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 August 2022 but may be subject to change.  Please contact providers for verification and precise program details.

 

SHELTERS AND SOBER HOUSES


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
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

 

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

 


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
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



HOPE HOUSE 4 WOMEN
2410 12th Street SW
Canton, OH 44710
330-806-0787


 

HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM
 800 Smith Ave SW
Canton, OH. 44706
330-412-9754
Provides blessing bags and temporary assistance, guidance and referrals, overnight beds through area churches
Free Coffee Shop located at this address
homelessoutreachteam.com
 
 
 

OHIO RECOVERY HOUSING
Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) statewide  recovery housing locator and referral site
ohiorecoveryhousing.org

 
 

PHOENIX RECOVERY HOUSING
3311 12th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
234-214-9731
Sober living and recovery support
facebook.com/ThePhoenixRecoverySupportServices

 


RAHAB MINISTRIES  (sexually exploited women)
Two Canton Drop In Center locations 
330-819-3326

4350 Portage St.
North Canton, OH 44720

914 Sandal Place NE
Canton, OH 44703

Ministry Office
One Center for Leadership
901 Tuscarawas St. E.
Canton, OH 44707
Mentoring, drop in day room services, and  transitional housing services available for survivors of  sexual exploitation
rahab-ministries.org
facebook.com/RahabMinistries
 
 


REFUGE OF HOPE MINISTRIES (men)

715 2nd St NE 
Canton, OH 44704
330-453-1785
Housing services for men
Meals available daily
www.refugeofhope.org

 

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

 

 

 HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS & AGENCIES


ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
624 Scranton Ave 
Alliance, OH 44601  
330-821-6332
Emergency homeless shelter is available through the homeless hotline
Transitional and permanent housing assistance programs for families are available as well as parenting classes and financial literacy program
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

 
 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES
800 Market Ave N. Suite 1150
330-491-0896
Emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance
ccdoy.org/locations/catholic-charities-serving-portage-stark-counties
 

 

 
CITY OF CANTON HOUSING PROGRAMS
218 Cleveland Ave SW
P.O. Box 24218
330-438-4307
Offers a  wide variety of programs to help residents maintain clean, safe, stable homes such as repairs, roof replacement, down payment assistance and lead paint removal
cantonohio.gov/Housing-Programs
 
 

COLEMAN HEALTH  SERVICES 
24 hour crisis line 330-452-6000
Housing assistance services for people with severe and persistent mental illness/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
habitateco.org

 

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

 

 

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

 

META-MORPHOSIS
5825 Kentview NW
N. Canton, OH 44720, US
330- 631-2597 call or text
Provides housing, job training, mentoring and life-skills assistance to young males from disadvantaged backgrounds or re-entering society from the criminal justice system.
metamorphosisnow.org

 

 

OHIO MULTI-COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
838 Coburn St.
Akron, OH  44311
330-315-3718
Provides affordable housing opportunities to low and moderate income persons in Carroll, Cuyahoga, Holmes, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties.
omcdc.org
 
 

 

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 assistance programs 

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Satellite Office
3220 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44709
sccaa.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 utilites, deposits, budgeting and moving
ywcacanton.org
 
 

 

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