Sexual abuse & rape crisis services

According to RAINN, every 98 seconds, someone experiences sexual assault. This could include actions such as harassment, rape or sexual violence. For a young person who has suffered sexual abuse, the effects can be long lasting, leading to physical, emotional and psychological harm. Find rape crisis services and sexual abuse support groups available in Stark County.

Childhood rape crisis services

Unfortunately, childhood rape is not a rare occurrence and is often carried out by a trusted loved one. This can cause deep shame and emotional turmoil, preventing a child from speaking out against the abuse. Find local resources where you can report suspicions of childhood rape and find support resources for kids in crisis.

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
Prevention and Consultation: Prevention services are designed to reduce risk factors, increase resiliency and prevent the development of further at-risk behavior. Mental health service providers offer consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions.   Diagnostic Assessment: A mental health professional conducts a diagnostic assessment to determine whether a child or youth has a mental health disorder by gathering information about the child’s life situation, such as: Effects of symptoms on functioning in home, school and community, Onset, frequency, duration and severity of current symptoms, History of current mental health problem, Relevant family and social history. A diagnostic clinical assessments are a requirement for preadmission to our programs. Case Management: We offer case coordination through our Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) department. CPST services include assisting in developing treatment plans and linking clients and their families with available and appropriate resources on a 24/7 basis.   Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management: C&A’s team of child psychiatrists, certified nurse specialist and registered nurses provide a full array of comprehensive, integrates psychiatric services for children and adolescents including the latest psychopharmologic medications. Counselor and Social Worker Board (CSWMFT) (5) Licensees shall make available to clients links to websites for all certification bodies and licensure boards to facilitate consumer protection. Licensees shall provide a link to the board online license verification site on their web page -
Parkway Learning & Development Center
1490 Parkway Blvd
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

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

Children’s Network of Stark County

Helping to investigate and prosecute crimes against children.
213 Market Ave. N
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-1700

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

If you have experienced violence and need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room or urgent care.

Children’s Network of Stark County

Helping to investigate and prosecute crimes against children.
213 Market Ave. N
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-1700

COMPASS Rape Crisis

24/7 Confidential Hotline: 330-452-1111 Mental health, counseling, and case management services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault Confidential Hotline Hospital Advocacy Justice System Advocacy
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
24/7 Phone: (330) 452-1111
24/7 Phone: (330) 452-1111
Hours: 24/7

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233) Provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence in Stark County and surrounding communities
  • Emergency Protective Shelter
  • Outreach and Aftercare
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Transitional Housing
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Peer Support
Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

24/7 Phone #'s Call or text: 988 Chat on website: Or call: 330-452-6000 

The new three-digit dialing code, 988 Lifeline, connects callers to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. When you call, text or chat using the 988 Lifeline, you’re connected to trained counselors that are part of the 988 Lifeline network, made up of more than 200 local crisis centers. Counselors are trained to provide emotional support and crisis counseling to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.   If you need immediate, active medical intervention, call 911.   The 988 Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across the United States.   Call or text: 988    Visit the website to chat or for more info.  (press 1 for Veterans support or 2 for Spanish speaking) 
Hotline: (330) 452-6000
Textline: Text 4hope to 741741
What to do if you have been assaulted

You should consider these steps to ensure you get the care you need after an assault:

  • Contact your local medical provider.
  • Get to a safe space as soon as possible.
  • In cases of sexual assault, try to avoid changing your clothes, bathing or brushing your teeth.
  • Reach out for support from a trusted adult.
  • Remember you have options.
  • Request a medical forensic evaluation to address concerns related to the assault (even if you do not have any obvious injuries).

You can expect the following when you seek treatment:

  • You will be moved to a private waiting room or medical treatment area as soon as possible.
  • A doctor will perform an evaluation and provide treatment for any physical injuries.
  • Evidence may be collected, including clothing, hair, blood, urine or other samples at no additional charge.
  • Examiners will provide information about your care options and recommendations for safety planning.
  • Medical staff will offer any medications or vaccinations needed, which may include prophylactic medications for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and HIV.
  • Members of the clinical team will help you complete a Victim of Crime Compensation application.
  • The nursing staff will talk to you about your rights as a victim of crime and connect you with local social service providers.

Aultman Hospital

The largest hospital in Stark County. Emergency Room provides services for individuals with urgent health care concerns. Also a place for parents to safely and legally give their babies up. Aultman Serenity Program provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence. Including individuals that have experienced: abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault. Offer grief support groups, more details online here.
2600 6th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 452-9911
Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
Hours: 24/7

HAVEN Program

Provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence, elder abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Visit the website for more information.
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 489-1000, ext. 2170