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The Salvation Army offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts both inside and outside of the Dayton Kroc Center.

Do you need help right away?
Contact Support Services for more information on local help.

Montgomery County Residents

Support Services in Dayton
Monday–Friday, 9 AM–noon, 1 PM–3 PM
(937) 528-5120

Greene County Residents

Support Services in Xenia
Monday–Thursday, 8 AM–noon
(937) 372-9810

Learn More about The Salvation Army

Many Americans are familiar with The Salvation Army's thrift stores which fund our well-known drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Our iconic red kettles have become a symbol of the Christmas season and the spirit of giving.

But in hundreds of communities across the United States, The Salvation Army also operates programs and services which are designed to meet human need in Christ's name, alleviate human suffering, and promote wholeness by addressing the spiritual, social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of those served.

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Receive Help in Dayton.
The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs in the Dayton area to help individuals and families in need. Learn more below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utility Assistance

Montgomery County Residents

YEAR-ROUND*

This program pays the last $100 of a client’s utility bill including Dayton Power & Light, Vectren, and City of Dayton Water (other water companies may be accepted for payment).

 Required Documents:

  • A current bill in the client’s name
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of payment if the client’s balance is over $100 (a receipt of payment or verification of pledge from another agency)

* During the Gift of Power program, only assistance with DP&L bills will be provided. 

Greene County Residents

YEAR-ROUND

Assistance with water is available all year, while assistance with electric is available when Gift of Power is not occurring. In general, only one service may be received each year.

Required Documents:

  • Shut-off notice
  • Picture ID

Gift Of Power

Montgomery County Residents

JANUARY–APRIL

Gift of Power assists Dayton Power & Light customers who have a disconnection notice and may need help paying their bill to stop disconnection. To be eligible for this program the client must be a DP&L customer of record and must have a disconnection notice or currently be disconnected. 

Customers who are on the PIPP plan are NOT eligible until April 1st and will only be seen if funds are still available. Please note: we can only help a client for the Gift of Power program once within a 24-month period. 

Gift of Power Hotline: (937) 528-5145 (Active Jan-April, 9 AM–noon) 

Greene County Residents

JANUARY–APRIL

Gift of Power assists Dayton Power & Light customers who have a disconnection notice and may need help paying their bill to stop disconnection. To be eligible for this program the client must be a DP&L customer of record and must have a disconnection notice or currently be disconnected. 

Lifestyle Coaching

Pathway of Hope

Pathway of Hope is a nationwide Initiative rooted in an intensive case management approach, providing targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and enable a path out of intergenerational poverty. Its curriculum is client-centered, focusing on empowerment through a strengths-based lens, and aiming to address the root causes of barriers, through the use of existing internal resources alongside extensive community collaboration. The Salvation Army will always continue to serve those who come to us in need, but Pathway of Hope goes a step further, providing a hand up as opposed to a handout.

For more information, contact Janet Fedrick: (937) 528-5122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Outreach

Mobile Feeding

The Dayton Kroc Center is passionate about providing food to those who most need it. Meals are regularly distributed at parks and convenient locations in Dayton. In 2018–2019, 6,500 meals were provided to local families through the Mobile Feeding Program. 

Read & Feed

JUNE–JULY
Join us each Monday in June and July for Read and Feed, a program that provides families with lunch and a book. A special guest reads the week's book aloud. 

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: Stuart Patterson Park
238 Baltimore St. in Dayton

Greene County Residents

Food Vouchers

Food voucher eligibility is based on need. Families or individuals may receive one per year.

Required Documents:

  • Picture ID
  • Mail for proof of address

Back 2 School Bash

Back 2 School Bash is a program where children going into grades K-8 receive a free backpack and school supplies!  Students from all school districts are eligible for this program. For information about registration and program dates, please visit our Education page.

Christmas Food Assistance

Montgomery County
Phone-In Option

Eligibility for Phone-In Applications:
• If you have received Christmas Food Assistance from The Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center in the past
AND
• If you are not adding new family members to your household

How to Apply Via Phone-In:
Start Date: October 18, 2021
Call-in Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 9:00 am - Noon & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Call: 937•528•5120

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Montgomery County
In-Person Option

Eligibility for In-Person Applications:
• If you have not received Christmas Food Assistance from The Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center in the past
OR
• If you are adding new family members to your household

How to Apply In-Person:
Evening Applications:

Working Applicants Only
Monday, November 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Morning Applications:
November 2 - November 5, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Required Documentation:

  • Face mask
  • Photo ID for each adult in your household
  • Birth Certificate for each child
  • Proof of current address for each adult in the household using a lease or landlord statement, or current utility bill

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Greene County
In-Person and Phone-In

The Greene County service center will accept both phone-in (for those who are eligible) and in-person applications. If you are not eligible for the phone-in option, you must apply in person by visiting our Greene County location.

Eligibility for Phone-In:
• If you have received Christmas Food Assistance from The Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center in the past
AND
• If you are not adding new family members to your household
To apply via the phone-in option, call (937) 372-2195.

Application Hours:
November 1–November 4, 2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Required Documentation:

  • Face mask
  • Photo ID for each adult in your household
  • Birth Certificate for each child
  • Proof of current address for each adult in the household using a lease or landlord statement, or current utility bill

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Emergency Disaster Services

The Salvation Army provides assistance to areas devastated by disasters, both natural and man-made. On May 27, 2019, Ohio was ravaged by a total of 21 tornadoes. Most of those, including one EF-4, tore through the Miami Valley area. The very next morning, The Salvation Army staff went to work, providing food and water in the communities hardest hit. The Salvation Army continued to provide food and water to victims in the weeks following the disaster. Long-term aid was also provided to ensure families could fully recover.

Aid provided by The Salvation Army after the Memorial Day tornadoes:

• 16,000 meals served over 10 days
• 500 disaster victims came to the Kroc resource center
• 200 families ordered replacements for household items destroyed
• 150 cleanup kits were distributed
• 85 Kroc staff and management involved in the response
• 700 volunteer hours supported response efforts at the Kroc

 

These programs are made possible through the generous efforts of donors and volunteers.

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Additional Resources

Utility assistance, food pantry, and case management

(937) 223-7217

Drive-thru food pantry

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, 1–3 PM

56 Armor Place
(937) 461-0265

Hot meals
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 11:30 AM
Tuesday & Thursday: 5 PM
Sunday: 2:30 PM

64 Burns Avenue
(937) 223-4513

Hot meals

Monday–Friday, 11:30 AM–1 PM
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Saturdays, 11 AM–12:15 PM

9 Orth Avenue
(937) 226-1520

Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) and Home Energy Assistance Plan (HEAP) application processing
Short term financial assistance for needs such as rent, utilities, medical prescriptions, and clothing
Emergency home repair

miamivalleycap.org
(937) 963-9443

Montgomery County Job and Family Services Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program 

Financial assistance for rent, utilities, car & home repairs, and tools for employment (must have children in the home to qualify)

(937) 225-4148

Food pantry, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9–11 AM

Short-term financial help, homeless shelter

stvincentdayton.org
(937) 222-7349

Hot meals

Available on weekends

111 Xenia Avenue
(937) 223-3783

Provides connection with community resources to meet your needs.

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(937) 225-3000

Food pantry

622 Springfield St.
Appointments on Wednesdays, text your name to (937) 397-4124
More locations are available
 

 

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