S.ocial T.herapeutic A.dvocacy R.ecovery T.raining
  • Nutritional Meals
  • Wellness and Holistic Health Services
  • Music and Art Therapy Classes
  • Employment Readiness Training

S.T.A.R.T. Gets You On Track

Getting on the Right Track is Key

People who suffer through difficulties often grow weary and need a jump start.  S.T.A.R.T. House provides the "ground work" and the start you need which includes the coaching, caring, and counseling that is vital to guide you to begin a fresh start and new path on life's journey.

  • Recovery Programs & Social Work
A Safe Place to Be Restored
Basic Computer Training

Our Services, Classes, & Programs:

  • Life Skills Training

A Caring Social Atmosphere

Discover a Community that Cares!


Through S.T.A.R.T.  House Summit, you will discover that you are not alone and that there are others to talk with, help you, and who really care. 


We develop strong and healthy relationships in a holistic atmosphere that enables growth, support, dignity, and development.

At our Home Office, we provide the following programs that educate & assist many who are disabled & marginalized to help them integrate into community living:

Program Overview:

A Caring Social Atmosphere

S.T.A.R.T. House programs (including our 12-Step Program) and services are geared towards high functioning challenged adults who are severely mentally ill (SMI) and may or may not have chemical dependency.  S.T.A.R.T. is currently preparing to expand its programs to provide supportive services along with permanent housing to serve chronically homeless men, women, and the elderly population who suffer from with mental illness here in Summit County.  Our goal is to give the disadvantaged the tools needed to become self-sufficient, maintain longevity to live independently, and become strong productive individuals for themselves and our community which they live in.  We are centrally located in West Akron close to local shopping areas and the Metro bus line.

Life Skills Classes
  • Basic Computer Training
S.T.A.R.T. Gets You On Track

A Safe Place to be Restored

People often need time to be restored.

When the circumstances of life have brought about loss of health, emotions, and have debilitated us mentally, we need a safe place where we can connect and be built-up and restored.

Life Skills Classes

Daily Practical Living Skills Training

We provide hands-on training.  Examples include basics like making one's bed, getting dressed properly, healthy eating, how to use and heat food in a microwave, finance/budget awareness, counting money for a trip to the store, caring for one's personal hygiene, and good neighbor practices.

Music and Art Appreciation

Music and Art Hands-on Learning

As we know, music and art can be used to heal the soul and provide people a way to express themselves through creativity.  By using their "right brain" skills, it enhances their learning process.

  • Housing Location Services Information & Referrals
  • Literacy Training
Music & Art Appreciation 

Basic Computer Training

Basic Computer Training and Literacy Skills are necessary to have in a world of information and the internet, We teach our clientele through the Basic Computer I & II Courses, how to type a letter and resume, and search the internet for employment.