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  • Suicide prevention for Stark County children, teens and young adults
    If someone you know is hurting, don’t stop encouraging them to seek support. There is a community rooting for them to keep going.
    • 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.
      • Suicide Prevention: A GlenOak High School Production
        We partnered with GlenOak High School’s video production department for a video on suicide prevention for teens. Watch it now
        • The Legacy Project of Stark Makes an imPACT

          Who We Are

          In 2015, The Legacy Project of Stark was founded by Eugene Lingenhoel. As he was delivering backpacks & school supplies at Lehman Middle School in Canton City, the principal, Jeanne McNeal, who is now the principal at Oakwood Middle School in Plain Local, asked Eugene if he would be willing to meet with some of her students.  Jeanne saw a need for her students to have a positive role model in their life and saw an opportunity to provide that for them.

          • 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,

            • Introducing StarkHelpCentral.com
              StarkHelpCentral.com provides information and support to youth, young adults and engaged members of our community.
              • How school districts throughout Stark County are addressing safety concerns
                The goal in Stark County is to keep every student safe. If students don’t feel safe, they’re not able to perform at their best academically.
                • Health care support
                  All residents should have access to safe and effective health care, regardless of age or income. If you are a teen, young adult or the parent of a young child, affordable, quality care is within your reach. Get the medical, dental, prescription or mental health coverage you need for a happy and healthy tomorrow.
                  • Medical health providers

                    If you are unsure of where to go for medical issues or don’t have a primary care physician, there are hospitals, medical centers, and urgent care facilities throughout Stark County. They can help you stay in good health, address any concerns or illnesses, or tend to more immediate needs and minor injuries. Affordable resources for medical and mental health services are available near you.

                    • LGBTQ+ mental health
                      Bullying, fear of rejection and the chronic stress associated with having a seemingly stigmatized identity can put significant strain on an LGBTQ+ teen’s mental health. In fact, research shows that LGBTQ+ youth have much higher levels of suicidal ideation than their heterosexual peers.
                      • Youth & Teens (Ages 11 - 17)
                    • Health & insurance: young adults

                      For some young adults who do not receive benefits through their employers, purchasing medical insurance can be a hardship. Yet, it’s vital to secure health care coverage to stay healthy and offset large medical expenses. The Ohio Medicaid program offers those who qualify a way to obtain state-funded medical insurance, which provides coverage for many important health care services at little or no cost to the individual. Learn what Medicaid benefits could mean for you.

                      • Mental health service providers

                        Are you ready to seek treatment for a mental health condition? We know there are many reasons why reaching out for support might not be the easiest choice. But we also know it’s one of the best decisions you can make for your emotional wellness. And now there are alternatives to meeting with a counselor in person! Telehealth is now available for virtual mental health support.

                        If you or someone you know is struggling with feelings of sadness or hopelessness,

                        • Sexual Health and Pregnancy/STI Prevention

                          If you are unsure about the family planning methods available to you and want to learn more about your options, you are not alone. Find local resources, programs and community organizations providing reproductive health services for individuals and couples in Stark County.

                          • How to be an advocate for youth in your Stark County community
                            Learn how you can find and share resources to be an advocate for youth in your Stark County community.
                            • Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

                              Mental health is an important part of one’s overall wellbeing. Similar to physical health, early detection of mental health issues can be pivotal in ensuring more effective treatment, a speedy recovery and a better quality of life.  

                              However, we must understand that while we can recognize signs of distress, the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues are a complex process best left to professionals. 

                              Understanding the early warning signs of mental illness is not your chance to diagnose someone.

                              • Information on Stark County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
                                As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, it’s important to stay up to date on information for getting the vaccine in Stark County. Learn more.
                                • Parenting help

                                  From education and income to physical and emotional health, learn about programs and organizations dedicated to supporting parents in Stark County as they navigate parenthood. Because a strong family foundation can help children succeed at home, in the classroom and in their relationships with others.

                                  • Abuse & neglect: young adults

                                    No matter when it initially takes place, the effects of abuse often extend well into adulthood, significantly impacting a person’s physical and mental health. It is important for those who have struggled or are still dealing with the turmoil of abuse and neglect to get the help they need to move forward in a positive, healing direction. Find resources in Stark County dedicated to lifting up survivors of abuse and neglect.

                                    • 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.  

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

                                        With partner agencies serving thousands of individuals each year, StarkHelpCentral.com 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.

                                        • Trauma: early childhood

                                          When a child experiences trauma, it often impacts the entire family and the community around them. These experiences can affect a child’s whole body and emotional well-being, and every child’s response to trauma is unique. Find mental health and counseling resources to help children and families cope with the effects of trauma here in Stark County.

                                          • Children with incarcerated parents
                                            Having a parent in prison can have a significant impact on a child’s mental and behavioral health. To help reduce the risk for negative outcomes, such as depression, substance use and criminal behavior, it is important for communities to wrap around children with incarcerated parents.
                                            • 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.
                                              • 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.

                                                • Mental & emotional support for trauma
                                                  Recovering from a traumatic event isn’t easy. Discovering and developing resiliency and coping skills may be easier with the help of a mental health professional.
                                                  • First episode of psychosis
                                                    The first time you experience a break in your perceptions or sense of reality, it can be frightening and difficult to understand. This early stage of psychosis can happen to people of all ages, and is the most critical time to seek treatment from a trusted mental health provider. Learn ways to identify the first episode of psychosis and find service providers in Stark County you can turn to for support.
                                                    • 2-1-1 Helpline Transitions Resources to StarkHelpCentral.com

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

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

                                                      StarkHelpCentral.com 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),

                                                      • Childhood neglect and abuse
                                                        When a parent or caregiver fails to provide the basic needs for a child to grow up happy and healthy, it can cause serious long-term effects. For healthy development, children need food, clothing, safety, shelter and emotional support, especially during the early years of their lives.
                                                        • Eating disorders
                                                          Whether stemming from behavioral challenges, societal pressures or an underlying mental health issue, eating disorders can affect anyone of any age, race, gender or background. They are just as dangerous as other illnesses, so it is important that these disorders are identified and treated right away. Find community resources available in Stark County to support you or a loved one who is struggling with bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or another eating disorder.
                                                          • Suicide prevention: young adults

                                                            The transition to adulthood is a time of significant changes and challenges. As you seek full-time employment, experience changes in your relationships and move toward independent living, life can feel overwhelming. No matter why you are hurting, it is important to remember you are not alone. Find mental health service providers and emotional support resources for young adults in Stark County. Call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 if you need immediate assistance.

                                                            The Ken Weber Community Campus At Goodwill

                                                            Located in downtown Canton, the Campus is home to Goodwill offices and 20 other non-profit organizations that share collaborative outreach to the community and find efficiencies through shared space and services.

                                                            408 9th St. SW
                                                            Canton, OH 44707
                                                            Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
                                                            Toll free: 1 (800) 942-3577
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                                                            Christ Presbyterian Church

                                                            Hot breakfast is provided to anyone in the community through their Food, Clothing & Prayer program on the second Saturday of every month from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

                                                            Camp Wakonda is a Christian summer camp that encourages children to grow in their emotional and spiritual health in the Christian community. Since 1959, campers have learned about and experienced God through the wonder of nature.

                                                            530 Tuscarawas St. W
                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                            Local: (330) 456-8113
                                                            Camp Wakonda: (330) 735-2740
                                                            Camp Wakonda: (330) 735-2740
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                                                            Cleveland Clinic at Mercy Hospital

                                                            Emergency health care services available 24/7.

                                                            Child delivery and support services in Stark County:

                                                            • Maternity and mother/baby care
                                                            • Breastfeeding support
                                                            • Neonatal special care nursery
                                                            • High-risk pregnancy support

                                                            Cancer Support Group: Group of current or former cancer patients and their caregivers, family members and friends. Meets Thursdays at 6 pm.

                                                            Seeds of Hope: Supporting individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one.

                                                            1320 Mercy Dr. NW
                                                            Canton, OH 44708
                                                            Phone: (330) 489-1000
                                                            Cancer Support Group: (330) 430-2788
                                                            Cancer Support Group: (330) 430-2788
                                                            Seeds of Hope: (330) 489-1143
                                                            Seeds of Hope: (330) 489-1143
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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.

                                                            Intake specialists who work with juvenile offenders and their families to prepare for court cases and provide mediation when possible are available at (330) 451-7317.

                                                            Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/ Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) – Representing the rights and interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Stark County.

                                                            110 Central Plz. S
                                                            Suite 670
                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                            Phone: (330) 451-7415
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                                                            American Red Cross: Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter

                                                            We help communities in Northern Ohio prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our local communities because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provide the following programs and services:

                                                            • Disaster Services
                                                            • Volunteer Services
                                                            • Blood Donation Services
                                                            • Lifesaving Skills Training
                                                            • Military or Veterans Assistance (mental health counseling, emergency assistance and job services)
                                                            • Home Fire Campaign
                                                            408 9th St. SW
                                                            Canton, OH 44707
                                                            Phone: (330) 453-0146
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                                                            Aultman Hospital

                                                            The largest hospital in Stark County.

                                                            Emergency Room provides services for individuals with urgent health care concerns. Also a place for parents to safely and legally give their babies up.

                                                            Aultman Serenity Program provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence. Including individuals that have experienced: abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault.

                                                            Offer grief support groups, more details online here.

                                                            2600 6th St. SW
                                                            Canton, OH 44710
                                                            Phone: (330) 452-9911
                                                            Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
                                                            Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
                                                            Hours: 24/7
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                                                            Aultman North

                                                            Aultman North provides the array of services you need, health care professionals you can trust and close-to-home convenience to fit your busy lifestyle. Conveniently located near the Belden Village area, Aultman North offers:

                                                            • Aquatic therapy
                                                            • AultmanNow Urgent Care
                                                            • Cardiac rehabilitation
                                                            • Imaging
                                                            • Occupational rehabilitation
                                                            • Orthopedics and sports medicine
                                                            • Outpatient lab
                                                            • Pelvic floor therapy
                                                            • Physical and occupational therapy
                                                            • Reiki
                                                            • Sleep center
                                                            • Speech therapy
                                                            6100 Whipple Ave NW
                                                            North Canton, OH 44720
                                                            Urgent Care: (330) 305-6999
                                                            Urgent Care: (330) 305-6999
                                                            Therapy Services: (330) 244-8113
                                                            Therapy Services: (330) 244-8113
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                                                            The Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center

                                                            Licensed counselors treating and diagnosing mental health conditions.

                                                            Support Groups: Contact for information about joining.

                                                            • Men’s Sexual Addiction Recovery Group
                                                              Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm
                                                              ​This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor,
                                                            1469 South Main St.
                                                            North Canton, OH 44720
                                                            Phone: (330) 499-3065
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                                                            R & R Counseling Center

                                                            Our focus is on the American Counseling Association (ACA) Principles.  We strive to treat every client individually with dignity and a focus to do no harm.  We promote positive mental health and well-being.  We value fairness and equality.  We recognize trust as a big responsibility, and we aspire for openness and honesty to achieve that.  We offer counseling services in the areas of couples and marriage, family, child and adolescents, adults, trauma, and addictions.  We provide individual and group sessions.

                                                            2400 Wales Ave NW
                                                            Ste F
                                                            Massillon, OH 44646
                                                            Phone: (330) 880-0115
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                                                            Legacy of Honor

                                                            Our goal is to serve those who serve us but standing beside them in the everyday. We aim to work alongside other partners to help fill in the gaps. We serve veterans, active duty military, first responders (police, fire, EMS, corrections, communications, ER/Trauma nurses/doctors), and their families.  We offer 3 programs – Operation Bootstrap – help in the everyday, Operation RAK (Random Acts of Kindness), and Operation Access – Peer Support for Trauma and Mental Health for First Responders.

                                                            908 W Main St
                                                            Louisville, OH 44641
                                                            Phone: (330) 871-4692
                                                            Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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                                                            ASCEND

                                                            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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                                                            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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                                                            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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                                                            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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                                                            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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                                                            Heartland Behavioral Healthcare

                                                            Patient and family outreach for those affected by mental illness.

                                                            Phone: (330) 833-3135, ext. 2170
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                                                            Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

                                                            Provides a monthly benefit up to $30 (up to $75/month on Tribal lands) for broadband internet. – Provides a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50.).

                                                            INTAKE PROCEDURE
                                                            – Customers can sign up online at www.getinternet.gov/apply or sign up via mail.
                                                            – To learn more or to get a mail-in application, call the ACP Support Center at 1-877-384-2575 from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily.
                                                            Toll-Free: 1-888-225-5322
                                                            Toll-Free: 1-888-225-5322
                                                            Hours: Daily: 9:00am to 9:00pm. Closed federal holidays.
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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 Shorb Market and Connection Center

                                                            We currently have two Fresh Markets in Canton, one at 603 Shorb Ave. NW and one at 3412 Harmont Ave. NE.   These Fresh Markets provides free produce and grocery items to the community at no cost and is another way we live out our vision of healthy homes and holy hearts for all people. People are invited to shop once-a-day as our selection changes daily.

                                                            603 Shorb Ave NW
                                                            Canton, OH 44703
                                                            Main Line: 330-455-0153
                                                            Main Line: 330-455-0153
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                                                            The Harmont Fresh Market

                                                            We currently have two Fresh Markets in Canton, one at 603 Shorb Ave. NW and one at 3412 Harmont Ave. NE.   These Fresh Markets provides free produce and grocery items to the community at no cost and is another way we live out our vision of healthy homes and holy hearts for all people. People are invited to shop once-a-day as our selection changes daily.

                                                            Main Line: 330-455-0153
                                                            Main Line: 330-455-0153
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