FAMILY SUPPORT & EDUCATION



Addiction is called a family disease because it creates chaos, distress and disruption in the lives of everyone involved with the addict. Many of the seemingly helpful actions we take as family members in fact enable the addiction to flourish. It is vital for family members to become educated about this disease process and the best methods to truly help the addicted person. The groups listed here can provide this information as well as tools and emotional support to help families achieve peace and regain control of their own lives. All meetings are free and open to the public on a walk-in basis unless otherwise noted. This information was updated September 2023but please confirm meetings times and locations before attending as schedules may be subject to change. Some agencies may be offering virtual on-line meetings in place of or in addition to their regularly scheduled in-person meetings.



Interview with Kara Vogt from F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and StarkHeroinEpidemic.org

During this discussion she talks about how addiction has affected her family and how they have found peace and acceptance. She also discusses the founding of F.A.T.H.E.R.S. (Families Against the Heroin Epidemic Rally in Stark), and the information found in StarkHeroinEpidemic.org.



INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT OPTIONS AND INFORMATION
It is possible to get court ordered involuntary treatment (potentially at no cost) for your loved one's drug or alcohol addiction. Casey's Law allows parents, relatives or friends to intervene in the substance use disorder of a loved one, regardless of age and without the filing of criminal charges.
caseyslaw.org

 

   COLEMAN CRISIS CENTER
   STARK COUNTY MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM
   2421 13th St NW
   Canton, OH 44703
   Crisis /Mobile Response Team Hotline 330-452-6000 
   Crisis Text line (ages 13-25) Text 4hope to 741-741
   Opiate Hotline 330-454-HELP (4357)
   Mobile Response Team is available 24/7 for urgent crisis intervention, information and referral and will provide behavioral health services wherever you 
   are day or night.     
   Addiction treatment and support referrals are available by calling the Opiate hotline.

 

 

 

FAMILY SUPPORT FOR ADULTS

 

THE ADDICT'S MOM (TAM)
This addiction advocacy group offers on-line discussion and support forums, articles and resources
addictsmom.com



THE ADDICTS PARENT - TAP UNITED

On-line peer support, discussion and information forums
tapunited.org

 

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS
Unity Church of Massillon
4016 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, OH  44646
Meetings on Saturdays at 10:00 am
Twelve step program for a diverse group of recovering people that includes adult children of alcoholics, codependents, and addicts of various sorts as well as adults raised in abusive or dysfunctional homes. On-line and telephone meeting options are also available.
adultchildren.org

 

 AL-ANON

Structured meetings that provide coping tools and support for the family members of people with substance use and addiction problems. Meetings are offered in person over the phone and online.
Local information line 234-300-2830 (call or text)
Stark County area district direct website has the most current meeting schedules (printable), online meeting instructions and links
ohioafg48.org

 Meeting information outside the area 1-800-344-2666
ohioal-anon.org
afg-akron.org
al-anon.org

 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
322 3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Sundays at 8:00 pm
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

 Zoom For Hope
Permanent virtual meeting
Mondays at 6:00 pm

 St. John's United Church of Christ
409 N. Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Mondays at 7:00 pm - virtual & in-person
Alateen & AA meet also

Trinity United Church of Christ
3909 Blackburn Rd NW
Canton, OH 44718
Mondays at 10:00 am  

First Baptist Church of Massillon
20  6th St SE
Massillon, Oh 44646
Tuesdays at 6:30pm - virtual & in-person

 First Presbyterian Church
204 Edgewood Dr
Minerva, OH 44657
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
Alateen & AA meet also

Northminster Presbyterian Church
237 W. Maple St
N. Canton, OH 44720
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm 

St. Paul United Church of Christ
337 N. Main St.
Navarre, OH 44662
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

 Love Our Community (LOC)
1236 Sunnyside St SW Door 5
Hartville, OH 44632
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - virtual & in-person

 Little Flower Catholic Parish
2040 Diamond St NE
N. Canton, OH 44721 
Wednesdays at 10:00 am 

 St Joseph's Church
322  3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

 Brewster Friends Church
139 West Main Street
Brewster, Ohio 44613
Thursdays at 5:15

 Christ Presbyterian Church
530 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44702
Thursdays at 7:00 pm -virtual & in-person

 Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
Thursdays at 7:00 pm - virtual & in-person

United Methodist Church
13370 Cleveland Ave NW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Fridays at 8:00 pm

 Zion United Church of Christ
415 S. Main St
N. Canton, OH 44720
Saturdays at 10:30 am - virtual & in-person

St Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church
930 S. Nickleplate St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Saturdays at 10:00am 

 

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Christ-centered, 12- step program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, personal addiction problem or a family member’s addiction
celebraterecovery.com

 New Life Tabernacle
3542 12th St NW
Massillon, OH 44646
330-832-4279
Meetings on Mondays at  7:00 pm

Chapel of Marlboro
8700 Edison Street NE
Louisville, Ohio 44641
330-935-0132
Meetings on Mondays at 6:30 pm

Cross Pointe Church
711 25th Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44709
330-492-9290
Meetings on Mondays at 7:00 pm

DFC Malvern
401 W. Main St.
Malvern, OH  44664
Meetings on  Mondays at 6:30 pm
330-537-2581

Dueber United Methodist Church
645 Dueber Ave SW
Canton, Ohio 44706
330-456-8357
Meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm

Great Trail Church of God
16561 Liberty Church
Minerva, OH 44657
330-868-6117
Meetings on  Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

RiverTree - Jackson Campus
7373 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
330-494-1860
Meetings on  Fridays at 6:30 pm

 

 

CoDA -CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS
Unity Church of Massillon
4016 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, OH 44646
330-837-3737
This is a twelve step program for anyone looking to change unhealthy relationships and work toward healthy loving relationships.
Meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
Virtual and telephone meetings are also available through the CoDA website coda.org/find-a-meeting
unitymassillon.org/regular-activities



 

COMMQUEST FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP 
1341 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-453-8252
Open discussion format support and education meetings for families of addicts
Meetings every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on the second floor. Check in at the front desk for room location.
commquest.org/family-support-group

 

 

COMMQUEST NURSE NAVIGATOR SERVICE
330-605-3887 call or text
This program provides support, education, interventions and service referrals for individuals and families affected by addiction.  The program also involves providing Narcan to the community, as well as participation in the Quick Response Teams to follow-up on overdoses in the community and provide linkage to treatment, support, and education to victims and/or family members.

 

 

CRISIS CENTER OPIATE HOTLINE
330-454-HELP (4357)
This program provides local and statewide service referrals for individuals and families affected by addiction.

 

 

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS
1-800-736-9805
Peer support for families by families. 
Free on-line support meetings, newsletters and literature are available.
In person support group meetings are available in the Cleveland area.
familiesanonymous.org

 

 

GLENBEIGH FAMILY EDUCATION & DICUSSION PROGRAM
Glenbeigh Outpatient Center
4661 Belpar St NW
Canton, OH 44718
330-492-2600
Free weekly group for those whose loved ones are struggling with drugs or alcohol. 
Meetings are on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Space is limited and a call-ahead reservation is required.
glenbeigh.org/family-education-for-people-affected-by-addiction

 


HOPE UNITED
Tyler’s Redemption Place 
2684 Sanitarium Rd
Akron, OH 44312
330-294-9955
Faith based organization currently offering four education and family support initiatives as well as recovery support meetings:

BREAKING BARRIERS
Promotes education about the disease of addiction and opiate abuse awareness through public speaking engagements

LOVE BEARS ALL
Provides Teddy Bears to children who have lost a parent to addiction and support for children affected by the opiate epidemic

LOVING WITH GRACE
Shelly 330-414-5960
A support group for families with a loved one in active addiction or recovery
Meetings on the 2nd & 4th Thursday  from 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

THE WELL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Faith-based support group for families who have lost a loved one to addiction
Meeting the first 4 Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 - 8:00pm at
hopeunited.life

 

 

NAMI STARK COUNTY (NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS)
330-455-6264
Virtual and in-person classes and support groups for people with mental illness or dual diagnosis and their families

 

 

NAR-ANON
1-800-477-6291
Structured meetings that provide coping tools and support for families of alcoholics & addicts
Virtual meetings are available. 
nar-anon.org

Minerva Al-Anon/Nar-Anon
First Presbyterian Church
204 Edgewood Dr
Minerva, OH 44657
Meetings on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm

 

 

OHIO CAN (Change Addiction Now)
Advocacy and support programs for education, harm reduction and the role of family in the recovery process
ohiocanchangeaddictionnow.org

 

 

REFORMERS UNANIMOUS
1-866-733-6768 (24/7 helpline)
Faith-based recovery support for addicts and support ministry for the families of addicts

Temple Baptist Church
1212 Greensburg Rd
Uniontown, OH 44685
234-281-4320
Fridays 7:00 -9:00 pm
rurecovery.com

 

 

SMART RECOVERY
FAMILY & FRIENDS PROGRAM
This program provides concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. The methods are based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT Therapy (Community Reinforcement & Family Training). These tools also help Family & Friends better cope with their loved one’s situation and regain their peace of mind.
A Family & Friends message board forum and live chat room for additional support are available in the online community website.
Virtual support meetings are currently available online.  
smartrecovery.org/family

 

 

 STARK COUNTY TASC
624 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44702
330-479-1912
Provides intensive home-based therapy for youth and families as well as counseling and case management services for youth with mental health and behavioral concerns related to substance use. Services are available to the public without a referral.
starktasc.org


 

 

FAMILY SUPPORT FOR YOUTH

 

ALATEEN
Alateen is for youth ages 10-20 years whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction. The program is beneficial to youth who have lost a loved one to overdose as well as those with actively addicted loved ones or loved ones in recovery. On-line chat meetings also available.
Local information line 234-300-2830 (call or text0 Stark County area district direct website has the most current meeting schedules (printable), online meeting instructions and links ohioafg48.org
ohioal-anon.org/alateen
Meeting information line outside the area  1-800-344-2666

 St. John's United Church of Christ
409 N. Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Al-Anon meets also

Minerva Presbyterian Church
204 Edgewood Dr
Minerva, OH 44657
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
Al-Anon meets also

RG Drage School
2800 Richville Dr SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Tuesdays at 10:20 am
This is and in-school meeting for students only

Zion United Church of Christ
415 South Main St.
North Canton, Ohio 44720
First and Third Saturdays at 10:30am

 

 

 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
This non-profit agency has general counseling services available for children of substance abusers.

Shipley Clinic
919  2nd St NE
Canton, OH 44704
330-454-7917

Belden Village Office
4641 Fulton Drive N.W.
Canton, OH 44718
330-433-6075

Plain Community Office
1811 Schneider St. N.E., Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: 330-470-4061

Alliance Office
1207 West State Street, Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-5335
childandadolescent.org

 

 

CLEVELAND CLINIC BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
A variety of virtual grief support groups are currently offered online through Microsoft Teams.
Grief support groups for youth from elementary school through high school age are available.
To sign up for any group, please call 216-444-9819
my.clevelandclinic.org/patients/information/bereavement/support-groups

 

 

EMERALD PINE GRIEF AND TRAUMA SERVICES
4111 Bradley Cr NW
Suite 150
Canton, OH 44718
330-546-0199
This a fee for service provider of grief and trauma therapy services serving adults, children and veterans.
VA benefits can be used with an appropriate referral.
emeraldpine.net



LIFECARE HEALTH CENTER
Ken Weber Community Campus
408 Ninth Street SW
Canton, OH 44707
330-454-2000
This is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), open to persons of all ages regardless of ability to pay and health insurance status.
Child and adolescent counseling and behavioral health services are available.
lifecarefhdc.org

 

 

 OHIO GUIDESTONE
Non-profit agency that provides counseling services for children as well as outpatient alcohol and drug rehab services, and recovery management programs for children and adults.

4579 Everhard Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
440-260-6466

3094 W. Market Street
Suite 105
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
440-260-2916

1433 5th  St NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
330-343-8171
ohioguidestone.org

 

 

 STARK COUNTY TASC
624 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44702
330-479-1912
Provides intensive home-based therapy for youth and families as well as counseling and case management services for youth with mental health and behavioral concerns related to substance use. Services are available to the public without a referral.
starktasc.org

 

 

 

GRIEF SUPPORT


AULTMAN GRIEF SERVICES
Aultman Compassionate Care Center
2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-479-4835
Resources, counseling and grief support workshops available
aultman.org/home/services/support-services/grief

 

 

CLEVELAND CLINIC BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
A variety of virtual grief support groups are currently offered online through Microsoft Teams.
Support groups  for youth from Elementary school through high school age are available
To sign up for any group, please call 216-444-9819
my.clevelandclinic.org/patients/information/bereavement/support-groups

 

 

 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP
Carrol-Stark-Tuscarawas Chapter
Central Presbyterian Church
47 2nd St NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-806-9650 (Sarita)
Support for families that have lost a child of any age
Meetings on the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm  
compassionatefriends.org/chapter/carroll-stark-tuscarawas-chapter

 

 

EMERALD PINE GRIEF AND TRAUMA SERVICES
4111 Bradley Cr NW
Suite 150
Canton, OH 44718
330-546-0199
This a fee for service provider of grief and trauma therapy services serving adults, children and veterans.
VA benefits can be used with an appropriate referral.
emeraldpine.net

 

 

 G.A.P. NETWORK
GRIEF RESOURCE PACKET
The G.A.P. (Grief. Advocacy. Prevention.) Network was created to bring information, education, advocacy opportunities, networking, and support to individuals who have lost a loved one to an overdose and to family engagement groups that are working to end addiction to prescription drugs and opiates in Ohio.
preventionactionalliance.org/resources/grief-resource-packet

 

 

 GRIEFSHARE
Thirteen week revolving seminar and support group. Participants may begin the program at any point in the cycle.
Fee of $15.00 for materials is required.
Numerous locations in Stark and surrounding counties
griefshare.org/findagroup

 

 

HOPE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
4824 Frank Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
800-642-4560
330-470-8806
Fee for service provider offers a wide range of counseling services including grief counseling and workshop programs.  
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT GRIEF  is a free monthly Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening to offer support and education in a group setting online and open to the public.
hopebehavioral.com/grief-services

 

 

 HOPE UNITED
Tyler’s Redemption Place 
2684 Sanitarium Rd
Akron, OH 44312
330-294-9955
Faith based Community Recovery Organization currently offering four education and family support initiatives as well as recovery support meetings:

BREAKING BARRIERS
Promotes education about the disease of addiction and opiate abuse awareness through public speaking engagements

LOVE BEARS ALL
Provides Teddy Bears to children who have lost a parent to addiction and support for children affected by the opiate epidemic

LOVING WITH GRACE
Shelly 330-414-5960
A support group for families with a loved one in active addiction or recovery
Meetings on the 2nd & 4th Thursday  from 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

THE WELL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Faith-based support group for families who have lost a loved one to addiction
Meeting the first 4 Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 - 8:00pm 
hopeunited.life

 

 

 LIGHT AFTER LOSS
Hope and Healing Center
3751 Burrshire Dr NW
Canton, OH 44709
330-846-3630
Provides support meetings, activities and services for survivors of suicide and tragic losses.
lightafterlossstark.org

 

 

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