Community Resources

2-1-1  Much like 9-1-1 is a medical emergency phone number, 2-1-1 serves as a resource emergency number.  For example, if you find yourself with housing for a night, call 2-1-1 and they locate an agency to help.


Community-Wide Initiatives

  • I.M.P.A.C.T.   937-498-1354
    • A program developed to proactively identify school age children who are facing obstacles towards academic, social, and community success by offering support, resources, and counseling.  This program is unique to Shelby County
  • Imagination Library   937-492-8354
    • Imagination Library is an early literacy program for children under the age of 5.  At no cost to the family, an age appropriate book is mailed monthly to the family's address.
  • Salvation Army Afterschool Program   937-492-8412
    • The 'Kidz Corps' program collaboration between Salvation Army, Shelby County Counseling Center, Goodwill Easter Seals, YMCA Child Development Center, in which students are served afterschool M-F with homework assistance, access to computer labs, snacks and games.


Counseling Services:

  • Shelby County Counseling Center   937-492-8080
  • Catholic Social Services   937-498-4593
    • Family and Individual Counseling - assists individuals and families whoa re experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, behavioral, educational, mental health, or relationship issues.
  • Shelby County Family and Children First (DAT)   937-498-2206
  • Gateway Youth Services   937-492-8225


Food and Clothing:

  • Goodwill   937-498-7537
  • FISH   937-492-1760
  • AGAPE Community Food Pantry   937-498-4368
  • Alpha Center (soup kitchen)   937-498-9758
    • Programs, meals, afterschool programs, summer youth program, and education and social activities...for adults and children
  • St. John's Thrift Shop   937-492-2175
  • Salvation Army   937-492-8412
    • Facilitates the 'Bridging the Gap' curriculum that teaches skills for juvenile offenders not to reenter the legal system.  Offers an emergency food pantry for food insecure homes.
  • Right to Life   937-498-1812
  • Embracing Grace  937-498-0020


Caring for people in Crisis; Including Abuse and Violence

  • New Choices   937-498-7261
    • Shelter, advocacy, counseling, and referral services for victims of domestic violence
  • Shelby County Victim Services   937-498-7400
    • Provides support and court advocacy to victims of crime through 24 hour response to law enforcement and hospital request
  • American Red Cross   937-492-6151
    • Programs to teach people to prepare for, and prevent, and cope with emergencies and disasters such as fire and floods.
  • Samaritan Works   937-638-0173
    • A 6-12 month program for men and women who are in need of long-term residential recovery from drugs and/or alcohol.


Health Care/Medical Assistance:

  • Shelby County Health Department   937-498-7249
  • BCMH (Bureau for Children with Medical Handicap)   937-498-7489
  • Well Child Clinic   937-498-7342
  • Immunization Clinic   937-498-7249
  • Compassionate Care   937-492-9400


Children with Special Needs

  • BCMH (Bureau for Children with Medical Handicap)   937-498-7489
  • Council on Rural Services (Head Start)   937-492-8787
  • MRDD-Shelby Hills   937-498-4565
  • Shelby Hills Wee School   937-498-0101
  • Wilma Valentine Learning Center   937-498-4566


Child/Teen Groups

  • Boy Scouts   937-278-4825
    • Activities for youth ages 5 and older, which encourage character building, citizenship training, physical fitness, and career awareness
  • Girl Scouts   800-962-7753
    • Programming for girls 5-18 to inspire and teach them ideals for character and conduct.
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters   937-492-7611
    • Mentoring, Guidance, and support to children by matching at-risk youth to adult role models
  • 4-H   937-498-7239
  • Gateway Youth Program   937-492-8225


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