24/7 Help Still Available for Domestic Violence
Elevated stress, uncertainty and drastic changes in day-to-day life all contribute to negative outcomes, including a local increase in incidents of domestic violence. If you are in danger, call the Domestic Violence Project Hotline at 330-453-SAFE (7233) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
WATOES Phone Update
Please take note that the phone number to reach W.A.T.O.E.S. has changed. The new numbers are 330-806-6323 for the office and 234-458-4551 for the administrative cell phone.
Foundations Update
  • Office phone lines will be answered during normal business hours from 9am-5pm.
  • Classes and support groups are being hosted through Zoom and can be accessed at FoundationsCanton.org.
  • Warmline is available every day from 9am-11pm at 330-455-1234.
  • Peer Run Respite Services are still available 24/7 with a referral.
C&A Update
C&A understands that some families may be experiencing financial changes due to loss of employment. If you are concerned about your ability to pay for behavioral health services, assistance is available. Please contact them at 330-454-7917, ext. 3.
COVID-19 & Behavioral Health Services
Nearly all Stark County behavioral health agencies are OPEN during the COVID-19 outbreak! We do not recommend skipping behavioral health appointments during the outbreak. Telehealth services are available to patients. Please contact your behavioral healthcare provider for more information.

For up-to-date announcements regarding COVID-19 and behavioral health services in Stark County, please visit our website or follow our Facebook page.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns have the potential to impact your mental health. Seek help if you need it. Help is available 24/7/365.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746.
  • Stark County Crisis Hotline & Mobile Response Team at 330-452-6000.
  • Crisis Text Line - text '4hope' to 741-741.
  • Foundations Warmline at 330-455-1234 (9am-11pm)
Box Breathing
Difficulty coping with emotions can contribute to mental health and substance use issues; however, the ability to manage emotions is a skill that can be improved with practice. Box breathing is a technique used to help calm the body and quiet the mind. Try it with us!
Free Gun Locks
With the current increase in gun purchases, and youth spending more time at home, please consider securing your guns with a gun lock. They are available for free from most local police departments. Check with your police department today!
Conversation Cards
Looking for something fun to do with your kids while school is closed? Simple conversation can significantly increase resiliency factors in youth. When children converse with their parents at the dinner table regularly, they are more likely to:
  • Be emotionally strong
  • Have better mental health
  • Enjoy improved family relationships
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