Our Community Programs

At United Way of Greater Stark County, we believe health, education and financial stability are the building blocks for a better life. Whether it’s through our direct services or community collaborations, we offer several programs to address those urgent needs in our region.
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2-1-1 Helpline

Get the help you need, right when you need it. Our 2-1-1 helpline instantly connects you to hundreds of local resources for emergency housing, health care services, food assistance, drug rehabilitation and more. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every call is free and confidential. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 to receive information.
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Financial Prosperity Center

Start the path to long-term financial independence. Our Financial Prosperity Center helps individuals and families become financially stable by focusing on three primary areas: employment counseling and placement, financial education and coaching, and public benefits access.
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Prosperity@Work, is a solution driven collaborative, dedicated to improving workplace retention, productivity, advancement, financial stability, and the well-being of employees.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

File your federal and state taxes for free through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. We offer professional tax services to low-to-moderate income families, helping them to save money each year through valuable tax credits.

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Budget Coaching

This client-guided program teaches low-to-moderate individuals how to work towards economic stability and independence by helping them develop effective financial skills like creating a realistic budget and setting short and long-term financial goals.
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2-1-1 Auto Repair

Get back on the road at a price you can afford. Our 2-1-1 Auto Repair program provides families with the financial assistance they need for costly vehicle repairs.
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Other Community Programs


If you’re in need of emergency shelter or addiction treatment but missing the documentation that those services require, we’ll help you obtain a voucher for your birth certificate or photo ID.
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Challenges at home can directly impact a student’s academic performance. CARE Team offers intervention and support for at-risk youth and their families to overcome these obstacles.

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Emergency Assistance Collaborative

When a crisis strikes, immediate help is available for those in need. Our Emergency Assistance Collaborative provides temporary financial support for basic needs, such as rent and utility bills.
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Stark County Teen Court

This program is a peer-to-peer diversion program that serves as an alternative to the formal juvenile court process by utilizing teen volunteers as jurors, bailiffs, defense attorneys, and prosecutors for informal court proceedings.

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Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops

Your organization can be a catalyst for change. United Way of Greater Stark County’s Bridges Out of Poverty workshops help participants understand the causes of poverty and how we can address it in our community.
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Project Blueprint is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies.
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