Community Assistance Resources

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General Assistance

  • United Way's HelpLink
    2-1-1 or 937-225-3000
    Email for help and get a response in less than one hour. HelpLink Staff available 24 hours a day to consult and direct to the agency best suited to meet callers’ needs.

Food Assistance

The following organizations offer food assistance for residents of Centerville and Washington Township:

  • FISH SE Pantry
    Southminster Church
    Leave voice mail. Messages retrieved MWF

  • Feeding Friends Pantry
    Harmony Creek Church
    5280 Bigger Road
    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.

  • First Dawn Food Pantry
    Centerville United Methodist Church
    63 E. Franklin Street
    Serves neighbors in zip codes 45458, 45459, 45342, 45440, 45429, 45305, 45449 and 45439. In addition to food donations, First Dawn Food Pantry is supplemented by The Dayton Food Bank with food purchased at far below market cost. Every Thursday: 6-7 pm.

  • Food 4 Summer/Food 4 Tots
    Providing meals to pre-schoolers and younger children.

  • St. Vincent DePaul Society
    Call closest Catholic Church for assistance. In Centerville:

  • House of Bread
    Serving a hot, nutritious, lunchtime meal to anyone in need .

  • Food2Go
    Providing weekend meals for children K-8 in Centerville City Schools identified as needing food during weekends throughout the school year.

  • Food and Clothing Pantry
    Epiphany Lutheran Church
    6430 Far Hills Ave.
    Works with social workers to meet needs and distribute on Tuesdays. Calls are answered Tuesdays 9-Noon.

Housing Assistance

Additional Needs

St. Vincent DePaul provides assistance after a home visit by a team member including: rent, gas & electric, fuel, housing, furniture, clothing, food and gift cards.

Veteran Services

Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission helps Veterans within the county to file VA claims and answer questions about benefits they may qualify for on a case by case basis. Additionally, the Commission provides financial assistance to veterans with a residency in Montgomery County over 90 days with a verifiable need. Contact the Commission at (937) 225-4801 for additional information or an appointment. 

Community Forum on Opioid

As opioid and heroin use and overdoses continue to rise, the City of Centerville coordinated a community forum on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the Police Department. A panel discussion included Centerville Police Chief Bruce Robertson; April Anderson, MD, emergency physician at Miami Valley Hospital; Wendie Jackson, CDCA II, Community Outreach Manager and Front Door Program Manager, Cornerstone Project; Jodi Long, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Director of Treatment and Supportive Services for Montgomery County ADAMHS Board and Charlie Stiegelmeyer, Director of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit - Investigative Unit.

Exhibits were available before and following the forum. Exhibitors included

Watch the program.

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