Emergency Assistance

Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time. When a crisis hits, you need somewhere to turn for help. The Emergency Assistance Collaborative provides streamlined, client-centered services to Greater Stark County residents who are seeking temporary financial help with rent, mortgage or utility payments such as household gas, electric, heating oil and water.

This program is a collaboration between United Way of Greater Stark County, The Salvation Army (Massillon, Alliance and Canton), and Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties.

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Applicant Eligibility

To qualify for help from the Emergency Assistance Collaborative, you must:

  • Must reside in Stark
  • Must have a child under the age of 18 in the home or be pregnant
  • Must have a total household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPL)
  • Must have a valid photo ID and provide documented SS number for all household members
  • Must provide proof of gross household income for the past thirty days