- City Government
- Departments K Through Z
- Public Safety
- Community Resources
- 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 44 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.
The links in this section are not affiliated with the City of Canton nor is the City of Canton responsible for any of the content on the linked sites—they are only provided here for reference for people to have a place to start looking for information. If you notice that there are any issues with any of these resources, please notify us.
- autismohio.org - Autism Society Ohio (ASO)—an affiliate of the Autism Society of America,the nation's leading grass roots autism organization. The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people with ASD, advocating for appropriate services across the life span, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, and advocacy. ASO is a coalition of local Autism Society affiliates focusing on statewide advocacy and awareness and provision of services in areas not covered by a local affiliate.
- autismakron.org - Autism Society of Greater Akron—they have a free Help Line and resources for any questions families might have about school and everything else.
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.
- This is a voluntary program.
- Only authorized public safety personnel will have access to this information.
- Remove your information from the system anytime.
- Register at ArcGIS
- Use the QR code (JPG)
- Update by emailing the Take Me Home Program
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.
The City of Canton is providing some links to resources that you may find useful in your quest to better secure and protect yourself, your family, and your finances. These links go to websites that are not affiliated with the City of Canton, and the information provided on those websites are not is not from the City of Canton, nor is the City of Canton responsible for the content of those pages. If you notice any issues with any of the sites that we link to, please contact us.
- nseassociation.org - Provides resources, studies and research that will educate individuals and organizations on how to protect themselves from digital and physical threats today.
- healthychildren.org - Did you know that roughly a third of U.S. homes with children have guns? In fact, an estimated 4.6 million kids live with unlocked, loaded guns.
- iii.org - According to the 2019 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of consumers who were victims of identity fraud fell to 14.4 million in 2018, down from a record high of 16.7 million in 2017.
- consumernotice.org - The most effective way to keep your kids safe is to talk with them about online risks, how to avoid them and how they can come to you when something goes wrong.
- community.fema.gov - Since 2007, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) to assess the development of a culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience in the American public.