Our emergency assistance program helps those in crisis with housing, utilities, rent, and vision care for uninsured or underinsured. Additional services include SAMARITAN’S TABLE, a weekly hot meal program provided to those in need.
The FAMILY LIVING CENTER provides temporary shelter and self-sufficiency programs for homeless families and single women. HOPWA is a housing assistance program for persons with AIDS. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING provides temporary housing and support while addressing the barriers that prevent self-sufficiency. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES provide clinical assessments, individual and group counseling, case management, substance abuse education, life skills and case coordination to homeless persons in Stark County.
RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES
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.
MATERNITY, ADOPTION, AND PARENTING SERVICES
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. Click here to read our newsletter.
TRANSITIONAL AGED YOUTH SERVICES
YOUTH CASE MANAGEMENT is available to increase the skills, resources, and support for those who are experiencing mental health symptoms. WRAPAROUND is a strengths-based process that supports youth (ages 5-18) and family in building a team of natural and community supports. THE PYRAMID CLUB provides paid after-school job training, career exploration, and summer employment opportunities for 11th and 12th grade students. The S.H.E.L.T.E.R. PROGRAM provides housing support and services to young adults (ages 18-25) that are homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless and have mental health or mental health and substance abuse concerns. The PROJECT REACH program provides services to young adults in Stark County (ages 18-24) with income at or below 50% of the area median income and who are chronically homeless. Participants must also have evidence of a serious mental illness (SMI) or serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), or co-occurring substance use disorder. The program provides participants with mental health case management, counseling, and peer support services targeted around housing stabilization.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED AFTER DIVORCE - 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. This program utilizes the Children in the Middle (CIM) evidence-based curriculum. CHILDHOOD RESILIENCY PROJECT is an early childhood mental health consultation service which promotes social and emotional competencies in young children. The Childhood Resiliency Project is designed to foster resiliency, enhance social and emotional development, and decrease behavioral concerns of young children, birth to age 6. A Resiliency Coach provides on-site services in early childhood program classrooms and Kindergarten classrooms, which include teacher training and classroom support, parent consultation and programming, and social-emotional development activities for children. THE INCREDIBLE YEARS TRAINING SERIES consists of programs for parents of children age 2 to 10, 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.
SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
We have qualified and experienced professionals to help people struggling with mental health challenges. COUNSELING/OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES are available to individuals, children/adolescents, parent/child, couples/marital, family, 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 and nurse practitioners. COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT (CPST) providers are available to increase the skills, resources, and support for those who are experiencing mental health symptoms that are significantly impairing 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.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT is an evidence-based practice which is designed to decrease unemployment, dependence upon public systems of care, mental health symptoms, and community stigma with the goal of assisting clients in obtaining competitive employment. The Employment Specialist seeks to place individuals in permanent positions to provide greater economic and mental health stability. The Ohio Supported Employment Coordinating Center of Excellence of Case Western Reserve University [CCOE] provides technical assistance to our Supported Employment services which focuses on those adults with severe mental illness. The program serves clients receiving clinical services at our Alliance, Canton, and Massillon sites.
PYRAMID TRAINING SERVICES
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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 OCCUPATIONAL WAGE ASSESSMENTS to members of the community.
- THE STARK COUNTY CHILDHOOD RESILIENCY PROJECT, in partnership with the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County, is an early childhood mental health consultation service providing child-specific services that promote the development of social and emotional competencies in young children. SPARK, in partnership with Sisters of Charity Foundation, creates a seamless transition into school for children ages 3 through 6. MICAH’S WAY, in partnership with Mercy Medical Center, provides support to residents of Skyline Terrace. Stark S.T.R.O.N.G. in partnership with Catholic Charities and Pregnancy Support Center, offers multi-faceted programs such as Marriage First that value the future quality of life for our young people.
- Community Services is dedicated to empowering and serving all the residents of Stark County. In an effort to reach out to our greater community, we have partnered with both the Greater Stark County Urban League and the Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square.
Dr. Sylvester Huston, a well-respected clinical psychologist, and Melissa Moore, a skilled Professional Counselor who works with children and families, provide clinical counseling services at the Sherrick Rd. location of the Greater Stark County Urban League. In addition, this excellent collaborative program offers educational workshops and community outreach programs intended to decrease stigma related to mental health and increase engagement of residents in the community.
Candyce Wilson, a highly experienced Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor, provides behavioral health services in the integrated health facility at St. Paul Square. This innovative collaborative program with Mercy Medical Center is the first of its kind in the state. Clients can take advantage of primary care, dentistry (adult and pediatric), and behavioral health services all under one roof, without having to leave their neighborhood. The state of the art facility and talented professional staff have resulted in outstanding service provision and a rapidly expanding client base.