Preble County District Library

Community Services


HIT Foundation
1751 N. Barron St. (Eaton)
Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Subsidized Housing - HIT Foundation owns homes and rents them out to low income families for rent based on their income.

Foreclosure Prevention - Save The Dream is a federally funded program that can help homeowners who are facing foreclosure and/ or struggling to make their mortgage payments. This program may be able to help with mortgage payment assistance and/or loan modifications AT NO COST TO THE HOMEOWNER. Homeowners can call the HIT Foundation for information.

Senior Home Repair Program - The Senior Home Repair Program is designed to address a great need in Preble County.  Many seniors living in their homes are not able, physically and/or financially, to make needed repairs in their living environment to keep them safe and comfortable. All repair requests will be considered, examples include: patching a leaking roof, adding a handicapped accessible ramp or repairing a hot water heater or furnace. The HIT Foundation's Senior Home Repair Program is already experiencing a large volume of need. From major roof leaks, to small plumbing jobs, ramps and other projects, seniors throughout Preble County are requesting assistance. The program is sustained by the generosity of donations. We have been impressed by the offers from the community to help with labor for fall clean-up projects and small repairs. Jobs have already completed, and more are scheduled. Individuals, churches, businesses and organizations are encouraged to donate material and funds to complete these projects. It is frustrating for a senior citizen to sit in a home that is in need of repair, or is not safe, and to know that they are not able to fix these things themselves. They are no longer able to clean gutters, fix leaky pipes, build steps, pour concrete, or patch their roofs. It is rewarding to be able to walk away from a project, knowing that someone in your own community has been helped - and given peace of mind. When you are thinking about an organization or program to donate to, remember the Senior Home Repair Program in Preble County. You will be investing in the safety and peace of mind of seniors in your own community. $10 can buy plumbing parts to fix a leaky faucet - $700 can build a ramp; all donations will go toward improving environments to keep senior citizens safe in their own homes. For those already willing to jump on board for a worthy cause and donate time or funds, or if you know a Senior in need, please contact Heidi Bortel at the HIT Foundation: (937) 472-0500 x408 or


Community Action Partnership (CAP)
304 Eaton-Lewisburg Rd. (Eaton)
Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30

HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program: Applications Now Available. Help with winter heating bills.
Winter Crisis Program Starts November 1, 2013: one time assistance for Fuel Fill.

Section 8 Voucher - Is a voucher program that can be used to help pay rent for low income families.

PIPP Plus - Utility assistance. Help with lowering the cost of utility bills for low income families.

HCRP - (Documented) Homeless Rehousing. If a person is homeless this program may be able to help with first month's rent and deposit. They have to apply at CAP.

Food Pantry - Emergency Only.

Commodities Program - This is a food program for seniors. Seniors can call and fill out application at CAP.

Head Start Program - Preschool for children ages 3-5. Call Butler County ESC 1-800-341-3025.

Homeless Shelter - Though the Homeless Shelter Services is not currently open, CAP is still the contact point to refer the Homeless for services.

Once Around Shop
113 S. Cherry St. (Eaton)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30-4:45

Food Pantry - For Eaton Community School Residents 9:30 - 3:30

Financial Assistance - Out of Funds for the Remainder of the Year - Call First 937-456-6560


Preble County Council on Aging
800 E Saint Clair (Eaton)
Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

Meals On Wheels - Meals that can be delivered to Seniors at home. Seniors can call and see if they qualify.

Congregate Meal - Seniors can eat lunch in the Cafe for a donation.

Emergency Funds - Money that can be used for rent, medication, utilities ect… Call for application

Transportation - 60 yrs + within a 50 mile radius for medical appointments. If under 60 yrs and disabled, they can call Job & Family Services and get referred to Council on Aging. (JFS phone # 937-456-6205)

Help With Medicare - Enrollment questions, plan selections, help with filling out any forms and any other questions you might have.

Cafe - Monday - Friday 11am to 1pm. Serves low-cost lunch daily and the money that is made goes back into the Senior Center.

Preble County Job and Family Services
1500 Park Ave (Eaton)
Monday - Friday
Safe Team - cooperative agreement with Juvenile Court and Mental Health and Recover Board: The SAFE team works with families on an intensive basis to help prevent removal of children by
Children Services when it is preventable and the family can become stable. Funded by PCJFS, Juvenile Court, and Mental Health and Recovery Board and facilitated through Family and Children First Council, the employee is located in our building and administered by PCJFS but under direction of multiple agencies.

Income Maintenance - Determines eligibility for Cash, Food, and Medical Programs.

Work Activities - Helps customers become self-sufficient by developing a plan for work experience, schooling or employment. Customers receiving cash and food assistance are required to complete these activities to receive their assistance.

Social Services - Helps customers with emergency assistance, transportation to medical appointments and determines eligibility for daycare services/providers.

Child Support - Establishes paternity, establishes and enforces child support and medical support orders, locates obligors in an attempt to enforce or establish child support and modifies existing orders.

Children Services - Investigates and protects children and senior adults from incidences of abuse or neglect. Can provide some supportive services to keep the children in the home.

USDA Rural Development

Home Repair Program - Eligible applicants can qualify for a home repair loan at 1% interest. In some cases senior citizens age 62 or older may qualify for a grant. Call for an application or more information.

People Working Cooperatively

Home Repair Program - Critical home repairs to correct major defects threatening safety of the occupant, integrity of the structure or general functionality of the house. Call to apply.

Modifications for Mobility - Home modifications for low-income and disabled clients. Examples of services are: handicapped accessible ramps, bathroom modifications and grab bars. Call to apply.

Food Pantries

Once Around Shop - Eaton Area 937-456-6560
St. John's Church - W. Alex Area 937-839-1615
Higher Heights - Camden Area 937-452-3600
United Methodist - Shawnee School District 937-452-3328
Trinity Lutheran - Lewisburg Area 937-962-2741
St. Paul United Methodist - New Paris Area 937-437-8484
Ware's Chapel - W. Manchester Area 937-678-7432