Here's what we found for you

There are 28 topics and 29 local resources that match your search for Mental health.
Don't see what you're looking for? Contact a Stark Help Central navigator at (330) 452-6000 for assistance.
  • Basic Needs: Childhood

    In order to grow up happy and healthy, kids need a roof over their heads, food on the table and access to quality medical care. Unfortunately, this is not a reality for many of Stark County’s youngest residents. Find local organizations connecting children in our community with the basic items they need to thrive. Together, we can help keep our kids safe and supported.

    • Signs of child abuse & neglect
      Abuse and neglect can have emotional, mental and physical effects long into a child’s future. Signs like bruises, scrapes, cuts and broken bones are common with physical abuse, while emotional abuse typically results in a change of the child’s actions and behaviors. Learn more about ways to identify and report child abuse and neglect.
      • 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.
        • Hotline to report abuse or neglect
          If you suspect childhood abuse or neglect, don’t wait to reach out. When it comes to children in crisis, every minute can be crucial in preventing an episode of abuse. Whether you have a concern about mental, emotional or physical cruelty, call the hotline today.
          • Basic needs: adulthood

            Stark County offers a wide range of basic needs services from food, medicine and family assistance as well as targeted services for veterans, those in substance abuse recovery, homeless persons, parents and more.

            • Basic needs: youth & teens

              For adolescents in Stark County, growing up can be a challenge – especially when money is tight and support is not available at home. When youth and teens are struggling to meet their most basic needs, there are many local organizations they can turn to for help. Discover ways to access food, clothing and shelter for adolescents across Stark.

              • Human trafficking survivors
                A survivor of human trafficking will face a long and complex journey to recovery. They often need specialized clinical treatment, as well as trauma-informed mental and emotional care. Some may also need prenatal care or childcare support. Find local resources to support these survivors, keep them safe and reaffirm their worth.
                • Abuse & neglect: early childhood

                  Although they may not understand or be able to express what’s happened, infants can still be deeply affected by abuse and neglect. This early trauma can hinder a child’s physical, mental and emotional development, compromising their sense of safety and security. To help combat the negative impacts of early childhood abuse, it is important that babies and small children get the early intervention and support they need. Find local child protective services dedicated to survivors of abuse and neglect.

                  • 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.

                    • Substance use treatment centers
                      There are many quality, supportive treatment centers in Stark County for people who are struggling or have struggled with substance use. Whether you are in need of detox services, clinical care or community-based treatment, help is available. Find local treatment and recovery centers near you, as well as helpful resources to support you through the process.
                      • 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,

                        • 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.

                              • 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.
                                    • 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.  

                                        • 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,

                                          • 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.
                                            • 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.

                                              • 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.
                                                • 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,

                                                  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: A mother and son’s 20-year journey
                                                    I teach about people with disabilities and how Stark DD helps more than 3,900 people, including my son, living in Stark County. Read our story.
                                                    • 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.

                                                          Body of Christ Ministries

                                                          Walk-in service for NARCAN kits every Monday from  6:00 – 7:30 pm in partnership with Canton Public Health.

                                                          6555 Shepler Church Rd. SW
                                                          Navarre, OH 44662
                                                          Hours: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Mount Zion Church of God in Christ

                                                          Walk-in service for NARCAN kits every Tuesday from  5:00 – 7:00 pm in partnership with Canton Public Health.

                                                          1208 Sherrick Rd. SE
                                                          Canton, OH 44707
                                                          Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Troop & Family Assistance Center Specialist

                                                          Offers resources and links to veteran programs for jobs, education, health care, legal and financial services. Contact Jennifer Perez, Contractor.

                                                          Office: 614-336-4310
                                                          Office: 614-336-4310
                                                          Mobile: 614-257-7936
                                                          Mobile: 614-257-7936
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Victim/Witness Division of the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office

                                                          Supporting victims of crimes in Stark County with information about all aspects of the prosecution as well as community referrals to health and social services.

                                                          110 Central Plz. S
                                                          Suite 510
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          Phone: (330) 451-7452
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Akron Children’s Hospital: North Canton

                                                          Pediatric health provider for children in Stark County:

                                                          • Primary care
                                                          • Home care
                                                          • Surgical services
                                                          • Clinical services
                                                          • Financial services
                                                          6046 Whipple Ave. NW
                                                          Building B
                                                          North Canton, OH 44720
                                                          Phone: (330) 433-1777
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Emmanuel Tabernacle Family Worship

                                                          Walk-in service for NARCAN kits every Wednesday from  11:00 am  – 1:00 pm, in partnership with Canton Public Health.

                                                          340 Belden Ave. NE
                                                          Canton, OH 44704
                                                          Hours: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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.
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Lake High School

                                                          Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:

                                                          • Career-based intervention (CBI)
                                                          • Health tech
                                                          • Legal studies
                                                          • Marketing & business management
                                                          1025 Lake Center St. NW
                                                          Uniontown, OH 44685
                                                          Phone: (330) 877-4282
                                                          Learn more

                                                          SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

                                                          Community-based support services for Ohio families:

                                                          • Adoption services
                                                          • Behavioral health
                                                          • Family preservation
                                                          • Older youth services
                                                          • Therapeutic foster care
                                                          6279 Frank Ave. NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44720
                                                          Phone: (330) 305-1668
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Community Building Partnership

                                                          Community Building Partnership of Stark County, Inc. is Stark County’s community development intermediary and is committed to restoring the health and prosperity of Stark County neighborhoods.

                                                          Healthy Neighborhoods: 

                                                          City of Canton Down Payment Assistance

                                                          Aultman Core Asset Area Down Payment Assistance

                                                          Neighborhood Leaders

                                                          Housing Counseling: 

                                                          Financial Fitness

                                                          Home Buyer Workshop

                                                          400 Market Ave N
                                                          Suite 400
                                                          Canton, OH 44702
                                                          Office: 330-458-0962
                                                          Office: 330-458-0962
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Perry High School

                                                          Programs offered through the South Stark Career Academy:

                                                          • Cosmetology
                                                          • Culinary
                                                          • Health care occupations
                                                          • High school of business
                                                          • Medical tech prep
                                                          • Project Lead the Way
                                                          • Teacher academy
                                                          3737 13th St. SW
                                                          Massillon, OH 44646
                                                          Phone: (330) 477-3486
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Camp Wakonda: Christ Presbyterian Church

                                                          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
                                                          Phone: (330) 735-2740
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Jackson High School

                                                          Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:

                                                          • Automotive technologies
                                                          • Cisco Networking Academy
                                                          • Clinical health care services
                                                          • Construction technology
                                                          • Culinary arts program
                                                          • Engineering and architecture
                                                          • Horticulture
                                                          7600 Fulton Dr. NW
                                                          Massillon, OH 44646
                                                          Phone: (330) 837-3501
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities

                                                          MUI Hotline: 330-477-4477 – If you believe a person with disabilities is at reasonable risk for harm

                                                          Funds and services to support the health, safety and education of people with developmental disabilities including:
                                                          Self Advocacy
                                                          Respite Care

                                                          2950 Whipple Ave. NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44708
                                                          Phone: (330) 477-5200
                                                          Intake: (330) 479-3582
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Great Lakes Science Center Summer Day Camps

                                                          Great Lakes Science Center is offering both at-home and at Great Lakes Science Center camp experiences to best fit your family’s needs. Both options have been designed with your child’s health and safety in mind.
                                                          Learn more

                                                          601 Erieside Ave.
                                                          Cleveland, OH 44114
                                                          Phone: (216) 621-2400
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Massillon City Schools Career Technical Education

                                                          Helping students to develop professional skills and experience to prepare them for future employment:

                                                          • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
                                                          • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
                                                          • Skills USA
                                                          • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
                                                          • Educators Rising
                                                          • Junior Achievement
                                                          1 Paul E. Brown Dr. SE
                                                          Massillon, OH 44646
                                                          Phone: (330) 830-3901, ext. 50206
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          Ayden Healthcare

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

                                                          Maxim Healthcare Canton

                                                          4100 Holiday Ave. NW
                                                          Canton, OH 44718
                                                          Phone: (330) 493-6001
                                                          Fax: (866) 492-6610
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more

                                                          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
                                                          Learn more