Donate & Volunteer

Direction Home Akron Canton is passionate about our mission to empower older adults, individuals with disabilities and their loved ones. We are thrilled you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of these people, too. Did you know that by 2020, Summit County’s senior population will outnumber its children? By 2030, 30 percent will be age 60 or older with nearly half having a physical or cognitive disability. Now is exactly the right time to start impacting the lives of those who need our services, as well as advocating for policy changes that will better protect these populations for years to come. Here’s how you can help.

Make a Donation

Direction Home Akron Canton is a nonprofit organization. One hundred percent of your generous, tax-deductible donation will go toward supporting older adults and individuals with disabilities who are in great need of long-term care options. Your donation could help someone remain in the home they know and love!

Donate Now

Become a Volunteer

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities within the Agency where you could donate your time to make a difference in the lives of those wishing to remain in community-based settings. Direction Home Akron Canton also offers internships.

Submit a Volunteer Application 


Your time and talent can also be put to use in advocacy efforts or through employment opportunities within the Agency. We look forward to hearing from you!

“I offer the strength of advocacy to residents and their families and encourage them to join the nursing home’s Family Council.” – Volunteer ombudsman