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Senior Commodities

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is offered to seniors 60 years and older every month. This program provides about 40 pounds of food to qualifying households and contains cereal, milk, cheese, canned fruits, vegetables and juices, canned meats, peanut butter, rice or pasta. You may qualify if you are 60 years or older and your gross monthly income for a 1-person household is $1,276 or less; 2-person household, $1,726 or less; and 3-person household, $2,177 or less. Senior residents of Darke County can call Community Action Partnership, (937) 548-8143 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Homeless Shelter

The Homeless Shelter houses persons left homeless due to fire, eviction, or other unfortunate circumstances. The maximum stay for an individual is 14 days, and 30 days for families. Greenville residents should contact the Greenville Police Department at (937) 548-1103. Darke County residents should contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Department at (937) 548-3399. This program provides a temporary living situation and requires residents to look for a permanent solution to their housing problems.

The community has responded to our request for donations in support of the Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter. In addition to monetary donations, we have received donations of beds, bath towels, wash cloths, sheets and various kitchen items.

A youth group from Ansonia United Methodist Church held a fundraiser that earned $400 for the shelter. We are thankful for all these donations, but more needs to be done.

Community Action Partnership of Darke County has been the owner/operator of the Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter since 1988. The shelter is located on the second floor of a two-story house within walking distance of downtown Greenville. A communal kitchen and 1-1/2 baths are available for sharing. There are three bedrooms, providing room for eight persons, including a baby bed.

The Emergency Homeless Shelter is currently in need of new furnishings and appliances and is reaching out to our partners in the community for assistance to achieve this goal. Specifically needed items include an electric range, large capacity heavy duty clothes washer, appliances, new beds, dressers, baby crib and wooden rocking chairs.

The Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter also accepts any monetary donations towards the purchase of these items. We have set a goal of $6,500 to help offset the estimated costs we have raised approximately 25% of our goal to date.

During 2014, 81 adults and 24 children were housed in the shelter, totaling 1,541 nights. They were provided 3,082 meals. From January to December 1, 2015, 87 individuals, 30 of which were children, were sheltered, totaling 1,645 nights with 3,290 meals provided.

Community Action Partnership Darke County staff assists clients in finding appropriate services necessary to move them into permanent shelter. Funding is provided by the local United Way, the Homeless Crisis Response Grant and through private donations.

For more information regarding the Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter, contact Carol Littman, Office Manager for Community Action Partnership Darke County at (937) 548-8143, ext. 206.

Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP)

Homeless Prevention is assistance (emergency rent) designed to prevent eviction. Homeless Prevention is to assure that the assistance is necessary to avoid eviction and there are reasonable expectations that the household will be able to resume payments following assistance. There is follow-up to ascertain that assistance kept them from eviction. Must meet income guidelines and have case management.

Rapid Re-Housing is assistance (first month’s rent, security deposits) designed to help homeless persons establish permanent housing. The priority is placed on those families residing in emergency shelters, cars, or on the street. This program is targeted into getting persons into permanent housing. Must meet income guidelines, have case management and develop a budget. Homes must have a year's lease and pass an inspection.

Salvation Army

Limited funds are available to assist transient and local persons in need. Funds are used for gas money for travelers, unexpected expenses for families, and other items to help people help themselves. Darke County does not service Salvation Army stores; therefore, we do not have a pick-up service for clothes or other items.

Community Action Partnership
Darke County
1469 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 548-8143

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