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Community Resources

Community Resources


There are times as parents that we desperately want to help our children but do not know where to turn.  The following list of agencies and services in the community can provide help in various ways.  While it is not an all-inclusive list, there are some really helpful resources out there.  


AIM for the Handicapped, Inc

945 Danbury Road

Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 294-4611

This organization helps individuals with hearing, sight, emotional, learning, orthopedic and coordination problems to achieve their highest potential through the AIM method of Special Movement Education.  Services include one-on-one movement instruction, a water program, recreational activities for siblings and parents, referrals, information counseling and follow up, distribution of donated items, and a newsletter.

Alcoholics Anonymous

120 W. 2nd Street, Suite 202

Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 222-2211

Alcoholics Anonymous provides a variety of support and information for individuals wishing to be free of alcohol abuse.  Many AA groups meet throughout the area.  Call for the location nearest you.

American Cancer Society

1141 N. Monroe Drive

Xenia, OH 45385

The American Cancer Society provides support for individuals with or recovering from cancer, or those with life threatening diseases; a one week summer camp for children with cancer; transportation to treatments; medications; dressings; hospital stays; loans of medical items; community health education, including a speaker’s bureau; and “stop smoking” and cancer screening clinics.

American Diabetes Association

8899 Brookside Avenue, Suite 102

West Chester, OH 45069

Offers a one-time, one-month supply of insulin for families in need; free blood screening for at-risk persons; education; an outreach mobile unit; classes on the control of diabetes; a summer camp for children with diabetes; an informational telephone line; and education scholarships for persons with diabetes.

American Heart Association

124 N. Jefferson

Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-3571 or 1-800-242-8721

Provides several formal programs, including Cardiac Life Support Training; CPR Classes; The Culinary Hearts Classes Nutrition Program; the Worksite Wellness Program; the School Lunch Training Program; and various school site education programs.

American Red Cross, Greene County Service Center

130 W. Second St.

Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-9983 ext. 11

Provides emergency housing; youth services help for military and veteran families, including counseling; tutoring in English; health and safety education; assistance to food pantries; and loans of medical equipment to families in need.

A New Direction For Counseling
1411 N. Fairfield Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45432
(937) 426-2686
Provides mental health services for children and adolescents. 

Good Samaritan Hospital

2222 Philadelphia Drive
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 276-8773

Ask-a-Nurse provides health care information and referral 24 hours per day.

Big Brothers / Big Sisters
184 Salem Avenue, Room 235
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 220-6850
This program pairs a child with an adult community volunteer (male or female) to serve as a "surrogate" parent to offer one-on-one role modeling, support and companionship.

Bridge Riding for the Disabled 
2981 E. Lytle-Five Points Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
Provides therapeutic and recreational horseback riding for children and adults with any disabilities recognized by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), including physical disabilities, mental retardation, developmental delays, emotional disabilities, and learning disabilities.
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
1147 Bellbrook Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-4415 or (937) 426-1475
Provides counseling and planning, personal and work adjustment training, vocational training, training supplies and books, occupational supplies, and job placement services.  Babysitting is provided for all programs.
Child Care Clearinghouse
414 Valley Street
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 461-0600
Provides a database of child care agencies and individuals, telephone counseling for families needing childcare, training and technical assistance to child care providers and support and advocacy for families.
Children's Medical Center
1 Childrens Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 641-3000 or (937) 226-8300
Provides assessment and management of childhood medical, developmental and behavioral issues with multidisciplinary teams, including doctors, nurses, dieticians, audiologists, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, speech / language pathologists, and social workers.  Support groups are also available.   The website contains a great deal of resources as well.
FISH Food Pantry
(937) 222-5444 (Beavercreek location - locations also in Fairborn, Xenia, and Jamestown)
Pantries provide a three-day selection of non-perishable foods.
Greene County Children's Services Board
601 Ledbetter Road
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 562-6600
CSB provides counseling, referrals, assessment and investigation of child abuse and neglect, and determination of need for protective custody; assistance with arranging supportive services such a homemaker and daycare; and foster parent training and child placement.  Families can receive services in the home.
Greene County Domestic Violence Program
PO Box 271
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-4552
This program offers 24-hour emergency services for victims of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence; 24-hour assistance with related legal matters; a domestic violence shelter for women and children; support groups and counseling; court appointment; and outreach.
Greene County Educational Service Center
360 E. Enon Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 767-1303
Provides preschool services for children with special needs as well as typically-developing children in cooperation with the seven Greene County school districts.  Their website has a wealth of information and resources.
Greene County Public Library
3618 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432
(937) 426-4442
Greene County Juvenile Court
2100 Greene Way Boulevard
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 562-4049 (Contact Grace Winner) 
The Greene County Juvenile Court sponsors quite a few programs designed for families that may have concerns about the adolescent in their life.  These programs are designed as preventative programs prior to the child becoming court involved. 
Kettering Youth Services
5350 Lamme Road
Dayton, OH 45439
(937) 534-0125
Provides a comprehensive in-patient program providing assessment and therapeutic treatment for children ages 4-17 undergoing depression, anxiety disorders, behavior problems, etc.  Staff also provide family therapy and recreation groups.
Miami Valley Special Education Regional Resource Center (SERRC)
1831 Harshman Road
Dayton, OH 45424-5094
(937) 236-9965
The SERRC is one of 16 regional centers in Ohio that provide a continuum of services for schools, parents and children on issues related to disabilities.  Major tasks include identification, assessment, coordination of human/financial resources, in-service training, library of resources, and informational materials and assistance to parents.
Oak Tree Corner (A Place for Grieving children and their families)
2312 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 285-0199
A place for grieving children and their families.
Ronald McDonald House
555 Valley Street
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 225-0047
Provides private overnight accommodations for families with a child hospitalized at CMC, including telephones and stocked kitchens. Free parking is also available.  The Children's Medical Center is located directly across the street.
South Community Behavioral Healthcare
3095 Kettering Blvd
Moraine, OH 45439
(937) 293-8300
This community agency can assist with behavioral concerns.
TCN / Family Solutions Center
287 Cincinnati Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 427-3837 
This community agency can assist with behavioral concerns.
Parent Mentor:

Ann McGuire - (937) 427-0996