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Agency: 211 Helpline
Hours: 24 hours
Phone Number: 211
Services offered: A central number to call for non-emergency community services in Shelby County. This is a free 24-hour help line to connect individuals with appropriate resources.

Agency: Adult Day Care/Fairhaven
Address: 2901 Fair Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-8074
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Services offered: Operated at Fairhaven County Home that provides day services and respite to families of those with a mental or physical disability, who are at risk of being placed in a long term facility. Therapeutic and recreational activities are provided, as well as a meal.  Transportation is provided.


Agency: Adult Probation Office
Address: 100 East Court St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7231
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides formal supervision to those convicted of a felony and efforts toward rehabilitation.  Tools for better living and guidance are provided to the individual in order to prevent future criminal activity.  Counseling, drug testing, and community services are among the activities used to move towards rehabilitation.  Probation officers are on call twenty four hours per day.


Agency: Agape Distribution
Address: 209 S. Brooklyn Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-4368
Hours: Food pantry: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Agape store: Appointments only. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Services offered: Food assistance to economically disadvantaged and household items available through a free, full service grocery store.  New supplies and other products are available for agencies to purchase, in order to increase efficiency.  Photo I.D. and proof of residence required for the grocery store. Individuals shop for items they need or like best.


Agency: Alcoholics Anonymous (Southwest Ohio Area)
Address: no local office
Phone Number: 937-222-2211
Hours: n/a
Services offered: Non-sect support group that holds meeting on a regular basis to combat alcoholism and promote sobriety.  Payment is not required.  Open meetings are available for families to attend.  Closed meetings are for alcoholics only.  Participants share experiences and offer support to one another.  Call 937-222-2211 for various meeting locations in Sidney. The only requirement is to stop drinking.


Agency: Alpha Community Center
Address: 330 E. Court St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-9758
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Summer); Monday through Friday 11:00 – 5:00 (Winter)
Services offered: Faith based organization that provides critical needs to at-risk families and adults.  Includes meals and food pantry assistance and summer youth programs.  Breakfast is served Monday through Friday and lunch Monday through Saturday.  Evening meals are provided on Tuesdays after chapel at no cost.  An after school program is offered Monday through Friday for all ages.  Rent and utility assistance is provided when available.


Agency: Alzheimer’s Association (Miami Valley Chapter)
Address: N/A
Helpline: 1-800-272-3900
Local: 937-291-3332
Hours: varies
Services offered: Raises awareness of Alzheimer’s and educates the healthcare professionals and the public.  Their goal is to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their families. They promote early detection and removing the fear of Alzheimer’s. Special events are sponsored for funding.


Agency: American Cancer Society
Address: Southwest Regional Office; 2808 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone Number: 1-888-227-6446
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered: Provides support, research, education and resources to victims and survivors of cancer.  Assistance is provided with making treatment decisions.  Specialists are available to connect with services and resources that may help.  In some cases transportation and/or lodging are provided.


Agency: American Heart Association (Columbus Branch)
Address: 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214
Phone Number: 614-848-6676
Hours: N/A
Services offered: Provides research, education and resources leading to heart healthy lifestyle.  Advocates for heart healthy lifestyles in local communities.  Educates the public on issues related to heart disease.


Agency: American Red Cross of Northern Miami Valley
Address: 207 W. Water St., Sidney or 1314 Barnhart Rd., Troy, Ohio 45373
Phone Number: 937-492-6151; Leave voice mail for emergencies or call Troy office at 937-332-1414
Hours: Troy office: 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; Sidney office varies hours
Services offered: Assists people in preparing, preventing and responding to natural and other disasters.  Provides CPR training and other life saving programs, such as, babysitting training, aquatics, and military support.


Agency: Appleseed Ridge Girl Scout
Address: 1870 W. Robb St., Lima (Shop)
Phone Number: 419-225-4085 (Shop) or Customer Care: 888-350-5090
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Services offered: Offers leadership and learning experiences for girls through community involvement and activities.  Girls of all ages participate in whatever activities they chose and work in small groups.  They gain new skills and learning experiences while doing enjoyable activities.


Agency: Area Agency on Aging
Address: 40 West Second St., Dayton
Phone Number: 1-800-258-7277 or Local: 937-223-HELP
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides resources and information to those looking to assist the aging.  Referrals can be made to a variety of resources depending on the need of the individual.  A free assessment is available to provide a plan of what services are needed.


Agency: Aspen Wellness Center
Address: 317 E. Poplar St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-493-4673
Hours: Monday through Thursday; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday by appointment
Services offered: Trained professionals offer counseling to those needing help with difficult life situations.  Neurofeedback services are also offered which involves measuring the brain waves by a computer.   Foster and adoptive services are also available and include help with attachments disorders in children.  There are also general and specialized tutoring services offered.

Agency: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties
Address: 121 E. North St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-7611
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sometimes varies; leave a message
Services offered: Provides children with one to one mentoring relationships with caring adults to promote a positive living environment.  Adults and children are carefully paired according to individual traits and other factors. Volunteer adults are expected to commit to spending quality time with the child they are paired with.


Agency: Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired/Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission)
Address: 150 E. Campus Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43235
Phone Number: 1-800-582-1589 or 513-852-3260
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered: An agency devoted to the mission of helping people with low vision and blindness succeed in the workforce.  They help eligible individuals prepare for a career or retain their career, consistent with identified skills, interests and abilities.  May include vocational training and work adjustment training.


Agency: Catholic Social Services
Address: 100 S. Main Ave. Suite 101, Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-4593 or 800-521-6419
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (some evening hours for counseling)
Services offered: Professional counseling for individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulties, including pregnancy and parenting counseling; Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development Consultation services through a school readiness program for children birth through five years old; Long Term Services and Support for older and disabled residents, including The Passport program for seniors facing nursing home placement who wish to remain independent in their own homes.  PASSPORT Assessments are free of charge.


Agency: Community Action Center
Address: 110 E. Russell Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-507-9341
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Walk-in hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. daily.
Services offered: Provides heating assistance and weatherization program for low income families.  Includes the HEAP program which runs November 1 through March 31, for those who are being disconnected from their utilities.  A summer cooling program offers air conditioners to seniors or those with medical needs.  The weatherization program helps homeowners and renters make their homes more energy efficient.


Agency: Compassionate Care
Address: 124 N. Ohio Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-9400
Hours: Clinic: Mon, Tues, Wed, : 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.; Thurs, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ; First Thursday of every month, ; 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m . Medical and dental hours by appointment only.
Services offered: Faith based clinic that provides health care services to those uninsured or underinsured.  The clinic is staffed with licensed professionals who volunteer their time.  Individuals must be a resident of Shelby County and have little or no health care coverage and must meet income guidelines.Includes dental services.


Agency: Council on Rural Services
Address: 201 RM Davis Pkwy, Suite B, Piqua
Phone Number: 937-778-5220
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered: Operates and funds programs that promote education and supportive services such as Headstart and Gateway Youth, for teens.  The Gateway program works with children ages five through seventeen who are struggling with relationships and self-esteem, as well as in school.  They also operate the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for those 55 and over and who wish to volunteer in the community.  Headstart offers an education program for preschool children who need school readiness activities.


Agency: David L. Brown Youth Center
Address: 291 S. Children’s Home Rd, Troy
Phone Number: 937-339-1858
Hours: Residential
Services offered: Residential treatment group home for adolescent males age 12-17 that is licensed by the State of Ohio.  Twenty four hour care is provided.  Referrals are accepted by the court system, children’s services and cluster agencies.  A program of intense behavior modification is part of being a resident at this center.


Agency: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio
Address: 11 W. Monument St., Dayton
Phone Number: 937-233-2500 or 1-800-360-3296
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services offered: Organization that serves those with seizure disorders with support and knowledge.  Support groups are available as well as telephone and in home assessments.  The goal is to find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.


Agency: FISH
Address: 1128 W. Michigan St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-1760
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides food pantry and used clothing assistance.  Families are allowed three outfits each.  No appointment is needed.


Agency: Fresenius Medical Care (Dialysis)
Address: 1015 Fair Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-0040 or 800-864-4203
Hours: Appointments only; open all week including Saturday hours
Services offered: Dialysis services


Agency: Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Address: 660 S. Main St. Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone Number: 937-461-4800 or 877-363-3303
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Services offered: Organization that specializes in services to those with disabilities and other challenges, as well as senior citizens to increase independence.  Employment opportunities are explored and planned with those that have limitations. Medical equipment is available for loan to seniors and disabled individuals, as well as other personal services.  A wide array of services is also offered to children and youth.


Agency: Headstart/Kids Learning Place
Address: 1502 N. Main St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-8787
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides educational and developmental assessments and services to preschool aged children, up to age five.  Open to all income eligible families.  School readiness activities are offered in a child care setting that is safe, nurturing and creative.  Services are designed to give an advantage to at risk children before they begin school.


Agency: Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Address: no local office
Dayton and Lima Office: 1-877-894-4599
Services offered: Legal advice and assistance for low income families in civil matters through a multi county area.  Provide a full range of legal services including advice, negotiation, litigation, and community education.  Special populations served include victims of domestic violence, migrant workers, and senior citizens.  Applications can be completed on line.


Agency: Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America
Address: 7285 Poe Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45414
Phone Number: 937-278-4825
Hours: Shop hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Service Center: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Services offered: Boys ages five and up are offered the opportunity to become involved in activities which encourage character building, citizenship training, physical fitness and career awareness.  A variety of activities are offered, including camping and many other outdoor activities.  Awards and advancement opportunities are integrated in the programing.


Agency: Mystic Apartments
Website: none
Address: 1515 E. Court St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-6977 (leave a message)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered:Mystic Apartments is a Family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact Mystic Apartments for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications. Applications available 24 hrs./day.


Agency: National Alliance for Mental Illness
Address: NAMI Ohio; 1225 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone Number: 1-800-950-6264; Ohio 614-224-2700
Hours: Information Helpline Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Services offered: National organization that advocates for the awareness of mental illness and offers support to families with serious mental illness.  They provide information that is easy to understand. It is offered as part of an education component of the organization. They also promote the availability of services to those with mental illness and their families.


Agency: New Choices, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 4182, Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7261, 24 hour hotline; call 911 for emergencies
Hours: N/A
Services offered: Provides for the care needs of victims of domestic violence and their families with 24 hour services. Services include safe emergency shelter, court and child advocacy, peer counseling, and referrals to other appropriate agencies in order to live a violence free life. Also provides the county with educational programs regarding domestic violence.


Agency: Nicholas School
Address: 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua
Phone Number: 937-773-7630
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services offered: Educates kindergarten through eighth grade with learning disabilities, autism and other effects of brain injury.  A non-public special needs school.  Individual or small group classes are used to improve development through motor skill training.


Agency: Ohio State University Extension Office
Address: 810 Fair Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7239
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered: Provides educational programing and support in 4-H groups, agriculture and family consumer sciences.  4-H groups develop youth by participating in hands on projects and activities.  Members learn values and self-esteem, positive relationships with adults and peers. The family nutrition program teaches classes on meal planning, shopping and nutrition to families with limited resources.  They serve as resource for agricultural planning to farmers.


Agency: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities/Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Address: 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 1-800-282-4536; Sidney, 937-498-4981
Hours: by appointment
Services offered: Provides services to those with disabilities to help achieve employment and independence, through an employment goal.  Services may include personal and work adjustment training. In some cases vocational training may be provided as well as supplies purchased.


Agency: Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
Address: 1061 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield
Phone Number: 1-800-230-PLAN or 937-325-7349
Hours: Tuesdays, 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (every fourth Saturday)
Services offered: Provides reproductive health care services as well as education and advocacy.  Accepts major insurance plans as well as those without insurance.  Services include birth control, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment.


Agency: Rehabilitation Center of Neurological Disorders
Address: 1306 Garbry Rd., Piqua
Phone Number: 937-773-7630
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides services to infants, children and adults with brain injury or trauma, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Down Syndrome.  Physical and neuro based exercises are used to help stimulate the brain.  State of the art equipment is used in order to maximize healing and stimulation.


Agency: Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Address: 1502 N. Main St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-8787
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; leave a message
Services offered: Volunteer program for adults age 55 and older to give their time to community groups.  Personalized services are offered to identify opportunities that best meet their skills. Ongoing training opportunities are offered.


Agency: Runaway Hotline
Phone Number: 1-800-786-2929
Hours: 24 hour crisis hotline
Services offered: Hotline resource for teens that have left home or are thinking of leaving home.  Also provides information to families and educators on life on the streets.  The hotline is confidential and anonymous.


Agency: Salvation Army
Address: 419 Buckeye Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-8412
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.; Church on Sundays; Closed Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Services offered:  Provides emergency food pantry.  Operates Christmas Clearinghouse and takes applications for Christmas gifts. Offers an after school program for children kindergarten up to eighth grade Monday through Friday until 5:30 p.m.  There is no cost for this program. School supply assistance is also available.

Agency: Samaritan Works
Address: 315 E. Court St. Unit 1, Sidney, Ohio 45365
Phone Number: 937-638-4545
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Services offered: Samaritan Works is a Faith-based organization that assists those struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction.  The program consists of two residential, clean living and recovery houses for men and women. The Serenity House provides services to men, and Amelia House serves women.


Agency: Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County
Address: 304 S. West Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-5266
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services offered: Operates programs promoting the well-being of senior citizens, defined as anyone fifty five and older.  Services include exercising and recreational activities.  Also available activities are card games, knitting, chair volleyball and many others.  Hot meals are also served and a walking track is available.


Agency: Senior Independence/Dorothy Love
Address: 3003 Cisco Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-2391 (Dorothy Love) or 855-579-4967
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services offered: A division of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, these services are available to those who live on the Dorothy Love campus as well as those who do not. Medicare certified agency that provides in home care to senior citizens, as directed by a physician. Services include skilled nursing, therapy, and hospice services.  Housekeeping services are also offered.


Agency: Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Address: 1200 Children’s Home Road, Sidney
Phone Number: 937-497-8155
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered: Provides services and opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.  Employment opportunities are offered to adults through a sheltered workshop where real work skills are utilized to promote independence.  Early childhood intervention services are provided to infant and toddlers to those children identified with a specified delay.  Day care services are also provided to disable as well as typical children.


Agency: Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Preschool
Address: 1200 Children’s Home Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-4565
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services offered: Preschool services to children with developmental delays, ages three to five years. Screenings are used to assess and determine delays in children.  Play is used for learning and development.  Families are involved in the process of planning for their child.


Agency: Shelby County Family Resource Center
Address: 1101 N. Vandemark Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-8080
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; evenings by appointment only
Services offered: Provides a variety of mental health and counseling services including crisis intervention and medication management.  Counseling sessions consist of face to face interaction with qualified professionals.  Addiction services are offered to those with drug or alcohol dependencies.  This includes education and prevention.


Agency: Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services
Address: 227 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney
Phone Number: 498-4981
Hours: Monday, Wednesday through Friday; 7:30-4:00; Tuesday 7:30-6:00
Services offered: see below for each department
Children’s Services: Receives reports and investigates incidents of child abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse and dependency of children.  The goal is to keep families intact and to keep the child safe in his/her home.  A child may need to be removed from their home if they are in danger.  Ongoing case management services are provided to families to remedy the situation and improve conditions in order for the child to be safe.  Foster parents are also trained and licensed through the State of Ohio.
Adult Protective Services are provided to adults age 60 and over who are being allegedly abused, neglected or exploited.  Services are arranged in order to improve their situation.

Child Support: Works with both custodial and absent parents in order to establish and enforce child support orders so that the child’s needs can be met.  They can assist in locating non-custodial parents, paternity establishment, establishing cash and health insurance orders, among other services.  They can also assist in reviewing and adjusting existing child support orders.  A seek work program assists in locating employment for those non-custodial parents who are unemployed.

Financial and Medical Services: Consists of the following benefits

Cash Benefits: Ohio Works First cash assistance is a monthly income provided to low income families. Eligible families must have a child under 18 in the household and meet financial requirements. Those receiving these benefits must participate in a work activity. There are government imposed limits on the length of time a family can receive cash assistance.

Food Assistance (SNAP): Provides supplemental income to families that need extra assistance with their monthly food costs.  The amount that each family receives is based on income, family size and expenses.  These benefits can only be used to purchase food items and most grocery stores accept these benefits.

Medicaid: A health insurance benefit program provided to assist individuals with rising health care costs.  There is a variety of Medicaid programs available according to family situations and each has separate financial guidelines.  There is also Medicare premium assistance available.  Healthchek services are offered to children birth through twenty years to provide screenings for early detection of any medical problems.

Employment and Family Services: Consists of the following services

Ohio Means Jobs Shelby County: A location for employment and training needs where all services are free of charge.  Computers are available for public use to search for jobs and to research training opportunities.  Job vacancies in the immediate area are posted on a daily basis for job seekers to pursue. Other job seeking services include resume completion, internet access, faxing and copy access, and employment related workshops. Registration in the state sponsored job searching web site, ,is also available. No appointment is needed and customers are served on a walk in basis by qualified staff.

Rapid Response activities are provided to those who are facing a lay off or plant closure.  These sessions are normally provided at the employer’s location.  Services are reviewed with the workers that may assist in locating new employment.

The Workforce Investment Act helps assists individual with training costs to those who need additional skill attainment in order to become employed or earn better wages.

Work Activities: Recipients of cash assistance and some food stamp recipients are required to participate in a work activity, assigned by an Employment and Family Services Specialist. The goal of the activity is to lead the individual towards gainful employment.  Work activities that may be assigned include job searching and being assigned to a work site within the community.  Failure to participate may jeopardize the benefits of the participant.

Publicly Funded Child Care: These servicesassist families with the cost of child care while the parents/caretakers are employed or in school. Income guidelines apply and are based on family size.  Those eligible families are required, in most cases, to pay a portion of the child care cost. Parents may choose to utilize child care services at a licensed child care center or a family child care provider that is licensed by The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 

Individuals, who wish to care for children in their home, may go through the certification process through Job and Family Services. No more than six children at one time are allowed.  The home must pass safety standards and ongoing training is required.

Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP): CCMEP is designed for individuals ages 14-24 who are ready to make a change in their lives. This program helps participants determine what kind of employment and educational goals to set for themselves. With the support of an Employment Specialist, participants will create a plan to accomplish those personalized goals. Participating in this program allows individuals to work through challenges to finding and retaining employment by providing various services, such as career counseling and funding for training. The ultimate goal is for participants to be economically self-sufficient.

Agency: Shelby County Drug Task Force
Address: 202 N. Walnut St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-497-7355
Services offered: Website that provides resources to those struggling with drug addiction.

Agency: Shelby County Family and Children First
Address: 1200 S. Children’s Home Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365
Phone Number: 937-658-6819
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: A countywide collaboration of social services, school systems, and business representatives in Shelby County. The goal is to improve the quality of life for children and families, by providing comprehensive and organized services.  Gaps in services are identified and addressed by agency representatives in order to provide an effective network.  Families are directly involved in planning for their situation.


Agency: Shelby County Health Department/WIC
Address: 202 W. Poplar St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7249; WIC 937-498-4637
Hours: WIC: Walk ins only: Monday - Wednesay 7:30 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 3:30; Closed Thursdays; Friday 7:30 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 3:30; First and Third Wednesdays 7:30 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 6:00;
Services offered: Provides general public health services, including nursing services, immunizations, and communicable disease education.  Conducts car seat safety checks.Provides nutrition assistance to families with infants, nursing mothers, and children up to age five, through the WIC program.Must be at medical or nutritional risk.Provides breast feeding support.  Income guidelines must be met.  Also offers Help Me Grow services to infants and toddlers in need of health and developmental services.  Newborn baby home visits are also made.


Agency: Shelby County Juvenile Court
Address: 100 E. Court St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7255
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Division of Common Pleas Court. Correct children who break the law and collaborate with other agencies to improve family life and the life of youth in our community.  Also strive to protect children from abuse and neglect.


Agency: Shelby County Libraries

Amos Memorial Library
230 E. North St.

Anna Community Branch Library
304 N. Second St.

Philip Sheets Family Botkins Library
109 E. Lynn St.

Jackson Center Memorial Library
205 S. Linden
Jackson Center

AJ Wise Fort Loramie Branch
300 E. Parkwood St.
Fort Loramie

Russia Branch Library
200 Raider St.
Amos Memorial: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Closed Sunday.
All other branches: Monday and Wednesday 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Closed Sunday. Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Services: Free access with a library card to a wide variety of books, publications, movies, and music. Special classes and reading programs are offered to all types of populations. Exhibits are displayed on a regular basis.  See the website for current classes and programs.  On line services include locating and searching for books, music, and movies.  A digital library is also available.


Agency: Shelby County Metropolitan Housing
Address: 706 N. Wagner Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-9898
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides housing opportunities for low income families, which promotes self-sufficiency.  There are public housing opportunities for qualified families, singles, and senior citizens.  Also available is the voucher program which works with private landlords.  Those who qualify may pay little or no rent.


Agency: Shelby County Prosecutor
Address: First Floor – Shelby County Courthouse, P.O. Box 4159, Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-9191
Hours: Call for information
Services offered: The county prosecutor is the chief criminal prosecutor within Shelby County.  The county prosecutor acts as legal counsel to a variety of County elected officials, offices, and agencies. The prosecutor assists in promoting the safety and protection of individuals and families within the community.


Agency: Shelby County Public Defender
Address: 129 East Court St. Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-1714
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Legal representation to individuals accused of a crime including felonies and misdemeanors.  Also represents juvenile delinquency cases, non- support contempt, and children services allegations.  Representation is based on economic status.


Agency: Shelby County Right To Life
Address: 102 E. Poplar St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-1812
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Store provides gently used and donated baby items at a reduced price.  Items included are diapers, baby food, formula, toys, and bedding.  Some items are available for those who cannot afford a donation.  Gift certificates are available for those who attend classes.


Agency: Shelby County Transit
Address: 413 S.Vandemark Rd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-6117
Hours: Office, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; City service, Monday – Friday, 6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; County service, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Pubic transportation program that provides curb to curb service in Sidney and Shelby County, from pick up point to destination.  Wheelchair accessible.  Passenger assistance is available on request for those with medical needs.


Agency: Shelby County Veterans Services
Address: 133 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7282
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Assists Veterans, their widows and dependents in time of critical need through emergency financial assistance and provides help with applying for Veteran’s benefits.  Represent and assist Veterans, spouses, widows, dependent children, and parents of deceased Veterans in gaining benefits.


Agency: Shelby County Victims Services
Address: 100 East Court St., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-7400
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Twenty four hour response for crisis intervention.  Provides information, support, and advocacy to victims and their families. Victims are made aware of their rights and are assured they receive sensitive treatment throughout the criminal justice system.  Escort services to court appearances are offered.


Agency: Social Security Administration
Address: 277 Looney Rd., Piqua
Phone Number: 866-931-2520
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Services offered: Assists individuals with applying for Social Security retirement and disability benefits.  Also assists with Medicare benefits.  Eligibility for government sponsored benefits will be explored according to your situation.  This includes retirement, disability, survivors’ benefits, SSI, and disabled children.


Agency: St. John’s Thrift Store
Website: none
Address: 319 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-2175
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Used clothing and household items are sold at discounted prices. No appointment is needed to shop in the store.


Agency: Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health
Address: 1100 Wayne St., Troy
Phone Number: 937-335-7727; 24 hour crisis hotline: 800-351-7347
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services offered: Serving Miami, Shelby, and Darke Counties by planning, funding, monitoring and implementing programs and services to those in need of mental health and substance abuse assistance.  They work towards services that are cost effective and of high quality.  They also see that services are accessible to those who need them, and to promote public awareness of the services.


Agency: United Way of Shelby County
Address: 232 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-2101
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services offered: Assesses and evaluates community needs while funding programs in the areas of health, education and income. Offer special grant projects for one time programs or projects.  A variety of agencies and programs that aid in assisting families are funded through the United Way.


Agency: Womanline of Dayton
Address: 4617 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio 45429
Phone Number: 937-223-3446
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services offered: Trained and licensed professionals provide affordable mental health counseling to women.  They specialize in women’s issues such as eating disorders and sexual abuse survivors.  Prevention and training are also provided in the areas of sexual abuse and eating disorders.


Agency: Women’s Center
Address: 2579 W. Michigan Ave., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-498-4425
Hours: Monday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; closed Thursday; Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Services offered: Provides solutions and options to women faced with an unplanned pregnancy.  Free pregnancy tests, ultrasound, consulting, training for pregnancy and parenting assistance are included in services offered.  Services are confidential and initial consultation is free.  Call for an appointment.


Agency: YMCA of Sidney and Shelby County
Address: 300 E. Parkwood Blvd., Sidney
Phone Number: 937-492-9134
Hours: Monday – Friday, 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (adults only 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Services offered: Provides programs to families that promote a healthy lifestyle such as physical well-being activities and child development.  Activities include a variety of sports programs for all ages, camps, health and wellness programs and aquatics.  A child development child care center is offered to children six weeks to twelve years old.


ODJFS to Offer Free Credit Monitoring to Victims of Unemployment-Related ID Theft

Individuals who reported being the victim of such identity theft will be eligible for one year of credit monitoring at no charge. Those who believe they were victims, but have not yet reported it, can do so at or by calling (833) 658-0394. The services include identity theft monitoring, restoration, and insurance.

In order to be eligible for the free credit monitoring service, individuals must complete the ID Theft Portal Fraud Form at Identity Theft | Ohio Unemployment Benefits Help no later than May 22, 2022. The deadline to register for identity protection services is June 25, 2022.

Click the links for additional information.

ODJFS Press Release



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