- Holding Hands Hotline
- Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County
- The Recovery Village
- Stark Help Central
- Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Take Me Home Program
- Homeless & Runaway Youth
Our mission is to provide need-based advocacy to victims of violent crime 24-hours every day of the year. Our services are free of charge and available to victims, their friends and families.
What We Can Help With
After a violent crime, you may need help figuring out what to do next. Holding Hands Hotline can help you with:
- Recommendations on self-defense classes
- Healing through creativity (various art instructional classes)
- Referrals to local trauma counselors
- Pet therapy/emotional support animals
- Help with insurance forms - medical and property
- Unemployment assistance and job searches
- Eliminating all data (including passwords) from stolen cell phones
- Assisting in the replacement of a driver's license, bank cards, etc.
For More Information
For more information visit us on Facebook or call us at 234-458-1545.
Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) is a coalition of various health and human service nonprofit organizations, government entities, and community leaders committed to addressing homelessness in Stark County, Ohio. All partner agencies share a vested interest in preventing and ending homelessness given its prevalence among and impact on their respective client populations.
HCCSC signifies our community's belief that services to those who are experiencing homelessness or other housing crisis requires collaboration and shared responsibility. HCCSCs function as a neutral and inclusive convener to address homelessness is critical and more important than ever as the national movement to end homelessness calls for even greater collaboration among various systems of care.
The Recovery Village® is a network of rehabilitation facilities that offers comprehensive treatment for substance abuse disorders as well as co-occurring mental health conditions. In addition to medical detox and acute medical stabilization, we offer:
- Inpatient hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient
- Partial hospitalization
- Residential hospitalization
- Sober housing accommodations
Founded in 2013, The Recovery Village® broke ground with its first facility in Umatilla, Florida, close to major locales, such as Orlando, Daytona Beach and the Villages. Since then, we furthered our mission to treat addiction with the addition of three facilities (Colorado, Washington, and Ohio), and have helped thousands of men, women, and adolescents from all over the country recover from addiction and mental illness.
Stark County agencies have joined forces to create Stark Help Central, a digital resource navigation tool. This interactive website guides young people, parents, educators, clinical professionals and other members of our community to the resources they need to overcome life's challenges.
The goal of Stark Help Central is to improve behavioral health outcomes for young people with serious emotional disturbances under the age of 25. Topics addressed by this initiative include:
- Abuse and neglect
- Basic needs
- Mental health
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects how people respond to their environment behaviorally, socially and communicatively. Since there is a wide variety of ways this disorder manifests itself, people on different parts of that spectrum have different strengths and weaknesses. No matter where a child falls on the spectrum, however, parents must work with schools to ensure students receive the education they deserve - and with an estimated 1 in 59 children diagnosed as autistic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many families need support.
This guide from the Accredited Online Schools website discusses the unique difficulties autistic students face and how educators can respond to them. In addition, the advice is provided by autism experts and resources to help families with an ASD child.
Since 2013, our mission has been to provide accurate, trustworthy and expert-driven information that makes it simple for prospective students to make informed decisions about which accredited college to attend. Every student has different educational needs, but our goal is to make it easy for them to find the degree, program, school, and career that helps them meet their potential. We will never include non-accredited colleges in our school rankings and our resources will always be free for students to use.
Individuals at any age who are non-verbal, tend to wander or are prone to becoming disoriented or lost, are among our most vulnerable citizens. Help us reconnect you with lost family members who have communication challenges.
Today, the need for programs for homeless and runaway youth has never been greater. Fortunately, more than a few agencies and organizations have stepped up to help. Each teen’s experience is unique so there’s no one-size-fits-all program that works for everyone. If you’re a teen in need of assistance, it may help to get a better idea of what types of services can best meet your needs. The same goes for adults or friends trying to find help for someone you know.