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

The Center provides wraparound services geared toward economic mobility programs that help participants build long-term, fiscal independence, creating a cycle of financial success throughout the community.
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Prosperity@Work

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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Financial Coaching

This program matches you with an experienced financial coach who helps you build a budget, develop healthy financial habits and make informed decisions.
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Auto Repair

Get back on the road at a price you can afford. Auto Repair provides families with the financial assistance they need for costly vehicle repairs.
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Community Collaborations and initiatives

CARE Team

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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Imagination Library

Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library mails free books monthly to children from birth to age five, helping them become more kindergarten ready and setting them on a path for early educational success.
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Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County

This coalition seeks to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. They create challenges that explore racial equity and social injustice through activities designed to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
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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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Birth CertifiCATE AND PHOTO ID

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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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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WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Bridges Out of Poverty

Your organization can be a catalyst for change. This workshop help participants understand the causes of poverty and how we can address it in our community.
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PROJECT BLUEPRINT

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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