For one in six of Stark County residents and one in four Stark County children, this is the reality of many nights throughout the year, numbers that are greater than the average in Ohio and nationwide.
Community Legal Aid Services knows it helps change lives. The nonprofit law firm provides legal representation for low-income individuals and families in cases where economic stability is threatened, a home could be lost, or when individual safety or health is threatened.
Helping others — be it with toys, clothing, or food — is what A Community Christmas is all about. A Community Christmas is a volunteer organization that coordinates the efforts of the community to provide Christmas assistance and eliminate duplication of services for needy individuals and families residing in Stark County.
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child. That sums up what the Children’s Network Child Advocacy Center of Stark County is all about — protecting children. The agency serves about 500 children per year and deals with children who have been sexually or physically abused or are witnesses to violence.
Having fun and help the community at the same time? That is exactly what Tie 1 On is all about. Only a year old, “Tie 1 On — Scarf 1 Up” is a special fundraising endeavor which promotes the arts in Stark County and provides an opportunity for artists to positively impact social services.
The best parent is both parents. It’s a simple statement, but often not an option. However, it is the motto that Safe Haven of Stark County uses in its day-to-day work. The group aims to help heal the emotional wounds children get from parents who are going through a divorce and other legal issues.
Life lessons, responsibility and sportsmanship are only a few of the things that youngsters walk away with from a lacrosse field when they play for Lacrosse On 3, a nonprofit organization that enables underprivileged youth in Stark County to play the game.