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

Sunday, February 27, 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 the Bowen therapy technique massage. He was among beneficiaries of free services like haircuts, manicures and massages Sunday at the YWCA’s annual Love, Hair and… Continue Reading Love, Hair and Happiness warms up a winter day in Canton

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

Sunday, February 27, 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 gloves were made available Wednesday at the YWCA, 231 Sixth St. NE. Another giveaway is set for 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Free snacks, children’s books and 96 new… Continue Reading Does your child need a winter coat? The Canton YWCA can help

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

Sunday, February 27, 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 began to see how sharing her story helped her relate to her coworkers and the people using the nonprofit organization’s early childcare and education services… Continue Reading YWCA Canton CEO Shana Smith shares her backstory, favorites in Stark County

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

Sunday, February 27, 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 these residents have been temporarily staying at a local hotel while their home, YWCA Canton’s Gateway House II, was being renovated. Gateway House II flooded… Continue Reading The Heart of Stark: Canton YWCA residents return home in time for Christmas

Canton residents flooded from apartments hope to be back by Christmas

Sunday, February 27, 2022

CANTON, November 26, 2021 Formerly homeless residents made homeless again when a burglar flooded their apartment building last week are hoping to get home by Christmas. Most of the 51 residents displaced Nov. 16 from the YWCA-owned Gateway House II on Walnut Avenue NE remained in a local hotel on Friday. “The insurance adjusters are still assessing… Continue Reading Canton residents flooded from apartments hope to be back by Christmas

‘Being homeless again, it’s just crazy:’ Displaced Canton residents wait

Sunday, February 27, 2022

CANTON, November 17, 2021 Formerly homeless, they were escorted from their apartments in the middle of the night, without their belongings and without realizing that they, once again, were on the street. The 52 residents of Gateway House II — a YWCA-operated, four-story building in downtown Canton transitioning “hard-to-house homeless people with disabilities” — were roused from their sleep about 1:30… Continue Reading ‘Being homeless again, it’s just crazy:’ Displaced Canton residents wait

Canton burglar accused of breaking sprinkler head, flooding transitional housing

Sunday, February 27, 2022

CANTON, November 16, 2021 CANTON – About 50 residents in a building designed for people transitioning from being homeless were evacuated early Tuesday after a man broke in and flooded the property. David O’Malley, a second-floor resident, was asleep when the damage was done. “I woke up when water was coming in from the ceiling,” he said, recalling the… Continue Reading Canton burglar accused of breaking sprinkler head, flooding transitional housing

Heart of Stark: YWCA’s Sip & Stroll brought Canton community together

Sunday, February 27, 2022

CANTON, August 5, 2021 A few weeks ago, the community flooded the streets of downtown Canton to enjoy the local downtown shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants that opened their doors for a good cause— YWCA Canton’s Sip & Stroll Fundraiser. The Sip and Stroll was an opportunity for the community to come together and explore… Continue Reading Heart of Stark: YWCA’s Sip & Stroll brought Canton community together

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees’ wives host YWCA Day of Service

Sunday, February 27, 2022

CANTON, August 5, 2021 Some wives of Pro Football Hall of Famers are doing more than enjoying the festivities this week. They organized a Day of Service Thursday at the YWCA at 231 Sixth St. NE. Participants included: DeBorah Little, wife of enshrinee Floyd Little, class of 2010. LaTresa Doleman, widow of Chris Doleman, class of  2012. TiAnda Blount, wife of Mel Blount, class of… Continue Reading Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees’ wives host YWCA Day of Service

Canton YWCA pillow drive tops 400

Sunday, February 27, 2022

CANTON, January 25, 2021 Thanks to the generosity of our community, YWCA Canton’s pillow drive brought in 426 new pillows that will be gifted to its housing program participants and sent home with the children in its Early Childhood Learning Center. 2021 marks Hartville Kitchen’s 55th year in business. Happy anniversary! Alliance Community Pantry helped feed local individuals… Continue Reading Canton YWCA pillow drive tops 400

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