Service Providers

The staff members at PLACES collaborate with mental health agencies, homeless shelters and other community organizations to meet the needs of our residents, clients and tenants. Our mutual goal is to help the people we serve realize their individual potential and gain more independence.

We work routinely with these and other service providers:

Consumer Advocacy Model (CAM) program at Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc.: This program assists people who are experiencing alcohol, drug or mental health problems, especially persons with disabilities. The staff is committed to improving the lives of persons with substance abuse and mental health issues, with particular sensitivity to physical or cognitive limitations that may serve as barriers to recovery. This is accomplished by incorporating research into a treatment and rehabilitation philosophy that values consumer participation and choice.

Daybreak: Daybreak was established in 1975 in Dayton as an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Today, Daybreak operates the Miami Valley's only 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency youth shelter and has grown to include outreach, prevention, transitional housing, life-skills education and other follow-up services for runaway, throwaway and homeless youth. Daybreak is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Daybreak's mission is to eliminate youth homelessness in the Miami Valley through comprehensive and results-oriented programs that provide safety and stability for runaway, troubled and homeless youth ages 10 to 21.

Eastway Behavioral Healthcare Corporation: Eastway is the largest, private, not-for-profit provider of mental health, substance abuse, housing, employment and educational services in the Miami Valley area. Eastway serves adults, children and families throughout Montgomery County and beyond – teaching people the life skills they need to take care of themselves – instilling hope by providing people with the opportunity to lead fulfilled lives, and to feel wanted, productive, safe, secure and loved. Eastway is a partner with the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board for Montgomery County and the Family and Children First Council of Montgomery County.

Eastco Enterprises: Eastco Enterprises provides vocational training, rehabilitation, placement and support services for people with all kinds of special needs. With this workforce, Eastco Enterprises offers a number of value-added business solutions to public and private organizations throughout the Miami Valley and Ohio. Current service offerings include document management and destruction; cleaning and janitorial; grounds maintenance; packaging and assembly; and vending. Eastco Enterprises is part of Eastway Corporation and is funded solely from business contract revenues and not via subsidies.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley: Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley empowers people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives. The organization provides employment services, children and youth services, senior services and services for people with developmental disabilities.

Clubhouses are member-based communities where people living with persistent mental illness come to rebuild their lives. The Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Miracle Clubhouse is a vital community for growth, hope and opportunity for people recovering from mental illness in the Dayton area. The Clubhouse is committed to ongoing improvement, positive development of strengths and elimination of the stigma against those with mental illness. Members benefit from this proven approach to rehabilitation, recovery and reintegration into the community.

Homefull: Homefull works to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education. Homefull offers a comprehensive continuum of care and services, from homelessness prevention to permanent housing. The organization is part of a network of services in Montgomery County designed to help people help themselves.

The Chums program by Life Essentials: Life Essentials provides professional, person-centered services to enhance the well-being of vulnerable adults. The nonprofit’s Chums program enhances the quality of life for its members by equipping them with tools that promote self-management of their mental illness. Life Essentials staff facilitate the program by combining education, networking and behavioral activation services. Participants, ages 50 years and older, learn common themes that contribute to their recovery, and skills to help maintain their independence, bond with people in similar situations and take back control of their lives.

Miami Valley Housing Opportunities (PATH outreach staff): Miami Valley Housing Opportunities (MVHO) has three staff members who provide outreach to Montgomery County's mentally ill homeless population with referral to mental health and other support services. They go to shelters, feeding locations, churches, libraries and other community gathering spots to meet people in need and make referrals to services and housing. One employee's primary focus is the development of outreach contacts with local law enforcement officers, adult parole, state prisons, Weed and Seed programs, and neighborhood associations. Funding for the MVHO outreach program is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services PATH Program. To help people living on the streets, MVHO PATH outreach staff members provide items to assist with basic needs including food, clothing, blankets, coats and bus vouchers.

MONCO Enterprises: Some of the residents, clients and tenants at PLACES work at MONCO Enterprises, which provides employment opportunities, work training, placement services and employment support for individuals with developmental disabilities. Opportunities at MONCO range from machining to assembly, testing to packaging, collating to fulfillment, and duties from light to heavy.

Samaritan CrisisCare: This is an innovative, county-wide crisis and assessment service for people with mental health or drug and alcohol needs. Available 24/7, CrisisCare serves any person in Montgomery County who needs crisis services or evaluation for hospitalization. Severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents needing crisis services or pre-hospital screening also are covered.

Samaritan Homeless Clinic: Good Samaritan Hospital opened the Samaritan Homeless Clinic in 1992 to reduce the common connection between homelessness and poor personal health. The clinic takes an integrated approach toward primary and preventive services. With its mission of serving the total well-being of the homeless, the Samaritan Homeless Clinic aims to deliver quality, compassionate care and get patients back on their feet. Organized around the idea of caring for the whole person, the Samaritan Homeless Clinic serves more than 2,000 homeless people in Dayton each year. The clinic provides a wide range of health and wellness services in a one-stop-shop environment.

South Community Behavioral Healthcare: Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, South Community is a private not-for-profit corporation providing behavioral health care and related services in the greater Miami Valley. South Community is supported by the ADAMHS Board and the Montgomery County Human Services Levy. South Community is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for outpatient treatment (adult, child and adolescent), case management/service coordination (adult, child and adolescent) and partial hospitalization (child and adolescent).