Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB

Stark County THRIVE Pathways Hub is an initiative coordinated through the Canton City Health Department to help prevent infant mortality and reduce disparities in birth outcomes. The program brings together community providers, medical resources and social services to help ensure all Stark County babies celebrate their first birthdays.

This data-driven, county-wide system provides care coordination services through the support of community health workers (CHWs). CHWs are certified through the Ohio Board of Nursing and employed by medical clinics, social services agencies and other organizations throughout Stark County.

Payments are coordinated through Medicaid managed care plans and other funding partners with no cost to the patient.

How it works

Enroll

Local health care providers identify needs in the community and refer patients to the Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB.

Assess

Enrolled clients receive a comprehensive risk assessment and work with their CHW to prioritize their health and social needs.

Plan

Care plans are developed using the Stark County THRIVE Pathways HUB model, connecting families to health coverage, food, housing, transportation and more.

Meet

Clients meet with their CHWs at least monthly, working together to coordinate their care and address their needs one by one.

Track

The THRIVE staff tracks data to reduce duplication of services and make sure clients receive the most appropriate, evidence-based care.

THRIVE partners

Abide Ministries-New Baltimore Community Church

Community resources to help strengthen families in Stark County.
7761 Pontius St. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 935-0152

Access Health Stark County

Guiding individuals and families to quality, affordable medical care in Stark County. 
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 437-3715

Alliance City Health Department

Collaborates with public health partners to protect Alliance residents. Nursing Programs:
  • Immunizations
  • WIC Supplemental Food Program
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing
  • HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing
  • Children with Medical Handicaps
  • Cribs for Kids
  • Car Seat Installation/Inspection Station
  • Newborn Home Visitation Program
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Medicaid Enrollment Assistance
Environmental Health Programs
537 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-7373
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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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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

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

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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Family Empowerment Ministries

Classes on critical health topics for women who are pregnant or guardians of children under 12 months old.
425 E Market Street
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 913-7007
Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

George Dunwoody Foundation

Support programs and mentorship for parents to become better informed about their child’s needs.
Phone: (330) 268‐2916

Hannah’s House 119

Mentoring for victims of human trafficking as well as young people at risk.
213 Nassau St.
East Canton, OH 44730
Phone: (330) 495-2970

Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

Regional hospital association that provides collaborative opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of Northwest Ohio’s residents.
3009, 3231 Central Park West
Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43617
Phone: (419) 842-0800

Mary Church Terrell Federated Club

Multi-generational, culturally-competent speaker’s bureau to help educate Stark County about infant mortality prevention.

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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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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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 Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA)

Subsidized housing and social services for residents of Stark County. 
400 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 454-8051

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

YWCA Canton

Provides emergency shelter to the homeless and tools to help them get back on their feet and become self-sufficient Also provides early care and education services to children that enhance their development and prepare them to be successful as they transition to kindergarten To be placed in housing you must first register with the homeless hotline by calling 330-452-4363 Early Childhood Learning Center Quality care and education to children ages 6 weeks to 11 years 330-453-7644 Early Head Start Provides year-round child care for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years (including those with disabilities) whose families are homeless and/or live below the poverty line Partnership with THRIVE To support and promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. We have a Community Health Worker on-site as an integral member of our team to educate and provide support to our clients. Housing Services To be placed in housing you must first register with the homeless hotline by calling 330-452-4363
  • Emergency Shelter for Women and Children - shelter for up to 90 days
  • Permanent Supportive Housing - low barrier affordable housing for disabled, chronically homeless persons paired with support services
  • Stark Area Rapid Re-Housing - program to connect eligible households with permanent housing quickly – short-term financial assistance and supportive services
231 6th St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-7644
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Referring agencies

Akron Children’s Hospital: North Canton

Pediatric health provider for children in Stark County:
  • Primary care
  • Home care
  • Surgical services
  • Clinical services
  • Financial services
6046 Whipple Ave. NW
Building B
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-1777
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Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital

Health care facility dedicated to improving the health of Alliance residents and surrounding communities. Emergency care with no appointment necessary.
200 East State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 596-6000

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

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy

Connecting underinsured residents of Stark and Carroll Counties to quality health care and prescriptions.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 445-1087
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Canton City School District

Offers Adult Career & Technical Education - learn more at www.ccsdistrict.org/adulted FREE Classes at Aspire of Stark County:
  • Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Improve English (ESOL-English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Prepare for pre-employment testing
  • Study for entrance exams
  • Brush up on skills for success in college or training programs
  • Improve your current job skills
  • Help your children with homework
  • Gain personal enrichment and satisfaction
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
ASPIRE: (330) 438-2559

Catholic Charities

Emergency rent and utility assistance for Stark County residents: call Monday - Friday between 9 and 10 a.m. Through tangible assistance and other essential services, Catholic Charities affirms human dignity, meets basic human needs, strengthens families, builds communities, and empowers others to transform their lives. Basic Needs Assistance
  • utilities, rent, mortgage, food pantry, Community Cupboard, birth certificates & photo ID's, transportation
First Step Family Support
  • infant supplies (partnered with Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank), case management, parenting support/education
Adult Day Services "Next Step" Ministries:
  • Project ASSISI - Case management
  • Stark Pathways to Success - seeks to assist Stark County residents who are pursuing higher education while dealing with challenging life circumstances
Senior Rent & Mortgage Assistance
  • To be pre-screened over the phone for our senior housing program, please call 10:00AM-4:00PM * Monday through Friday
800 Market Ave. N
Suite 1150
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 491-0896
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Eric Snow Family YMCA

Services for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Before and after school care is available for grades K through 6. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
420 3rd St., NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 458-2403
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JRC - Learning Center and Adult Day Center

Educating children and engaging seniors to help enrich our community. The Myrna A. Pastore JRC Campus is located in the old Meyers Lake Ballroom. It houses the JRC Adult Day Center for Senior/Adults and the JRC Learning Center for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. We have weekly Intergenerational Connections programming for the children and Senior/Adults to interact together!
3300 Parkway St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 454-3471

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

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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OhioMeansJobs Stark County

Northeastern Ohio’s premier workforce development and training centers that connects job seekers with employers by providing numerous resources in a single location Serving Stark County employers and job seekers with access to all community partner programs, education, training, counseling and employment opportunities.  
822 30th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 433-9675
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Ohio State University Extension

Programming to address the needs of Stark County while also addressing state, national and global issues.
RG Drage Campus, 2800 Richville Dr. SE,
Suite 100
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9856

Perry Local School District

Public school system in Perry Township. Career tech classes offered.
4201 13th St. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 477-8121

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

Stark County District Library (Main Branch)

Start Smart programming and events for children from infants to pre-teens. For information about Technology Training Services, contact [email protected].
715 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-0665
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Stark County Homeless Hotline

24/7 Hotline: 330-452-4363 For referrals to free community shelters and other local housing programs. Please allow enough phone time for specialists to conduct an initial assessment review to find information and programs that work best for your needs. The homeless hotline number is a part of Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.
24/7 Hotline: (330) 452-4363
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Stark County TASC, Inc.

Provides community-based treatment options for juveniles and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 479-1912
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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
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Story of hope

When Shawna and her husband found out they were pregnant, they didn’t know where to start. Then they met a THRIVE Community Health Worker at a local health fair. She connected them to an obstetrician, discussed what their Medicaid Plan had to offer for transportation and even helped them enroll in a program that rewards them for going to their prenatal, post-partum and well-baby appointments. “THRIVE has supported us along the way,” she said. “And even connected my husband to the Stark County Fatherhood Coalition and the Dr. Dad program.”

What clients are saying

“I really value the help my Community Health Worker gives me with finding resources such as baby clothes, safe sleep information and other topics.”

“I feel respected and supported.”

“I appreciate that my THRIVE Community Health Worker is culturally related ( … ) and has similar life experiences.”

“My THRIVE Community Health Worker always responds very quickly to my calls.”

Helpful links

CityMatCH

Leaders in urban health helping to promote access to information and services for women, children and community members.

Ohio Department of Health

Connecting Ohioans to public health information, tools and resources.

Safe Sleep

Helpful articles and videos to help promote healthy sleep for infants in Ohio.