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Sidney, OH 45365

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Agencies & Programs


The following is a list of local agencies which are partially funded by Shelby County United Way dollars. Feel free to follow the included links for more info about each agency.

Youth & Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County

2840 Wapakoneta Ave., P. O. Box 885, Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides mentoring, guidance, and support to children that may be at risk. Provides volunteer opportunities for adults requiring varying levels of time commitment. Also offers a high school mentoring program utilizing freshman to seniors as mentors.

April Brubaker, Executive Director
Ph: 937-492-7611
Fax: 937-492-4555
e-mail: april@bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org

Shelby County CASA/GAL

County Courthouse, First Floor P.O. Box 4187 Sidney, OH 45365

CASA (Court.Apppointed.Special.Advocate) Provides trained volunteers to serve as informed, independent, and objective voices in court for abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers serve by court appointment and are assigned to a child for the duration of a case some of which can last years.

Bridget Davis, Director

Clear Creek Farms

1900 S. Kuther Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides a loving home and a better life for at-risk youth that are without a clean and safe permanent residence.

Chad Gessler, Executive Director
Ph. 937-498-9445
Fax: 937-498-4441
e-mail: chad.gessler@clearcreekfarm.org

Shelby County Opportunity School Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

129 E. Court St. Sidney, Ohio 45365
Provides a non-traditional school setting where students who are at risk of not completing their education are presented with opportunities for high school success and graduation.

Scott Howell, Superintendent
Ph: 937-599-5195
Fax: 937-498-4850
e-mail: showell@mresc.org

Boy Scouts – Miami Valley Council

7825 Poe Avenue, Dayton, OH 45413

Offers youth, ages 5 and up, the opportunity to become involved in activities which encourage charac­ter building, citizenship train­ing, physical fitness and career awareness.

Jeffrey R. Schiavone, Scout Executive/CEO
Ph: 937-278-4825
Fax: 937-278-9002
e-mail: jeffrey.schiavone@scouting.org

Shelby County Arc, Inc.

1200 S. Children’s Home Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides programs and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, including summer camps, social and recreational activities, and grants to multiple disability classrooms in Sidney and Shelby County.

Kendra Hamaker, Executive Director
Ph: 937-658-6717
Fax: 937-498-4567
e-mail: shelbycountyarc@gmail.com

Shelby County Family and Children First Council

1200 Children’s Home Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365

Shelby County Family and Children First Council promotes healthy children, strong families, and thriving communities by collaborating with government and social service agencies to provide services to families and children to enhance their well-being through their Diversion Assessment Team (DAT). Eligible families are those that are involved with two or more county agencies, families with children 0-21 yrs old, youth at risk of out-of-home placement, families in crisis and needing intensive services to support a stable home environment, and families willing to actively participate in their plan.
Referrals are made from the parent/guardian, schools and other community agencies.

Diann Rodrigues, Director
Ph: 937-658-6819
e-mail: drodrigues@shelbydd.org

Wilma Valentine Childcare

1200 South Children’s Home Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365-0925

The Wilma Valentine Childcare provides quality day care for children ages 3, 4, and 5 with an emphasis on services to families whose children are experiencing developmental delays or have been diagnosed with handicapping conditions. The Center strives to strengthen and support the family unit and to provide day care services in a positive environment of safety, support, and care. The day care center is located at Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center which provides educational services for the children in the day care program.

Nancy Stiefel, Director
Ph: 937-498-0101

Y Child Development Center

300 E. Parkwood Street Sidney, OH 45365

Includes the following services: preschool classes, daily care for infants, toddlers, preschool age children, kindergarten, and school age children. Meals, swimming lessons, and transportation are included.

Tori Faulder, Director of the Child Development Center
Ph: 937-498-2273
Fax: 937-492-4705
e-mail: tfaulder@sidney-ymca.org

Resilient Heights Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

315 W. Russell Rd. Sidney, OH 45365

The Resilient Heights program at the Midwest Regional Learning Center is a new program that opened on October 30, 2023. This program was formed to help students and school districts deal with the previously unmet need of a place to send students who are diagnosed with emotional disturbances, trauma, violent tendencies, post traumatic stress disorders or any number of any other mental health issues. 100% of the students come to them in crisis. The crisis usually involves multiple layers that are
affecting the student’s education..

Jo DeMotte, Principal
Ph: 937-498-1354 ext 6000
Fax: 937-498-4850
e-mail: jdemotte@mresc.org

Critical Human Needs

Agape Distribution, Inc.

209 Brooklyn Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365

Brings hope by providing groceries for at risk families through their food pantry, mobile rural food pantry, and urban sustainability project. They also operate a nonprofit store where agencies can purchase items at a fraction of the retail price.

Mike McRill, Pantry Coordinator
Ph: 937-498-4368
Fax: 937-497-0329
e-mail:  mikemcrill@agapedistribution.org

Alpha Community Center

950 Children’s Home Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365

Offers daily programs, information, referral, and recreation in a supervised environment for children and adults. Provides educational programs, hot lunches Monday through Friday, rent and utility assistance, emergency pantry program, and chapel services.

Justin Neu, Executive Director
Ph: 937-498-9758
Fax: 937-492-6047
e-mail: jmneu.alphacommunitycenter@gmail.com

Mercy Mission House Emergency Shelter

950 Children’s Home Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365

MMH provides overnight and short-term emergency shelter for those in need in the community. Clients are connected with area services to help them receive permanent housing, counseling, job placements, and food/meal assistance, among other services.

Emily Neu, Executive Director

Health & Well Being

Senior Health Services

100 S. Main St. Suite 101 Sidney, Ohio 45365

Home health services, educational programs, and screenings for persons 60 and older.

Kathy Sell, Director
Ph: 937-498-4593
Fax: 937-493-0269
e-mail: ksell@cssmv-sidney.org

Counseling & Mental Health Services

100 S. Main St. Suite 101 Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides outpatient mental health to individual families, youth and school based counseling.

Kathy Sell, Director
Ph: 937-498-4593
Fax: 937-493-0269
e-mail: ksell@cssmv-sidney.org

Compassionate Care

124 N. Ohio Ave. P.O. Box 4835 Sidney, OH 45365

Compassionate Care provides primary healthcare services to the uninsured and underinsured residents of Shelby County. Residents who are eligible for state or federally funded programs do not qualify for services at this agency.

Traci Milanese, Executive Director
Ph: 937-492-9400 ext 112
Fax: 937-492-9407
e-mail: info@ccsccares.org

Rehabilitation Center for Nuerological Development

1306 Garbry Road Piqua, Ohio 45356

Offers a variety of specialized services for children & adults with minimal to severe brain injury. Injuries include stroke, autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, head injury, Multiple Sclerosis, A.D.D., A.D.H.D. Services available; Neurological Rehab, Aquatic Therapy, Tutoring, EEG Neurofeedback and Day School for Special Needs Children, kindergarten through eighth grade.

Carla Bertke, Executive Director
Ph: 937-773-7630
Fax: 937-778-2561
e-mail: director@rcnd.org

SafeHaven, Inc.

1101 N. Vandemark Rd Sidney, OH 45365

Offers Shelby County mental health clients a consumer-operated center where they may participate in educational, social, and vocational support in a safe environment toward mental health recovery.

Douglas Metcalfe, Executive Director
Ph: 937-615-0126
Fax: 937-778-8526
e-mail: safehavendouglas@woh.rr.com

Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County

304 S. West Ave. Senior Center P.O. Box 4362 Sidney, OH 45365-4362

Provides programs and activities for a $35 annual fee that focus on health, education, recreation and socialization for members over the age of 50.


Rachel Hale, Executive Director
Ph: 937-492-5266
Fax: 492-2134
e-mail: srcenter@nktelco.net

Rebuilding from Adversity

New Choices, Inc.

P.O. Box 4182 Sidney, Ohio 45365-4182

Provides for the care needs of victims of domestic violence and their families with 24-hour services including a crisis hotline, safe emergency shelter, court and child advocacy, peer counseling, individual advocacy, referrals and resources toward living a violence-free life and more. New Choices also provides Shelby County with educational services & programs including a Hands are Not for Hitting program for preschoolers, Anti-Bullying & Anti-Teen Dating Violence programs for the schools as well as programs for all adult audiences in the hopes of bringing awareness, intervention & prevention to reduce and ultimately eliminate abuse in Shelby County.

Danielle Schweitzer, Director
Ph: 937-498-7261
Fax: 498-7404
e-mail: director@newchoicesinc.org

Samaritan Works, Inc.

232 E. Poplar St., Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides a sober living environment in their men’s home and women’s home for those dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Tricia Anderson, Executive Director
Ph: 937-638-4545
email: Recovery2022@samaritanworks.org

STAR House (Sheriff’s Treatment and Recovery House)

597 Gearhart Road Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides a sober living environment for up to 20 persons who have completed their incarceration and want to live in a safe environment while continuing to work on their recovery.

Rachel Wells, Director
Ph: 937-498-1111
Fax: 937-498-7845
e-mail: Rachel.Wells@shelbycountysheriff.com

Shelby County Victim Services

Courthouse, First Floor P.O. Box 476 Sidney, Ohio 45365

Provides support and advocacy to victims of crime by providing information to victims and their families.

Tiffany Kemp, Director
Ph: 937-498-7400
Fax: 937-498-7442
e-mail: tkemp@shelbycountyvictimservices.com

Community Initiatives

The I.M.P.A.C.T. Program

129 East Court Street Sidney, Ohio 45365

I.M.P.A.C.T. is a program developed to proactively identify school age children who are facing obstacles towards academic, social, and community success. This preventative program allows families to participate in the IMPACT Program and receive support, resources, and counseling to meet the needs of each unique child and family.

Amy Simindinger, Program Director
Ph: 937-498-1354 Ext. 7020       Fax: 937-498-4850
e-mail: asimindinger@mresc.org


2-1-1 is a confidential information and referral hotline where calls are answered 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The hotline more easily connects residents in Shelby County to available community resources. The trained operators are able to provide callers with phone numbers, hours of operation and qualifications for the many human service programs available in Shelby County, the region, and the state. Residents just have to dial 2-1-1 or Ph: 855-663-8333.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

230 E. North St. Sidney, OH 45365

Imagination Library is an early literacy program for children under the age of 5. At no cost to the family, an age appropriate book is mailed monthly to the family’s address. Studies show children enrolled in Imagination Library are better prepared for kindergarten, are read to more often, and have more books and visits to the local libraries than children not enrolled. This program is supported locally by the Shelby County United Way, Shelby County Libraries, Sidney City Schools, Midwest Regional ESC, Sidney Altrusa, Kiwanis, Rotary, POWER, Monarch Legacy Fund and Wilson Health.

Cindy Timmerman, Program Director
Ph: 937-492-8354  E-mail: cindyt@sclmail.org

Career Coach

101 S. Ohio Ave., Floor 2, Sidney, Ohio 45365

Workforce Partnership aligns our community’s workforce and education system so they can respond to the skill needs of the local business and industry. The Workforce Partnership and the Shelby County United Way have collaborated in the creation of a Career Coach position. This individual works with students not planning on continuing their education, currently not enrolled at the Career Center, and not enlisting in the military. The role of the Career Coach is to work with each eligible senior 1 on 1 to assess their skills and interests and provide employers that are hiring that match that skill set. Expected outcomes include seniors earning career wages with benefits immediately after high school and better career matches for both the student and the employer helping with overall retention rates.

Kelly Edwards, Career Coach
Ph: 937-498-9900
E-mail: kelly@workforcepartner.com