Our Programs

St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelters

St. Vincent de Paul operates two 24-hour emergency homeless shelters. The St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families serves single women and families with children. The St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway serves single men. Both shelters provide three meals daily, clothing, personal care items, mail and message services, and access to case management to assist them in exiting the shelter into appropriate permanent housing. On any given night there are 350 or more men, women and families in the shelters – 20% of whom are children 17 and under.

Contact:

St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men
1921 S. Gettysburg Ave. Dayton, OH 45417
Marc Flory – Shelter Operations Manager
Phone: (937) 222-7350, ext. 278
Fax: (937) 425-6742

St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women & Families
120 W. Apple St. Dayton, OH 45402
Cille Stark – Shelter Operations Manager
Phone: (937) 461-7837, ext. 105
Fax:(937) 461-2316

Transitional Housing Programs

St. Vincent de Paul operates two transitional housing programs – one 26-unit program for single men and one 26-unit program for families. The Transitional Housing programs provide an integrated educational and residential support program for eligible homeless men, women and families with children who are drug and alcohol-free and committed to becoming self-sufficient and attaining permanent housing.

The Transitional Housing programs provide:

  • Safe and affordable transitional housing for up two years in single-family homes and apartments located throughout the community
  • Intensive and comprehensive case management services to assist participants in reaching their goals
  • Action plans which include personal finances, home management, education, employment, personal development, and permanent housing
  • Assistance in locating safe, affordable permanent housing
  • Referral to other appropriate support agencies

Clients are accepted only through a referral by one of Montgomery County’s Gateway Shelters.


Contact:

St. Vincent de Paul Transitional Housing for Families:
Gail Gordon, LSW, Program Manager
Phone: (937) 222-3661, ext. 512
Fax: (937) 222-0847

St. Vincent de Paul Transitional Housing for Single Men:
Ann Goebel Program Manager
Phone: (937) 222-7349, ext. 101
Fax:(937) 222-7944

Permanent Supportive Housing Programs:

Many of the men and women who become homeless and must access our services at the Gateway Shelters are also struggling with far more serious challenges than just a lack of housing. These vulnerable guests are usually long-time shelter-users and also suffer from physical and mental illnesses, neurological or cognitive disorders, addictions, and other chronic disabilities. Many have co-occurring disabilities. Our two Permanent Supportive Housing programs provide safe and secure housing, supportive and on-site case management, referrals to appropriate and relevant services, life-skills coaching, assistance in finding employment and permanent housing. The goal of permanent supportive housing is to prevent the participants from returning to the homeless system.

St. Vincent de Paul Kettering Commons provides 14 units of housing to families in which the head of household has experienced long-term homelessness related to special needs and has been diagnosed with a disabling medical condition such as mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Contact:

St. Vincent de Paul Kettering Commons for Families:
Megan Dixon, MSW, LSW, Program Supervisor
Phone: (937) 630-3950
Fax: (937) 938-9581

Gail Gordon, LSW, Program Manager
Phone: (937) 222-3661, ext. 512
Fax: (937) 222-0847

St. Vincent de Paul Center provides 13 units of permanent supportive housing to single men who have experienced long-term homelessness related to special needs and have been diagnosed with a disabling medical condition such as mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Contact:

St. Vincent de Paul Permanent Supportive Housing for Single Men:
15 S. St. Clair St. Dayton, OH 45402
Ann Goebel
Phone: (937) 222-7349, ext. 101
Fax: (937) 222-7944

Clients are accepted only through a referral by one of Montgomery County’s Gateway Shelters.


Safe Haven

St. Vincent de Paul Safe Haven is a transitional housing program that utilizes a harm reduction model to provide services to hard-to-reach homeless persons with severe mental illness and other debilitating behavioral conditions. Our clients are men and women who have been in and out of the shelters numerous times or are on the street and have been unable or unwilling to participate in housing or supportive services. Our goal is that the participants will re-engage with treatment services as they become stabilized and learn to trust us and other relevant service providers.

Safe Haven provides:

  • Safe, supportive, housing
  • 24-hour case management and engagement staff
  • Nutritious meals
  • An environment conducive to stabilization, trust-building and personal growth that encourages positive change and linkage to relevant services
  • Mental health, addiction recovery, life skills, physical fitness, and spirituality groups
  • Clothing and personal care items as needed
  • Assistance and encouragement in receiving necessary services from appropriate community agencies

Clients are accepted only through a referral by one of Montgomery County’s Gateway Shelters or a Community street-outreach worker.


Contact:

St. Vincent de Paul Safe Haven:
Michael Goebel, LSW, LCDC III, Program Manager
Phone: (937) 277-9610
Fax:(937) 277-9607

Food Pantry

When individuals in our community lack the finances to put food on their tables, St. Vincent de Paul can help. Non-perishable items, fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and breads are provided to the people who visit our food pantries. St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry is not zip-code specific and serves anyone in need of food assistance.Mt. Lookout, ohioMt. Lookout, ohio

Location

St. Vincent de Paul Community Store
945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd Dayton, OH 45417

Hours of Operation:

2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
9:00am – 11:00am

St. Vincent de Paul Community Stores

Each day our trucks travel throughout the community picking up donated furniture, household goods and clothing. We operate two Community stores in the Dayton area, where people in need – and the general public – can shop for low-cost clothing, furniture and household items.

Locations/Hours:

945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH 45417
Monday through Friday – 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm

4825 Salem Ave Dayton, OH 45416
Monday through Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Contact:

Krys Davidson, Manager of Community Enterprises
Phone: (937) 222-7349, ext. 210
Fax:(937) 222-0754

Community Furniture Bank

St. Vincent de Paul established this centralized program in 2008 to provide a more effective and efficient way for local social service agencies to manage the increasing demands of furniture for persons moving from emergency shelter into permanent housing. St. Vincent de Paul handles all the logistics, from pick-up and storage to displaying the furniture items for selection by case managers and/or clients, and the delivery of furniture to clients’ homes.

Contact:

Krys Davidson, Manager of Community Enterprises
Phone: (937) 222-7349, ext. 210
Fax:(937) 222-0754

If you are interested in touring any of the programs,
contact Ann Goebel (agoebel@stvincentdayton.org)