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  • Career counseling
    In the search for fulfilling work, it’s not uncommon for young adults to be uncertain about how to find career options that match their skills and interests. Learn about local employment resources that help young people in Stark County through every step of the process.
    • Counseling helps
      Without treatment, mental health symptoms can worsen over time and have a significant impact on an individual’s relationships, career and self-esteem. Working with a professional counselor can help you open up about your feelings and get on a healthy track toward mental health and recovery. Find counseling resources available to support young people in Stark County.
      • LGBTQ+ People of Color
        LGBTQ+ people of color can face many forms of oppression. Find helpful resources & tips on being an ally for LGBTQ+ people of color in Stark County.
        • Community integration

          Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in community events, social activities and shared experiences, regardless of ability. Learn about the employment, leisure, religious and social opportunities available in Stark County for people with disabilities.

          • What does Medicaid cover?
            Medicaid is a comprehensive care plan that offers coverage for both medical services and preventive care to individuals with low or no income. Young adults in Stark County who are aging out of foster care, have a disability or are experiencing financial hardship should apply for Medicaid coverage today.
            • Trauma counseling helps

              For anyone who has experienced trauma, it is important to seek ongoing treatment with a mental health professional. Even if symptoms don’t appear right away, they can show up over time without the proactive support of compassionate counseling.

              When symptoms do emerge and are left untreated, they can worsen over time and have a significant impact on a young person’s life. If you have experienced trauma and are unsure about the best ways to move forward,

              • Stark County Resource Map

                • Re-entering the community
                  Re-entering the community after jail time is no easy task. After being released, young people often struggle to find a place in society and require critical services and supports. They may benefit from programs to help rebuild family relationships, reintegrate into school and access public benefits, housing and employment.
                  • Coping with abuse & neglect
                    Each child whose life is affected by abuse or neglect will react differently to the trauma. There is no right or wrong response to childhood abuse, but there are many local resources available to help children manage the effects.
                    • The Stark County Legal System
                      Find the right court or local government program for your specific legal needs. Learn about the Stark County legal system.
                      • Coping with teen abuse & neglect
                        When teens and young adults are subjected to physical or psychological harm from a loved one, it can damage their self-esteem, emotional well-being and sense of safety. Prolonged exposure to abuse and neglect could lead to poor school performance, depression, anxiety, substance use and even suicide.
                        • Schools, courts & law enforcement
                          Providing a safe learning environment is a priority for Stark County schools. As a result, many local districts employ school resource officers or school law enforcement officers to protect teachers, students, administrators and school property. In cases of juvenile arrests, local schools collaborate with police officials and members of the court to report and respond.
                          • Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB

                            Stark County THRIVE Pathways Hub is an initiative coordinated through the Canton City Health Department to help prevent infant mortality and reduce disparities in birth outcomes. The program brings together community providers, medical resources and social services to help ensure all Stark County babies celebrate their first birthdays.

                            This data-driven, county-wide system provides care coordination services through the support of community health workers (CHWs). CHWs are certified through the Ohio Board of Nursing and employed by medical clinics,

                            • Family & community-based treatment

                              Whether you are a young person looking for help or someone who is concerned about a young person, there are local organizations that can provide assistance for mental health and substance use. Taking support beyond a traditional office setting can be beneficial for some people.

                              Community-based treatment allows families to access high-quality services for mental health and substance use with few barriers. Family-based treatment allows those seeking help to get treatment safely in their community alongside their families.

                              Common Goods

                              Clothing, food and financial aid offered at First Christian Church.

                              6900 Market Ave N
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: 330-456-2600
                              Phone: 330-456-2600
                              Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11am-2pm. Every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month: 5-7pm
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                              Appeals Court

                              Receives all the paperwork and filings from the juvenile, municipal, probate and common pleas courts.

                              110 Central Plaza South
                              Suite 690
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 451-7801
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                              Clerk of Courts

                              Files, dockets, indexes and preserves all civil, domestic relation and felony criminal case court pleadings, as well as collects and pays out court fines and costs.

                              115 Central Plaza North
                              Suite 101
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Stark County Courthouse : (330) 451-77801
                              Stark County Courthouse : (330) 451-77801
                              Stark County Office Building : (330) 451-7755
                              Stark County Office Building : (330) 451-7755
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                              Re-Entry Court

                              Providing transitional support for felony offenders as they return to society, including:

                              • Help with housing
                              • Employment services
                              • Anger management programs
                              • Sex offender treatment
                              201 Cleveland Ave. SW
                              Suite 105
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 451-7186
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                              Camp Country Day

                              Camps where children can feel safe to explore their interests in technology, sports, nature and the arts.

                              3000 Demington Ave. NW
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 453-8279
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                              Stark State College

                              Education options for adults in Stark County.

                              Adult Options, Stark State College, 6200 Frank Ave. NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 494-6170
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                              Stark Career Connect

                              Strengthening Stark is a community-wide movement for our growing community. As part of their mission, they are dedicated to getting Stark County residents into better jobs and training through their Stark Career Connect program. Learn more at their website.

                              400 3rd Street, SE, Ste. 302
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 453-5628
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                              FIRST Stark County

                              A Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis (CSC-FEP) treatment program offered by Coleman Professional Services. Find local information or learn more about the program.

                              Phone: (330) 541-1877
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                              Cocaine Anonymous

                              Anonymous gathering of individuals recovering from cocaine addiction. Call or visit online for schedule and details.

                              Phone: (330) 284-2344
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                              COMPASS Rape Crisis

                              Mental health counseling services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault.

                              408 9th St. SW
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Phone: (330) 452-1111
                              Hours: 24/7
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                              Community Harvest

                              Excess food donations for Stark County residents in need. 

                              4915 Fulton Dr. NW
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 493-0800
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                              Lake Community YMCA

                              Affordable before and after school care.

                              428 King Church Ave. SW
                              Uniontown, OH 44685
                              Phone: (330) 877-8933
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                              Community Free Meal

                              Weekly gathering of volunteers from throughout the community who bring food to serve the area’s hungry.

                              Crossroads United Methodist Church, 120 Cleveland Ave. SW
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Hours: Sundays – 1 p.m. until food is gone
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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.
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                              SAM Center Commissary

                              Serving Area Military (SAM) is a group of veteran supporters that have come together to be the conduit of the community’s love for our veterans. 

                              413 Lincoln Way E
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: 330-956-6162
                              Phone: 330-956-6162
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                              A Community Christmas

                              Stark County families can receive toys, food vouchers, gift cards, clothing, books and Christmas decorations.

                              Deadline to apply falls in late October each year.

                              Phone: (330) 454-3841
                              Fax: (330) 454-1117
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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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                              We Care Counseling, Inc.

                              Counselors specializing in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction and transitional youth.

                              7300 Whipple Ave. NW
                              Suite 2
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 305-9100
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                              Stark County Pet Food Pantry

                              Temporary pet food assistance for Stark County residents.

                              4117 Whipple Ave NW
                              Lower Level, Suite D
                              Canton, OH 44718
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                              Stark County Vet Center

                              Offers various resources to Stark County veterans, including mental health services and job referrals when available.

                              601 Cleveland Ave. NW
                              Suite C
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 454-3120
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                              Wilson Hall: CommQuest

                              Non-medical, residential treatment program for adult men with substance use dependencies.

                              1680 Nave Rd. SE
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: (330) 830-8740
                              Hours: Thursdays – 8 p.m.
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                              Stark County Family Court

                              Legal services for child custody, behavioral health and domestic relations cases. Visit their website for more information.

                              110 Central Plz. S
                              Suite 670
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 451-7415
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                              Canton Community Clinic

                              Medical services provided on a free and sliding scale.

                              2725 Lincoln St. E
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Phone: (330) 454-2000
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                              Community Drop In Center

                              Walk-in service for NARCAN kits every Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in partnership with Canton Public Health.

                              1492 Cherry Ave. SE
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Hours: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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                              Toys for Tots – Stark County

                              Families in need can request a toy for a Christmas present from Toys for Tots. Learn more on the Canton Toys for Tots website.

                              Phone: (330) 280-2727
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                              Coleman Crisis Services

                              2421 13th Street NW
                              Canton, OH 44708
                              Phone: (330) 452-6000
                              Hours: 7 Days a week, 24 hours
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                              Kids’ College at Stark State

                              An education-based summer program designed to stimulate creativity and provide unique learning opportunities on a college campus.

                              6200 Frank Ave. NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 494-6170
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                              Stark County Probate Court

                              When a person is unable to manage his or her personal estate because of a disability or chronic illness, a guardian is appointed by the Stark County Probate Court.

                              110 Central Plz. S
                              Suite 501
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 451-7755
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                              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
                              Phone: 330-492-8136
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                              Comfort Keepers of Canton

                              Comfort Keepers provides in-home respite care for senior, sick, or disabled family members.

                              4111 Bradley Circle NW #150
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 244-9071
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                              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
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                              Lexington Country Homes

                              Affordable Section 8 housing for families.

                              1455 Shadow Ridge Ave.
                              Alliance, OH 44601
                              Phone: (330) 385-4047
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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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                              Right at Home Stark County

                              Caregivers offer in-home care for those who need help around the house, assistance recovering from a hospital stay, or scheduled check-ins during the week.

                              Phone: (330) 479-0033
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                              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 Judicial Conference

                              Find helpful guidance if you are planning to represent yourself in court without the help of an attorney.

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                              CommQuest Services: Canton

                              Medication-assisted recovery clinic offering methadone and Suboxone as well as outpatient counseling and drug testing.

                              1341 Market Ave. N
                              Canton, OH 44714
                              Phone: (330) 453-8252
                              Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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                              Goodwill Community Campus

                              Employment, education and family strengthening services.

                              408 9th St. SW
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Local: (330) 994-1443
                              Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
                              Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
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                              Alliance Community Pantry

                              Select the items you’d like from what they have available. Quantities are based on family size.

                              215 E. Market St.
                              Alliance, OH 44601
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                              Honor Court Mentor Program

                              Connecting offenders with volunteer veterans to help them successfully complete the Honor Court program.

                              101 West Tuscarawas St.
                              2nd Floor, Courtroom 203
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 754-8007
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                              YMCA of Central Stark County

                              Health, education and financial support services to help build strong foundations and strengthen our community. View all local YMCA locations.

                              4700 Dressler Rd NW
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 491-9622
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                              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
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                              Stark County Youth Led Prevention

                              Stark County Youth Led Prevention (SCYLP) is a youth-led, adult-guided leadership development group focusing on promoting and celebrating healthy lifestyles.

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                              Samaritans Table: CommQuest

                              Hot meal service is provided every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

                              627 McKinley Ave NW
                              Canton, OH 44703
                              Local: (330)-455-0374
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                              Family Care Counseling Center

                              A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.

                              1303 W Maple St
                              #103
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: 330-966-8677
                              Phone: 330-966-8677
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                              CommQuest Services: Minerva

                              Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

                              620 East Lincoln Way
                              Minerva, OH 44657
                              Phone: (330) 868-3401
                              Fax: (330) 868-3402
                              Learn more

                              Community Health Care – Canal Fulton

                              944 East Cherry Street
                              Canal Fulton, OH 44614
                              Phone: 330-854-4574
                              Phone: 330-854-4574
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                              Stark Community Foundation

                              Building a strong community through economic development, education and strong neighborhoods.

                              400 Market Ave. N
                              Suite 200
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 454-3426
                              Learn more

                              Unemployment Compensation

                              Call toll-free to apply for Ohio unemployment benefits. Find answers to frequently asked questions to prepare for the application process.

                              Phone: 1 (877) 649-6562
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                              Ohio Civil Rights Commission

                              Enforcing state laws against discrimination in the workplace.

                              161 S High St.
                              Suite 205
                              Akron, OH 44308
                              Phone: (330) 643-3100
                              Learn more

                              Military Family Connection

                              For family members of individuals in the armed forces.

                              American Red Cross, 408 9th St. SW
                              Canton, OH 44707
                              Phone: (330) 437-3742
                              Learn more

                              Thrive Counseling Services

                              Youth counseling for children as young as 8 years old.

                              4119 Whipple Ave. NW
                              Suite B
                              Canton, OH 44718
                              Phone: (330) 703-6578
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                              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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                              United Healthcare Community

                              One of the largest providers of Medicaid coverage in the United States. Visit their website for more information.

                              Phone: (800) 895-2017
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                              Community Health Care – Pediatrics

                              7452 Fulton Road
                              Suite B
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: 330-833-4596
                              Phone: 330-833-4596
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                              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
                              Learn more

                              CommQuest Services: Alliance

                              Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

                              1207 West State St.
                              Suites F & M
                              Alliance, OH 44601
                              Phone: (330) 821-8407
                              Fax: (330) 821-8506
                              Learn more

                              Stark County Public Defender

                              Legal counsel and representation for low-income residents who are unable to afford a private defense attorney.

                              201 Cleveland Ave. SW
                              Suite 104
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 451-7200
                              Learn more

                              Deliverance House: CommQuest

                              Non-medical residential program for adult women with moderate substance use and mental health needs.

                              1711 Spring Ave. NE
                              Canton, OH 44714
                              Phone: (330) 454-6800
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                              Stark County Bar Association

                              Referrals for people who have questions or need legal advice but do not know where to turn for a lawyer.

                              116 Cleveland Ave. NW
                              Suite 400
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 453-0685
                              Attorney referrals: (330) 453-0686
                              Attorney referrals: (330) 453-0686
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                              Commquest Family Living Center

                              A homeless shelter for families and single women located in Massillon

                              412 Lincoln Way E
                              Massillon, OH 44646
                              Phone: 330-833-8516
                              Phone: 330-833-8516
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                              Buckeye Community Health Plan

                              Buckeye Community Health Plan offers a 24-hour nurse advice line, care managers for doctor’s visits and transportation to medical appointments and pharmacies. Visit their website for more information.

                              Phone: (866) 246-4358
                              YTT: (800) 750-0750
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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
                              Learn more

                              CommQuest Services: Market Ave.

                              Gambling addiction treatment and recovery resources.

                              1341 Market Ave. N
                              Canton, OH 44714
                              Phone: (330) 453-8252
                              Fax: (330) 452-4655
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                              CommQuest Services: Massillon

                              Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

                              130 1st St. NW
                              Massillon, OH 44647
                              Phone: (330) 833-0234
                              Fax: (330) 837-7705
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                              Stark County Sherriff’s Office

                              4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE
                              Canton, OH 44705
                              Phone: (330) 430-3800
                              Emergency: 911
                              Emergency: 911
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                              NE Family Care Counseling Center

                              Professional, compassionate mental health and AOD services.

                              1303 W. Maple St.
                              Suite 103
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 966-8677
                              Learn more

                              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
                              Learn more

                              Stark County Health Department

                              7235 Whipple Ave. NW
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 493-9914 ext. 111
                              Hours: First and fourth Monday of every month – 12:30 to 6:45 p.m. & First Tuesday of every month – 9-11 a.m.
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                              Coleman Health Services: Trauma

                              Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) determined on a case-by-case basis for individuals over the age of 16.

                              400 Tuscarawas St. W
                              Suite 200
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 438-2400
                              Learn more

                              Stark County Job & Family Services

                              For help with the foster system, emancipation, employment, independent living skills, basic needs referrals and more. Visit the Stark JFS website for more information.

                              221 3rd St. SE
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
                              Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
                              Local: (330) 452-4661
                              TDD: (330) 451-8879
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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 Community Support Network

                              Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.

                              1221 Harrisburg Rd. NE
                              Canton, OH 44705
                              Phone: (330) 455-2260
                              Learn more

                              ASPIRE Today: Community Outreach

                              Each year, Aspire hosts a back-to-school giveaway and event in Canton, Ohio.

                              320 3rd Street Northwest
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Learn more

                              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
                              Phone: 234-410-3087
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                              Bridge Point Community Services

                              Hosts financial literacy classes for Stark County residents through its Financial Peace University course.

                              309 45th St. SW
                              Canton, OH 44706
                              Phone: (330) 484-3644
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                              CommQuest Services: Cleveland Ave.

                              • Strengthening families through gambling addiction treatment and recovery services.
                              625 Cleveland Ave.
                              Canton, OH 44702
                              Phone: (330) 455-0374
                              Fax: (330) 455-2101
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                              BRIGHT House and Smith House: CommQuest

                              Residential treatment for adolescent males (Smith House) and females (BRIGHT House).

                              811 Faircrest St.
                              Canton, OH 44706
                              Phone : (330) 639-4408
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                              Building Blocks Counseling Center

                              Mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

                              7300 Whipple Ave. NW
                              Suite 1
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: (330) 433-2390
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                              Stark County Early Intervention

                              Providing support and services to children under the age of 3 who have or are at risk of having developmental delays.

                              Eastgate Early Childhood and Family Center, 2121 Ashland St.
                              Louisville, OH 44641
                              Phone: (330) 479-3448
                              Referrals: 1 (800) 755-4769
                              Referrals: 1 (800) 755-4769
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                              Consumer Protection Agency (Ohio)

                              Learn about your rights when buying a car, house or another major purchase.

                              Phone: 1 (800) 282-0515
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                              The Commercial & Savings Bank (S. Main St.)

                              600 S. Main St.
                              North Canton, OH 44720
                              Phone: 330-497-0839
                              Phone: 330-497-0839
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                              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
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