residents of Stark County. 
400 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 454-8051

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

YWCA Canton

Provides a range of support services to women in Stark County.
231 6th St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-7644
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East Canton resources

Hannah’s House 119

Mentoring for victims of human trafficking as well as young people at risk.
213 Nassau St.
East Canton, OH 44730
Phone: (330) 495-2970
Massillon resources

Ohio State University Extension

Programming to address the needs of Stark County while also addressing state, national and global issues.
RG Drage Campus, 2800 Richville Dr. SE,
Suite 100
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9856

Perry Local School District

Public school system in Perry Township. www.perrylocal.org
4201 13th St. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 477-8121
North Canton 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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Stark County resources

George Dunwoody Foundation

Support programs and mentorship for parents to become better informed about their child’s needs.
Phone: (330) 268‐2916

Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

Regional hospital association that provides collaborative opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of Northwest Ohio’s residents.
3009, 3231 Central Park West
Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43617
Phone: (419) 842-0800

Mary Church Terrell Federated Club

Multi-generational, culturally-competent speaker’s bureau to help educate Stark County about infant mortality prevention.

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 Homeless Hotline

Referring individuals to free community shelters and other local housing programs.
Phone: (330) 452-4363
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Helpful links

CityMatCH

Leaders in urban health helping to promote access to information and services for women, children and community members.

Ohio Department of Health

Connecting Ohioans to public health information, tools and resources.

Safe Sleep

Helpful articles and videos to help promote healthy sleep for infants in Ohio.