Events/How to Help!

Upcoming Events

WomanlineSave the Date for the 46th Annual Womanline Dinner and Fashion Show Fundraiser-  evening of Wednesday October 7, 2020 at the Miamisburg Moose #1645, catered by Bullwinkles of Miamisburg, and Fashion Show by Magnolias on Main.

This event is a lot of fun and helps support the critical services that help domestic and sexual violence survivors, childhood trauma survivors, and persons suffering with an Eating Disorder begin to heal.  Womanline has been providing these type of services in our community since 1971!  Please consider attending, donating, and/or sponsoring this VERY enjoyable event!!!

Please check out the 'Welcome to Family Services' Tab to attend, donate, and/or help sponsor!  Thank you!!!

Past Events 

Annual GivingEvery year around the Holidays, Family Services reaches out to the community for extra support for the services we provide.  Community support and donations has been crucial to our sustainability since our existence in 1896.  Family Services has been at the forefront of providing services in our community to include the 1896 employment devastation when 2,000 workers in the community lost their jobs, the 1913 Flood, the 1931 outbreak of cholera, and the Great Depression to name few.  Most recently, Family Services continues to provide services to the victims from the Memorial Day Tornadoes and the August 4th shooting in Dayton. #Dayton Strong.

Unfortunately, the reality of many nonprofits is donations are critically needed to help support and sustain the services that are provided.  Family Services is no exception to this.  You may be surprised how far a financial contribution will go.  To the right, you can learn just how your donation can help  Please consider making a donation!!

Thank you for all who contributed and for your support of this amazing, historic agency. Network for Good 

Families Matter- What a wonderful event this was!!!  Held on November 23, 2019, Families Matter honored 21 students, K-12, their teachers and, their families in our community who won the 19th Annual Families Matter essay and poster contest.  They were honored with an award ceremony held at the Mandalay Banquet Center with gifts donated by various local organizations, entertainment, and breakfast.

Special thanks to Marsha Bonhart for being a wonderful Emcee, Faith Chambers from Alter High School for singing a beautiful, heart felt song, Mike Hemmelgarn for the fun entertainment, the Mandalay Banquet Center for the beautiful set up and delicious breakfast, to Joyce Willis and the whole Families Matter committee, all the donors and sponsors, and most important to all the winning students, family members, teachers, attendees, and volunteers who attended this event!  Thank you!!!!

Stay tuned for pictures!

Save the Date for next year's Families Matter Event on 11/20/20 at the Mandalay Banquet Center.

If you would like your student or school to participate in the 20th Annual Families Matter Essay and Poster contest, helping recognize National Family Week, please contact Joanna White at (937)222-9481 or  

Annual Golf Outing- Thank you all who participated, sponsored, and donated for our first annual Golf Outing with the Miamisburg Moose Lodge #1645.  It was so much fun and we can not wait until next year!  Date TBD.

How to Help!
  • Participate- in our events!  They are so fun, rewarding, and they help raise awareness about Family Services and the critical services we provide.

  • Donations- of any amount is so helpful.  Here are some examples of how your financial donation can help support our clients and agency:
    • $25 helps a deaf or hard of hearing client receive one hour of interpreting  
    • $50 helps a client participate in our groups
    • $100 helps a trauma survivor receive one hour of therapy
    • $200 helps a person receive a mental health assessment, maybe for the first time, or a natural disaster survivor from the Memorial Day Tornadoes receive 2 hours of therapy
    • $300+ helps multiple people in our community receive services they otherwise would not be able to afford
    • Several ways to Donate
      • One time or monthly donationsNetwork for Good
      • Donate by check: Attn: Director of Development
                                     2211 Arbor Blvd. Dayton, OH 45439
      • Automatic Withdrawal/deposit with special arrangements with your bank and Family Services
      • Memorial/Tribute Gifts: these donations might memorialize or honor loved ones and other special people, commemorate special events, such as Birthdays, or simply say "Thank You!"
      • Deferred Gifts: these gifts, usually associated with wills, gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurances, real estate, and other options support the longevity of Family Services and may provide you with a tax advantage.

  • Amazon Smiles: sign up with Amazon Smiles and choose Family Services of Dayton as your charity of choice.  Follow the link to learn how to change your charitable organization.  Amazon Smiles  Look for Family Services of Dayton

  • Kroger Rewards: sign up with Kroger Rewards and choose Family Services as your charity of choice.  Follow the link to learn how to change your charitable organization.  Kroger Rewards  Look for Family Services with our address- 2211 Arbor Blvd.