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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.

Food Assistance


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.

Catholic Social Services Food Pantry

  • Open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • They are closed on the first Friday of every month, and on major holidays
  • Located at 922 West Riverview Ave. Dayton, OH 45402
  • Contact them at 937-223-7217 with any questions

 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
  • Located at 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
  • Located at 506 E Main St. Trotwood, OH
  • Contact them at 937-715-9262

Montgomery County Job & Family Services

  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
  • Located at 1111 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH
  • Gives food assistance to members of the community who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) within Montgomery County
  • Contact them at 937-496-6720 with any questions

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
  • Located at 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
  • Located at 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. 
  • Located at 9 Orth Ave. Dayton, OH 45406 
  • For more information call 937-226-1530

Housing Assistance

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
  • Located at 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
  • Located at 605 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH 45402
  • For more information call 937-395-4600

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Transportation Options

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
    • Project Mobility
  • 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
  • Scheduled Rides 
  • Flex Routes
  • At Sinclair, the Red Line picks up and drops off in front of Building 10 on Fourth Street

Green Cats transportation bus at a Dayton stop.

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Case Management

  • The purpose of the Case Manager is to provide non-clinical services to the campus community        
    • Assist in achieving academic success and personal growth by connecting students to the resources they need
  • To find out more information about what the Case Managers
    • Contact Brenda Smith at 937-512-3032 or visit Building 4 Room 331