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In Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties

Wright Patterson Family Resources in Clark Greene Miami Montgomery and Preble Counties

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety. These sites give up-to-date information on local happenings, municipal contacts, weather and events such as city council meetings:


Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care


Find family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.

Or you can post a caregiver job and then let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.

The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.

Active-duty military families receive a 25 percent discount on any subscription.

Child Care Aware


Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.

The site will also help you find information on locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

There’s also a special section for the military child covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

30 E. Broad St., 32nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is responsible for supervising the state’s public assistance, employment services, unemployment compensation, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care and child support programs. The department’s programs include an abuse hotline; Safe Haven for Newborns; foster care licensing and placement policy; putative father registry; ProtectOHIO and more.

Clark County Department of Job & Family Services

1345 Lagonda Ave.
Springfield, OH 45503

The Clark County Department of Job & Family Services partners with families, businesses and community organizations to provide a number of services including food assistance, childcare program, child abuse reporting and elderly protection services. The department’s website provides information on various family programs and services, as well as employment information.

Greene County Children’s Services

601 Ledbetter Road
Xenia, OH 45385

Greene County Children’s Services provides family-centered services to protect children from abuse and neglect by building safe and permanent families. Greene County offers a spectrum of services from family assessment and support to temporary and permanent child placement through foster care, adoption and independent living programs. Greene County Children’s Services are available by phone 24/7.

Miami County Children’s Services

510 W. Water St., Suite 210
Troy, OH 45373

Miami County Children’s Services provides assistance to ensure that all children grow up in a safe, nurturing and stable environment. The division’s website provides information on various family programs and services, including adoption support group, community Christmas program, parenting program and school supply programs.

Montgomery County Children Services

3304 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45405

Montgomery County Children Services works to protect children and restore families, and provides services when violence or unsafe environments are in place. The division’s website provides information on various family programs and services, including adoption, foster care, medical coverage, employment prep/mentoring and crisis intervention.

Preble County Job & Family Services

1500 Park Ave.
Eaton, OH 45320

The Preble Job & Family Services Agency is the mandated agency responsible for investigating complaints of abuse or neglect of children in Preble County. The division’s website provides information on various family programs and services, including adoption, foster care, kinship care and adult protective services.


Wright Patterson Family Resources Pets

Use these steps to protect your pet from being lost during your move.

  • Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times with your current phone number on it.
  • Microchip your pets, especially if they are good at slipping their collars. It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so the chip can reconnect your pet to you. All animal shelters and vet clinics can scan for microchips.
  • Have a current license on your dog. It is the ID given to an animal by a city or county and can be another way your dog can be restored to you.
  • Keep cats indoors; it’s much safer for them. Cats are domestic animals and don’t need to be outside where there are coyotes and owls, among other predators. Give cats a post to scratch on, a window to perch in and plenty of toys, and they will love the great indoors.

In some cities in Ohio it is illegal to leave your pet outside in cold weather. The conditions can be brutal, and leaving pets outside can be harmful. Make sure you’re following the laws for your area. In some cases it is OK to leave pets outside during the colder months as long as proper precautions are taken. That means that outdoor animal shelters, like a doghouse, must have some sort of flap covering the entrance to keep out the cold. They also need to be insulated with something, like straw.

Animal Services

Ohio Department of
Natural Resources – Wildlife Division

Wild animal issues 800-945-3453

Wildlife management consists of projects that usually involve habitat manipulation, management of wildlife populations, land acquisition, research or the creation of opportunities for people to enjoy wildlife. Healthy wildlife populations depend on good habitat, so habitat maintenance and improvement receive a lot of emphasis. On private lands, efforts are geared toward incentive programs to improve habitat, especially for agricultural and woodland landowners. Habitat manipulation is practiced more directly on the more than 135,000 acres of public land owned by the division.

Clark County Humane Society

5201 Urbana Road
Springfield, OH 45502

Clark County’s Humane Society provides adoption and redemption services for cats and dogs, as well as spay/neuter services, heartworm testing and licensing. For more information on the county’s animal shelter and pet adoption, visit the Clark County Humane Society website.

Greene County Animal Control

641 Dayton-Xenia Road
Xenia, OH 45385

Greene County Animal Control serves as the dog warden in the county. This includes abandonment/cruelty, enforcing laws, licensing and maintaining shelter for strays and adoptable dogs or cats.

Miami County Animal Shelter

1110 N. County Road 25A
Troy, OH 45373

The Miami County Animal Shelter takes in stray and owner-released dogs and cats, provides lost and found service, adopts dogs and cats to new homes, sells dog licenses and provides shelter for dogs and cats under quarantine.

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

6790 Webster St.
Dayton, OH 45414

The Montgomery County Animal Resources Center serves as the dog warden in the county and provides a number of services, including spay/neuter, adoption of dogs and cats, licensing, vacation registration and stray animal sheltering.

Preble County Humane Society

951 S. Barron St.
Eaton, OH 45320

Preble County Humane Society provides temporary refuge for lost, abandoned, abused, unwanted or injured Preble County animals.

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties are plentiful; see the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local providers. Another source for connecting with a veterinarian is the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association website www.ohiovma.org/public.


Wright Patterson Family Resources Safety

State of Ohio

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

General Information 614-752-7500

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles which handles driver’s licenses, state identification cards and vehicle registration.

Division of Emergency Management

Nonemergency 614-889-7150

The Ohio Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate activities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Visit the division’s website for a severe weather awareness guide and other preparedness information.

Clark County

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 937-521-2175

The Clark County Office of Emergency Management provides information for community and individual disaster and emergency preparedness. The office manages HyperReach, a mass notification system that sends alerts via telephone, text and email in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Some examples of alerts include: evacuation notices, chemical spills, bio-terrorism alerts, boil alert notices and missing child reports. Visit the office’s website for the county’s disaster planning guide and other disaster preparedness information.

Fire Departments


Visit Ohio Firefighters’ website for a full list of all 23 fire departments in Clark County.


Nonemergency 937-521-2050

Greene County

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 937-562-5994

Greene County’s Department of Emergency Management provides a comprehensive emergency management program that coordinates people and resources in order to protect the lives, property and the environment within the county. Visit the website for the county’s safety checklist and information on HyperReach alerts.

Fire Departments


Visit Ohio Firefighters’ website for a full list of fire departments in Greene County.


Nonemergency 937-562-4800

Miami County

Emergency Management


Miami County’s Emergency Management Agency maintains an alert center which allows users to view all alerts and emergencies in their area. Visit the department’s website to subscribe.

Fire Departments


Visit Miami County’s website for a full list of 17 fire departments in the county.


Nonemergency 937-440-9911

Montgomery County

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 937-224-8934

Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management is responsible for developing plans and programs that prepare Montgomery County and its neighboring communities to effectively prevent, respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. Visit the department’s website for the county’s guide to preparing an emergency kit and other disaster preparedness information.

Fire Departments


Visit Ohio Firefighters’ website for a full list of all 23 fire departments and stations in Montgomery County.


Nonemergency 937-225-4357

Preble County

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 937-472-0087

Preble County Public Health maintains on-call personnel 24/7 to respond to public health emergency situations. Preble County Public Health works with representatives from local law enforcement, the Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical System, Fire Departments, Red Cross, county agencies, school districts and elected officials to develop plans that minimize the effects of an adverse event. Visit the department’s website for the county’s emergency response plan and other disaster preparedness information.

Fire Departments


Visit Ohio Firefighters’ website for a full list of all 11 fire departments and stations in Preble County.


Nonemergency 937-456-6262


Fire & Rescue

Nonemergency 937-426-1213

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-426-1225


Fire & Rescue

Nonemergency 937-433-3083/848-7344

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-433-7661


Fire & Rescue

Nonemergency 937-225-4357

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-333-2677


Fire Department

Nonemergency 937-754-3080

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-754-3067

Huber Heights

Fire Division

Nonemergency 937-233-2080

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-233-2080


Fire & Rescue

Nonemergency 937-296-2489

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-296-2555


Fire & Rescue

Nonemergency 937-233-1801

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-233-2080


Police Department

Nonemergency 937-324-7680

Fire Rescue

Nonemergency 937-324-7605


Fire Division

Nonemergency 937-376-7280

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-372-9901

Yellow Springs

Fire Rescue

Nonemergency 937-767-7842

Police Department

Nonemergency 937-767-7206

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