Community Resources

Below find a map of LGBTQ+ Resources in the Stark and Summit County Areas and a forum to submit your own resource reccomendations. 

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Submit Resources 

We are looking for submissions of resources in the NE Ohio area of anything from LGBTQ+ affirming doctors to your favorite gay bar. 

HRT Injection Kits

 

We are now offering FREE Hormone Replacement Therapy Injection Kits for Intramuscular (IM) Injections and Subcutaneous (SubQ) Injections, and a limited amount of sharps containers.

Your request is 100% anonymous and will not be shared with anyone.

 

We offer pickup and drop-off (within 10 miles of 44703 zip code). 

Community Group

 

Join our private Facebook group for a safe space to get advice and ask questions to our Queer in Canton community 

Wanna know where to find a Trans-affirming doctor?

Queer-friendly barber?

Queer-friendly OB-GYN?

Queer-friendly wedding venue?

People may have recommendations!

Name + Gender Change Guide

 

Featured Resources

 

Compass Rape Crisis Center

Stark County Office
408 9th St SW, Canton, OH 44707


24-hr HotLine: 330.452.1111

Business Line: 330.437.3705    

Services: 24 hour hotline staffed by trained volunteers, hospital/police/court advocates, hospital protocol, SART (sexual assault response team), law enforcement protocol, Junior High/High School education on sexual -- harassment, sexual assault and date rape, in-service to local organizations, training to businesses, agencies, public groups and individuals, victims of crime application assistance, support group activities, referral/collaboration

Summa Pride Clinic

Summa Health Chapel Hill Medical Center​

1260 Independence Ave.
Akron, OH 44310

Appointments: 234.867.7740     

General Inquiries: 330.375.3000    

Hours: Mon - Fri  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

                              
"At Summa Health, we provide high-quality, compassionate care for all patients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We understand that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) community has unique health needs and deserves equal, respectful and knowledgeable care."

Services: OBGYN Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PREP), Pediatrics, Urology, Endo Transgender Care, Gender Affirming Sx, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Behavioral Health, Psychology, HPV, Anal Dysplasia, Cervical Dysplasia, Head/ Neck Cancer.

The Relationship Center

North Canton  Office

7023 Mears Gate Dr. NW (Suite A)

North Canton, OH 44720

330-497-2452

"At TRC, it is our mission to support individuals, couples, and families on their journey to wellness. Team TRC provides a welcoming environment, personalized treatment and a
collaborative experience. Our dually licensed therapists will empower you to achieve growth and meet your individual & relationship goals."

"Dually Licensed, Trauma Informed, Relationship Focused, Affirming & Inclusive, Community Commitment, Open Space, Session Flexibility, We're regular humans!"
 

Testing.com

"You have options for getting STD tests in Akron. Learn about convenient local testing for common STDs at a lab, clinic, or at home. And if you need financial help, find out about low-cost or free STD testing near you."

Foundations A Place For Education & Recovery

L.G.B.T. Peer Support Group

Tuesdays 4:00 - 4:45 PM   

 

116 Cleveland Ave NW Suite 200

Canton, OH 44702
+1 330-454-2888          

                              
"LGBT group can help someone dealing with issues anywhere along a continuum - from the point where they are questioning their sexuality through dealing with the challenges of possibly coming out at work or struggling with gay relationship issues. We do this through peer support. This means that support groups are led by other LGBT people. This allows LGBT community to support each other through life's challenges."

 

Mental Health Care Providers

Jennifer Seda-Miller, LPCC-S

 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
 

Total Health and Wellness 

2401 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH 44708

330-956-5681

According to TransCEND Canton: 

- Meets WPATH Standards for Ethical Practice

- 7+ years experience  with trans folks in counseling

- Connected to local/ regional medical referrals

- Attended TransOhio Provider Training Days

Dr. Teresa Rogers

Independent Marriage & Family Therapist

Professional Clinical Counselor 

The Relationship Center

7023 Mears Gate Dr NW #A, N Canton, OH 44720

 

330-497-2452

Teresa@therelationshipcenterofneohio.com

"advanced training in systems theories, trauma, EMDR, Brainspotting, OCD - Exposure Response Prevention, trauma informed yoga, sandtray therapy, animal assisted therapy and nature based interventions. Provide equine assisted therapy sessions in collaboration with the equine specialists at In Step with Horses."

Navigate Counseling and Consultation Services

960 Graham Rd. Unit 3, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

 

(330) 606-9262

"Navigate Counseling is proud to be a leader in LGBTQ-affirming counseling. We promise that as a client of Navigate you will be seen and understood for who you truly are and your identities will be embraced and celebrated! We have clinicians on staff who are able to assist you in understanding your sexual and gender identities and navigating milestone moments in life.

We are proud members of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Towpath Chamber of Commerce, and Plexus - Ohio’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce."

Brandice Schnabel, MSW, LISW-S

Clinical Psychotherapist

Sky Witness Healing Arts 

452 N Main St, North Canton, OH 44720

(330) 510-4921

According to TransCEND Canton: 

- Provider is non-binary and queer

- Works with trans clients

- Has a psychotherapy group for cisgender partners and spouses 

- Certified as an Anti-Oppressive Informed Practitioner (AOIP) through NASW Ohio

Barbra Hunt, PhD, LPCC, LSW

 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Marshall Health and Wellness

6535 Market Ave N #110, Canton, OH 44721

 

330-286-7542

- Abides by WPATH-7 standards 

- Working with trans clients for 24 years

- Offers referrals to physicians/surgeons for HRT or GRS

Sara Satterlee 

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 

The Relationship Center

7023 Mears Gate Dr NW #A, N Canton, OH 44720

 

330-497-2452

Recommended by Cleveland Clinic's Transgender Surgery and Medicine Program

Co-Founder of TransCEND Canton

Linda M. Clark, MA., LPCC-S

 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

 

Vista Psychological & Counseling Centre

1201 S Main St #100, North Canton, OH 44720

330-244-8782

"Mental health counseling located in North Canton, OH. Linda specializes in LGBTQ Affirming counseling and follows WPATH Standards of Care for Transgender Health."  -- Community Testimonial

 

Medical Care Providers

Dr. James H. Rudick M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Endocrinology & Diabetes Inc. 

4765 Higbee Ave NW, Canton, OH 44718

 

330-492-2266

Community members report Hormone Replacement Therapy services available with this provider

Dante Roulette, MD

Summa Health PRIDE Clinic
1260 Independence Ave, Akron, OH 44312

234-867-7740
 

Care delivered in LGBT space, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Transition Services -  listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Eleni Lantzouni

Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine

One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308

330 543-8538
 

Listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Steven Cochran, MD

Ghent Family Practice/ SPI
3535 Granger Rd, Akron, OH 44333

330-666-3400
 

Counseling, Family Practice - listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Emily Godlewski, M.D.

Aultman Family Medicine

4319 Hills and Dales Rd NW, Canton, OH 44708


330-478-6333
 

Family Practice listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Cathy Anderson

Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine

One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308

330 543-8538
 

Listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Nneka Holder

Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine

One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308

330 543-8538
 

Listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Scott Hamler, MD

Summa Health PRIDE Clinic
1260 Independence Ave, Akron, OH 44312

234-867-7740
 

Care delivered in LGBT space, Family Practice, Transgender - Case Management - listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

James Fitzgibbon

Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine

One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308

330 543-8538
 

Listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

Keith Loud, MD

Akron Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine

300 Locust Street Suite 350, Akron, OH 44308

330 543-8538
 

Pediatrics, Primary Care, Sports Medicine - listed on the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Provider Directory. 

 

Sexual Health Providers

Planned Parenthood - Canton

Canton Health Center

2663 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44709

330-456-7191

Services: Abortion Referrals, Birth Control, HIV Services, Men's Health Care, Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception), Pregnancy Testing & Services, Primary Care, STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women's Health Care

Center for AIDS Research and Education (C.A.R.E.)

Summa Health System- Akron Campus
75 Arch St. (Building 3, East Pavilion), Suite 104


Appointments: 330.375.4851

General Inquiries: 330.375.3000

"Summa Health’s Darleen C. Claypoole, RN Center for AIDS Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) team provides care for Akron-area residents who have been diagnosed with HIV.

The C.A.R.E. Center staff provides patients with counseling and educational services, outpatient medical treatment, case management, assistance in acquiring medications, and referrals for supportive services."

Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Friday
8:00 a.m. to noon

Equitas Health - Canton

220 Market Ave S Suite 602, Canton, OH 44702

 

330-265-2008

Hours: Monday - Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM

Services: HIV Health Advocacy (case management), HIV Housing Advocacy (housing case management), PrEP Health Navigation. 

 

Serving  Carroll, Harrison, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne

Equitas Health - Akron

3094 W. Market St. Suite 203, Akron OH, 44333

 

(330) 794-5289

Hours: Monday - Friday | 9AM-5PM

Services: HIV Health Advocacy (case management), HIV Housing Advocacy (housing case management), PrEP Health Navigation. In-Person HIV Testing by Appointment

 

Testing Times: 

Wednesday | 10AM-4PM | Walk-in

All other week days | 9AM-5PM | By Appointment

Canton City Public Health

420 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702

330-489-3322

STD and HIV Testing 

Tuesday and Friday, 8:00 - 11:00 am by appointment only 

PrEP Access Program Enrollment available

 

HIV Testing Only

Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 pm by appointment only

 

Confidential and Anonymous Testing available

Nationwide Trans Resources

 
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Trans Needle Exchange

- Free Hormone Replacement Therapy Supplies

- Free Harm Reduction Supplies

- Hormone Therapy Replacement Education

Trans Lifeline

- Peer Support Hotline

- Name Change + Hormone Replacement Therapy Microgrants

- Educational Resources

Genderbands

- Gender Affirming Top Surgery and Hormone Replacement Therapy Grants

- Free Chest Binders

- Educational resources

 

Trans & Queer Support Groups

Phoenix Rising

Teen LGBTQ+ Group

Call 330-493-4553 for more info

"This group is aimed to be educational with weekly topics. Open to any teen that identifies in the LGBTQIA community or is questioning their identity."

PFLAG Cleveland

Families, friends, allies, and LGBTQ people united together and committed to advancing equality through peer support, education, and advocacy.

Contact info:

mail@pflagcleveland.org
216-220-7030

TransCEND Canton

Support group that hosts several meetings a month for trans people and allies. 

Join their private group on Facebook or email them at contact@transcendcanton.com to get meeting information 

Out Support Medina

Founded by mothers looking for ways to support their children going through the challenges of being a part of the LGBTQ community.

 

Provide support services for both the person and the family because those support systems are critical in understanding options, coping with your own feelings and knowing you aren’t alone.

Sign up on their website for meeting times: outsupport.org

PFLAG Akron

Families, friends, allies, and LGBTQ people united together and committed to advancing equality through peer support, education, and advocacy.

Sign up on their website for meeting times: pflagakron.com. 

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Services: 

- Health & Wellness

- QYou Initiative
- Community Resource Groups
- Trans Wellness
- SAGE Cleveland

 

Contact Info:

6705 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 651-5428

 

LGBTQ Legal Support

Equality Ohio

Legal Clinic

Free legal services  -- consumer law, family law, civil rights, administrative help, and more -- for those whose income is within 300% of the federal poverty level

Trans Know You're Rights​

An educational guide to trans rights

Contact Info: 

www.equalityohio.org
info@equalityohio.org
614-224-0400

Lambda Legal

Offers legal help and advocacy services

Contact Info: 

www.lambdalegal.org
Midwest Regional Office:
312-663-4413

LGBTQ Freedom Fund

"Pays bail to secure the safety and liberty of individuals in immigration facilities in every U.S. state and pretrial detention in Florida"

Contact Info: 

www.lgbtqfund.org
info@lgbtqfund.org
786-233-8969

ACLU Ohio

Offers legal help and advocacy services

Contact Info:

www.acluohio.org
contact@acluohio.org
(614) 586-1958

 

LGBTQ Online Communities

Facebook

Trans Alive
TransCEND Canton

Gender Spectrum

Online space for trans kids and teens


www.genderspectrum.org

Reddit

reddit.com/r/lgbt
reddit.com/r/trans
reddit.com/r/asktransgender
reddit.com/r/ftm
reddit.com/r/mtf
reddit.com/r/nonbinary

Elder TG

An email list for trans folks who are at least 50 years old


To subscribe, send an email stating your age and interest to
eldertg-subscribe@groups.onlinepolicy.net

Trans Bucket

An online resource for surgery results and discussions


www.transbucket.com