Foundations is a Peer Recovery Operation that offers its services in Canton Ohio. It serves peers in Stark County for its classes and support groups. Its Respite program serves peers in Stark county . As a consumer operated service it is operated by a 60% consumer operated Board of Directors. Foundations is operated by individuals with lived life experience in either mental health or substance use disorders.

All of the services offered at Foundations are free of charge and the structure is planned with both physical safety and emotional safety in mind.

Foundations educates, empowers, and motivates, the Stark County Community with a staff of peer supporters that have been trained in the Ohio Peer Supporter Integrated Training Model.

Our staff has over 60 years combined experience working in the social service field and more than 125 years of combined recovery.


We are mainly funded by Stark MHAR (Mental Health & Addiction Recovery), who believe in the value of our organization and mission to help those attain a level and type of recovery that the peer chooses. If you also believe in our mission and value recovery-oriented, peer-led care, please consider donating to Foundations. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Mission & Vision

Agency Mission
Our mission is to promote recovery through peer support, education, advocacy, and networking.
Agency Vision Statement
Inclusive peer services respect, value, and empower all people in recovery.
Our vision is for a society in which every peer, by their actions and attitudes, truly respect, value, and empower all people in all stages of recovery. We are passionate about the vision and committed to doing all we can to make it a reality.

“Healing does not mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

Foundations offers six Support Groups and Classes for Adults 18 and over every weekday!