Stark County is rich with resources for your basic needs …
Scroll to find information about a wide variety of these resources.
Here are a few good places to start:
United Way of Greater Stark County’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line is a valuable source of information about programs and resources throughout the community. Dial 211 at any time to request the information you need or click here to browse the online directory.
The Community Campus at Goodwill also hosts many organizations that offer a wide variety of services. Visit the Community Campus at 408 Ninth St. SW in Canton or click here for more information.
Visit our Members page for a full list of HCCSC members, who represent a wide variety of Stark County agencies, and their contact information.
Salvation Army of Massillon assembled a Homeless Survival Guide for services specifically in and around the Western Stark County area. Click the link to view the PDF.
*Please note that while we strive to keep this information updated, sometimes specific meal times are changed or programs are cancelled without notice to us. If you find that any information is outdated or missing, please click here to email us so that we can keep our site accurate.
Need more specific information?
Find contact information for many different types of resources below.
Hot Meal and Food Pantry Sites
Before you go to a pantry or hot meal site, call the location to confirm its open dates and times.
Stark County Hunger Task Force: click on the “Fighting Hunger” tab, then “Pantry Network”
Alliance: Alliance Help Organizations (This site also lists many other resources beyond food)
Canton: Rising Hope Canton
(Click here to read the article about meal and pantry sites in Massillon in the Independent, February 2016)
Salvation Army Canton @ 420 Market Avenue South. (330) 453-0158. M-F 8:30 – 10am
Emergency Assistance (rent, mortgage, and utilities)
Disclaimer: The agencies below take calls for Emergency Assistance only during limited hours each week. You may be told that you need to call back at another time.
Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties, (330) 491-0896
CommQuest, (330) 445-2687
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) at Stark County Community Action Agency, (330) 454-1850
Salvation Army of Alliance, (330) 823-5188 (serves only certain zip codes)
Salvation Army of Canton, (330) 453-0158 (serves only certain zip codes)
Salvation Army of Massillon, (330) 833-6473 (serves only certain zip codes)
Area churches sometimes offer emergency assistance to their patrons.
Affordable and Subsidized Housing
Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority, (330) 454-8051
Alliance Elderly, (216) 475-8900 (elderly)
Alliance Senior Towers, (330) 823-1063 (elderly)
Lexington Country Homes, (330) 385-4047 (family)
Nantucket Circle, (330) 823-9550 (family)
Newsom Tower (a.k.a. Alliance Housing for the Elderly), (330) 823-4004 (elderly)
Old Theatre Apartments, (330) 823-0513 (elderly)
Orchard Grove Apartments, (330) 829-9339 (single, family, farm workers)
Park Place, (330) 455-9100 (for those with disabilities)
Engel Terrace, (330) 756-2142 (elderly)
Echoing Ridge, (330) 854-6621 (for those with disabilities)
Lakeview Estates, (440) 245-2813 (family)
AHEPA 59, (330) 453-1484 (elderly)
Canton Towers, (330) 456-7847 (elderly)
Cedar Oaks, (330) 455-1905 (for those with disabilities)
Cherry Homes, (330) 455-6385 (family) Chips Townhouses, (330) 454-1114 (family)
Downtowner Congregate Housing, (330) 453-4048 (elderly)
Hillview Apartments, (330) 454-8051 (family, single)
ICAN Garden Apartments, (330) 455-9100 (for those with disabilities)
ICAN Housing, (330) 455-9100 (family, single, those with mental disabilities)
ICAN Rent Subsidies, (330) 455-9100 (family, single, those with mental disabilities)
Mayfield Manor, (330) 478-0055 (elderly)
Plaza Apartments, (330) 492-0841 (elderly)
Queen Esther’s Village, (330) 456-8533 (elderly)
Sahara Apartments, (330) 454-9618 (family)
Skyline Terrace, (330) 456-7237 (family)
St. Paul’s Senior Housing, (330) 455-9006 (elderly)
Victory Square, (330) 455-8035 (family/elderly)
Vienna Woods, (330) 484-3212 (family)
Village Gardens, (330) 491-3700 (family/elderly)
Village Towers, (330) 493-3763 (elderly)
Washington Towne Homes, (330) 454-8051 (family)
Wilson Pointe Apartments, (330) 458-0836 (elderly)
Lake Senior Housing, (330) 454-8051 (elderly)
Villas at Windham Bridge, (330) 877-2552 (elderly)
Stone Ridge Village, (330) 875-1865 (elderly)
Alpha Massillon, (330) 376-2115 (elderly)
Duncan Place, (330) 830-5259 (elderly)
Massillon Homes, (330) 455-6385 (family)
Massillon Senior (a.k.a. Bradley Place), (216) 475-8900 (elderly)
Massillon VOA Housing, (330) 830-1246 (for those with disabilities)
Mayflower Apartments, (330) 253-6958 (elderly)
Quarry Ridge Apartments, (330) 830-1033 (elderly)
Riverview Towers (a.k.a. St. James Gardens), (330) 837-4728 (elderly)
Yorkview Apartments, (330) 833-1429 (family)
YWCA Canton receives donations of furniture that are available to eligible applicants on an as-needed basis. Click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (330) 453-7644 to check the availability of furniture through this program or for more information.
Storehouse of Blessings in Western Stark County also receives donations of furniture. If you are interested in making a donation or finding out more, click here and click on “Storehouse of Blessings” under the “Outreach” tab.
Crisis or Suicide Hotlines
Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center, Inc., Crisis Hotline: (330) 452-6000
Access to Behavioral Healthcare, (330) 617-4747
Ohio Benefit Bank
Click here to visit the Benefit Bank site locator page. Enter your location and find sites near you where you can get help with applying for benefits.
List of Places Hiring in Stark County as of August 2017, prepared by Total Living Center
Ohio Means Jobs Serving Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, (330) 433-9675, @ 822 – 30th St. NW in Canton