Baby Ready Program

Are you:

  • In your last three months of pregnancy
  • 18 years or older
  • Looking for a job
  • Living in Montgomery County

Women and Holly

Benefits to participants:

  • Free gift basket and baby shower
  • Free baby gifts and birthday party when baby turns 1
  • Free library books for your baby and children under 5
  • Access to medical care, dental care, education assistance, child care assistance, and home visits by a nurse
  • Resources for employment and education for involved fathers

Case Management

Provide services and referrals to expecting mothers searching for employment, education, health care, child care, etc.

Baby Showers

We’ll throw a baby shower that will include gifts, books, crib, etc.

Education

Support

Connect with other mothers to build a circle of support.

First Birthday Program

Community Garden

The Wesley Community Center Community Garden has provided gardening opportunities for the benefit of the community since 2010. Our goal is to build a cooperative community of growers whose efforts create a ripple effect and benefit themselves, their families, their neighbors and the wider community. In addition to individual plots, we host an experiential garden for our after school students to use for STEM activities.IMG_4146

Our Community Crop Plots are planted for distribution through our food pantry and the Foodbank.

Plots may be farmed by an individual, family or community group. People are welcome to share plots. We are a mostly volunteer driven program. Volunteering can be done in a number of different garden projects and maintenance or in our food distribution network. Applications are accepted throughout the year and plots will be assigned starting in February as they become available. For more information, email Angela at Angela.byrdsong@wcciday.org.

Food Pantry

Throughout West Dayton, Wesley Community Center provides food to neighbors in need through its food pantry.

The mostly volunteer Choice Food Pantry provides groceries to more than 200 families monthly. The Food Pantry looks like a grocery store, but there is no checkout counter. Here families can shop for the food and personal care items they need for free. Our food pantry is one of a handful that provides meat and fresh produce.

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Families are greeted by volunteers who treat them with the respect they deserve, hope and support are offered and rather than a prepared meal, they leave with the items needed to prepare and serve meals in their own homes.

The food pantry is open Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

To give to the food pantry, click here

Senior Health

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Senior Case Management & Referrals

We offer an intent focus on referral service for the frail elderly with an emphasis on reaching the homebound. We provide referrals to seniors with early stages of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and seniors needing rehabilitation from debilitating illnesses.

Senior Nutrition & Activities

Those 60+ come together to share a meal (for a nominal fee), socialize, and activities. Offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (lunch served at 11:30 AM)

Intergenerational Exchange

This program provides intergenerational mutual exchanges across generational groups. These activities include: youth and seniors engaged in reading and tutoring sessions, intergenerational gardening, cultural, social and sports programming, etc.

Transportation Services

Nutrition Transportation

This program provides services to seniors 60+ transporting them to a congregate meal sited throughout the Montgomery County. Currently, transportation is provided to the following sites:

  • Wesley Community Center
  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center

Provided Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM-1:00.

Personal Assistance Transportation

This service provides transportation to frail & elderly, seniors to medical appointments, prescription pickups, food pantry visits, grocery store, and other social outings. Clients can obtain services through Montgomery County, for ages 60+ and United Way for ages 50+. Trips coordinated with Transportation Coordinator and can be defined as individual or group trips. Offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM.