24-hour Hotline 330-453-SAFE (7233)

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DVPI does not go door to door for solicitations of money or any other item. If someone comes to your home or business on our behalf, notify your local law enforcement immediately then notify us of the area in which you are located and a description of the person soliciting.

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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2014 Project North Pole

‘Fulfilling holiday wishes.

Meeting winter needs.

Providing warm, safe shelter.’

Project North Pole is the annual community based effort to help meet the needs of clients at the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. of Stark County, Ohio.  Now in its 37th year, our Wish Lists have been filled with seasonal necessities, as well as personal requests to help make the holiday season more bright for individuals and families. You may choose to sponsor a single person, family or even our shelters. Know that whichever you are able to help with, your generosity is making a positive impact on our communities and neighbors. Wish List items will be gifted to clients at our emergency shelters in Canton and Massillon.


Know of someone else that would love to help? Please feel free to pass this information along to them. Help make the 2014 holiday season more bright for individuals and families in the communities that you are a part of!

To commit to helping out simply call Eric, 330-445-2005, or email him at ERICJ@DVPI.org with your sponsorship of a single person, family or shelter. We’ll then provide you with a Wish List to fill! Together, we can show that there is hope!

Sponsoring the shelters with gifts of toilet paper, personal care items, hand soaps/sanitizers, and Clorox wipes mean that we can continue to provide our clients with clean and inviting shelter.  Help us meet our goal of stocking the shelters for a full year with basic necessities!

Important Dates:

November 14th, Wish Lists begin to be sent to sponsors.

Drop off Wish List Items on December 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18.

Final drop off day is December 19.


Emergency News Flash:  We would appreciate food donations now!  If you or your organization could deliver a collection of food this month, our shelters will be using it immediately!

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI), a private, non-profit organization established in 1978 is committed to providing a strong, comprehensive safety net for the families in our community.  DVPI clients are welcomed by a caring and compassionate staff offering supportive services necessary to establish an abuse-free lifestyle. 

The agency’s comprehensive programming serves to address many client needs and services including:

·        A 24-hour confidential hot-line 330.453.SAFE (7233)

·        Emergency shelter in Canton and Massillon for up to 51 individuals

·        Prevention and educational services

·        Support and legal advocacy

·        Renew Counseling and Recovery Center

·        On-going and special topic support

            Breaking the cycle of domestic violence begins with awareness and prevention.  Currently, DVPI provides prevention education in schools, outreach, literature distribution, public awareness speakers and sensitivity training for a variety of community partners touching more than 15,000 individuals during 2011.

            DVPI’s two, 24-hour emergency shelters offer a safe refuge for victims of domestic violence and their children, where healing can begin and hope can be restored.


Did You Know?



·        Our hotline received 4,000 calls last year.  Offering guidance for safety planning, crisis counseling and information - the lifeline people need to understand their situation.

·        Annually, about 300 women and children reside in our shelters. Offering a safe, dignified refuge. 

·        Each year, nearly half of our nights in shelter are represented by children – 6500 last year.

·        Our prevention education staff works in the schools and community.  We teach Life Skills - an evidence-based curriculum - that increases use of healthy life skills as an alternative to risky or violent behaviors. We also teach healthy relationships and safe dating to junior and senior high school students.

·        Our Renew counseling staff serves 500 people annually and are all licensed, clinical therapists.  Our therapists treat root causes which greatly enhance the client’s understanding of their situation. Our art therapist works closely with children healing from domestic violence trauma.

·        Renew is certified to provide alcohol and drug treatment, even without disclosed domestic violence.

·        Court Advocacy is another critical service we provide with staff in both Canton and Massillon Courts. For many victims, this is the point of entry to services as they seek a Criminal or Civil Protection Order from their abuser. Our advocates provide court accompaniment and guidance on how to connect with community resources and information.  We serve about 1,300 individuals in the courts each year.



·        25% of all women will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.

·        1 in 4 teens is shown to be a victim of dating violence.

·        Each year, domestic violence costs over $4 billion in healthcare costs and billions more in workplace absenteeism and lost productivity.

·        60% of victims cited job loss, including being suspended and fired, as a direct or indirect result of domestic violence.

·        Pregnant women are more likely to be victims of homicide than to die of any other cause.

·        75% of domestic violence related deaths occur during or after leaving.

·        Adults who physically abuse their partners typically enacted a first episode of dating violence by age 15.



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Breaking the cycle of domestic violence begins with awareness!