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Family Support Specialists

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Family Support Specialists Provide Social-Emotional Assistance

Canton Local has partnered with the United Way of Stark County to provide a Family Support Specialist (FSS) to work alongside school iCARE teams.  The iCARE team collaborates to address challenges facing students and their families and helps them overcome barriers to learning by connecting family, school, and community. iCARE teams provide clothing, community agency referrals, food, health and hygiene products, holiday assistance, mentoring of parents and students, shelter, and many other social and emotional supports.

Family Support Specialist (FSS)
Ann-Margaret Lambo
330.484.8020, ext. 1129.



United Way of Greater Stark County 2-1-1 Community Resource
2-1-1 is a free community service you can use to get information about social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every day. Simply browse our online directory to find the resources you need or dial 2-1-1 for assistance.

Click on the link below for online directory 


Goodwill Industries  Our passion is to help individuals gain the life and employment skills they need to succeed and live their dreams! Goodwill has many programs and services that can help you reach your vocational goals, as well as your life goals.

Click on the link below for online directory 



CommQuest ESG- Homelessness Prevention Grant- Must be working and have proof of employment income - https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/rent_assistance_stark_county.html

Free Clinic: Record Sealing (Canton)

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Trinity Gospel Temple (1612 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH 44708)

Have you been denied a job, housing, or public benefit because of your criminal record? If so, this clinic is for you!

Legal advocates will be on site and available to help with criminal record sealing and expungement. Representatives from local organizations will also be onsite to provide information about addiction recovery, mental health services, and other community resources. https://www.communitylegalaid.org/node/1091/free-clinic-record-sealing-canton


Bridge Point Community Services 

Strives to serve individuals and families who; Live, Learn, Work or Worship in our community. BRIDGEPOINTCS.ORG

Points of Hope

Wildcats Helping Wildcats - For Canton Local residents, this fund helps families in times of emergency situations & extreme need.

Keeping Kids Warm -  Bridge Point has joined forces with the Canton South Rotary to provide new, warm winter coats, hats, gloves and blankets for Canton South, East Canton and Sandy Valley area children through Keeping Kids Warm.

Christmas Mart - Each year, over 175 local children receive Christmas gifts of new clothing & toys.

Pack their Backs - Starting off the school year with the right stuff is key to every student's success.

Bridge Point wants to invite you to be a part of these special events coming up!


Upcoming Bridge Point events

surviving holidays

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (9 - 11 am)

For those struggling with the end of a relationship, this is a time to learn some ways to deal with the approaching holidays.

Free to anyone, just RSVP by clicking here.

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financial peace



Personal finance is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge. That means if you want to fix your finances, you'll have to fix the person in the mirror. But you can do it. Learn how at the FREE livestream of Financial Peace Live at Bridge Point Community Services on November 20. Discover the clear path to financial peace with Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps. 
Visit fpu.com/1104512 to sign up.

Watch this preview.


Christmas Mart


Want to help out with Bridge Point's Christmas Mart outreach?  Click here to see what dates and times you can help out with!



Resources and Links

Community Christmas

Organized over 60 years ago, our organization continues to follow its original purpose: To provide assistance to those in need during the holiday season and help to prevent duplication of those services.

Sign up dates for Christmas Assistance from A Community Christmas of Stark County, Inc.  All sign-ups take place at The American Legion Post 44 on Cleveland Ave. N.W. in Canton. 
Download information

Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown
Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown is a 501(c)(3) that unites faith communities and civic organizations in Canton, Ohio, to support the underserved population with food at Thanksgiving. 
It has served the Stark County community for nearly 30 years, with 1200 households typically served each year. Register October 12 from 9 am-1 pm- click to download information and locations.