Community Resources

 

Connecting the Greene County community.

A Better Childhood
245 Valley, Beavercreek, OH  45385
(937) 562-7535
      
A Better Childhood (ABC) is a Greene County Collaborative Group that meets every other month to address service and program needs for families of       young children, ages birth to age 5 in Greene County.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
Access Center for Independent Living
35 S. Jefferson Street, Dayton, OH 45410
(937) 341-5202
 
ACIL provides advocacy services, information and referral, assistance with adaptive medical equipment, peer support, and independent living skills training, all designed to enhance independent living for persons with disability.
 
AIM for the Handicapp, 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 locations nearest you.
 
Alpha School
300 W. National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377
(937) 890-7155
 
The Alpha School provides academic instruction for children grades 2 through 8 with learning disabilities. The school is state accredited.
 
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, and 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
(937) 297-0002
 
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 Lung Association
7560 McEwan Road, Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 291-0451
 
This group provides several programs including: the Area of Respiratory Coalition (ARC), primarily providing social outings for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and their families; Asthma Achievers, a support/education group for adults and parents of children birth through adolescence with asthma; and airways, a support/education group for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and their families.
 
American Red Cross, Greene County Service Center
130 W. Second Street, 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.
 
Ask-A-Nurse
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.
 
Beal Fund
133 E. Market Street, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-4371 (ask for Betty Smith)
 
Provides clothing, dental and medical office visits, and eyeglasses. Contact must be made through a social worker or nurse.
 
Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Family Resource Center
151 W. Franklin Street, Bellbrook, OH 45305
(937) 848-3810
 
Provides information and referral to Greene County programs to meet a wide range of needs: family concerns, child abuse, mental health, disabilities, emergency food, professional interview clothing for individuals seeking employment, and health care.
 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
184 Salem Avenue, Room 235, Dayton, OH 45406
 
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.
 
 
Born Free, Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming Street, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 208-BORN (2676)
 
Intensive outpatient prenatal substance abuse program, including women's group, parenting class, prenatal and newborn care classes, case management, transportation assistance, home visits, chemical dependency education, outreach, and follow up.
 
Boys and Girls Club
1828 W. Stewart Street, Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 268-1659
 
Provides activities that will teach leadership skills and good citizenship; develop self-esteem; and provide opportunities for positive socialization.
 
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 phsyical disabilities, mental retardation, developmental delays, emotional disabilities, and learning disabilities.
 
Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps
P.O. Box 1603, Columbus, OH 43266-0013
 

BCMH is a potential payer of medical services for children with medical handicaps. BCMH provides diagnosis and treatment services, medical equipment, therapy, and dental examination. A physician must initiate the application to the program, and parents fill out a financial application. This program is a "last resort" payer for services.
 

Bureau of Services for Visually Impaired
111 W. First Street, Suite 303 A, Dayton, OH 45402
 
Provides counseling for children in varying stages of blindness; help with adjustments to school and long-term educational and vocational planning; and provides limited financial assistance for surgeries.
 
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.
 
Catholic Social Services
922 W. Riverview Avenue, Dayton, OH 45407
(937) 223-7217
 
Offers pregnancy counseling, with special services for pregnant teens; elderly, including home visiting and daily calls.
 
Celebrating Familes of Children and Adults with Special Needs
16 Vasser Drive, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 275-0990
 
Offers advocacy, support, and education around the issues of children and adults with disabilities.
 
Child Care Clearinghouse
414 Valley Street, Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 461-0600
 
Provides a database of child care agencies and individiuals, telephone counseling for families needing childcare, training and technical assistance to child care providers, and support and advocacy for families.
 
Children with Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
1-800-233-4371 or local office (Troy) (937) 335-1753
 
Provides information on ADD/ADHD and referrals to local support organizations. Membership in CHADD entitiles families to receive a magazine, newsletter, and fact sheets.
 
The Children's Medical Center
One Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 226-8300
 
Provides assessment and management of childhood medical, developmental, and behaviorial 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.
 
Children's Urgent Care
One Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 463-5995
or
5583 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 435-6063
Provides emergency pediatric medicine and laboratory tests.
 

Clark and Greene County Fair Housing
61 Greene Street, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-5350
 
Offers counseling on fair housing rights, investigations of fair housing complaints, information on landlord tenants rights and responsibilities, and workshops on landlord tenant issues.
 
The Community Network
452 W. Market Street, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-8700 or (937) 429-0933
 
Provides several programs including Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, providing specialized services to persons with hearing impairments; and the Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Program, including school-based prevention services. The Network also provides adult day treatment/housing for adults and mental illness; alcohol and drug treatment; outpatient counseling and support groups on many topics including anger managmeent, self-esteem, and parenting; case management for children; and home-based intervention.
 
Council on Rural Services Programs, Inc.
1369 Colorado Drive, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-1446 or
404 North Maple Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 878-4460
 
Manages several programs, including county center-based Head Start; half-day and homebased preschool; social services; parent involvement programs; and health programs.
 
Crisis Pregnancy Center
183 Bellbrook Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 374-0001
 
Provides counseling, maternity clothes, baby clothes and furniture, and other assistance depending upon family need (formula, one time only diapers, cloth diapers, diaper wraps). The Center also offers a post abortion syndrome support group, as well as assistance with access to homes for unwed mothers.
 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1412 B Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 435-0002
 
Provides fundraising events, activtities, and programs to raise money for research on cystic fibrosis. This organization does not provide direct services.
 
Dayton Area Heart and Cancer Association
120 Zeigler Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-4117
 
Offers several key programs including Prescription Assistance Program, which pays for medication when other sources are unavailable; the Transportation Assistance Program, enabling people to travel from home to clinics or out of town services; and Equipment Program which provides free long term use of wheel chairs, walkers, etc; the Oxygen Program, assisting with cost of oxygen prescriptions; and the Button Man Educational Programs include the Tender Hearts support group for family and friends of children with heart disease, Make Today Count cancer support and education group, Shedding Light on Ostomy education/support group, a speaker's bureau, newsletter, case managment, and health screenings.
 
Dental Clinic
Greene County Combined Health District, 360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 374-5655 or 426-6351
 
Cleaning, flouride treatments, sealants, education, exams, emergency exams, x-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals.
 
Dental Options (Ohio Partnership to Improve Oral Health Through Access to Needed Services)
1-888-765-6789
 
OPTIONS seeks to improve access of dental care for Ohio's poor, working poor, low income seniors, and person who are medically, mentally, or physically challenged. the program provides initial and periodic exams; cleanings, x-rays, extractions, dentures, and partial dentures, and sealants; and emergency pain treatment. An application must be requested, completed, and sent to the Columbus office; if qualified, a list of local participating dentists will be sent to the applicant.
 
Diabetes Association of the Dayton Area
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 220-6611
 
Provides educational materials, prescription assistance one time per year, support groups.
 

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
1511 Kuntz Road, Dayton, OH  45404
(937) 461-4800
www.gesmv.org

More than 40 programs and services to assist people with disabilities and other needs gain independence and improve their quality of life.  Provides services for children, seniors, and individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as workforce development and job training programs.

 
Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio
803 East Fifth Street, Suite C, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 222-0127 or 1-800-360-3296
 
Provides support groups, one on one support services, and social work education for individuals with a diagnosis of epilepsy and their families.
 
Exception Family Member Program at WPAFB (Operates under the Family Advocacy Program Of WPAFB)
USAF Medical Center/SGHAF, WPAFB, OH 45433
(937) 257-7429 or (937) 257-4608
 
Provides counseling, information, and referral for families related to their special needs; assists with respite care; and assists families needing reassignment due to lack of needed services. The program also provides leadership and support to the parents' support group and children' summer camp.
 
Fairborn Neighborhood Center
634 Patterson Street, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 878-1299
 
The Center contains a thrift shop--items for sale including clothing, furniture, and household goods; and applications for Christmas assistance are available in November and/or early December.
 
Family Advocacy at WPAFB
WPAFB, Hospital Administration Building 830, WPAFB< OH 45433
(937) 257-6429 or (937) 257-4609
 
Investigates reports of child abuse or neglect of military dependents; takes appropriate follow up action; and coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies.
Family and Children First Council

 

158 E. Main St, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 562-5600
 
The Family and Children First Council is composed of  service organizations in Greene County who serve families and children.  The Council meets every other month, with sub committees meeting monthly, to address needs and work to strengthen families in Greene County.
 
Family Information Network
246 North High Street, Fourth Floor, Columbus, OH 43266-0118
(614) 644-8989
 
Statewide parent to parent network providing information and support to families with infants and young children who have developmental delays and/or disabilities so that they can have quality of life that reflects their hopes and dreams. In order to accomplish this purpose, FIN links families with other families, offers curriculum materials, facilitates parent to parent support, offers information on resources, represents the interests of children and families on policy making groups and identifies and supports parents volunteers.
 
Familiy Services Association
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 222-9481
 
Provides family and individual counseling; family life education; family advocacy; services for deaf person, parent aides; the Child Care Clearinghouse; support groups; homemaker servcies; Living with Aids program; teenage and problem pregnancy services; travelers aid; and parenting groups.
 
Family Support Center at WPAFB
200 Allbrook Drive, Suite 3, WPAFB, OH 45433
(937) 257-3592
 
Provides information and referral; assistance with spouse employment; financial management; support during family separation, crisis, and relocation; and education
 
Feminist Health Fund
PO Box 323, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 767-8771
 
Situations are based on a case-by case basis and has given grants for up to $3500 for medical and related expenses.
 
FISH Food Pantry
(937) 222-5444 - Beavercreek
(937) 879-1313 - Fairborn - First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Drive
(937) 675-7981 Jamestown - Jamesotwn Ministerial Association, 61 W. Washington
(937) 372-8441 - Xenia - 541 Ledbetter Road
 
Pantries provide a 3 day selection of non-perishable foods.
 
Food Allergy Network
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107, Fairfax, VI 22030
1-800-929-4040
 
Membership to the Food Allergy Network includes a bimonthly newsletter, recipes, alerts of food mislabeling, and more.
 
Four Oaks Early Intervention Center
623 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 562-7535
 
Provides classroom and homebased instruction and services to children ages birth to 3,, including physical therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, assessment, and service coordination; limited transportation to teh center, parent support and information groups; and on site nursing services.
 
Franciscan Hospital - Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitative Center
601 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 229-6117
 
Offers integrated, coordinated outpatient therapies, including physical, occupational, and speech and hearing. Also provides Assistance Technology Services, to help individuals with disabilities become and remain as independent as possible using the latest technology. Programs include the Augmentative Communication Computer Program (for those with limitations in expressing written language due to disability), Seating Systems and Powered Mobility (to assist with seating problem solving); and Home Adaptations (assessing the home environment and recommending modifications to improve mobility).
 
Greene County Children's Service Board
601 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-7522
 
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 homemakers and daycare; and foster parent training and child placement. Families can receive services in the home.
 
Greene County Combined Health District
360 Wilson Drive, PO Box 250, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 374-5600
 
The Combined Health District provides several clinics, including Well Child, Prenatal, Dental, WIC Immunizations, and STD; HIV testing and counseling; Health Education; Communicable Disease Control; TB testing; home visits; Free developmental screenings for children; pregnancy testing; Health Supervision on a limited basis; and assistance with BCMH.
 
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 accompaniment; 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 Green County school districts.
 
Greene County Fair Housing
(see under "Clark and Greene County Fair Housing)
 
Greene County Family and Children's First Department
158 E. Main Street, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-8610
 
Serves as the local administrative agent for the Greene County Family and Children's First Council. As such, the Department asssist services providers, county groups, and residents to effectively address health, human services, and social services needs of county residents. In addition, the Department provides certain services for several county courts, and serves as a source of assistance and coordination for service grants.
 
Greene Hall Residential Treatment Center
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
 
Provides family, individual, and group counseling; substance abuse education; outpatient treatment; and residential treatment depending upon assessment.
 
Greene, Inc.
121 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-8541
 
Serves as the Adult Services Center for Greene County adults with mental retardation of developmental disabilities. The organization provides services and work opportunitites, including high-quality, low-cost work for MR/DD clients; job placement services; supportive employment programs; and job coaching.
 
Greene County Legal Aid Society
275 South Allison, Xenia, OH 45385
 
Provides legal representation for civil and administrative cases, divorce and dissolutions, tennants rights, civil issues, and conerns of persons with disabilities based on income guidelines.
 

Greene Memorial Hospital
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-8011
 
Provides medical care.
 
Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority

538 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-2908

 
Provides HUD assistance with housing through individual waivers and public housing.
 
Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 866, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-3472
 
Builds houses using volunteer labor and materials whenever possible and sells them to families in need. Homeowners are required to participate in the construction of their home and assist in other habitat homebuilding projects.
 

Handicapers, Inc.
5323 Sundale Place South, Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 833-5077
 
Developed a "baby book" with the child with special needs in mind.
 
Happy Canine Helpers, Inc.
16277 Montgomery Road, Johnstown, OH 43031
(614) 965-2204
 
Trains and equips carefully selected dogs to give assistance in everyday activities to person with mobility impairments. The organization also provides extensive follow-up once dogs are placed with individuals and families.
 
Hear Now
9745 E. Hampden Avenue, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80231-4923
(303) 695-7797
 
Makes available a large supply of hearing aids for low-income children and adults who meet financial eligibility criteria. Families must fill out a Data Sheet and Application Form, and must also have their audiologist or other specialist send test results describing the hearing loss and what equipment is necessary. There is a $30 application fee.
Help Me Grow

158 E. Main St. Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 562-5600
Help Me Grow serves as Greene County's Centralized Intake and Referral Site for Early Intervention, seeking famlies with children having special needs or developmental delays, or who are at risk for developing delays. Help Me Grow provides home visits, free developmental screenings, service coordination activities, some follow-up and monitoring services, parent training, and Individualized Family Service Plan development. The ABC Parent Coordinator offers one-on-one support, support groups, and a vareity of informational, educational, and social activities.
 
Hemophilia Foundation, Southwest Ohio Chapter
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 220-6633
 
Provides health insurance subsidies, peer support, information and referral, patient education and treatment information.
 
Hospice
324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 256-4490
 
Provides supportive medical care for individuals with terminal illness and their families, focusing on pain and symptom control, and preparation and support before and after dealth. Assistance with home problems and bereavement is also provided.
 

Human Growth Foundation, Dayton Area Chapter
PO Box 75, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 299-2517
 
Provides information on human physical growth abnormalities, counseling, and assistance to families of individuals with human growth diseases; and supports research on the causes and treatment of human growth abnormalities through fundraising efforts. With a membership to the national organization, families receive newsletters and an invitation to the national meeting with featured educational programs.
 
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 provdie family therapy and recreation groups.
 
Lions Club
Beavercreek: 9937) 426-0485
Bellbrook: (937) 848-5833
Fairborn: (937) 878-5740
Jamestown: (937) 675-8691
Xenia: (937) 372-3261
Yellow Springs: (937) 767-4671
 
Provides eye exams, eye glasses, and other eye care needs as funds allow to individuals needing eye care. Lions club officers change periodically, so you may have to call around to get an updated phone number
 
Lions Pilot Dogs, Inc.
625 W. Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-6367
 
Trains dogs and equips guide dogs for blind persons.
 
Lutheran Social Services
6430 Inner Mission Way, Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 433-2140
 
Offers adoption services, problem pregnancy counseling, consumer credit counseling, and financial management classes.
 
March of Dimes, Miami Valley Division
3779 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH
(937) 429-2826
 
Provides fund raising events, advocacy, education, and research aimed at preventing infant mortality and birth defects. Direct services are not provided.
 
Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association
1444 Beaver Creek Lake, Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 294-1240
 
Provides social and educational functions for persons with down syndrome and their families; a speaker's bureau for community groups, classes, and professional organizations intereted in learning more about down syndrome; and support services.
 
Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming Street, Dayton, OH 45409
9937) 223-6192
 
In addition to impatient and outpatient medical care, Miami Valley Hospital offers two early chidhood programs: Born Free, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment and medical care program for pregnant women who are or have been chemically dependent, also rpvides child care, transportation, referrals, community education, and child development testing; and Safe Start, providing intensive homebased support and information for women on Medicaid who are at high risk of child abuse and neglect.
 
Miami Valley Literacy Council
18 W. Frist Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-4922
 
Provides literacy tutoring and supportive services through staff and trained community tutors.
 

Miami Valley Relay (TTY)
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 225-3180
 
Local individuals with speech and hearing impairments who require telephone relay services.
 
Miami Valley Special Education Regional Resource Center
1831 Harshman Road, Dayton, OH 45424-5094
(937) 236-9965
 
The SERRC is one of sixteen regional centers in Ohio which provide a continiuum of services for school, parents, and children on issues of disabilities. Major task include identification, assessment; coordination of human/financial resources; inservice training; library of resources; and informational materials and assistance to parents.
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association
3077 Kettering Blvd., Suite 307, Datyon, OH 45439
(937) 296-1160
 
MDA supports research to find causes and treatment for 40 neuromuscar disorders, and assists with comprehensive programs of patient and community services. They can also assist with payment for servcies.
 
National Father's Network
Kindering Center, 16120 NE Eighth Avenue, Bellevuew, WA 98008
 
Acts as an advocay organization for fathers and families of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The gorup also provides a forum for the sharing of ideas and concerns and an opportunity for mentoring; offers list of curricula and videos for dads; advocates for "father friendly" systems, and publishes a tri-yearly publication of DADS (a newsletter by and for dads), as well as monthly column in Exceptional Parent Magazine entitled "Fathers' Voices". Members are available to give presentations, and members have also written books on a father's perspective on disability.
 
National Federation of the blind, Miami Valley Chapter
2346 Broadmoor Drive, Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 293-2131
 
Provides information, referral for appliances and aids, a speaker's bureau, assistance with Brailling, a "cane bank" and cane training, a support group with a Parents of Blind Children Division, Braille Readers Contests, and assistance with accessing resources. Membership to the local, state, and national organizations include bulletins and organizational magazines on tape, and annual conferences.
 
National Information Center for Chilren and Youth with Disabilities
PO Box 1492, washington DC 20013-1492
1-800-695-0285
 
Information clearinghouse that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Children and youth age birth through 22 are a special focus. NICHCY provides information on specific disabilities, familiy issues, Early Intervention, IEPs, transition planning, and other topics, and provides referrals to other national and state groups. Publications, fact sheets, legal information, parent guides, and technical assistance is available.
 
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
PO Box 8923
New Fairfield CT 06812
(203) 746-6518
 
NORD manages a database on rare disorders, and provides callers with information on a large number of disabilties as well as local resources. NORD also links families nationally with other families interested in or affected by the same disorder or disability. NORD publishes a newsletter and holds an annual conference.
 
National Parent to Parent Support and INformation Systems
PO Box 907, Blue Ridge, TA 30513
1-800-651-1151
 
Links families nationally whose children have special health care needs and rare disorders. They provide parents with health care information, resources, and referrals, as well as links to community groups and organizations, to all them to identify appropriate services for their child.
 

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Central Office: 1299 Campbell road, Suite B, Marion, OH 43302
(614) 382-5452
 
The Ohio Coalition is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with handicapping conditions. The staff offer a variety of services, including advocacy, legislation, and -information on legal right; information, referral, and networking services for families and professionals; and a statewide computerized directory of services available to persons with disabilities.
 
Ohio legal Rights Services
8 E. Long Street, 5th Floor, Columbus, OH 43266
1-800-282-9181
 
Provides information and referral, legal assistance, and a newsletter with information on legislation, meetings, and community events.
 

Ohio State University Extension, Greene County
100 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-9971
 
Offerings for families include: nutrition program, among them the Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Educaiton Program (EFNEP); Family and Community Education clubs; brochures and handouts on childcare, health and safety, an dparenting; and budgeting an dmoney management assistance. Services for children include 4-H clubs and youth groups. The Extension Office also provides information about vegetable gardening, insect control, and various aspects of livestock and agricultural farm management.
 

Planned Parenthood
Fairborn: 717 W. Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324 -- (937) 754-4633
Dayton: 224 N. Wilkinson Street, Dayton, OH 45402--(937) 226-0780
 
Offers complete gynecological exams; pelvic and breast exams; testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, vaginitis, and urinary tract infections; cancer screening; PMS consultation; mid-life services; and family planning and educational services.
 
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..
 

St. Joseph Children's Treatment Center
650 St. Paul Avenue, Dayton, OH 45410
(937) 254-3562
 
Provides therapeutic services to children ages 2 - 19 in a variety of programs, including crisis stabilization/intensive treatment, residential treatment, group homes, semi independent living, treatment for foster kids, intensive outpatient programs, and family therapy.
 

St. Vicent DePual Society
St. Brigid Catholic Church, 312 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia, OH 45385 -- 372-3193
Mary Help of Christians, 954 N. Maple, Fairborn, OH 45324 -- 937-878-8353
 
Provide a variety of services based on the need of families who call. Funds for emergency assistance are often avaialble, as well as appliances, clothing and furniture. St. Vincent DePaul Societies in Dayton also offer thrift shops and other programs, and families in Greene County can use these services when needed.
 
SCOPE Greene County
275 S. Allison Ave., Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-7747
 
Manages several local programs including Emergency HEAP, assistance for homeless persons, furniture, clothing, government food commodities, information and referral, rent assistance for eviction noticies, and home delivered meals for senior citizens.
 

Self Help Clearinghouse
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 225-3004
 
Offers leadership training, support groups, and research on a variety of topics.
 

Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children
(937) 461-4740
 
Provides Medical assistance for families with children who have orthopedic disabilities and burns. Shriner's periodically holds screenings in the Dayton area for families interested in using their programs, but families can call anytime. Shriners operate several hospitals around the country, and children from our area usually use the facility near Cincinnati.
 
Social Security Administration
469 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-9813
 
Administers several entitlement programs and issues regarding Social Security cards and members. it is usually helpful to make an appointment if you need to see someone at the SS office, but walk in appointment are available, and some follow up appointments can be completed over the telephone.
 
Special Olympics of Greater Dayton
4130 Linden, Dayton, OH 45432
(937) 258-5353
 
Provides organized athletic practices and contests, including track and field, swimming, wrestling, etc. for youth and adults with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, and physical impairment. There are many opportunities to volunteer for the Special Olympics as well.
 
Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
414 Valley Street
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 223-9474
 
Provides special wishes (trips, visits with celebritites, etc) of children with a terminal or serious illness. Fundraising activities are held throughout the year to support the general fund of te Special Wish Foudnation, as well as to sponsor idividual children and families for their special wishes. Donations can be made in the name of a specific child or family.
 
Spina Bifida Association of Greater Dayton
1831 Harshman Road, Dayton, OH 45421
(937) 236-1122

 
Provides help with the loan and purchase of new and used medical equipment; assistance with medical bills; information and referral; support; and social and educational programs.
 
Technology Resource Center

301 Valley Street, Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 236-3305

 
Provides information and referral, computer technologies, support groups, adaptive devices, eqiupmet funds assistance.
 
Tecumseh Workforce Development Board (Greene County JTPA)

571 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH 45385
 
Provides information and referral, computer technolgoies, support groups, adaptive services, equipment funds assistance.
 
Therapeutic Riding Institute

799 Nutt Road, Spring Valley, OH 45370
 
Provides riding therapy in conjunction with prescribed occupational and physical therapies. Children must be age three to participate, and typically developing sibling may also take part in activities.
 
United Cerebral Palsy Rehab Services
730 Valley Street, Dayton, OH 45404

(937) 222-2113
 

Offers a wide range of programs designed to advance the quality of life for personw ith special needs, not only cerebral palsy. Clinical services include speech, langauge, and hearing evaluations, therpay; habilitation and rehabilitation; sign language classes; and physical and occupational therapy. Other service to children include special needs daycare for children ages 18 months to 8 years; latchkey programs for ages 9 - 22; and Teens Need Teens recreatiopn peer support programs.
 
United Health Services
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406

(937) 220-6600
 
Offers Health Call and Dial a Dietician telephone information services; drug abuse prevention education; Health-o-Rama Health Fair; and prescription and medical equipment and supplies.
 

United Volunary Services
145 Bellbrok Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-1101

 
Provides used clothing and accessories (shoes, purses, socks, etc) for all ages. In the summer, they off a school clothing proram to provide children K-12 with several outfits appropriate for te classroom.
 
United Way Information and Referral Services
184 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 225-3000 or 1-800-91-REACH
 

Provides a computerized community services resource file to link the caller in need with the corresponding agency or progra. If any of the phone numbers in the directory are disconnected for changed, try calling HelpLink to see if the agency in question still operates that service or program. HelpLink can also link callers in crisis (emregency shelter, food, etc) with churches or organizations that can help that may not be listed in this directory.
 
Victim Witness
Greene County Prosecutor's Office, Greene County Courthouse, Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 376-5087 or (937) 879-5700
 

Offers 24-hour response to hospital and police requests for intervention and assistance in cases of violent crime; counseling and support; court advocacy and referals; and assistance with reparations.
 
Wee, Too
The Community Network Deaf Servies, 452 W. Market Street, Xena, OH 45385

(937) 376-8700
 

Offers educational workshops for parents and professionals, to help themf oster resiliency in children with special needs. The organization also provides activities in schools or child care centers.
 
Wilbur Dahmer Bus Company
834 E. 2nd Street, Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 372-856
 

Transportation frm Wilberforce to Xenia Town Square hourly on weekdays.
 
Womanline

301 East 6th Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-3446; Dial a Mom (937) 223-3446

 
Provides counseling (pregancy, adoption, financial, divorce) education (baby care classes), and support; and material goods assistance (diapers, baby clothing, food, formula) once per year.
 
Women's Network
In Mary Help fo Christians Building, 954 Maple Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 879-3313

 
Offers free pregnancy test, clothing, food, baby items, furniture, counseling, and referrals