Covid-19 Updates & Resources

We are ecstatic to announce that our offices are back open!

We are currently open for meetings on an appointment-only basis. Please call the office at 937-259-1898 to schedule a visit or inquire more about what services, trainings, and meetings are currently ongoing. Scroll down for an update on our different programs.

  • Miracle Makers: 

    • Our Miracle Makers team is hard at work running a virtual summer camp! Enrolled students were provided access to a laptop and home WIFI if needed so they can fully engage ine each week's activities! ​Every week, campers recieve a new goodie bag filled with all the supplies they need for a week of educational, supportive and fun activities with our leaders.

  • Youth Champions:​

    • While we miss meeting in person for outings and school​ visits, we're enjoying watching our Youth Champions learn and expand their skills in new Varsity Tutors classes each week!

  • Camp Mariposa​:

    • Dayton Camp Mariposa has adopted creative ways to continue to remain connected to our campers via monthly Care Packages and Weekly Virtual Campfires. Monthly care packages have been sent to the Campers since April and include items for them to create, items that help them to continue practicing mindfulness at home, a focus on one of the 7 C’s, and lots of yummy snacks! Weekly Virtual Campfires are known as  “Thankful Thursday’s," and follows a regular bus flexible schedule so we can talk about Zones of Regulation Check-in; followed by a Mindfulness exercise and expression of Gratitude (using Gratitude Journals that were created for the Care Packages); a lesson on goals, choices and/or communication and listening; followed by fun virtual games.

  • Job Connecting and Job Coaching​:

    • We are grateful to have been finally able to relaunch our jobs program, complete with resume coaching, interview preparation and more. We hostedour first Forklift Training day since March in Early June and will continue to host them throughout the summer and fall. 

  • FARE:

    • The Xenia Avenue Farm & Flea will begin for the season on July 11, from 10am-1pm at 405 Xenia Avenue. Social distancing efforts will be in place during the market. Stay tuned on social media for updates on vendors!

  • Peers for Change: 

    • We cannot yet restart our Conversations For Change meetings, but our 1:1 Peers are still hard at work connecting with peers for personal support, taking on new peers​, and hosting five different support meetings each week via Zoom.

We are working on a number of new initiatives and re-launching programs paused to Covid-19 shutdowns, so please don't hesitate to call our offce or email east-end@westcare.com with questions!

- Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Executive Director

624 Xenia Ave. | Dayton OH 45410

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