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Community Resources

Emergency Shelters/Housing

Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence

310 W. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-5091

The Artemis Center For Alternatives To Domestic Violence provides early intervention, supportive services and education for the victims of domestic violence and their children. In partnership with the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the center provides legal services to victims of civil domestic violence and handles matters related to temporary protection orders and related relief. It offers information to victims about civil and criminal matters, as well as court escort services. The center administers programs to assist child witnesses in developing skills and strategies to cope with domestic violence. It also offers individual and family therapy sessions to parents and assists in rebuilding parent and child relationships. In association with YWCA, the center organizes The Family Violence Collaborative program that assists law enforcement, criminal justice, child protection and health care professionals to develop policies to cope with domestic violence.

Volunteers of America

1776 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203
(888) 280-4978

This organization helps others by responding to the needs of homeless men and families, veterans, men returning from prison, people with disabilities, elderly and those searching for affordable housing. Our organization is strengthened by the commitment of hundreds of employees, volunteers and partners working toward real change.

YWCA of Dayton

Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 222-7233
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (937) 222-SAFE

The YWCA Dayton operates Montgomery County's only shelter for victims of domestic violence. In addition, they co-sponsor and staff the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline. Their confidential services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, free of charge to victims, their friends and family members, and other professionals.

Their shelter provides a full range of services to help women on the road to self-sufficiency. These services include crisis intervention, case management, individual advocacy, individual and group counseling, support and educational groups, goal planning, referrals, children's programs and basic material needs.

The HomeShare program provides transitional/supportive housing and social services to homeless women and their children while they gain training and education toward self-sufficiency. The HomeShare program is much more than temporary shelter. Those accepted into the program must be willing to work hard toward goals and accomplishments that will improve their ability to gain living wage employment. These goals may include attending college or training and/or apprenticeship programs.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
The SRO program provides permanent housing and social services to single women while they gain employment and build toward self-sufficiency. Permanent housing is provided depending on a woman's need and eligibility for rental subsidy.


Dayton, OH 45402
(877) 833-3199

Daybreak operates the region's only emergency shelter, open 24/7, for youth ages 10 to 18. Daybreak provides shelter, food, clothing, counseling, safety, and stability to more than 200 youth each year. Housing

Daybreak's housing program is the region's only program designed to move homeless youth ages 18 to 21 out of homelessness, poverty, under-education, and crisis and into housing, financial independence, educational achievement, and self-sufficiency.

St. Vincent de Paul Dayton

Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 222-7349

St. Vincent de Paul operates two 24-hour emergency homeless shelters. The St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families serves single women and families with children. The St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway serves single men. Both shelters provide three meals daily, clothing, personal care items, mail and message services, and access to case management to assist them in exiting the shelter into appropriate permanent housing.

St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men
1921 S. Gettysburg Ave.
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 222-7350, Ext. 278

St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women & Families
120 W. Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-7837, Ext. 105

Mary Queen of Peace House

Dayton, OH 45403
(937) 938-5784

The Dayton Catholic Worker Movement operates a house of hospitality for six homeless guests labeled working poor, mentally ill, ex-felon, and addict. We mentor social cooperative business development - helping people to help themselves. A cooperative is defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

Middletown Hope House

Middletown, OH 45044
20.29 miles from city center Dayton
(513) 424-HOPE

Provides temporary emergency shelter for approximately 45 homeless men, women and children. Offers case management to assist homeless individuals in obtaining permanent housing, employment, and physical and mental health care. Networks with other agencies designed to provide job training, parenting skills, transportation, physical and mental health care to homeless individuals and empower them for better living. Supplies three nutritious meals per day, clothing and personal care items. Offers a health clinic which includes a weekly doctor visit. Provides a 12-step Transformation Program to assist men and women struggling from drug and alcohol addictions.

The Mustard Seed

4880 Denlinger Rd.
Dayton, OH 45426
(937) 529-4010

This center provides service for teen months ages 13-18 and offers housing, basic necessities, adult supervision, guidance and supportive services and counseling.

Greater Dayton Premier

400 Wayne Ave.
Dayton, OH
(937) 910-7500

This organization provides income housing to eligible individuals, families, and the elderly.

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center

(937) 223-5664

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Counseling Services

ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County

409 E. Monument Ave. 102
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 443-0416

They are affiliated with more than 30 community based organizations when it comes to mental health services in Dayton, OH. They work those with addiction and mental health needs.

Oak Tree Corner

2312 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH
(937) 285-0199

Provides counseling to children and teens to deal with grief from the death of a loved one

South Community

3095 Kettering Blvd.
Moraine, OH 45439
(937) 293-8300

South Community Inc. is a private not-for-profit corporation providing mental health, substance use and integrated care in the greater Miami Valley.

Changes: Beckett Springs

7909 Schatz Pointe Dr.
Washington Township, OH 45459
(937) 802-2150

Provides mental health services and addition counseling

Family Services

Mental Health Counseling
2211 Arbor Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45439
(937) 222-9481

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Food & Meals

First Dawn Food Pantry

63 E. Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45458
(937) 433-0880
Hours: Thursday 6-7 p.m.

The Pantry - Epiphany Lutheran Church

6430 Far Hills Ave.
Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 433-1449

Life Resource Center

425 N. Findlay St.
Dayton, OH
(937) 252-5700

Gospel Mission

(937) 223-4513

House of Bread

(937) 226-1520

FISH SE Pantry

Located at Southminster
433-8511 (leave voicemail, messages retrieved M,W,F )

Feeding Friends Pantry: Harmony Creek Church

5280 Bigger Rd.
Centerville, OH
(937) 434-3941

Serves people living in zip codes 45458, 45459, 45440 or 45429. You may come once every four weeks either on Thursday evenings, 6-7 p.m. or the third Saturday of each month, 8:30-10 a.m.

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Other Numbers for Resources & Information

Benefits Information (Job Center)
(937) 496-6720

Birth/Death Certificates
(937) 225-4418

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
(937) 225-6459

Communicable Disease Clinic/Immunizations
(937) 461-2437

Community action Partnership
(937) 341-5000
(rent, mortgage, utility assistance)

Community Child Health Centers
(937) 225-4954

Crisis Care (Mental Health and Suicide Prevention)
(937) 229-7777

Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours)
(937) 222-7233

Help Me Grow
(937) 208-4769

Legal Aid of Western Ohio
(937) 228-8088

Montgomery County Children Services
(937) 224-5437

Montgomery County Juvenile Court
(937) 496-7908

Poison Control
(937) 1-800-222-1222

Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
(937) 425-8400

Social Security Dayton Office
(888) 329-5724

Suicide Prevention Center
(937) 229-7777

Teen Suicide Hotline
(614) 294-3300

Total Lice Removal LLC
40 Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 602-7530

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
(937) 225-3000

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