Our community

At United Way of Greater Stark County, we believe in supporting the children in our community with the building blocks for a better life. Whether it’s through our direct services or community collaborations, we offer several programs to address urgent needs in our region.
See our investment priorities 
Community collaborations and initiatives

Community collaborations and initiatives

Our community programs provide wraparound services that help community members who are experiencing the effects of poverty.


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.
About CARE Team

Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio 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.
About the Imagination Library

Dismantling Racism Coalition

This coalition seeks to build more effective social justice habits, particularly for 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.

About the coalition

Direct services

We offer appointment-based assistance for income tax preparation, auto repairs and birth certificate & ID vouchers. To learn more, you can submit an online application for the services provided directly through the Community Programs.

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.
About the Auto Repair program 


File your federal and state taxes for free through VITA. We offer professional tax services to low-to-moderate income families, helping them to save money through tax credits.

About VITA

Birth certificate and ID vouchers

This program provides birth certificates and photo IDs to those living in a Continuum of Care shelter or those entering an addiction recovery program.
About the ID program 


We are proud to partner with StarkHelpCentral.com, a searchable community resource website. 2-1-1 was merged with StarkHelpCentral.com to allow one primary source of information about community resources in Stark County.

Visit StarkHelpCentral.com

Community Resource Guide

Download our community resource guide for a list of local organizations and programs offering support for individuals and families.
Download the Stark County Community Resource Guide

Join us

Together, we connect the families in our most vulnerable neighborhoods with resources and programs to help them succeed and thrive.