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  • Basic needs: early childhood

    If you are looking for pregnancy support, have a young child at home or need financial assistance to make ends meet, finding help is easier than ever. Learn about programs and organizations committed to providing basic needs to growing families in Stark County. Because no baby should go without the necessary items for a healthy and safe start to life.

    • Assistance application & eligibility

      Navigating life’s challenges is difficult enough. We’re here to make finding help for basic needs simple. Learn how to apply for cash, food and/or medical assistance and get started today. Cases are processed in the order they are received, so it is important to start the process as soon as possible.

      • 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.

        • 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.
          • 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.

            • 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.
              • 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.

                • Basic needs information & referrals

                  Looking for help, but not sure where to turn? At Stark Help Central, we have a vision for the future of Stark County where every child, parent, friend and neighbor has the resources to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Find local organizations dedicated to lifting up local families in times of need.

                  • 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.
                    • 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.
                      • 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.

                        • 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,

                          • 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.

                              • 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.

                                        • Managed care plans
                                          After Medicaid approval, you’ll need to pick a managed care plan to receive your health care, which includes medically necessary services and more.
                                          • 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.  

                                                • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response & Resources

                                                  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. For information about COVID-19, read the CDC’s list of Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline to ask an expert: 1-833-427-5634, open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

                                                  COVID test ordering: or 1-800-232-0233 or TTY 1-888-720-7489 to request up to four free tests per household.

                                                  • 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.
                                                    • 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,

                                                      • Migrant working: childhood
                                                        Children who have migrated are often forced to work in unsafe, unsanitary environments and face abuses that go largely unreported. Learn more.
                                                        • 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.

                                                          • 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.

                                                                    Vista Psychological & Counseling Centre, LLC

                                                                    Affordable health care for adults, children and families.

                                                                    1201 South Main St.
                                                                    Suite 100
                                                                    North Canton, OH 44720
                                                                    Phone: (330) 244-8782
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                                                                    American Red Cross: Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter

                                                                    Health and safety services for Stark County families.

                                                                    408 9th St. SW
                                                                    Canton, OH 44707
                                                                    Phone: (330) 453-0146
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                                                                    Aultman Hospital Emergency Room

                                                                    Emergency services for individuals with urgent health care concerns.

                                                                    2600 6th St. SW
                                                                    Canton, OH 44710
                                                                    Phone: (330) 363-6203
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                                                                    Cleveland Clinic at Mercy Hospital

                                                                    Emergency health care services available 24/7.

                                                                    1320 Mercy Dr. NW
                                                                    Canton, OH 44708
                                                                    Phone: (330) 489-1000
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                                                                    The Lenzy Family Institute: Fulton Ave.

                                                                    Health, wellness and rehab services to help bridge the gap to recovery.

                                                                    1930 Fulton Ave. NW
                                                                    Suite 103
                                                                    Canton, OH 44709
                                                                    Phone: (330) 956-5936
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                                                                    Help at Home

                                                                    Help at Home provides home health care services for seniors or people with disabilities.

                                                                    4150 Belden Village St. NW #307
                                                                    Canton, OH 44718
                                                                    Phone: (855) 213-1511
                                                                    Hours: Open 24 hours
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                                                                    Beacon Charitable Pharmacy

                                                                    Connecting underinsured residents of Stark and Carroll Counties to quality health care and prescriptions.

                                                                    408 9th St. SW
                                                                    Canton, OH 44707
                                                                    Phone: (330) 445-1087
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                                                                    Boys & Girls Club of Massillon

                                                                    Academic, health and leadership programs that create a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves.

                                                                    730 Duncan St. SW
                                                                    Massillon, OH 44647
                                                                    Phone: (330) 833-4395
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                                                                    Molina Healthcare of Ohio

                                                                    Molina Healthcare focuses on health, wellness and improving patient outcomes. Visit their website for more information.

                                                                    3000 Corporate Exchange Dr.
                                                                    Columbus, OH 43231
                                                                    Phone: (800) 642-4168
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                                                                    Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

                                                                    Regional hospital association that provides collaborative opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of Northwest Ohio’s residents.

                                                                    3009, 3231 Central Park West
                                                                    Suite 200
                                                                    Toledo, OH 43617
                                                                    Phone: (419) 842-0800
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                                                                    Family Empowerment Ministries

                                                                    Classes on critical health topics for women who are pregnant or guardians of children under 12 months old.

                                                                    1150 East State St.
                                                                    Alliance, OH 44601
                                                                    Phone: (330) 913-7007
                                                                    Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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                                                                    Stark County Family Court

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

                                                                    110 Central Plz. S
                                                                    Suite 670
                                                                    Canton, OH 44702
                                                                    Phone: (330) 451-7415
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                                                                    Stark County Job & Family Services: Medicaid

                                                                    Administers Medicaid and the Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD) programs, which provide health care coverage for individuals with disabilities.

                                                                    221 3rd St. SE
                                                                    Canton, OH 44702
                                                                    Phone: (330) 452-4661
                                                                    TDD: (330) 451-8879
                                                                    Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
                                                                    Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
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                                                                    Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities

                                                                    Funds and services to support the health, safety and education of people with developmental disabilities. Visit the Stark DD website for more information.

                                                                    2950 Whipple Ave. NW
                                                                    Canton, OH 44708
                                                                    Phone: (330) 477-5200
                                                                    Intake: (330) 479-3582
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                                                                    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.
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                                                                    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.
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                                                                    NAMI Stark County Sunday Night Support Group (Peers and Family Members)

                                                                    Mental illness can be extremely isolating and it’s not uncommon to lose friends along the way. This is a chance to meet new people. Support Groups are free to attend and no registration is required.

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                                                                    Meeting ID: 798 097 665

                                                                    Phone: 1-646-558-8656
                                                                    Hours: 7:00 PM – Group meets weekly Sunday (Plan to join 10 – 15 minutes before start time)
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    Akron Children’s Hospital: North Canton

                                                                    Pediatric health provider for children in Stark County:

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

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

                                                                    1492 Cherry Ave. SE
                                                                    Canton, OH 44707
                                                                    Hours: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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                                                                    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.
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                                                                    YMCA of Central Stark County

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

                                                                    4700 Dressler Rd NW
                                                                    Canton, OH 44718
                                                                    Phone: (330) 491-9622
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    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
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                                                                    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.
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                                                                    601 Erieside Ave.
                                                                    Cleveland, OH 44114
                                                                    Phone: (216) 621-2400
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                                                                    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
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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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                                                                    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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                                                                    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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                                                                    Refuge of Hope

                                                                    For individuals and families recovering from mental illness.

                                                                    715 2nd St.
                                                                    Canton, OH 44704
                                                                    Phone: (330) 455-6264
                                                                    Hours: Lunch on Tues., Fri. and Sat. from 10:30am - 12:00pm, Dinner Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:00pm.
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