CommQuest Update
CommQuest Services wants the community to know it is here for anyone struggling with addiction amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. CommQuest Services has two convenient locations for its Detox program: Alliance Detox located in the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital and CommQuest Detox located on Aultman Hospital’s Main Campus in Canton. CommQuest Services also offers walk-in outpatient programming at the Regional Center for Opiate Recovery (Recor) in Massillon.
 
CommQuest Services is still offering in-person services with added precautions as needed for client and staff safety at these locations. Where possible, CommQuest Services is also providing telehealth options for all applicable services.

For more information on CommQuest Services’ addiction services, please contact the location nearest you. Hope is Here! Call now: Alliance Detox, 330-821-8503; CommQuest Detox, 330-830-3393; Recor, 330-837-9411.
Coleman Update
Coleman Professional Services is open, accessible and following all CDC protocols including social distancing, virtual telehealth appointments and call-in clinics. Visit C olemanServices.org or call 330-438-2400.
Make-A-Way Update
On May 1st, Make-A-Way will be back open for its members. A few adjustments will be made for everyone's safety, like taking temperatures upon arrival and using the six-foot guideline for spacing. All are encouraged to wear a protective mask. Bingo will resume at a later date since there are larger numbers for this activity.

C&A Update
C&A continues to accept new clients. Clients can be seen in-person (following social distancing practices) or through video conferencing. We understand 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.
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).
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.
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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