Tornado Response

(Updated June 14, 2019)

Where to Find Help

Important Numbers

Numbers to request replacement cards:

  • Ohio Pathways Card (OWF/Cash Card): 1-866-669-6109
  • Ohio Direction Card (SNAP/Food Stamp): 1-866-386-3701
  • Ohio E-Quickpay Child Support (thru 6/30): 1-800-503-1283
  • One Child Support Card (effective 7/1): 1-855-279-2744
  • Ohio Medicaid: 1-800-454-3730
  • Caresource: 1-800-488-0134
  • Buckeye Community Health: 1-866-246-4358
  • Amerigroup: 1-800-454-3730
  • Molina: 1-800-642-4168
  • Anthem Partnership Plan: 1-866-408-3131

Important numbers from Job and Family Services:

  • Medicaid/QMB Application Hotline: 937-225-6242
  • Regular Applications: 927-225-6347
  • CSS (Medicaid intake/renewal line): 844-640-6446
  • Child Care 937-496-7759
  • State Hearing Requests/Information: 866-635-3748 (option 1)
  • Work Allowance Check Center: 937-225-4600
  • Child Support Hotline: 1-800-860-2555
  • Family Assistance Call Center: 937-225-4148
  • Medicaid Transportation: 937-225-5419


Montgomery County, in partnership with ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board), is now operating a Family Assistance Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1500 Shiloh Springs Rd. The center will operate until further notice, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center will serve as a “one stop” location to meet with representatives of Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, American Red Cross, Montgomery County Auditor’s Office, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, St. Vincent DePaul, United Way HelpLink, Ohio BMV, and ABLE Legal Aid. The Center will offer access to one-on-one intervention services to assist with trauma and mental health needs for those individuals affect by the tornadoes. Trained specialists will help to identify needs and make referrals to appropriate services.

A computer lab will be available for displaced residents to access online services for such things as insurance claims, public assistance benefits, replacement Medicaid/Medicare cards, and information on senior services, housing and transportation services.

Public Health will be providing immunizations on Thursday, June 6, and free cribs for those affected by the tornadoes during all hours of operation. They will also provide information and referrals to other Public Health services. 

Document Replacement and Legal Resource Clinic

 Monday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sinclair Community College (Building 12)

Through a collaboration of community groups and organizations, residents impacted by the tornadoes who have lost important documents can receive a waiver on all application fees for the following documents:

  • Driver’s License
  • Auto Title
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court ordered Name Change Document
  • Deeds
  • Marriage License
  • Social Security Card
  • Passport
  • Guardianship

Residents will also receive information on post-tornado issues and gain a better understanding of:

  • FEMA assistance programs
  • Nutritional programs and benefits such as emergency food stamps
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Insurance claim issues
  • Homeowner mortgage payment options after a disaster
  • Consumer fraud scams
  • Tax relief options

Free parking will be available in the Building 12 garage and free transportation to and from the event, during clinic hours, will be available, courtesy of RTA. For More Information, please contact the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project at 937-461-3857

Useful Information from able (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality)

Water and power

Dayton Water Dept. customers with questions should call 333-4900 for service issues or 333-3550 for billing questions. 

Check power outage status at If you see downed power lines, assume that they are live and dangerous. Do not touch under any circumstances. Call DP&L 877-468-8243.


The Foodbank’s drive-through (56 Armor Place, Dayton) is open to individuals and families in need of food and water throughout the month of June at the following times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HOUSING & PRoperty

If a natural disaster destroyed your housing and you need assistance with moving expenses, rental deposit, rent and utility payments, contact these numbers for assistance & resources:

If you are a homeowner and need assistance with home repairs, contact:

  • CountyCorp:  937-225-6328
  • Rebuilding Together Dayton:  937-223-4893
  • People Working Cooperatively:  513-351-7921

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) has provided information on renter rights following a disaster. If you have additional questions on your legal rights, please contact ABLE or Legal Aid of Western Ohio  by calling the Legal Aid Line at 888-534-1432 or by visiting

Property owners affected by tornadoes in Montgomery County can pick up a free copy of property deeds at the Montgomery County Recorder's Office, 451 W Third, Dayton, from 8 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday. Call 937-225-6381 for more information. 

Property owners, please read this scam advisory from the office of the Ohio Attorney General.

Tree care guidelines following storm damage (from the Arbor Day Foundation).


Through June 16, from 9 am - 5 pm daily, households can have up to 2 loads of laundry washed, dried, and folded free of charge by Matthew 25: Ministries and Proctor & Gamble at Home Depot (5200 Salem Ave., Dayton 45426). They will also be distributing free hygiene products. Hygiene products are also available at Montgomery County Fairgrounds (645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton, OH 45417).


Bethesda Temple: 3701 Salem Ave., Dayton.  


The Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission is ready to help veterans pay insurance deductibles as a result of tornado damage. Call (937)-225-4801 or email


Optum Public Crisis Line: Toll free emotional support line at (866)342-6892 is free of charge and available to anyone. Caring professionals will connect people to resources.Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990. Nationwide hotline for individuals experiencing emotional distress for any disaster. Or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746.

Lost and Found Pets

SICSA Pet Adoption Center: email or call 937-294-6505, ext. 23

Ways to Help

Donate to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation. Make a secure online credit card donation at or mail a check to: The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton 45423.

Donate to the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS,, or text the word RedCROSS to 90999.

Donate to the Dayton Foodbank at

Individuals wishing to volunteer with recovery efforts can sign up at the Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center located at Sinclair Community College. All types of assistance are needed. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, as well as individuals and companies that own and operate equipment (everything from chainsaws to heavy equipment) are very much needed and encouraged to volunteer their time. Volunteers must sign up in person and bring a picture ID. 

  • Location: Sinclair Community College, Bldg. 12, Room 12201, (garage under building 12, entrance on 4th near Perry)
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Phone: 937-512-5700; Email:
  • Individuals will not typically be matched the same day they register so we encourage you to plan ahead.
  • Organizations seeking volunteers to assist with relief work should indicate their specific needs on this form. Click here to view the Organization/Agency Request Form for Volunteers

Debris Disposal

The following items MUST be taken to the Montgomery County Transfer Station (2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, OH - Show Map):

  • Clean Vegetation ONLY – free of charge
  • Household solid waste
  • Construction debris
  • Appliances
  • Hazardous waste

The following sites will accept Construction and Demolition Debris ONLY:

  • SRI Inc., 1550 Soldiers Home-West Carrolton Rd., West Carrolton, OH - Show Map
  • Taylorsville Road Hardfill, 4252 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, OH - Show Map
  • Vance Environmental Ltd., 2101 Vance Rd., Dayton, OH - Show Map

The City is currently performing debris removal operations in the following neighborhoods:

  • Wright View – Daily monitoring and removal of debris placed at the curb by residents. 
  • Old North Dayton – Daily monitoring and removal of debris placed at the curb by residents.
  • North Riverdale – Daily monitoring and removal of debris placed at the curb by residents.
  • Deweese – Forestry is working to remove trees that are down or appear to be hazardous.

Residents of the impacted neighborhoods above can place vegetation and solid waste (household items) at the curb. Crews will continue to cycle through the neighborhoods to pick up storm debris. Residents MUST separate vegetation, household items, metal and tires. 

To schedule pick-up of non-storm related items, residents can use the Dayton Delivers App or call the Public Works Call Center at (937) 333-4800.