Major Facility Expansion Completed

CSSMV held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on Thursday, June 27, 2024, to mark the grand opening of its expanded facility at 922 West Riverview Avenue in Dayton. Construction of a 6,500 square foot addition to the existing building began in July of 2023. While discussions originally centered on ways to remodel the existing structure to better support program needs, it was determined that a significant expansion of the building’s footprint would provide the best long-term value for the agency and its constituents.

May is Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

Erma’s House Family Visitation Center in Dayton is a member of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN), an organization consisting of over 800 visitation providers worldwide dedicated to providing safe parental access for families. A program of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Erma’s House has been in operation since 1997 and hosted 897 supervised visits in 2023.

Life Essentials Expanding into Shelby County

After considerable planning and working with Probate Judge Jeff Beigel in Sidney, CSSMV Life Essentials services are now available in Shelby County. Guardianship was earmarked in the Generations Campaign as one of the programs to be expanded. Shelby County is a first step and conversations are now beginning in Miami County as well.

Construction Begins

The July 7, 2023 groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction on a 6,500 square foot addition to the existing building which was originally built in the mid-1960s.  The addition will have new space for the agency’s emergency food pantry, an elevator, a new entrance and Welcome Center, and a community room.

Generations Campaign

At Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley’s Annual Meeting on April 27, CEO Laura Roesch announced the public phase of a five-year comprehensive campaign inspired by the desire to broaden and enhance the agency’s impact as it enters its second century of service. The Generations Campaign will run through 2025, with a total fundraising goal of $10,000,000.

Volunteers Needed for RideConnect Program

The program is focused on transporting individuals to employment and medical and non-medical appointments. Priority is given to older adults and individuals with disabilities as well as low-income populations who do not have access to other options.

ODA Launches Free Check-in Service for Older Citizens

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) announced a free, daily check-in by phone service for Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond.

Life Essentials Merges with Catholic Social Services

“We already serve more than a thousand low-income seniors every year to help them age in place, so adding guardianship and advocacy is well within our mission and service model,” said CSSMV CEO Laura Roesch.

New Initiatives in the Works at Choice Food Pantry

CSSMV plans to turn the pantry into more of a resource for community members to learn about healthy eating habits.