Emergency Assistance Collaborative

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 assistance for 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), Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties, and CommQuest Services, Inc.

If you need emergency financial assistance for housing or utilities, dial 2-1-1 to speak with one of our helpline professionals.

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Applicant Eligibility

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

  • Reside in Stark County
  • Be at or below 300% federal poverty level
  • Provide a valid photo ID and documented social security numbers for all household members (only last four digits are recorded)
  • Provide proof of gross household income for the past 30 days

Please contact United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline for more information.

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