HIDDEN "GEMS"

 
Cell Phones:

Safelink Wireless:

Free Lifeline cell phone service for low-income applicants

https://www.safelinkwireless.com

Internet Services:

Access from AT&T:

$10/month internet service for low-income applicants (Must receive SNAP known as food stamps):

https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#/

 

Spectrum Internet Assist:

$14.99/month (Wi-fi $5 more) internet service for low-income applicants (Must qualify for National School Lunch Program):

Call 1-844-525-1574 to certify your address

PCs for People:

Internet is income based and has broader eligibility requirements than Access & Spectrum but service must paid for in advance for either 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months of service.  Modem must also be purchased (one time charge)

https://www.pcsrefurbished.com/sales/internetPackages.aspx

Computers & Laptop:

PCs for People:

Low-cost computers/laptops for income-eligible families:

https://www.pcsrefurbished.com/sales/salesHome.aspx

Clothing:

Clothes that Work:

Clothes That Work provides interview and workplace appropriate attire to unemployed and underemployed women, men and teens:

1133 South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Suite 392

Dayton, OH 45417

(937) 222-3778

www.clothesthatwork.org

 

Good Neighbor House:

GNH offers food pantry services, clothing & household items to underserved individuals and families throughout the Miami Valley. They also provide uninsured and underinsured individuals and families’ access to affordable and quality health care visits that include dental, medical and optical.

627 E. First St.

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 224-3003

Clinic Number: (937) 224-3442

www.goodneighborhouse.org
 

Wesley Community Center:

Offers assistance in education and training, employment and human assistance (food and clothing) in transitioning families toward self-sufficiency.

3730 Delphos Ave.

Dayton, OH 45417

Phone: (937) 263-3556

www.wesleycenterdayton.org

Threads of Miami Valley:

Free clothing to families by appointment.

33 Lawrence Ave.

Miamisburg, OH 45342

Phone: (937) 503-2841

http://threadsoutreach.org/

St. Vincent De Paul-St. Albert Chapter:

3033 Far Hills Ave, Kettering

(937) 293-1191 

Must live in 45429 or 45440 zip codes.  Families can receive help with food, utilities & clothing.  For assistance in other zip codes, please click here!

Education:

Community College Alliance Programs (CCA):

Partnerships between community colleges and universities designed to dramatically reduce the cost of obtaining a 4-year degree.

Sinclair University Partnerships

The Common Application:

CommonApp

Apply to colleges of choice with one application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

FAFSA ON THE WEB

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. 

Homework Help:

Kettering Fairmont High School Student Supports

 

Dayton Metro Library: Every other Monday from 5-7:30 PM

Pathway to Financial Success:

Empower high school students to take control of their financial futures with Pathway to Financial Success courtesy of Discovery Education.

Workforce Development:

Helps individuals get back in the workforce by removing barriers that affect their ability to secure and maintain employment.

Community Action Partnership:

719 South Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 341-5000

www.cap-dayton.org

 

Goodwill Miami-Valley Easter Seals:

http://www.goodwill.org/training-and-work-opportunities-for-goodwill-programs/

Dayton Metro Library Launch Point:

Whether you’re a small business entrepreneur, a nonprofit fundraiser, or an individual considering career or college options, LAUNCH Point is your destination for expertise, services and tools for success.

Launch Point

 

Centerville Public Library Events: 

 

CareSource Life Services:

https://www.caresource.com/caresource-life-services/ohio-life-services/

 

Family & Job Connections East End Community Services:

624 Xenia Avenue,

Dayton, OH 45410

(937) 259-1898

www.east-end.org

 

Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC)

6800 Hoke Road

Englewood, OH 45315

Adult Education – (937) 854-6287

High School - (937) 837-7781

www.mvctc.com

Montgomery County Department of Job & Family Services & Ohio Means Jobs:

The Job Center

1111 South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard

Dayton, OH 45422

Phone: (937) 225-4148

www.thejobcenter.org

YouthBuild:

Provides college & career readiness training to at-risk young adults ages 18-24.

http://countycorphousing.org/programs/youth-build/

Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry:

1111 South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard

Suite 370

Dayton, OH 45422

Phone: (937) 496-7129

http://www.mcohio.org/departments/reentry/about_us.php

Free Computer Training:

Lynda.com (Need Dayton Metro Library card to access): 

 

edX
 

Legal Services:

Ohio Legal Help:

Online Legal Assistance

http://ohiolegalhelp.org/

 

Dayton Mediation Center:

371 W. 2nd Street, 3rd Floor

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 333-2345

(937) 333-2366 (fax)

www.daytonmediationcenter.org

 

Disability Rights of Ohio:

50 W. Broad Street, Suite 1400,

Columbus, OH 43215-5923

614-466-7264 or 800-282-9181

TTY 614-728-2553 or 800-858-3542

www.disabilityrightsohio.org

 

Legal Rights of Western Ohio:

130 W. Second St., Suite 700 West

Dayton, OH 45402

(888) 534-1432 (new applicants)

www.legalaidline.org (online application)

LAWO (937) 228-8088

www.lawolaw.org
 

ABLE:

130 W. Second St., Suite 700 East

Dayton, OH 45402

(888) 534-1432 (new applicants)

www.legalaidline.org (online application)

ABLE (937) 228-8104

www.ablelaw.org

Child Care Assistance:

Montgomery County Family Assistance

 

Kettering City Schools Preschool Programs:

http://www.ketteringschools.org/Content2/350

 

YMCA of Greater Dayton:

http://www.ymcaonline.org/Membership/financial-assistance.html

 

City of Kettering: 

Kettering families in need can qualify for up to $200 financial assistance per calendar year towards fitness programs or passes at the Kettering Recreation Complex, Rosewood Arts Center and Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center.

KinderCare: 

Subsidized child care available for federal employees & military families

Sinclair Community College: Parents attending Sinclair could be eligible for help paying for child care.  For more information, click here!

Discounts on Amazon Prime:

Amazon offers a low-cost version of its Prime membership program to qualifying recipients of SNAP & Medicaid. The program will bring the cost of Prime down from the usual $10.99 per month to $5.99 per month, while still offering the full range of Prime perks, including free, two-day shipping on millions of products, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, Prime Reading, Prime Now, Audible Channels, and more.

 
Discounts on Diapers & Baby Food:

Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

WIC was established as a permanent program in 1974 to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.  For more information or to apply, click here.

Amazon Family

Provides Prime members exclusive family-oriented offers, coupons, and age-based recommendations. Additionally, you’ll receive up to 20% off subscriptions to diapers, baby food, and more, and a 15% Baby Registry completion discount.

 
Vital Records Assistance:

Vital Records assistance for low-income families:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Freebies:

Spot someone being kind, send them a free KIND snack

First box free with Naturebox

Subscribe & get a free box with Try the World

Free jewelry (must pay for shipping) from Ashley Jewels

No cost eye exams for those who qualify

Free household products at Hunt4Freebies

Free food at iHop

50 free 4 x 6 prints with Shutterfly

Free passport photos with ePassportPhoto.com

Free loan-a-tool programs with Autozone, Advance Auto Parts & O'Reilly Auto Parts

Kids Eat Free in Dayton:

Eating out with the family doesn't have to break the bank.  Click here for a list of restaurants in Dayton where kids eat FREE!

Transportation Resources:

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership: 

MVCAPHelps individuals minimize barriers to employment and access to other critical services by providing transportation assistance in the form of bus passes, gas cards, minor car repairs, driver’s license and vehicle registration fees and automobile insurance. 719 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45402, (937) 341-5000

Bicycles For All: 

Bicycles For All is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to provide resources to the community that promote bicycling for transportation, recreation and sport.  They are open on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm.  Kid bikes are free.  Adult bikes are sold for a suggested donation price: 201 E. 6th St., Dayton, OH 45402, (937) 985-2004

Events & Activities:

City of Kettering: Programs & Events

Kettering-Moraine Public Library Events

Moraine Parks & Recreation Events

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long:  Kids Bowl Free

Dayton History Events Calendar

Cinemark Discount Wednesdays at The Greene

Buy One, Get One Tuesday Deals at Buffalo Wild Wings

Rib Bone Tuesday at City Barbeque

Magic Castle Half Price Monday Dates

Scene 75 Sunday Family Meal Deal

$1 Burger Night at Beavercreek Bar Louie 

Free Wall Climbing Night at Vandalia Rec. Center

 

Free Weekly Fitness Group at Grace Crossing Church

Family Engagement Collaborative: Miami Valley Family Community Calendar

Events & Activities for Children with Autism:

Boonshoft Museum Sensory Sundays

Victoria Theater Sensory-Friendly Performances

Self Sufficiency Programs:

"Thrive Together" at Fairhaven Church

"Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World" at Community Action Partnership

Miami Valley Works is free program empowering people in poverty to achieve self-sufficiency through long-term employment & career development.  For more information or to sign up, contact Michelle Feltz, Program Supervisor, at (937) 528-6496. 

 
Language Programs:

 ASPIRE 

 

Dayton Metro Library: Talk Tables every Thursday from 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Transparent Language Online free from the Dayton Metro Library (Must have library card to access).  More than 100 language courses including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish & Mandarin.  There's also ESL to provide English lessons to speakers of over 25 different languages.

Looking for Something Else?

City of Kettering Senior Services & Disabilities Coordinator

 

Montgomery County Ohio Community Resource Guide

Montgomery County Ohio Youth Resource Center

Welcome Dayton Immigrant Resources

Family Engagement Collaborative Community Resource Page

Kettering City Schools 

City of Kettering

Helplink 2-1-1- Resources

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