Our Community Programs

At United Way of Greater Stark County, we believe health, education and financial stability are the building blocks for a better life. Whether it’s through our direct services or community collaborations, we offer several programs to address those urgent needs in our region.
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2-1-1 Helpline

Get the help you need, right when you need it. Our 2-1-1 helpline instantly connects you to hundreds of local resources for emergency housing, health care services, food assistance, drug rehabilitation and more. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every call is free and confidential. Our live chat service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Financial Prosperity Center

Start the path to long-term financial independence. Our Financial Prosperity Center helps individuals and families become financially stable by focusing on three primary areas: employment counseling and placement, financial education and coaching, and public benefits access.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

File your federal and state taxes for free through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. We offer professional tax services to low-to-moderate income families, helping them to save money each year through valuable tax credits.

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WIOA Youth Workforce Development Financial Literacy

The path toward financial independence starts early. The WIOA Youth Workforce Development Financial Literacy program helps adolescents, ages 18 to 24 who receive public assistance and face barriers to employment, gain control of their personal finances and plan for a brighter future.

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Learn how to take control of your finances with our free, one-on-one training service, MyBudgetCoach™. With this 12-month program, you’ll learn the skills you need to improve your credit score, lower your debt and build your savings.
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2-1-1 Auto Repair

Get back on the road at a price you can afford. Our 2-1-1 Auto Repair program provides families with the financial assistance they need for costly vehicle repairs.
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Other Community Programs


If you’re in need of emergency shelter or addiction treatment but missing the documentation that those services require, we’ll help you obtain a voucher for your birth certificate or photo ID.
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Challenges at home can directly impact a student’s academic performance. Stark County CARE Team offers intervention and support for at-risk youth and their families to overcome these obstacles.

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Get Connected

Mentors can help set students on the path toward success. United Way Get Connected offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to visit local workplaces and build relationships in their community.

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Teen Court

Peer connections drive positive outcomes. Stark County Teen Court is an adult-led, student-driven program, where teen volunteers gain real experience in a court room by holding proceedings and recommending sentences.

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Emergency Assistance Collaborative

When a crisis strikes, immediate help is available for those in need. Our Emergency Assistance Collaborative provides temporary financial support for basic needs, such as rent and utility bills.
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Stark Walks

Take the first step towards a healthier life. Through Stark Walks, we’ve developed five loops with 17 pedestrian-friendly pathways in our community to help residents stay active.
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