We have been placing children in adoptive homes since 1919. LOVING CHOICE ADOPTION SERVICES include infant, private, international, kinship, stepparent, child custody, and placement. We provide family assessments, home studies, adoption preparation, post-placement supervision, and international adoption services. MATERNITY AND PARENTING SERVICES are dedicated to strengthening individual and family life by assisting pregnant women and families through their decision making process and providing supportive services regarding the Loving Choice to parent or to place their child for adoption.





EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE helps those in crisis with utilities, rent, eyeglasses, and birth certificates. SAMARITAN’S TABLE is a weekly hot meal program provided to those in need. MICAH’S WAY provides services and support to residents in and around Skyline Terrace Apartments to strengthen families and provide essential daily living skills. EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT and HOMELESSNESS CRISIS RESPONSE PROGRAM offer assistance with rent, utilities, and case management.





We have qualified and experienced professionals to help people struggling with mental health challenges. COUNSELING/OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES are available to adults, children, adolescents, families, and groups to alleviate mental health related symptoms and enhance the overall quality of life. PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT SERVICES for adults, adolescents, and children are provided by board certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff. COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT (CPST) providers are available to increase the skills, resources, and support for those who are experiencing mental health symptoms that significantly impair their ability to function in the community. THE CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS PROGRAM provides services for adults and adolescents with both mental health and substance use disorders.





CHILDHOOD RESILIENCY PROGRAM is a strengths-based consultation service designed to promote social and emotional learning and competencies in young children, age birth through 6, strengthen families and parenting, and improve early childhood program and classroom quality. Professional development for early childhood caregivers is available. CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE The Stark County Family Court requires divorcing parents with minor children to attend this seminar that provides information to help parents understand the impact of divorce on children and ways to help their children adjust to the changes. INCREDIBLE YEARS TRAINING SERIES consists of programs for parents of children age birth to 10 years, teacher classroom management training for early childhood educators, and the Dina Dinosaur school curriculum for preschool and Kindergarten children. The parent program assists families in developing a positive parenting approach to support children’s academic, social and emotional learning, and to prevent or reduce behavioral concerns. To learn more about these programs, click here to send us an email. To register for The Incredible Years parenting group, click here for a registration form or click here to register online.





MARRIAGE FIRST provides Stark County middle and high school students with tools to reduce risky sexual behaviors and promote healthy relationships. RAPE CRISIS EDUCATION is available for community organizations in Stark County. PYRAMID TRAINING SERVICES offers contract training and staff development training to local individuals, agencies, and organizations. Click here to register for our current workshops. Please click here to preview our "Engaging and Motivating the Hard to Serve" DVD by Dr. Beverly Ford.





SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT is designed to improve self-esteem, self-management skills, independent living skills, and autonomy for clients with severe mental illness by providing evidence-based job supports. Community Services can also provide WAGE AND OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENTS to members of the community.




The RAPE CRISIS program is available for residents of Alliance and the surrounding area and provides a 24-hour hotline for information, emotional support, and someone to listen and help. This program also offers support while the victim is being treated at the hospital and helps with coordinating services with the police, the legal system, and victim assistance. Professional counselors help the victim deal with the trauma of sexual assault and to aid in the healing process. Counseling services and education are available for the families and significant others of the victims.





SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES include a broad array of assessment, prevention, intervention, counseling, consultation, and referral activities and services. These services are essential to a school’s ability to ensure a safe, healthy and productive learning environment for all students. Ideally, school-based services dovetail with community-based services so that students receive the support they need in a seamless, coordinated, and comprehensive system of care.





The FAMILY LIVING CENTER provides temporary shelter and self-sufficiency programs for homeless families and single women. Click here to partner with us by joining Adopt-A-Room!  For just $50 a month, you or your group can be an ongoing part of the locally based mission that is the Family Living Center. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES provide case management, substance abuse education, life skills, and case coordination to homeless persons in Stark County at GATEWAY I, GATEWAY II, and A-FIRST.





Youth and Young Adult Services consist of a number of strength-based programs designed to promote youth success in school, work, and family. All Y/YA staff complete rigorous training in case management, Wraparound process, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Transition to Independence Process (TIP), and other evidence-based and trauma informed approaches.


YOUTH CASE MANAGEMENT is a support service for youth and young adults, age 5 to 25, with mental health symptoms. A CPST provider will support the youth and family to increase needed skills, access community resources, and coordinate with home, schools, medical and behavioral providers, as indicated, to foster positive functioning across life domains.


WRAPAROUND is a strengths-based process designed for families of youth and young adults with mental health or behavioral symptoms who are involved with multiple community systems (such as schools, Stark County Department of Job and Family Services, Stark County Juvenile Court, and others) due to challenges in adjustment and functioning. Youth age 5 to 18, and/or young adults age 18 to 21 and their families, may be eligible to connect with a Wraparound Service Coordinator or a Family Support Specialist, depending on level of need, to create a team of natural and community supports and address the barriers to successful adjustment to school and work. Specialized Wraparound programs are available for youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and for youths involved with the court system.


NEXTLEVEL EMPLOYMENT provides paid after-school job training, career exploration, and summer employment opportunities for 11th and 12th grade students whose mental health and behavioral symptoms create barriers to successful transition to employment. Currently, the NLE program is delivered in three locations in Stark County: Canton City Schools, GlenOak High School, and Alliance High School.


NEXTLEVEL HOMELESS SUPPORT provides services to young adults in Stark County, age 18-25, with mental health or AOD concerns who are homeless or at serious/imminent risk of homelessness. The program provides participants with evidence-based case management and peer support services targeted around housing stabilization, and offers counseling. Program services are designed to assist the young adult to obtain and maintain stable housing, secure income, and actively engage in mental health and/or AOD treatment.





  • Individuals living in the southeast and northeast areas of Canton can access mental health treatment closer to home at either the SKYLINE TERRACE CAMPUS or MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AT ST. PAUL SQUARE A licensed psychologist or a supervising professional clinical counselor provide evidence-based treatment for a full range of mental, emotional, and behavioral health concerns. Additionally at MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AT ST. PAUL SQUARE, individuals can access primary care, pediatrics, family dentistry, and mental health services all under one roof.
  • THE SOUTHEAST GRACE INITIATIVE, in collaboration with Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, offers culturally sensitive emotional health services to underserved minorities. We are dedicated to equipping individuals with emotional tools to overcome behavioral health barriers that prevent them from living an abundant life. Our office provides a wide range of emotional health services:
    • Individual Counseling
    • Family Coaching & Empowerment Sessions
    • Adolescents Emotional Wellness Groups
    • Mental Health Educational Services

SONS OF RESILIENCY is an emotional wellness group designed to empower urban adolescent males between 13-17 years old with coping strategies to overcome emotional barriers that prevent them from living a life of resiliency.

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  • Additionally, Community Services works in partnership with STARK SOCIAL WORKERS NETWORK to provide community-based connection to mental health and wellness services.
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