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  • Teen pregnancy

    If you are experiencing an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone. Being a pregnant teen can be overwhelming and confusing, but community resources in Stark County are available to help you along the way. Find support groups, health care providers and confidential spaces to talk about your pregnancy options.

    • Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)

      A Major Unusual Incident (MUI) is an event that negatively impacts the health, safety or wellbeing of an individual with developmental disabilities. These incidences must be reported immediately, either by staff, families, the general public or the individual themselves. Learn how to best report an MUI with help from local Stark County agencies.

      • About us
        Our impact Guiding Stark County toward health and hope

        With partner agencies serving thousands of individuals each year, has ambitious plans for addressing some of our area’s greatest challenges. We are launching new prevention efforts, amplifying awareness and mobilizing resources to achieve real, lasting results.

        • 2-1-1 Helpline Transitions Resources to

          In 2023, 2-1-1, Stark County’s helpline, transitioned to 

          Closing the Stark County information system and online database—that was run by United Way of Greater Stark County—and moving resources to helps streamline the process for community members looking for resources and information.  

 can help you find community resources available to you and your family. The searchable community resource website is supported by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR),

          • Warning signs of addiction
            Drug addiction is a physical and psychological dependence on a harmful substance. If someone is constantly seeking out alcohol and drugs, even after they have caused health, work and/or relationship problems, they are likely struggling with addiction. If and when the signs of substance use become frequent and severe, it is important to reach out for help immediately.
            • Developmental disabilities: young adults

              The journey to adulthood can be challenging for anyone, and especially for young people with developmental disabilities. From securing employment and managing health care responsibilities to finding accessible housing and transportation, there is a lot to learn to ensure a smooth transition. To plan for success in the adult world, community resources are available. Learn about the advocates and supporters helping to empower young adults with disabilities in Stark County, Ohio.

              • Adult literacy
                Adult literacy programs are designed to address several important learning areas, including writing, reading, basic math and cultural competency. These programs not only help to support individual success. When more adults in Stark County are literate, the community sees reductions in crime and substance use as well as improved public health and employment rates.
                • Asking for help
                  It is important for young people to understand their strengths and weaknesses, so they can identify when they need support. If a student struggles to read in class, they may want to ask for their tests to be read out loud. Many educational and social services are available in our local schools, but to be effective, kids need to raise their voices and ask for help.
                  • 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.

                    • Gangs & violence: youth & teens

                      Gang violence affects many communities – including Stark County – creating a climate of fear and increased criminal behavior. In fact, youth violence is one of the leading causes of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing it is a vital part of promoting the health and safety of our youth and overall community. Learn about the resources available to help keep gang violence out of our local schools and neighborhoods.  

                      • Shawna’s Story of Motherhood
                        When Shawna and her husband found out she was pregnant, they didn’t know where to start. Yet everything changed when she met a THRIVE health worker.
                        • Drug & alcohol rehabilitation services
                          Addiction is a complex disease, not a character flaw. If someone you know is struggling, learn about Stark County rehabilitation services.
                          • Opiate Resources

                            In recent years, heroin use has been on the rise across the nation, throughout Ohio and in Stark County. According to Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), 1,444 members of our community were treated for opiate use in 2016 – nearly six times the number treated 10 years earlier. Find resources and programs to help raise awareness, educate the community and combat this growing epidemic.

                            If you or someone you know is in crisis,
                            • 6 Ways to Help a Loved One Through Addiction

                              Addiction leaves countless individuals and their loved ones reeling from its devastating impact. As a disease, addiction is frequently misunderstood and stigmatized. Beyond the stereotypical images of substance use, addiction can have behavioral and psychological effects.   

                              If you’re helping someone with addiction issues, the first thing is to know there is always hope and a way forward.   

                              Understanding Addiction as a Disease

                              To provide meaningful help to a loved one struggling with addiction,

                              • School Safety

                                Stark County’s goal is always to keep all students safe – physically, socially and emotionally. Inside and outside of the classroom, many resources are in place to support our local students. From guidance counselors and mental health specialists to school resource officers and ongoing building improvements, Stark County has taken many steps to improve the safety at our local schools.

                                If you or someone you know has a concern about your safety while in school,

                                • Hard times: early childhood

                                  Young children need proper nutrition and medical care in order to grow, develop and thrive. When a household is in financial crisis, it can have serious, long-term health, social and behavioral implications throughout their lives. Fortunately, families in Stark County are not alone in facing these challenges. There are local agencies dedicated to providing food, clothing, shelter and cash assistance to those who are experiencing hard times.

                                  Even parents who are employed with steady incomes may struggle to make ends meet when they have child.

                                  • CARE Teams

                                    School can present many challenges for students. Whether they are struggling in class, experiencing issues in the home or having a hard time socially, CARE Teams are available to help. Each CARE team is different, but they are typically made up of school guidance counselors, administrators, teachers, clinical staff, family support specialists and mental health professionals. With different skills and backgrounds at the table, each member of the CARE Team contributes a unique perspective to address student issues with wraparound resources.

                                    • Stark County CARE Teams cover basic needs so students can focus on academics
                                      Together, these professionals brainstorm ideas for ways to support children so they can do their best while they’re at school.
                                      • Self-advocacy references & resources
                                        Beyond everyday interactions with family and friends, young people are able to self-advocate and use their personal experiences as a springboard for change. For young people who are passionate about raising their voices and telling their stories, they may need help determining the best place to start.
                                        • Migrant working
                                          People who work outside of their home country are especially susceptible to human rights violations. They are often forced to work in unsafe, unsanitary environments and face abuses that go largely unseen and unreported. Find local resources to support these underrepresented employees.
                                          • Importance of Safe Places and Caring Relationships for Our LGBTQ+ Young People

                                            In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, let us take a moment to learn more about what we can do in our personal and professional lives to create safe spaces and caring relationships for our LGBTQ youth (and adults).

                                            Far too many LGBTQ+ youth do not feel safe and accepted or feel a sense of pride in themselves.  In fact, LGBTQ+ youth experience bullying, parental rejection, depression, and thoughts of suicide at significantly higher rates then their heterosexual peers.

                                            • Overdose prevention & treatment

                                              Opioid use is a growing concern in Stark County. For the past several years, opioid overdose has been the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio. According to the Ohio Department of Health, 37 percent of unintentional overdose deaths are caused by prescription painkillers.

                                              Opiates and opioids are similar, highly addictive drugs. Opiates, including heroin, morphine and codeine are made from the opium poppy plant. Opioids is a broader term that includes opiates and synthetic opioids such as prescription painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone,

                                              • Becoming resilient is a daily practice
                                                Resiliency daily practices and tips to help you build a strong foundation of character. Face life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.
                                                • March 1st is Self Injury Awareness Day

                                                  The UK organization LifeSIGNS started dedicating March 1st as Self Injury Awareness Day in 2002. Now, 20 years later, it is a national awareness day for many countries, including the U.S. Self-injury goes by other names, including self-harm and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and encompasses a large range of actions that one takes to cope with extreme emotion, release tension from these emotions, or take back a perceived loss of control. While teens tend to be the most likely to self-injure,

                                                  • Your Guide to Pride: 2022 Ohio Pride Events

                                                    Happy Pride Month, Ohioans! Nowadays, Pride celebrations extend beyond the month of June and into the summer, so everyone has a chance to celebrate. If you’re looking for Pride events near you throughout Ohio, you’ve come to the right place.

                                                    No matter how you identify or if you’re an ally, there’s a Pride parade, festival or celebration near you. Be sure to catch a live performance, support local vendors who attend, volunteer for a committee,

                                                    • Removing Barriers to Owning a Small Business

                                                      StarkFresh serves the people of Stark County through a variety of ways, all in the name of their mission: “Tackling the causes of hunger by creating realistic pathways out of poverty.” Many in the county know StarkFresh for its grocery store located in downtown Canton on Cherry Ave. NE or its mobile grocery market that travels throughout the area; though the programs offered through StarkFresh go past the scope of bringing food to people in need.

                                                      • The Importance of Getting an Opioid Overdose Kit

                                                        As the opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio continued to grow, the Stark County Opiate & Addiction Task Force was created in 2011 to help educate the community and provide necessary resources on opioids. In 2014, Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) was created by the Ohio Health Department to bring together educational and naloxone distribution programs during the opioid epidemic. In order to prevent opioid overdose and to further harm reduction strategies, these organizations provide free overdose kits for anyone in Ohio who wants one.

                                                        • Stark County Educational Service Center Provides Schools with Helpful Resources
                                                          The Stark County Educational Service Center provides schools with helpful resources that support student educational, health and emotional needs.

                                                          GlenOak High School

                                                          Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:

                                                          • Advancement to nursing
                                                          • Animation and graphic design
                                                          • Automotive technology
                                                          • Commercial photography
                                                          • Construction trades
                                                          • Cosmetology
                                                          • Emergency fire services
                                                          • Engineering technologies
                                                          • Entertainment technologies
                                                          • Health technologies
                                                          • High school of business
                                                          • Horticulture
                                                          • Job training and coordination
                                                          • Music production
                                                          • Teacher pathways
                                                          • Video production
                                                          1801 Schneider St. NE
                                                          Canton, OH 44721
                                                          Phone: (330) 491-3800
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                                                          Stark County Homeless Hotline

                                                          24/7 Hotline: 330-452-4363

                                                          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.

                                                          24/7 Hotline: (330) 452-4363
                                                          24/7 Hotline: (330) 452-4363
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                                                          Interim HealthCare – North Canton

                                                          Interim HealthCare provides in-home services for those recovering from a hospital stay or for those who need support with daily tasks.

                                                          1001 South Main St.
                                                          North Canton, OH 44720
                                                          Phone: (330) 498-0081
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                                                          Vantage Aging

                                                          For nearly 50 years, VANTAGE Aging has promoted successful aging by providing programs to support the needs of older adults wishing to age in place and live independently with dignity.

                                                          Meals on Wheels and Home Wellness-  Health and wellness are important to the success of aging in place, and our Home Wellness Solutions and Meals on Wheels programs build on that concept by helping people remain at home by providing home-delivered meals, wellness checks,

                                                          2363 Nave Rd SE
                                                          Massillon, OH 44646
                                                          Main Line: 330-515-5605
                                                          Main Line: 330-515-5605
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                                                          Canton For All People

                                                          Canton for All People is a Community Development Corporation formed by Crossroads United Methodist Church in in partnership with the Lemmon and DeHoff family foundations to bring quality housing and opportunities for all people to downtown Canton. Canton for All People was formed to help the church address two of its primary focus areas (1) Overcoming Poverty Together (2) Seeking Health and Wholeness for All.

                                                          • Shorb Home Repair (assist homeowners with exterior repairs)
                                                          • Affordable Housing &
                                                          120 Cleveland Ave SW
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          Main Line: 330-455-0153
                                                          Main Line: 330-455-0153
                                                          Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm
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                                                          Formerly Foundations

                                                          Promoting recovery through peer support, education, advocacy and networking.

                                                          Peer ran Respite Unit is based on short-term, in-house stay for those struggling with mental health and addiction recovery issues.

                                                          Free(no insurance necessary or accepted)

                                                          Also offers classes in person or via zoom with a possible $45.00 Walmart card stipend for attending 20 classes.

                                                          Additional locations:

                                                          227 Third St. SE,

                                                          116 Cleveland Avenue NW
                                                          Suite 200
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          Phone: (330) 454-2888
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                                                          YWCA Alliance

                                                          We improve Alliance area women’s lives, stand up for justice, and strengthen communities with a focus on three impact areas: equipping youth, economic stability and advancement and senior nutrition and health

                                                          Provides transitional housing for women, a clothing boutique, employment and transportation assistance, youth programs, and Meals on Wheels for the senior community

                                                          239 East Market St.
                                                          Alliance, OH 44601
                                                          Phone: (330) 823-1840
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                                                          YWCA Canton

                                                          Provides emergency shelter to the homeless and tools to help them get back on their feet and become self-sufficient

                                                          Also provides early care and education services to children that enhance their development and prepare them to be successful as they transition to kindergarten

                                                          To be placed in housing you must first register with the homeless hotline by calling 330-452-4363

                                                          231 6th St. NE
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          Phone: (330) 453-7644
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                                                          Healthy Start

                                                          Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old:

                                                          • Doctor visits
                                                          • Hospital care
                                                          • Vision services
                                                          • Prescriptions and more
                                                          Stark County Job & Family Services, 221 3rd St. SE
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          For questions: (330) 451-8861
                                                          For questions: (330) 451-8861
                                                          To apply: 1 (844) 640-6446 (OHIO)
                                                          Medicaid Consumer Hotline: 1 (800) 324-8680
                                                          Medicaid Consumer Hotline: 1 (800) 324-8680
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                                                          Ayden Healthcare

                                                          5005 Higbee Ave. NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44718
                                                          Phone: (330) 492-7835
                                                          Hours: Open 24 hours
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                                                          Maxim Healthcare Canton

                                                          4100 Holiday Ave. NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44718
                                                          Phone: (330) 493-6001
                                                          Fax: (866) 492-6610
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                                                          The Pines Healthcare Center

                                                          This skilled nursing facility offers short-term rehabilitation, subacute, long-term care, and programming for seniors.

                                                          3015 17th St. NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44708
                                                          Phone: (330) 454-6508
                                                          Fax: (877) 403-4580
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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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                                                          Heartland Behavioral Healthcare

                                                          Patient and family outreach for those affected by mental illness.

                                                          Phone: (330) 833-3135, ext. 2170
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                                                          Help Me Grow-Home Visiting

                                                          Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based program offered at no cost to your family.  Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a compassionate approach that offers information and support during pregnancy, and empowers you as the parent with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of your child through the earliest years – a critical time of development.

                                                          WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED?

                                                          Pregnant women and families with young children.Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old

                                                          WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
                                                          6057 Strip Ave NW
                                                          North Canton, OH 44720
                                                          Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480
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