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Residents - Social Services

There are many organizations and non-profit groups dedicated to helping those who need assistance in Canton.  This represents a partial list - to locate other service providers, dial 2-1-1 to reach the United Way.

Job Training Assistance

  • Job Training Partnership
    (330) 455-7121
    300 Market Avenue N

Canton, Ohio   
Education, training, and placement services for unemployed persons.  Office hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

  • Pyramid Career Services
    (330) 453-3767
    2400 Cleveland Avenue N

Canton, Ohio
Career counseling, job-search training and program on small businesses.  Office hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays.

  • Ohio Bureau of Employment Services
    (330) 438-7676
    402 2nd Street SE
    Canton, Ohio
  • Project M.O.R.E.
    (330) 455-4700
    306 Market Avenue N, Suite 701
    Canton, Ohio

Partnership of consumers, families, employers and service agencies to increase employment options for persons with severe disabilities.

  • Families in Partnership
    (330) 580-9347

Canton, Ohio
Offers free, customized training and job placement for low income adults. Includes GED program, basic skills, computer skills and business skills. For more information call Thomas Fries.

Drug Addiction Support Services

  • Canton Community Clinic
    (330) 454-2000
    1950 E Tuscarawas Street

Canton, Ohio
Drug prevention education and counseling. Call for an appointment. No charge.

  • Quest Recovery Services
    (330) 453-8252
    1341 N. Market Avenue

Canton, Ohio
Individual and group counseling; intensive outpatient programs for adolescents and adults; alcohol school; minority outreach; 90-day residential program for men, including monitored drug, TB and HIV testing.  Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm, weekdays.

Food Assistance

Family Services

Canton, Ohio
Provides mentor for children 7-14 years of age from single-parent homes.  Office hours 9 to 5, weekdays (appointments available after hours).

  • Canton Preschool
    (330) 455-8050
    1318 Gonder Avenue SE

Canton, Ohio
Full-time, year-around services for children with special needs and of
low-income families, adolescent parents and families referred by Children's
Protective Services. Services include nutrition programs, transportation, and
speech and language therapy. For children 6 weeks of age through kindergarten.
Also offers school-age program for children in kindergarten through the fifth grade.
State and Federally licensed.

  • Community Services of Stark County, Inc.
    (330) 455-0374
    625 Cleveland Avenue NW

Canton, Ohio
Offers confidential counseling. Services include but are not limited to individual counseling, family therapy, various parenting groups, premarital and marital/couple counseling, and group counseling which focuses upon the special needs and problems blended families face. Assistance provided for adoption, special needs adoption and international adoption. Teen issues including abstinence program, employee development program and school outreach program. Office hours 8:30 - 5:00 weekdays, evenings by appointment.

  • Catholic Youth Council - CYC
    (330) 454-9018

Canton, Ohio
Offers physical, social, educational and cultural activities for youth of all ages, races and religions. Office hours 6 am - 10 pm weekdays.

  • Families First of Stark County
    (330) 456-5470
    1327 Market Ave. N., Suite 100

Canton, Ohio
Families First of Stark County, Inc. is a nonprofit that strives to strengthen families through parenting education and support.

  • Family Services, Inc.
    (330) 454-7066
    101 Cleveland Avenue NW

Canton, Ohio
Counseling for individuals and families; preventative education; limited emergency financial assistance; interpreter services; equipment and case management for the deaf and hearing impaired; homemaker service; services for vulnerable older adults; supervised visitation for children and their families.  Office hours 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Wednesday; 8 am to 5:30 pm Thursday and Friday.

Housing Assistance

Homeless Assistance

  • American Rescue Workers
    (330) 454-4071
    1311 North Market Avenue
    Canton, OH 44714

  • Community Services of Stark County, Inc.
    (330) 833-8516
    876 Amherst Rd. NE
    Massillon, OH 44646

  • Domestic Violence Project
    24 Hour Hotline: 330-453-SAFE
    Office: 330-491-1351

  • HIV + AIDS Patients (HOPWA) Housing
    (330) 455-0374

  • JR Coleman Housing Services
    (330) 452-0488
    1731 Grace Avenue NE
    Canton, OH 44705

  • John Slimak Shelter For The Homeless
    (330) 821-6332
    70 East Columbus Avenue
    Alliance, OH 44601

  • YWCA - Downtown Canton
    (330) 453-7644
    231 Sixth Street NE
    Canton, OH 44702
    Emergency shelter and transitional housing for single women and families.

Low-Income (Subsidized) Housing

  • Canton Towers
    (330) 454-1114
    131 Fifth Street NE

Canton, Ohio
Independent living for elderly and disabled persons.

  • Chips Townhouses
    (330) 454-1114
    3124 Kalahari NE

Canton, Ohio
Housing for low income families.

  • Downtowner Congregate Housing
    (330) 453-4048
    621 Market Avenue N

Canton, Ohio
Independent living for elderly, handicapped and disabled persons. One meal plus optional breakfast served daily.

  • Hillview Apartments/Washington Town Homes
    (330) 455-8022
    1884 Sixth Street NE

Canton, Ohio
Housing for low-income households.

  • JR Coleman Senior Housing
    (330) 455-9006
    1732 Market Avenue N

Canton, Ohio
Independent living for elderly and disabled persons.

  • Mayfield Manor
    (330) 478-0055
    3844- 11th Street SW

Canton, Ohio
Independent living for elderly and disabled persons.

  • Plaza Estates
    (330) 492-0841
    3320 Cromer NW

Canton, Ohio
Independent living for elderly and disabled persons.

  • Sahara Apartments
    (330) 454-9618
    2924 Rem Circle NE

Canton, Ohio
Housing for low income families.

  • Skyline Terrace
    (330) 456-7237
    635 Alan Page Drive SE

Canton, Ohio
Housing for low income households from one to eight persons.

  • Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority
    (330) 454-8051
    400 E. Tuscarawas Street

Canton, Ohio
Provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing to low-income families, elderly, and disabled individuals.

Health/Medical Services

  • Aultman Hospital
    (330) 452-9911
    2600 Sixth Street SW

Canton, Ohio

  • Mercy Medical Center
    (330) 489-1000
    1320 Mercy Drive NW

Canton, Ohio

  • Canton Community Clinic
    (330) 454-2000
    2725 Lincoln St. E.

Canton, Ohio
Offers a variety of free, primary care medical, dental services and referrals. Office hours 9 - 4 weekdays. Walk-ins accepted, appointments preferred.  Federal health benefits administered here.

  • Canton City Health Department
    (330) 489-3231
    James Adams, City Health Commissioner
    420 Market Avenue N

Canton, Ohio
Childhood immunizations Monday and Thursday from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Immunizations provided in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. Walk-ins no fee, must be a resident of the City of Canton. Also offers Health Education, STD Testing, and WIC Program.

  • Community Services of Stark County, Inc.
    (330) 455-0374
    625 Cleveland Avenue NW

Canton, Ohio
One-time assistance available to assist central Stark County residents who cannot afford to pay for medication prescribed by a physician.  Prescription office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 PM weekdays, at Canton office only.

  • Stark County Health Department
    (330) 493-9904
    Bill Franks, County Health Commissioner
    3951 Convenience Cir NW

Canton, Ohio

  • Total Living Center
    (330) 455-3663
    2221 9th St SW

Canton, Ohio

  • Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic
    (330) 453-3386
    919 Second Street NE

Canton, Ohio
Physical examinations; immunizations; speech, hearing, vision and developmental screenings; accredited laboratory services.

Legal Assistance

  • Lawyer Referral Service
    (330) 453-0686
    Stark County Bar Association
    116 Cleveland Avenue N, Suite 400

Canton, Ohio
Half-hour conference with attorney for $30. No obligation after initial consultation.

  • Stark County Legal Aid
    (330) 456-8361
    Sara Strattan, Executive Director
    306 Market Avenue N

Canton, Ohio

Utility Assistance

  • Community Services of Stark County, Inc.
    (330) 455-0374
    625 Cleveland Avenue NW

Canton, Ohio
Provides assistance in crisis situations with food, housing, utility payments, medications, some dental and vision conditions, and gasoline necessary to drive to a job or to obtain medical care.

  • HEAP (Heating Emergency Assistance Program)
    (330) 454-1850
    Financial assistance to qualified individuals to reconnect utilities. Call for more information.

  • Veterans Service Commission of Stark County
    (330) 438-0457
    110 Central Plaza S

Canton, Ohio
Provides utility payments in addition to assistance with rent, food, and the completion of forms.

  • Salvation Army
    (330) 453-0158
    420 Market Avenue S

Canton, Ohio
Help with utility payments and rent.

  • United Way of Greater Stark County
    (330) 455-4636
    Call for information regarding one time utility assistance.


Resources provided courtesy of the City of Canton.