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Community Resources

City of Dayton Ohio.Gov Social Services – list resources for meal sites, crisis counseling, Emergency Shelter, other housing, homeless outreach, employment services, basic needs, healthcare, financial assistance, and legal assistance.


Legal Aid of Western Ohio/Advocates for Basic Legal Equality – Resource for civil legal issues - “Legal Aid Line.

Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office – Resource for Criminal matters. This information would be given to a defendant at an arraignment if eligible.

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center – assists individuals navigate fair housing related issues.

Ohio Justice & Policy Center – provides free legal assistance to people looking to overcome barriers created by a criminal record and to people who are incarcerated and face denials of basic human rights.

Dayton Bar Association Attorney Referral Service – referrals to attorneys based on the person’s need both situationally and financially.  – searchable database by zip code for resources to help with food, clothing, misc goods, housing, health, financial and other free or reduced cost programs.

Resources - Outside of Montgomery County

Warren County Community Resource Guidereferral for clothing, counseling services, disability services, employment, Family Supports, food pantries, homeless/housing, transportation, utility/emergency assistance.

Homeless and Low-Income Resources – listing of Housing/Shelters, Rent/Utility assistance, Food assistance, clothing assistance, medical/mental health, legal and veteran resources for Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Warren, Adams and Brown counties in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Counties in Indiana.