Behind on rent & utilities

Tough times happen. It’s how we respond to them that matters. For young people who find themselves falling behind or choosing between paying rent, utilities, food or medical bills, it may be time to reach out for assistance. Discover local programs committed to helping Stark County residents make progress toward financial security.

Emergency funds & help with utilities

Catholic Charities

Emergency rent and utility assistance for Stark County residents. Call for services between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
800 Market Ave. N
Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 491-0896
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm

CommQuest Services: Housing and Financial Assistance

Provides short-term financial assistance toward security deposits, rent (no mortgage) and/or utilities for households at risk of homelessness.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Goodwill Community Campus: Utilities

Crisis funds to help pay for utilities.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: 1 (800) 942-3577
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ohio Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Short-term help for gas and electric heating bills. 
1370 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-1850
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Percentage Income Payment Plan (PIPP)

Program providing customers with consistent utility payments year-round.
Toll-free: 1 (800) 282-0880
Toll-free: 1 (800) 282-0880
TDD: 1 (800) 686-155
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Referrals to organizations offering utility payment assistance.
180 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (800) 686-7826
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Alliance

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities.
57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5188
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Canton

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities. Call at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Massillon

Emergency assistance, meal programs and help with utilities.
315 6th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-6473
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stark County Community Action Agency

Offers employment services, financial support and career counseling to the Stark County community.
1366 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-1676
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm