Support Groups

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery understands the benefit of support groups. Recently there has been an increasing awareness of the role that mental health and alcohol and drug support groups play in recovery from mental illnesses and substance abuse. For this reason, StarkMHAR would like to provide the following information to those looking for support through a support group. Please use contact information to confirm meeting time.

Alcohol and Drug Support Groups

Name Description Contact Information
Wilson Hall Lead Meeting on Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
–Phone: 330-830-8740
Wilson Hall
Deliverance House Deliverance House
–Big Book: Monday at 7:00 p.m.
–Lead on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Deliverance House
Recovery Support Meetings Market Avenue Office
–Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12 noon
–Fridays 12 noon-1:00 p.m.
CommQuest Services
Family Education Program Meetings are held on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. CommQuest Services


Mental Health Support Groups




Description Contact Information
Survivors The support group is for individuals/families whose loved ones have died by suicide. The group meets every other Wednesday evening at the Crisis Center, 2421 13th Street NW, Canton 44708. To join the group, interested individuals can contact Carole Vesely for additional information and appointment scheduling. Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center
Carole Vesely 330-588-2204 Ext. 2135
Alliance Open Support Group (Family Members or Peers) 1st & 3rd Thursday Evenings at 7 p.m.
Science Hill Community Church
12316 Beeson St. NE
Alliance, Ohio 44601
NAMI Stark County
Canton Open Support Group (Family Members or Peers) Sunday Evenings at 7 p.m.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
3430 St. Michael Dr. NW, Canton (corner of Whipple & Fulton)
Lower level parking lot: Look for sign on door
NAMI Stark County
DRA Dual Recovery Anonymous Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Hunter House
1114 Gonder Avenue SW
Canton, Ohio 44707
NAMI Stark County
DRA Dual Recovery Anonymous Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2551 55th Street NE
Canton, Ohio 44721
NAMI Stark County
FaithNet Program (Discuss Mental Health from Biblical Perspective) Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
3300 Whipple Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio  44718
NAMI Stark County
NAMI Connection (Adults with Mental Illness Only)
Thursday Afternoons at 2 p.m.
Coleman Behavioral Health
400 West Tuscarawas Street, Suite 200
Canton, Ohio  44702
NAMI Stark County
North Canton Family Support Group (Family Members Only) 1st & 3rd Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2551 55th Street NE
Canton, Ohio 44721
NAMI Stark County
Refuge of Hope (Peers) Monday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
405 Third Street NE
Canton, Ohio  44702
NAMI Stark County
Post Peer to Peer Program Recovery Groups for Graduates of Peer to Peer Education Program  Contact NAMI Stark County for dates and times NAMI Stark County


The Support Groups below are for current psychiatric inpatient and/or their loved ones:

Aultman Hospital Monday Evenings at 6 p.m.
Psychiatric Unit, 6th floor
NAMI Stark County
Crisis Intervention & Recovery Center Tuesday Mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Crisis Stabilization Unit
NAMI Stark County
Heartland Behavioral Healthcare Wednesday/Thursday
HBH Family Involvement Program
330-833-3135 Ext. 1223
NAMI Stark County


Other Support Links


Other Support Groups: Please use contact information to confirm meeting time.

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families
Saturday: 10-11 a.m., Unity Church of Truth, 4016 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Township; 330-493-3828.

Al-Anon, Ala-Teen
Schedule at 330-438-9511 or

Alcoholics Anonymous
Canton Area Intergroup: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12N at 4125 Hills and Dales Road NW, Suite 400B, Jackson Township. Schedule at 330-491-1989 or

Alzheimer’s Association
Tuesday: 6 p.m., Affinity Medical Center second-floor conference room 2, 875 Eighth St. NE, Massillon, 330-966-7343 or 800-272-3900. 

Cocaine Anonymous
Schedule at 330-284-2344

Dementia Education and Support Group
Thursday: 7 p.m., Villa Maria, 122 E. College Street, Alliance, Ohio. Contact Sherry Groom at 800-768-6447 or 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Monday: 4 p.m., 800 Market Ave. N, Suite 1500A (first floor); 330-454-2888
Thursday: 10 a.m., 800 Market Ave. N, Suite 1500A (first floor); 330-454-2888

Friday: 7-9:00 p.m., Cathedral of Life, 4111 38th St. NW, Canton; 330-493-LIFE (5433) or

Dual Recovery Anonymous
(for both chemical dependency and emotional illness)
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m., Crisis Intervention Recovery Center, 832 McKinley Ave. N, Canton; 330-455-6264. 

For spouses and families of gamblers. Monday: 7:30-9 p.m. First Friends Church, Room E115, 5455 Market Avenue North, Canton.

Lunch Bunch Grief Support Group
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., meets at area restaurants, lunch at own expense; 330-479-4805.

Mercy Medical Center Cancer Support

Thursday: 6 p.m., 1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton; 330-430-2788.

Military Family Connection
The 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.
American Red Cross – Stark Chapter, 408-9th Street SW, Canton. For more information please contact Melissa Seibert, American Red Cross Services to Armed forces Regional Manager, by phone, 330-437-3742, or by email,

NAMI Support Group
National Alliance on Mental Illness (open to anyone dealing with a mental illness) Sunday: 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 3430 St. Michael Dr. NW, Plain Township; 330-455-6264.

Narcotics Anonymous
Schedule at 800-587-4232 or

Buckeye Regional Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous 
1-888-GET-HOPE (1-888-438-4673) or Find Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll support groups »

Newly Bereaved Support Group

For anyone who has lost a loved one in the past six months
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Plain Township; 330-479-4805.

OCD/Scrupulosity Support
Tuesday: 7-8:30 p.m., Queen of Heaven Parish, 1800 Steese Rd., Green; 330-499-0373 or e-mail:

Parents and Children Together

For parents who are mentally ill and for their children
Wednesday: 6 p.m., Canton Friendship Center, 2200 Cleveland Ave. NW; 330-454-5773.

Reformer’s Unanimous Addictions Program
Friday: 7 p.m., Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW, Perry Township; 330-477-6267.

Seeds of Hope
For those who lost a loved one
Tuesday: 6-7:30 p.m., Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton, reservations required, 330-489-1143.

Sex Addicts Anonymous
Call 800-477-8191

SOLACE of Stark County
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Stark Park’s Exploration Gateway, 5714 12th Street NW, Canton 6:30-8:00 p.m. Contact Dale Batdorff at 330-323-7605 to confirm meetings and for more information.