Food, Housing, and Transportation Resources
Here's Where to Find Help
Are you a Sinclair student who is struggling to obtain the everyday essentials of food, housing, or transportation? You are not alone in this endeavor. Here are some resources that are available for current Sinclair students to help in these areas.
Sinclair Students who are in need of free food supplies can use multiple resources at Sinclair as well as partner resources to help them meet the daily essentials for food. Some of them include:
Lunch Time Hunger Program
Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Located in Building 13, Room 426
Students are able to stop by and get a free lunch, no questions asked
Mobile Food Pantry
Sinclair has their own mobile food pantry every 3rd Thursday every month
Located at Building 20 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ginghamsburg Church- Fort McKinley Food Pantry
Offers two food pantry options to people in need of food assistance.
Tipp City Choice Food Pantry
Open Monday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
They serve all Miami County Residents, who provide a photo ID and proof of residency
7695 S. County Rd. 25A Tipp City, OH Contact them at 937-669-1213 with any questions
The Point Choice Food Pantry
Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Serve residents in the zip codes of 45406, 45416, and 45426 who provide a Photo ID and proof of residency
506 E Main St. Trotwood, OH Contact them at 937-715-9262
Wesley Community Center
Opened Monday through Friday from 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Serves anyone who is in need of food assistance
3730 Delphos Ave. Dayton, OH 45417 Contact them at 937-263-3556 with any questions
Good Neighbor House
Open Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Closed on Friday
Go no later than 4:30 p.m. for guaranteed service
627 E. First St. Dayton, OH 45402 Provides multiple types of food pantries for people with diverse background and abilities
Individuals trying to obtain food from this organization must provide a photo ID, Social Security cards, and a 221 card
For more information call 937-224-3003
House of Bread
The House of Bread serves hot lunches everyday of the year to those in need
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
9 Orth Ave. Dayton, OH 45406 For more information call 937-226-1530
Sinclair College does not offer student housing, but there are resources available for students who are homeless or struggling to find shelter.
Community Action Partnership
Through the Rapid Re-Housing program, the Community Action Partnership pairs those who are homeless with families and individuals who can provide them with temporary or permanent housing
They also have the Donnellan Shelters, which is a six-unit shelter that will provide families a place to live for up to 30 days
They also offer the family transitional residency house which is a seven-unit facility that provides families with a home for up to six months
Through their Harding Transitional Housing Program, The Community Action Program offers single homeless adults a place to stay in an apartment complex that can range from six to 18 months
Contact them at 937-341-5000 with any questions you may have
St. Vincent DePaul for Women and Families
This is a homeless shelter that operates on a 24-hour basis focusing on serving single women and families with children
Men that have spouses and/or children are able to be housed in this complex.
This shelter will provide family members three meals a day, clothing, personal care items, mail and message services, and access to case management
This shelter is located at
120 W Apple St. Dayton, OH 45402 You can contact this organization with any questions at 937-461-7837
YMCA Domestic Violence Shelter and Housing Network
Provides emergency shelter services to women and children who are escaping from a situation where domestic violence is present
Also offers Rapid Re-Housing
St. Vincent De Paul Gateway Shelter
This is a 24-hour emergency homeless shelter serving single men
This shelter provides three meals daily, clothing, personal care items, mail and job services
1921 S. Gettysburg Ave. Dayton, OH 45417 For more information call 937-222-7350
This organization Is the region's only program designed to move homeless youth ages 18-24 out of homelessness, poverty, under-education, and crisis
605 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH 45402 For more information call 937-395-4600
Sinclair students are responsible for providing their own transportation to campus. Below are some available public transportation options.
Greater Dayton RTA
Sinclair Dayton campus has direct access with Routes 1, 2, 4, 8, 19, and 22
During 4th and 5th street construction routes 8 and 19 will stop at:
Route 8 at will stop at 5th and Ludlow
Route 19 will stop at 4th and Robert
There will be no stops within the construction zones
All RTA vehicles are fully accessible for those with disabilities
Equipped with wheelchair lifts
Stop Assistance Kits
Bus Hailer Cards
For more information, call RTA Customer Service at 937-425-8300
RTA Project Mobility
This is a service provided for individuals with disabilities that substitutes for the regular RTA fixed route service
This service provides door-to-door service for those individuals certified as eligible for paratransit services as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act
Project Mobility operates within the RTA service area ¾ of a mile from any fixed route bus stop
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance
For more information on Project Mobility, call 937-425-8300 or 877-425-8444
Greene CATS Public Transit
The Greene CATS Public Transit’s services are open to the general public
They offer two types of Demand Responsive Service:
Scheduled Ride Pick Up
At Sinclair, the
Red Line picks up and drops off in front of Building 10 on Fourth Street
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