Community Resources

Made to Flourish: A Pastor’s Network for the Common Good

This organization empowers a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities. Here’s a sampling of recent articles available on their website:

  • Much to give: An open letter to my pastor about retirement
  • Faith and work for the “rest of us”
  • Faith and work for retirees: Serving those in a new season of work
  • Parenting and work: Helping our children gain a sense of belonging
  • 3 ways to help your students discern their vocational future
  • Continue the conversation: How to help youth value school as work

Check out their website for more information.

Shiloh Farmer’s Market

Meet the folks that grow your food and other interesting vendors! Open every Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Rain or Shine), May to mid-October. It is located at 5300 Philadelphia Dr., Dayton, 45415, Corner of Main & Philadelphia, Parking lot of Shiloh Church (RTA bus #7 to and from Main & Philadelphia every 30 minutes on Saturdays).

Questions: Call Zella & Stephen Cook, (937) 248-1536(937) 248-1536, or go to their website.

The market accepts the Ohio Direction Card (Stretch your EBT/SNAP dollars using Produce Perks matches)

Diabetes Dayton is offering “Healthy Me”

Diabetes Dayton, 2555 S. Dixie Dr., Ste 110, 45409, is offering “Healthy Me” – an achievable wellness series for everyone! This series/support group offers information and tools to live a healthier lifestyle, plus problem-solving tips and moral support from other group members. You will set goals for healthier living and earn back your money when you meet those goals! Many participants lose weight!

This program is facilitated by Erin Rowley: Registered Dietic Tech, Certified Lifestyle Coach and Trained Culinary Chef.

  • Dates: Alternating Mondays
    • Aug. 13 & 27
    • Sept. 10 & 24
    • Oct. 8 & 22
    • Nov. 5 & 19
    • Dec. 3 & 17
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 per class – earn it back when you meet your goals!
  • Registration: Drop In! No need to register!

For more information on this and their diabetes classes/resources call (937) 220-6611(937) 220-6611 or go to their

Camp Mariposa - Dayton

Camp Mariposa® Dayton, Ohio is an addiction prevention and mentoring program for children affected by a family member's substance use. Any child (ages 9-12) living in Dayton, Ohio area that is impacted by a family member’s substance use is eligible to attend.

Camp Mariposa offers youth transformational weekend camps multiple times a year. Campers participate in fun traditional camp activities combined with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors. Additional educational, social and mentoring activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families throughout the year. These activities build knowledge, coping skills, confidence and an opportunity to connect with one another. Camp Mariposa provides a safe, fun and supportive environment critical to help break the cycle of addiction.

To find out more information, contact Jason, Angie or Ellen at (937) 542-5678(937) 542-5678 or email.

Central State University: Eat Smart. Being Active for Pregnancy

Thursdays, July 19 – Sept. 13, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Drew Health Center, 1323 W. Third St., Dayton, join them for these FREE, fun, interactive classes. Learn how to add more fruits and veggies to your meals, save money at the grocery store and discover easy ways to increase your physical activity. Participants will also prepare and sample an easy, healthy dish and receive a small take home item.

Contact Donna Kuykendall at (937) 376-6658(937) 376-6658 or email.

Premier Community Health: Community Wellness Programs

Event DateLocationTimeProgram
8/07/18 – 9/4/18Miami Valley HospitalTuesdays 6:00 to 7:00 pmTobacco Cessation Class*
8/10/18 – 8/27/18Fidelity Health CareFridays10:00 to 11:00 amTobacco Cessation Class*
8/10/18Mall at Fairfield Commons8:30 to 9:30 amHealth Screening (Blood Pressure)
8/15/18Countryside YMCA Lebanon9:30 to 11:30 amHealth Screening (Vision and Hearing)

*Programs denoted with a * required registration. Please call toll free (866) 608-FIND (3463)(866) 608-FIND (3463) to register.

Update to SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published an update to its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, which is designed to help healthcare providers, families and other community members prevent overdose deaths related to opioid use.

Please also see the Partnership Center’s Practical Toolkit to brainstorm with your community on how to support the recovery of community and family members struggling with substance use disorders.

The Greater Dayton Advance Care Planning Initiative (GDACPI) consists of leadership from healthcare systems, clinical providers, higher education institutions, and legal professionals who are passionate about ensuring effective interactions around advance care planning with the people they serve. Guided by the professional expertise and personal commitment of their Leadership Council, they pledge to develop educational tools, community-led conversations, and trained facilitators to empower every person in the Greater Dayton Area to have conversations about advance care planning. These facilitated conversations help people complete advance directives that are inclusive of personal values and beliefs and communicate documented values and beliefs with their family members, loved ones, and health care providers.

Here’s a sample of what is available on their website along with other resources and information on Advanced Directives:

  • Without legal documents, the law gets to decide who gets what and how much. Think about who could be left out if it isn’t written down.
  • Did you know…Do Not Resuscitate Orders were associated with higher quality of life.
  • It doesn’t matter how or with whom you want to live your final days if you haven’t written and shared your intentions. Quality of Life vs. Quantity of Days. You may be able to have both. Think about what matters to you at the end of life.
  • Did you know that 76% of patients did not want heroic measures?