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Welcome to Family Services

For 125 years, our mission is to strengthen families and communities through counseling, education, community building and advocacy.  This mission cannot be upheld without acknowledging the impact of racism and the oppression of people.  When this is not recognized the result weakens our entire community and creates a significant public health and mental health issue.

Family Services, Community Services for the Deaf and Womanline stand together with our community against racism and the trauma of all oppression experienced by the entire community and nation.

Family Services is prepared to help all residents with access to mental health services as each and every one of us navigate racism and oppression and the impact it has upon our lives.  

          Our response to COVID-19

*Telehealth continues to be our primary source of providing mental health services in our community. An email and Facebook updates will be sent out regarding our guidelines as we begin to look into slowly reopening.  Stay up to date with us! Follow us with Constant Contact   

*We are still accepting NEW clients!! Call (937)222-9481. 

*Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group is now virtual.  Call Leah Stone at (937)234-7567 to join.

*Anger Management, Parenting, and AoD Groups have been cancelled until further notice.

*CSD (Community Services for the Deaf) is providing live interpreting services and VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) Services.  Please call (937)640-8032 to set up an interpreter or a C-Printer.

*CSD Walk-In Services are be offered virtually, every Wednesday from 11a to 2p.  Please follow this link for more information CSD Walk-In Services.  If you need assistance with anything, please either text/call Sarah (937)619-8483 any time to let her know you will be calling in for walk-in services.

*Resources/Information due to COVID-19
-Plain language about the COVID-19: COVID-19 simple language brochure- from OOD.  
-Your RIGHTS during the Stay-At-Home Order: Your Rights/Resources
-Voting by Mail- Requesting a Vote-By-Mail Ballot: Vote-By-Mail Link

Thank you for your patience and understanding through these times. 
We are in this with you and together! 

Mental Health

Nearly half of all Americans will experience the symptoms of a mental illness at some point in life. If it happens to you or your family, you are not alone. Each year, Family Services’ professional and courteous counseling staff provide hundreds of individuals, couples and families with confidential counseling within a safe environment, to address a wide range of concerns.

Counseling is available for individuals or families affected by: 

  • physical, verbal, emotional, mental, neglect and/or sexual violence
  • eating disorders
  • trauma (any kind) 
  • drug use and other addictions
  • anxiety disorders
  • divorce 
  • life transitions
  • anger
  • stress management
  • communication problems
  • Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Isolated seniors
  • Crime victims (any victimization)  

Our counseling services promote health and well being among participants, and encourage utilization of responsible behaviors, non-violence and feelings management.  Family Services utilizes the Ecological Theory framework as our best practice counseling model.  This model helps individuals understand that no one is an island, but is part of a much broader system, where the individual affects their environment and the environment affects the individual. 

 Check out Product/Services tab for more information and how to schedule an appointment or register for a class.

Check out our Virtual Programs

Now Providing Virtual Interpreting Services (VRI)

Now offering Online ASL Classes!
Registration for ASL Classes 1 & 2 (in person)- POSTPONED, please
consider our virtual ASL classes


Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group- Now Being Offered Virtually!  
First and Third Tuesday at 6:30p of every month. 
Call Leah Stone at 937-234-7567 to join.  

Updates/Current Happenings

The Community Centers for the Deaf (CCD’s) provide vital programs and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing families in the state of Ohio. Recently, a survey was developed in order to collect data regarding the needs of families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Ohio with support from Advocates for Kids. Please do share the link below with your communities and ask them to fill out the short survey. The information will be collected and analyzed to determine areas of need. This information will then be shared with the CCD’s as well as local and state governmental agencies in order to inform them of the results. We truly appreciate your time and effort in the completion of the survey. 
Thank you!


The 46th Annual Womanline Fashion Show  and Fundraiser on Oct. 7th, 2020 was AMAZING!!  Thank you for all who attended, sponsored the event, and donated!  We were able to raise $9,200!!

Stay Tuned for pictures!  

20th Annual Families Matter Essay Contest:
NOVEMBER 21, 2020

If you would like your student or school to participate in the 20th Annual Families Matter Essay contest, helping recognize National Family Week, please contact Joanna White at (937)222-9481 or jwhite@fsadayton.org. 
You may submit essays by emailing them to www.information@fsadayton.org or 
by through this link Submit Essays.

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**Check out our current job openings under
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