Healthy Pregnancy

For expecting mothers, preparing for a healthy birth starts long before labor and delivery. From conception until you bring your baby home, get the early and regular prenatal care you need for a happy and healthy pregnancy. There are many affordable prenatal care providers available here in Stark County.

Prenatal care resources

Alliance Family Health Center

Connecting individuals with quality, affordable health care throughout Alliance. Services include
  • Primary Care (Monday-Wednesday 8am-8pm and Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm)
  • Women's Health (Monday & Tuesday 8am-6pm, Wednesday 8am-8pm, Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm)
  • Naloxone Kits
 
1401 South Arch Ave
Suite A
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 249-7011
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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

Cleveland Clinic at Mercy Hospital

Emergency health care services available 24/7. Child delivery and support services in Stark County:
  • Maternity and mother/baby care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Neonatal special care nursery
  • High-risk pregnancy support
Cancer Support Group: Group of current or former cancer patients and their caregivers, family members and friends. Meets Thursdays at 6 pm. Seeds of Hope: Supporting individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Learn more on the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital website or by calling the phone number below.
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 489-1000
Cancer Support Group: (330) 430-2788
Cancer Support Group: (330) 430-2788
Seeds of Hope: (330) 489-1143
Seeds of Hope: (330) 489-1143

Mercy Hospital Urgent and Outpatient Care, North Canton

STATCARE location offering urgent prenatal care services.
6200 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 966-8884
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My Community Health Center

Primary health care center providing care for all patients regardless of ability to pay.
2600 7th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 363-6242
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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

Planned Parenthood: Canton Health Center

High-quality, affordable health care and education services:
  • LGBTQ+ services
  • Men’s health
  • STD testing, treatment and vaccination
  • Women’s health
2663 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 456-7191
Fax: (330) 456-9679
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Stark County Health Department

Serves the public health needs of more than 250,000 people in Stark County:
7235 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 493-9904
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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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Food & nutrition during pregnancy

There are many essential nutrients a baby needs for growth and development, so it is important for expectant mothers to eat a diet rich with nutritious foods. Know what to eat to support a healthy pregnancy and reduce common risks, including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. These resources can help guide your nutrition during pregnancy.

Visit Food Assistance for more information about local pantries and meal assistance. 

Stark County WIC Program

SNAP benefits for women, infants and children. Visit the website to view our list of WIC Clinics, Office Locations and Programs in Stark County, Ohio below. Select the location to find out more specific information. Locations available in Alliance, Massillon, and Canton. 
420 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 489-3326
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Pregnancy support groups

Support groups can help new and expecting mothers develop coping strategies for difficult situations, including pregnancy complications, stress management, postpartum depression and the loss of a child. By attending support groups, mothers develop and strengthen relationships among family members and their peers, improving their own well-being and that of their babies.

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

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

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

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.

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
Pregnancy and substance use

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 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 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

Coleman Health Services - Alliance

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 11am – 12pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

Coleman Health Services - Canton

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400
Pregnancy mental & emotional support

Pregnancy and parenthood is challenging at any age, and can be especially difficult for young parents. Find local mental health resources dedicated to supporting parents through a variety of functional challenges, including postpartum depression, stress management, relationship counseling and more.

Helpful Links:

4KidHelp

Promoting family strength and resiliency throughout Stark County:
  • Psychiatry services
  • Medication management
4368 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-1300

Aria LG Counseling and Wellness Center

Licensed counseling services for North Canton women and families.
1303 West Maple St.
Suite 102
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-371-0529

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

North Canton Therapy Works

Counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families in North Canton.
1206 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2688

The Relationship Center

Family and relationship counseling for individuals, couples and families.
7023 Mears Gate Dr. NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-2452

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
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.

Canton City Health Department

Helping to prevent the spread of disease, promote healthy practices and protect the health of Canton City residents.
  • Programs: 
    • Request Narcan Kit via mail by submitting form here.
    • WIC
      • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details. **At this time, infants and children do not need to be present in our office when staff issue food benefits to your WIC Card.*
    • Nursing Division 
      • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic
      • Childhood Immunization Clinic
      • International Travel Clinic
    • THRIVE
      • Pregnant? Caring for a child under age 1? Stark County THRIVE Community Health Workers can help you connect to local services and items to keep you, your baby, and family healthy! Stark County THRIVE is still accepting clients. If you are pregnant or have a child under age 1, please fill out our online THRIVE Referral Form. You will be contacted by a Community Health Worker who will assist you with connections to services that meet your specific needs. All face-to-face visits will resume once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
    • Project SWAP
    • Vital Statistics
      • Our lobby is open to walk-in customers. Hours of operation are 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends, official holidays and other posted times.
420 Market Ave.
North Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 489-3231
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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

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