SHELTERS AND HOUSING



This page provides information about where to find help with housing issues such as homelessness, rent and utility assistance, sober living, and low-income housing. This list includes immediate and short-term shelter options as well as long-term housing solutions through public service agencies, private charities and faith-based community outreach programs. Identification and eligibility requirements may apply. This information has been updated as of September 2023 but may be subject to change.  Please contact providers for verification, eligibility requirements and precise program details.

 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RECOVERY RESIDENCES
This site provides information on the organization's national standards, code of ethics, and certification process for recovery residences. It also explains the four types of recovery oriented housing and services and the different levels of support they provide.
narronline.org/affiliate-services/standards-and-certification-program

 

 

 OHIO RECOVERY HOUSING
Ohio Recovery Housing is the Ohio affiliate for the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) statewide recovery housing locator and referral site.
ohiorecoveryhousing.org

 

 

 STARK COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION RECOVERY
330-455-6644
Referrals and information on local recovery residences are available.  Funding assistance for sober housing may be available through a grant program for qualified applicants who are enrolled in treatment services with an associated provider.  

 

 

STARK HELP CENTRAL
Comprehensive resource navigation tool for a broad spectrum of community programs and services.
Resources include education, substance abuse, jobs, health and insurance, parenting, transportation, legal assistance, emergencies, safety, basic needs and youth services. This service has replaced the United Way 211 information system which is no longer available.
starkhelpcentral.com

 

 

 

HOMELESS SHELTERS AND SERVICES

 

STARK COUNTY HOMELESS HOTLINE 
330-452-4363
This website explains the process required for all homeless shelter requests.
starkhomeless.starkmhar.org/how-to-get-help

 

 

 ACCESS, INC
230 West Market Street 
Akron, OH 44303
call 211 for centralized homeless assistance in Summit County
Emergency shelter, case management services and transitional housing support for single women 18 years of age and older and women with children.
access-shelter.org

 

 

 ALLIANCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER 
330-823-7223 (24 hour hotline)
Emergency shelter for men, women and children who are victims of abuse, domestic violence or other violent crimes
alliancedomesticviolenceshelter.org

 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT (women & children)
330-453-7233 (24 hour line)
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233)
dvpi.org

 

 

 FAMILY LIVING CENTER
CommQuest Services
625 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH  44702
330-455-0374
The facility is located in Massillon &  provides temporary shelter and self-sufficiency programs for homeless families and single women.  
commquest.org/shelter-and-housing-services

 

 

 HAVEN OF REST MINISTRIES (men & women)
Main Mission Building
175 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 535-1563

Client Services Center (emergency shelter for men, women and women with children)
207 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44308
330-535-1563
Shelter, day rooms, meals, shower and laundry facilities, and case management services are available
havenofrest.org

 

 

 HARVEST HOME (women & children)
Haven of Rest Ministries
24 N. Prospect St
Akron, OH
330-434-1149
havenofrest.org

 

 

 HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM
800 Smith Ave SW
Canton, OH. 44706
330-412-9754
Provides day room services, blessing bags, harm reduction supplies, temporary shelter assistance, and service referrals.
Free Coffee Shop located at this address provides lunch daily.
homelessoutreachteam.com

 

 

 RAHAB MINISTRIES  (sexually exploited women and youth)

 Downtown Canton Drop In Center
914 Sandal Place NE
Canton, OH 44703
330-388-5286
Mentoring, drop in day room services, and transitional housing services available for survivors of sexual exploitation.
Open Monday – Friday 11:00am  – 5:00 pm.  Hours may vary with staff commitments and holidays.
Please call the listed number before arriving to confirm hours.

Ministry Office
3480 W. Market St.
Suite 303
Fairlawn, OH 44333
330-819-3326
rahab-ministries.org
rahab-ministries.org/contact-us

 

 

 REFUGE OF HOPE MINISTRIES (men)
715 2nd St NE
Canton, OH 44704
330-453-1785
Housing services are available for men through the Homeless Hotline.
Meals are available daily.
www.refugeofhope.org

 


SOBER HOUSES

 

BETTY'S HOUSE (women only)
320 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, Oh 44646
Patrick Cusma 330-324-3981
Supportive sober living environment for up to 12 women

 

DAN AND NICK'S PLACE (men only)
1316 Rowland Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705
Contact Patrick Cusma 330-324-3981
Supportive sober living environment for up to 10 men

 

 

HOPE HOUSE 4 WOMEN
2410 12th Street SW
Canton, OH 44710
330-806-0787
Faith-based sober living environment for women.

 

 

PHOENIX RECOVERY HOUSING
3311 12th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
234-214-9731
This is a Recovery Community Organization that provides sober living and recovery support.
facebook.com/ThePhoenixRecoverySupportServices

 

 

 RS & GW PROPERTY (men)
330-754-9641
330-412-5444
There are 2 Sober living houses for men located in Canton.
www.rsgwproperty.com

 

 

 

TRANSITIONAL & PERMANENT HOUSING ASSISTANCE

 

ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
624 Scranton Ave
Alliance, OH 44601 
330-821-6332
Emergency homeless shelter access is available through the homeless hotline.
Transitional and permanent housing assistance programs for families are available as well as parenting classes, health and wellness service, financial literacy and employment support programs.
allianceforchildrenandfamilies.org

 

 

 ABCD INC
1225 Goss Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-455-6385
Housing assistance, energy and weatherization assistance and transportation services are available.
theabcdinc.com

 

 

 CANTON FOR ALL PEOPLE
CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
120 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
330-455-0153
Canton for All People is currently in the process of renovating homes for rental and home-ownership opportunities. As new units are finished  they will accept rental applications. Waiting lists may apply.
cantonforallpeople.org/community-development/affordable-housing

 

 

 COLEMAN HEALTH  SERVICES 
Stark county 24 hour crisis line 330-452-6000
Housing assistance services are available for people with severe and persistent mental illness and dual diagnosis.

400 Tuscarawas St. W.
Canton, OH 44702                   
330-438-2400

1410 W. State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-6932
colemanservices.org

 

 

 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1400 Raff Rd SW
Canton, OH 44710
330-915-5888
Provides permanent home ownership with no interest mortgages for those willing to help with building and renovations.
habitateco.org

 

 

 ICAN HOUSING 
1214 Market Ave N
Canton 44714 
330-455-9100
Housing programs consist of: Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing along with affordable housing options geared toward serving veterans and their families, or individuals and families who are homeless with one or more members of the family having a disability, mental illness, a history of substance use or behavioral health problems.
ican-inc.org

 

 

 META-MORPHOSIS
12 Cole Ave. SW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-839-2078
Juvenile offender education and re-entry support services including housing, job training, mentoring and life-skills assistance.
metamorphosisnow.org

 

 

 STARK COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPPORT NETWORK
1221 Harrisburg Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705
330-455-2260
Provides service links and support for individuals and families needing mental health and substance abuse care, trauma care, pregnancy/parenting support, mentoring/job training, and basic needs assistance.
Some counseling and support group services are also available on site.
starkcommunitysupportnetwork.com

 

 

 STARK COUNTY FAIR HOUSING DEPT
201 3rd St NE
Canton 44702
330-451-7775
Housing discrimination assistance and tenant-landlord rights and obligations counseling. 
starkcountyohio.gov/fair-housing

 

 

 STARK METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY
400 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton 44702
330-454-8051 or 800-750-0750
SMHA provides decent, safe, and sanitary housing and resident programs to eligible low- and moderate-income families of Stark County
starkmha.org

 

 

 YWCA OF CANTON
231 6th St NE
Canton 44702
330-453-7644
Emergency shelter through the Homeless Hotline
New Beginnings Program - long term low income housing
STARR (Stark Area Rapid Re-housing) -housing search assistance, short term assistance for rent and utilities, deposits, budgeting and moving
ywcacanton.org

 

 

 YWCA OF ALLIANCE
239 East Market St.
Alliance ,OH 44601
330-823-1840
Low cost transitional housing program for employed women 
allianceywca.org/what-were-doing/driving-economic-stability-and-development

 

 

 

RENT, UTILITY AND HOME REPAIR ASSISTANCE

 

ALLIANCE OF CHURCHES
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
470 E. Broadway St
Alliance, OH 44601
330-829-9294
Rent & utility assistance is sometimes available depending on funding

 

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES
832 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
330-491-0896
Emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance may be available. 
ccdoy.org/locations/catholic-charities-serving-portage-stark-counties

 

 

 HAMMER AND NAILS
1404  7th St NW
Canton, OH 44703
330-453-6277                     
Christian outreach helping disadvantaged homeowners with home & property repairs. 
hammerandnails.org

 

 

 LAKE TOWNSHIP FISH
934 W. Maple St.
Hartville, OH 44632
330-877-1845
Utility and housing payment assistance available to Lake Township residents in the qualifying areas. 
laketownshipfish.org

 

 

 ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
3430 St Michaels Blvd NW
Canton, OH 44718
330-492-3119
Archangel Charity Fund available for emergency housing and utility assistance and basic human needs. 
stmichaelcanton.org

 

 

 ST TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
226  3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-3183
Food, rent and utility assistance may be available upon request 
sttimsmassillon.com/outreach

 

 

SALVATION ARMY

Canton Citadel Corps
420 Market Ave S. 
Canton, OH 44702
330-453-0159
Homeless Showers (Mondays - Fridays 8:30am - 10:00am)
Homeless Bag Lunches (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00pm)
Clothing vouchers, rent and utility assistance may also be available.
easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/canton/overcome-poverty

Massillon Corps
315 6th St.  
Massillon, OH 44646 
330-833-6473
Rent and utility assistance may be available
easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/massillon

 
 

STARK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

1370 Market Ave N. 
Canton 44714  
330-454-1676
Heat and energy financial assistance programs are available.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Satellite Office
3220 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44709
sccaa.org
 
 
 
 STARK COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
201 3rd St NE,
Suite 201
Canton, OH 44702
330-451-7389
Offers a variety of  assistance programs to help residents maintain clean, safe, stable homes such as emergency repairs, sewer connections and septic repair, accessibility modifications and rental assistance.
starkcountyohio.gov/government/offices/regional_planning_commission/departments/communitydevelopment/programs