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Hardship Community Resources List and Information 2016-2017

If you have questions regarding any of the following resources or require assistance in making contact or finding a resource that fits your needs, please contact Cassidy Di Giorgi, Parkwood School Counselor at (937)458-2336 or   
Feed the Creek Backpack Buddies 
  • Local organization intended to support the nutritional needs of our young, developing children of families experiencing financial hardships. The students involved will be provided, weekly, with a free bag of food to take home, prepare and eat over the weekend. The food items will be delivered discretely and care will be taken not to draw attention to the child.
  • Contact your building school counselor for additional information (937)458-2336- Cassidy Di Giorgi Parkwood School Counselor

 Shoes 4 the Shoeless

  • Local, faith based organization that fits and provides students with a new pair of sneakers and gym socks for families in need. This service is provided free of charge.
  • Contact your building school counselor for additional information (937)458-2336- Cassidy Di Giorgi Parkwood School Counselor

Creek Clothing Closet 

  • Located at Beavercreek High School
  • The purpose of the Creek Clothing Closet is to provide, clothing, undergarments, boots, shoes and jackets free of charge to any Beavercreek family who many need them.
  • Any family that is interested in shopping there can make private arrangements with your building school counselor- (937)458-2336- Cassidy Di Giorgi Parkwood School Counselor.


Greene County Community Action Hotline (937) 427-3377

Emergency Services

  • Food & clothing

  •  Rent & utility assistance

  • Income based eviction assistance

Assistance with Utilities (Vectren & DPL only)     

  • Income dependent. Gross income must be $1400 per month to qualify. (They will adjust for health savings account or health care premiums).

  • Payment plan, 10% of electric bill

  • You must make an appointment for assistance.

Transitional Housing

Job and Family Services (937)562-6000

  • Applications for food stamps and Medicaid packets available online

  • Can also complete an interview by phone for eligibility

The Vineyard Food Pantry 5041 Indian Ripple Rd. (937)427-1912

  • Hours of Operation: M-F 10am-12pm, no appointment needed

  • Must have picture id and proof of residency (utility bill or lease showing address)

  • Can visit once per month

Beavercreek FISH Food Pantry (937) 222-5444

  • Hours of Operation: M-F 8am-7pm

  • If not able to speak to a representative, leave a voicemail with your name, address and phone number. A representative will call back with an appointment time.

St. Luke’s Church Beavercreek (937)426-1733 ext. 232

  • Food, clothing and utility assistance

St. Francis Church (937) 433-1013 ext. 222

  • Food, clothing and utility assistance

United Way Help Link (937) 225-3000

  • Service will connect families requiring assistance with local resources based on specific areas of need (ie. food pantries, utility assistance… etc.)

  • Hotline is 24/7

Interfaith Hospitality Network (937)372-0705

  • Temporary Shelter

    • Occupants must be 21 years of age, have legal custody of children, must provide proof of Greene County Residency over the past 90 consecutive days.

  • Can stay for 60 days, must be actively seeking employment and/or shelter

  • Works with Greene County Metropolitan Housing

    • Housing Referrals

Greene County Metropolitan Housing 538 N. Detroit St. Xenia, OH (937)376-2908

  • Housing Assistance

    • Section 8 voucher provided (income based) to assist with rent.

    • Contact certain landlords that accept section 8 voucher.

    • Public Housing—owned by Greene Met