Resources for parents

Nothing prepares you for parenthood. Parenting has been called the ultimate long-term investment. It’s one of the most complex and challenging jobs you’ll face in your lifetime – and also the most rewarding. Find local resources to help you navigate parenthood in Stark County.

Resources

Alliance Pregnancy Center

These confidential, cost-free services include:
  • Abortion Information
  • Adoption Agency Referrals
  • Adoption Information
  • Maternity & Infant Supplies
  • Medical Referrals
  • Parenting Education
  • Post-Abortion Support
  • Pregnancy Options Information
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • STD/STI Information
  • Support for Men
  • Ultrasound (Onsite)*
75 Glamorgan St.
Suite 102
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-7283

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
Trauma and grief-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and SITCAP services to reduce risk and increase childhood resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917

CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

CommQuest Alliance

CommQuest Alliance Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis Walk-in Assessment Hours: Monday: 12pm - 2pm Tuesday: 11am - 1pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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CommQuest Massillon

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program
  • CommQuest Massillon Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services and case management Phone: 330-833-0234 Fax: 330-837-7705 130 1st St NW Massillon, OH 44647 Walk-In Assessment Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 10:30am Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am
  • CommQuest Family Living Center Housing for homeless families If looking to be placed at a shelter in Stark County, you must call the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 Phone: 330-452-9807 412 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646
  • CommQuest Massillon Recovery Campus Wilson Hall - male residential addiction treatment and Driver Intervention Program Wilson Hall Phone: 330-830-8740 DIP Phone: 330-834-1934 1680 Nave Rd Se Massillon, OH 44646

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:
  • Child care information and referrals
  • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten readiness program
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Home and group-based learning opportunities
  • Developmental screenings and community resource connections
  • Car seat help
Find a list of child care programs in Stark County here. 
1718 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 491-3272
Phone: 1-877-691-8521
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Help Me Grow-Home Visiting

Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based program offered at no cost to your family.  Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a compassionate approach that offers information and support during pregnancy, and empowers you as the parent with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of your child through the earliest years – a critical time of development.
WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED?
Pregnant women and families with young children.Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Once your family has been referred, you will be assigned a home visitor, who will provide caring support and reliable information on the topics that matter most to you about your pregnancy and child’s development. Whether it’s what you can do to strive for a healthy pregnancy; how to soothe your crying baby; how to manage sleep (yours included!); or how to deal with the stresses of parenting; your home visitor is there to help, listen to your concerns, and connect you to community resources based off of your needs. We invest in you to make your own decisions about what is best for you and your child.
BENEFITS OF HOME VISITING
Healthy birth outcomes - Pregnant women who participated in Home Visiting had 48 percent fewer low birth weight babies. Source.
Increasing children’s school readiness - Children who participated in Home Visiting scored 25 percent higher on first through third grade reading and math achievement tests. Source.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480

OhioGuidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy, and education with a focus on prevention and treatment in the home, community, office, or telehealth. Additional Program: The Prevent Relapse Occurrence Team with Enhanced Case management and Treatment (Protect) works with juveniles who have shown sexual behavior problems who are not incarcerated or are returning to the community following separation. PROTECT services are designed to work specifically with individuals who have been identified as participating in “sexting” behavior or other minor-related sexual behavioral issues.
4579 Everhard Rd NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (440) 260-6466
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Loving Choice

Providing free, confidential help and guidance to parents considering placing their child for adoption.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 994-1451

Pathway Caring for Children

Pathway is a private agency working with 14 Northeast Ohio Counties. A patient and loving home can make a world of a difference for a child coming from a troubled background. We walk you through every step of your foster care or foster-to-adopt journey. Being a foster parent takes resilience, creativity, flexibility, humor, and love. There is so much room for healing. YOU will be that soft landing spot as children begin to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.
  • On site Training
  • 24/7 Support
  • Community Building
  • Mental Health Wraparound Services
Helping children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health.
  • Transitional Age Services
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

Stark County Family Council

Wraparound services for youth and families who have complex, multi-system needs. Visit their website for more information.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136

Stark County Job & Family Services

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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Stark Community Support Network

Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.
  • Community Support Services (Mental Health & Substance/Alcohol Abuse) - Identify, Link, and Support individuals and families through the mental health and alcohol and substance abuse system.
  • Community Response Team (Trauma Care and Community Violence) - Refer, Assist, and Advocate for individuals and/or families experiencing trauma.
  • Infant Mortality (THRIVE) - Identify and Support women through their pregnancies to reduce infant mortality.
  • Pathways Hub (Pregnant Mothers) - Educate and Support pregnant mothers to ensure a safe and healthy delivery.
  • Parenting Classes - Classes are available for parents by court order or personal request.
  • Individual or Group Counseling - Clinical Counseling / Therapeutic Support Groups are offered to individuals or families.
1221 Harrisburg Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-2260

Community Action Pathways HUB

Are you or someone you know pregnant and could benefit from being connected to community services and support? If so, then you have the opportunity to take advantage of this program. The HUB utilizes Community Health Workers that assist in decision making during pregnancy. They link you to services in the community that can help you and your baby. Do you need...
  • A ride to your doctor’s appointment?
  • Baby items like a crib or diapers?
  • Help with your other children?
  • A doctor’s care?
  • A medical card?
  • Social Service resources?
We Can Help! Your health and the health of your baby are important. The HUB is a free program that can help you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The Community Action Pathways HUB provides support, education and uses life experience to help connect you to other community resources.
Phone: (330) 454-1676 x 153

The Pregnancy & Parenting Center

Accurate, up-to-date information and pregnancy support:
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Limited ultrasound
  • STD testing
  • First prenatal visit
  • Community referrals
  • Education and resources
  • Post-abortion counseling
  • Support Groups
4500 22nd St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Call: (330) 455-7500
Text: (330) 961-1772
Support Groups

Stark County Fatherhood Coalition

The mission of the Stark County Fatherhood Coalition is to encourage fathers to take an active and positive role in their child’s life, and to promote and sponsor activities designed to strengthen families. The Coalition holds monthly meetings at the Goodwill Community Campus on the second Thursday of each month at 10am. If you would like additional information please call 330-451-8477. You can also visit us on Facebook facebook.com/starkcountyfatherhoodcoalition Download the following documents for helpful information:
Goodwill Community Campus, 408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Hours: Second Thursday of the month – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

La Leche League of Canton

Breastfeeding support group offering mother-to-mother encouragement, information and education.
St. Michael's Church, 3430 St. Michael's Blvd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 495-8992
Hours: First Friday of the month – 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Parents Anonymous

Self-help group encouraging parents to make lasting, effective, positive changes in their lives.
142 Arlington Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 445-1061

The Pregnancy & Parenting Center

Accurate, up-to-date information and pregnancy support:
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Limited ultrasound
  • STD testing
  • First prenatal visit
  • Community referrals
  • Education and resources
  • Post-abortion counseling
  • Support Groups
4500 22nd St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Call: (330) 455-7500
Text: (330) 961-1772

Restoration Place

Peer support for parents in Stark County.
Amherst Community Church, 8650 Beatty St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 837-6519
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Helpful links

HealthyChildren.org

Tips, guidelines and resources for raising happy and healthy children.

Ohio Department of Education Parenting Guide

Resources to help guide a child’s education from preschool to graduation.

Ohio Department of Health Parents & Caregivers Guide

Information about pregnancy, mom and baby sleep habits, baby care, breastfeeding, health, physical development and more.

Parent Toolkit

One-stop resource developed with parents in mind.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safety tips and information to help families and communities keep kids out of harm’s way.

Bold Beginning!

Access local resources for all things related to pregnancy and early childhood, including information about milestones and healthy beginnings.