Trauma recovery & support groups

Whether you are caring for a loved one who has been affected by a traumatic experience or you are struggling with trauma yourself, the right support group can make all the difference during this challenging time. Find local trauma recovery and support groups available for individuals and families in Stark County.

Grief support groups

Light After Loss Survivors Support Group

A suicide loss survivors support group that meets every 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Visit https://lightafterlossstark.com/support-groups/ for more information.

Lunch Bunch Grief Support Group

Weekly grief support lunch where everyone pays for their own meals. Learn more about this Aultman Hospice and Grief Support on their website or by calling the number below.
Phone: (330) 479-4835
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Wed.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Newly Bereaved Support Group

For anyone who has lost a loved one in the past six months. Learn more about this Aultman Hospice and Grief Support on their website or by calling the number below.
Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 479-4835
Hours: Tuesdays – 4:30 p.m.

Seeds of Hope

Supporting individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Learn more on the Mercy Medical Center website or by calling the phone number below.
Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 489-1143

Survivors

For individuals/families whose loved ones have died by suicide. Learn more on the Summit Psychological Associates, Inc. website or by calling the number below.
800 Market Ave N.
McKinley Center Suite 400
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (234) 718-2331
Hours: First and third Mondays of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mental health support groups

Alliance Open Support Group

Family members and peers of individuals impacted by mental illness. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Science Hill Community Church, 12316 Beeson St. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: First and third Thursday of the month – 7 p.m.

Aultman Hospital Support Group

Support group exclusively for in-patients at Aultman Hospital and their loved ones.
2600 6th St. SW, Psychiatric Unit
6th floor
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Mondays – 6 p.m.

Canton Open Support Group

Mental health support group for individuals and families. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 3430 St. Michael Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Sundays – 7 p.m.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Supporting individuals and families affected by depression and/or bipolar disorder. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Foundations, 1330 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-2888
Hours: Mondays – 4 p.m.

DRA Dual Recovery Anonymous

Support for individuals and families impacted by both mental illness and substance use. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Hunter House, 1114 Gonder Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 11:30 a.m.

FaithNet Program

Discussing mental health from a biblical perspective. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Wendy’s, 3300 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Sundays – 5:30 p.m.

Heartland Behavioral Healthcare

Patient and family outreach for those affected by mental illness.
Phone: (330) 833-3135, ext. 2170

Men's Sexual Addiction Recovery Group

Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30 -8:00 p.m. at Gentle Sheperd This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor, Dr. Rick McQuistion.
1469 South Main Street
North Canton , OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-3065

NAMI Peer Support Group

Family and peer support for individuals and families in Stark County who have been touched by mental illness.
Coleman Behavioral Health, 400 West Tuscarawas St.
Suite 200, Triangle Room
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Thursdays – 2 p.m.

North Canton Family Support Group

Families of individuals affected by mental illness. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2551 55th St. NE
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: First and third Wednesdays of the month – 6 p.m.

OCD/Scrupulosity Support Group

Individuals living with obsessive compulsive disorder and scrupulosity.
Queen of Heaven Parish, 1800 Steese Rd.
Green, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 499-0373
Hours: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month - 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Parents and Children Together

For parents who are mentally ill and their children.
Canton Friendship Center, 2200 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 454-5773
Hours: Wednesdays – 6 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Recovery Group

Social activities organized to support individuals whose lives have been touched by mental illness. Call for activity details. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Phone: (330) 455-6264

Post Peer-to-Peer Program

Recovery group of graduates from the Peer-to-Peer Program. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center, 1469 S. Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 4:30 and 7 p.m.

Refuge of Hope

For individuals and families recovering from mental illness.
405 3rd St. NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 11 a.m
Substance use support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

Anonymous gathering of individuals recovering from alcohol addiction. Call or visit online for schedule and details.
Phone: (330) 491-1989

BeSobr

Anonymous class for individuals recovering from substance use.
Cathedral of Life, 4111 38th St. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-LIFE (5433)

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered 12-step program for recovery from all "hurts, hang-ups, and habits." Find a group at https://locator.crgroups.info/

Cocaine Anonymous

Anonymous gathering of individuals recovering from cocaine addiction. Call or visit online for schedule and details.
Phone: (330) 284-2344

DRA Dual Recovery Anonymous

Support for individuals and families impacted by both mental illness and substance use. Hosted by NAMI Stark County.
Hunter House, 1114 Gonder Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 455-6264
Hours: Fridays – 11:30 a.m.

Everlasting Recovery

Ongoing every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Compassion Church (formerly High Mill Church). View schedule & information.

1920 Schneider St. NE
Canton, OH 44721

Narcotics Anonymous

Anonymous gathering of individuals recovering from an addiction to narcotics. Call or visit online for schedule and details.
Phone: 1 (800) 587-4232

CommQuest Services: Recovery Support Meetings

Group of individuals recovering from substance abuse.
1341 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 453-8252
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reformer’s Unanimous Addictions Program

A spiritual approach to developing lifelong sobriety.
Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 477-6267, ext. 110

The Well

This counselor-informed support group meets every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm at Compassion Church. View schedule and information.
1920 Schneider St. NE
Canton, OH 44721
Support for families of addicts

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families

Supporting children in Stark County with challenging home lives.
Unity Church of Truth, 4016 Wales Ave. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 493-3828
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10:00 am - 11:00 am

Al-Anon

For individuals who are concerned about someone with a drinking problem. Visit online for details.

Downtown Canton Alateen

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is a peer support group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's problem drinking.
406 Shorb Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 888-425-2666
Hours: Monday, 4:30 PM

Family Education & Support Group: CommQuest

Informal counselor-facilitated education program for families.
1341 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hope and Serenity Alateen

R. G. Drage Career Technical Center, Age range 16-18. Enter through front door and check in with Secretary.

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is a peer support group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's problem drinking

2800 Richville Drive SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Hours: Thursday, 10:30 AM

Lion Alateen

Located at Minerva Middle School.

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is a peer support group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's problem drinking.

600 E. Line Street
Minerva, OH 44657
Hours: Tuesday, 2:45 PM

Minerva Tuesday Night Alateen

Located at First Presbyterian Church. Age range 13-20.

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is a peer support group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's problem drinking.

204 Edgewood Drive, Minerva, OH, 44657, USA
Minerva, OH 44657
Hours: Tuesday, 8:00 PM

Stark Massillon Alateen Group

Located at the Massillon Family Y. Age range 10-15. Front Door, second floor.

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is a peer support group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's problem drinking

131 Tremont Ave. SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Hours: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Other support groups

Dementia Education and Support Group

For individuals with a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia.
Villa Maria, 122 East College St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (800) 768-6447
Hours: Thursdays – 7 p.m.

Gam-Anon

For spouses and families of gamblers.
First Friends Church, Room E115, 5455 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mercy Medical Center Cancer Support Group

Group of current or former cancer patients and their caregivers, family members and friends.
1320 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 430-2788
Hours: Thursdays – 6 p.m.

Military Family Connection

For family members of individuals in the armed forces.
American Red Cross, 408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 437-3742

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Anonymous gathering of individuals recovering from sex addiction. Call for schedule and details.
Phone: 1 (800) 477-8191