Physical abuse: teens & young adults

Physical abuse is more easily detected than emotional abuse because of the visible signs, such as bruises, burns and broken bones. The effects of abuse can go far beyond the surface though, often leading to troubled behaviors like lying, fighting and stealing. Victims of abuse might even run away, stop going to school, use drugs and alcohol or start abusing others. Learn how to support a young person who has survived physical abuse.

Prevention & resiliency

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/ Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Representing the rights and interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Stark County.
110 Central Plz. S
Suite 436
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7914
Crisis & emergencies

Child Protective Services

If you suspect a minor child is living in a dangerous situation, report your concerns immediately.
Hotline: (330) 455-5437

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

DVPI provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence.
Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance