Tips for Tough Times

United Way of Greater Stark County recognizes that in our current economy, we are all facing difficult circumstances. The Tips for Tough Times Guide is a resource to use when experiencing difficult financial, emotional or medical issues. Facing the situations listed below can be overwhelming, and this guide helps offer support in conjunction with United Way's 2-1-1. If you are facing these or any other issues and are a resident of Stark County, call United Way's 2-1-1 for even further assistance. You can also search United Way's 2-1-1 Information & Referral database online for programs & services that can help right here ».


Dealing with Stress
Stress comes from many different situations, including problems with jobs, money, and personal relationships. Stress can cause extreme emotional and health problems. Recognizing stress is important, and learning to manage stress can be a life saver. You can also find information on when to consider counseling. Read more »

Managing Finances
If you are facing reduced income you need to practice expert money management. Resources are available in the community to help you, but the first thing to do is plan ahead. Learn more about budgets and choosing bill paying priorities. Read more »

Finding Health Services
Medical care is expensive in the best of situations. When money is tight, it can be impossible to access valuable medical services. Stark County offers a variety of resources for low-cost medical care, including clincs, prenatal services, prescription drug assistance, and mental health services. Read more »

Facing Job Loss
Unfortunately, more and more people are losing jobs and facing unemployment. Jobs are more competitive than ever. Job loss can cause emotional and financial stress. Learn how to handle these changes, and where to start finding a new job. Read more »

Preventing & Dealing with Foreclosure
If you are in danger of losing your home or have lost your home, there are resources to help. Read more »

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