Emergency Services

When life goes really wrong really fast, we may be able to assist.

Montgomery County

Community Action Partnership provides services for customers with urgent basic human needs such as food, clothing, financial assistance and emergency shelter.

Information and Referral / Short-Term Case Management

Persons wishing to receive these services should call (937) 341-5000 for information and referrals for emergency shelter, emergency financial assistance, food pantries, and local clothing resources.

Walk-in Services

At our 719 Main Street facility, Community Action Partnership has staff available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to see people on a walk-in basis. Please bring the following documentation to your interview:

  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Proof of income for the last 13 weeks

For more information contact:


Community Action Partnership
Montgomery County
719 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 341-5000

Darke County

Senior Commodities

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is offered to seniors 60 years and older every month. This program provides about 40 pounds of food to qualifying households and contains cereal, milk, cheese, canned fruits, vegetables and juices, canned meats, peanut butter, rice or pasta. You may qualify if you are 60 years or older and your gross monthly income for a 1-person household is $1,276 or less; 2-person household, $1,726 or less; and 3-person household, $2,177 or less. Senior residents of Darke County can call Community Action Partnership, (937) 548-8143 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Homeless Shelter

The Homeless Shelter houses persons left homeless due to fire, eviction, or other unfortunate circumstances. The maximum stay for an individual is 14 days, and 30 days for families. Greenville residents should contact the Greenville Police Department at (937) 548-1103. Darke County residents should contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Department at (937) 548-3399. This program provides a temporary living situation and requires residents to look for a permanent solution to their housing problems.

Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP)

Homeless Prevention is assistance (emergency rent) designed to prevent eviction. Homeless Prevention is to assure that the assistance is necessary to avoid eviction and there are reasonable expectations that the household will be able to resume payments following assistance. There is follow-up to ascertain that assistance kept them from eviction. Must meet income guidelines and have case management.

Rapid Re-Housing is assistance (first month’s rent, security deposits) designed to help homeless persons establish permanent housing. The priority is placed on those families residing in emergency shelters, cars, or on the street. This program is targeted into getting persons into permanent housing. Must meet income guidelines, have case management and develop a budget. Homes must have a year’s lease and pass an inspection.

Salvation Army

Limited funds are available to assist transient and local persons in need. Funds are used for gas money for travelers, unexpected expenses for families, and other items to help people help themselves. Darke County does not service Salvation Army stores; therefore, we do not have a pick-up service for clothes or other items.

Community Action Partnership
Darke County
1469 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 548-8143

Greene County

Income eligible individuals in emergency situations due to homelessness, eviction, foreclosure and utility disconnection may contact Community Action Partnership for help. Our trained, professional staff provides effective case management that works with you to resolve the immediate crisis.
Through our information & referral services, our agency may provide the service itself or may refer you to another organization within the community that may help. We may be able to assist with your emergency in the following ways:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Rent or Mortgage Payment
  • Utility Payment

Please contact Community Action Partnership at (937) 376-7747 or (937) 427-3377 for information.

Community Action Partnership
Greene County
469 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 376-7747
(937) 427-3377

Preble County

Income eligible individuals in emergency situations due to homelessness, eviction, foreclosure and utility disconnection may contact Community Action Partnership for help. Our trained, professional staff provides effective case management that works with you to resolve the immediate crisis.
Through our information & referral services, our agency may provide the service itself or may refer you to another organization within the community that may help. We may be able to assist with your emergency in the following ways:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Rent or Mortgage Payment
  • Utility Payment

Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) Region 13

The Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) helps individuals and families break free from homelessness. Homeless households are rapidly moved out of emergency shelter or homelessness and into permanent housing.
The program serves individuals and families who would likely remain homeless without assistance. Assistance is provided to help households obtain affordable housing and to increase self-sufficiency.
Compliance with case management is required to receive assistance.
HCRP does not provide long term rent or mortgage assistance. It is not intended to serve those who need long term and/or intensive support. Households must be screened to determine eligibility based on program requirements and level of need.

HCRP Services

The goal of the HCRP program is to promote housing stability. Every household assisted by the program is provided case management to help them identify needs, establish a safe living situation, and to create a plan that connects them to the resources needed to help them obtain and maintain housing.

Each household’s case plan may include:

  • Case Management;
  • Referrals to housing opportunities;
  • Referrals to community resources;
  • Referrals to employment and/or training educational opportunities;
  • Assistance with applying for Job and Family Services Benefits;
  • Budgeting Assistance.

HCRP may be able to assist with rent, security and utility deposits. HCRP staff attempts to assist all households with locating affordable housing whenever possible. However, there is no guarantee that we will be able to locate housing for everyone.

Who is served?

Individuals and families who have:

  • Income from employment, other sources, or a plan to sustain financially;
  • No other housing options such as family or friends;
  • No financial resources and support networks needed to obtain immediate housing;
  • Head of household who is at least 18 years old.

Rapid Re-Housing (RH)

Designed to provide financial assistance and case management to enable literally homeless individuals and homeless families to become and remain stably housed.

Must meet literally homeless definition:

  • Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation (car, tent, etc.);
  • Residing in an emergency shelter;
  • Timing out or graduating from transitional housing;
  • In a hospital or institution for up to 90 days (but homeless prior to entry);
  • Fleeing domestic violence;
  • Living in a motel/hotel paid for by federal, state or local government programs, or paid by charitable organizations.

Required Documentation

Once you have an appointment with a case manager, please bring the following documents with you:

  • Photo I.D.;
  • Written proof of all income received by everyone in the household during the past 90 days:
    • Wages;
    • Child support;
    • TANF assistance;
    • Disability assistance;
    • Unemployment;
    • SS, SSI and SSDI Income;
    • VA Pension.
  • Insurance cards for all household members and food stamp verification;
  • Proof of residency, including eviction notice, shelter referral, proof of address, landlord agreements or other documentation;
  • Social Security cards of family members;
  • Birth certificates for all family members;
  • Current and past due utility bills, if applicable;
  • Recent statements for all financial accounts such as checking and savings accounts;
  • Section 8 voucher (verification), if applicable;
  • Other documentation may be required for approval.

How do I apply?

Contact Janelle Caron
Community Action Partnership Preble County
308 Eaton Lewisburg Rd.
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 456-2800

Emergency Shelter

Home is The Foundation, in conjunction with the Preble County Continuum of Care (CoC), has developed an Emergency Cold Weather Procedure for people seeking refuge from the cold due to a heating crisis or a lack of shelter.
The Preble County Homeless Shelter will be available on cold evenings and will close the following morning. For information, registration, or transportation, call Home Is The Foundation at (937) 472-0500 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Community and faith-based organizations are working together to implement the Emergency Cold Weather Procedure. Volunteers are needed to help provide and serve meals, supervision and clean-up. Orientation will be provided as needed.
We need volunteers to chaperone with shelter staff in the evening, either part of the evening or all night.

We also need:

Supplies for Meals:

  • Brown Paper Lunch Bags (large)
  • Single Serving Side Foods (chips, pudding, fruit cap, granola bars, nuts, etc.)
  • Bottled Water
  • Flavor Packets for water

Change of Clothes (small through 2xl):

  • Sweat Pants
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dryer Sheets
  • All-Purpose Cleaners
  • Dish Soap
  • Trash Bags (assorted sizes)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial TissueFor more information or to volunteer, call Home Is The Foundation at (937) 472-0500.


Community Action Partnership
Preble County
308 Eaton-Lewisburg Rd.
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 456-2800