News & Updates

Love, Hair and Happiness warms up a winter day in Canton

27 February 2022
CANTON, February 13, 2022 Tryston Ross remained motionless and face down on a small table while Barbara Jean Winston gently touched his skin. Ross, a Canton South High School student, was receiving... Read More

Does your child need a winter coat? The Canton YWCA can help

27 February 2022
CANTON, February 2, 2022 The Canton YWCA in partnering with Operation Warm and the Kent Chapter of the Links so children can weather the cold this winter. Free new children’s coats, hats, scarves and... Read More

YWCA Canton CEO Shana Smith shares her backstory, favorites in Stark County

27 February 2022
CANTON, January 7, 2022 Shana Smith never really shared her life’s backstory with others until she arrived at the YWCA Canton. As the YWCA’s new chief executive officer in December 2020, she... Read More

The Heart of Stark: Canton YWCA residents return home in time for Christmas

27 February 2022
CANTON, January 3, 2022 More than 50 YWCA Canton residents displaced by a building flood returned home on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. For five weeks, the majority of... Read More

Funding for the YWCA Canton is provided by the United Way of Greater Stark County. United Way improves the quality of lives through lasting community change by supporting programs in Health, Education, and Financial Stability. The organization convenes and collaborates to support programs and initiatives that promote a community where children are healthy and successful from kindergarten to high school to career and where families have the supports, tools and skills to break the cycle of poverty to become financially independent. For more information about United Way of Stark County, visit

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