Canton Shelter and Western Stark County Shelter
This program offers free housing on an emergency 24-hour daily basis to victims of domestic violence and their children. During a stay at the shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and linkage to community resources will be provided.Call 330-453-SAFE for information. All shelter services are free and confidential.
Renew Counseling and Recovery Center
Renew Counseling and Recovery Center offers counseling sessions by licensed and credentialed staff to adults and children. Services include assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, and support groups. Medicaid is accepted for substance abuse counseling, and sliding fee financial plans are available. Call 330-445-2000 for assistance.
Legal Advocacy Support Services
Legal advocates will provide assistance in understanding legal rights, filing protection orders, speaking with the prosecutors office and police, and in attending court hearings. The advocates will help with information about civil and criminal legal options. They will provide courtroom advocacy and support, assist with prosecutor appointments, and help make connections with area social service agencies. Advocates also work closely with Community Legal Aid, referring those who request divorce or protection order assistance. Assistance is also available for stalking, which may be committed as random acts of intimidations, harassment, and even violence. Call 330-445-2000 for Canton Court assistance or 330-830-2596/330-830-2595 for Massillon Court assistance.
Breaking the cycle of violence begins with prevention. The Community Education Program provides speakers and training for area organizations. The Dating Violence Prevention Program offers programming in the schools for teens ad youth about relationship abuse. The Lifeskills Training Program offers substance abuse programming in the schools for middle school students. To inquire about our educational outreach, call 330-445-2000 ext. 242.
Our newest service is designed to assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence to gain economic stability, build a life independent of their abuser and achieve their personal goals. We strive to meet this mission by providing comprehensive support options including housing assistance and a variety of practical and emotional support options. Services are offered, regardless of ability to pay, and are provided in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, cultural sensitivity and confidentiality.
For Shelter Assistance Call
DVP Inc 24-Hour Hotline 330-453-SAFE (7233)