Massillon, & Canton Mayors Catazarro & Bernabei; Reading the Proclamation Declaring June 16, 2018
Stark County Heroin Awareness Day


 The mission of F.A.T.H.E.R.S. is to raise awareness of the Heroin Epidemic, and to promote access to the information and resources available in Stark County.

Our focus is on the families of those addicted to Opiates.

Through our partnerships with CommQuest Services, and the Stark County Sheriff's Department, we with other local grassroots addiction support groups strive to identify and address ways in which treatment and law enforcement systems can best serve the needs of the families, and communities.  We are dedicated to the promotion of unity and the common good through cooperation with any and all organizations engaged in the support of those affected by addiction.


The Following Projects Are Made Possible From The Generous Sponsors & Participants Of The F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Motorcycle Poker Run:

* SARTA Bus Advertising for Recor Facility Massillon / 2015

* SARTA Bus Advertising for Stark County Sheriff Tip Line / 2015

* Purchase/ Installation (5) Heroin Awareness Signs/ Canton (2), Massillon, Brewster, Stark Co. Jail / 2016

* Creation/ Maintenance of www.starkheroinepidemic.org Website / 2016

* Creation/ Maintenance of www.fathersrunstark.com Website / 2016

* Purchase/ Installation (4) Heroin Awareness Signs/ Alliance, Louisville, Canal Fulton, Magnolia / 2017

* SARTA Bus Advertising entire fleet (interior) for Recor Facility Massillon & Alliance Detox Unit / 2017

* Initiated F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Kids Day Camp for 8-12 Year Olds Directly Affected by a Parent's Addiction / 2017-2019

* Donation to Stop the Heroin From Killing Committee/ Ongoing Billboard Advertisements / 2018

* Capital Improvements and Furnishings for Family Orientated Play Area Wilson Hall Treatment House 2019

About Our Partner/ Beneficiary

Community Services of Stark County, and      Quest Recovery & Prevention merged to form CommQuest Services. Through this merge, this organization offers the community a full spectrum of services, which includes mental health, substance abuse, and emergency services. The integration of these services allow us to treat the complex needs of each individual client.

CommQuest provides a continuum of care for individuals suffering from an opiate addiction, with (2) detox facilities: The Regional Center for Opiate Recovery (ReCOR) located in Massillon/  Alliance Detox and Recovery Unit located in Alliance Community Hospital. ReCOR is an inpatient & outpatient detox facility. Alliance only offers inpatient services. Both Facilities offer Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR), along with assisting individuals beginning their recovery process.

ReCOR offers a walk-in service without an appointment, for any individual seeking treatment. Monday thru Friday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Alliance's services are offered through the Alliance Community Hospital Emergency Room without an appointment for any individual seeking treatment.

CommQuest also offers Residential treatment at; Wilson Hall (Adult Males)                                 Deliverance House (Adult Females)                

Smith House (Adolescent Males)

Bright House (Adolescent Females)

For those who are seeking outpatient services, and counseling, CommQuest has offices in;

Alliance, Canton, Carrollton, Massillon, & Minerva

CommQuest also  offers assistance to the families of addicts in the form of a Family Education Program.  This is a free support and education meeting held every Tuesday at 5:30PM at the CommQuest facility located at;                1341 Market Ave N in Canton.