Darke County is one of the six counties that comprise the diverse service area for the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. In this county, there is specific programming and services that have been developed and implemented to meet local needs. Darke County has a local facility, served by a County Director and staff, with input from a local Advisory Board. Please take this opportunity to learn more about the services we provide in this county. You will see that we care about this community and are truly dedicated to helping people, changing lives.
Programs in Darke County
The Benefit Bank helps to connect low and moderate-income individuals and families with potential public benefits they may be entitled to by removing barriers. The Benefit Bank is a free web-based computer software program that makes applying for many state and federal benefits easier.
Located in the basement of the Darke County facility, the Clothing Bank accepts donations of clothing and usable household items and appliances for resale. Eligible persons may receive quarterly vouchers for free clothing.
Offered in cooperation with the Community Senior Citizens Center at 1469 Sweitzer Street in Greenville, the Senior Assistance Project offers a variety of activities for persons age 55 and over.
The Food Bank is available to persons in need from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Income eligible customers may receive an emergency food box containing a five-day supply of food.
Community Action Partnership is the managing agent for the Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority and administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program assists low-income individuals and families afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.
Ohio V.E.T.S. (Vocation, Education, Training and Services) will assist veterans in obtaining education, training and meaningful employment while providing them and their families with other supportive services to help them attain self-sufficiency. Ohio V.E.T.S. will provide assistance and coordinate services to address emergency needs, housing, health, personal finance, education/training and employment.
Community Action Partnership will gladly enroll eligible households into the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Plus to help them manage their utility bills and maintain services. HEAP provides once per season assistance to low-income families who are having difficulty paying heat and fuel bills.
Weatherization is a residential energy efficiency program, that reduces energy use by reducing air infiltration and heat loss in homes. . Homeowners and renters may be eligible to receive free services on their home to make it more safe, comfortable and energy efficient.
Community Transportation provides medical and general transportation to residents of Darke County. Transportation is available to anywhere in Darke County with a 24 hour advance reservation.
Community Action Partnership
CAP needs volunteers to help us fulfill our mission! Go to the Volunteer page to learn about opportunities in Darke County.
Camp Swoneky was opened in 1912 for underprivileged children referred to the Salvation Army by social service agencies throughout Southwest Ohio and Northeast Kentucky. The camp serves the physical, social and spiritual needs of campers. The camp is held during the summer months and applications are available at Darke County Community Action Partnership. All Darke County children ages 6-12 are invited to attend. For more information, call (937) 548-8143.