Since 2002, Midwest Clinical Research Center (MCRC) has been dedicated to working with sponsors and volunteer subjects to test and develop new medication therapies for psychiatric conditions. The clinical trials we conduct at our outpatient and inpatient sites provide data for the effectiveness and safety of new medications for the treatment of Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and more. MCRC has a caring, professional staff of Board certified Psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, and study coordinators who are dedicated to answering all of your questions about study participation.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental health disorders.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

MCRC Local Advocacy Organizations:

Bogg Ministry’s Mobile Meals food pantry program serves in communities throughout Dayton each month on predetermined dates and in specific locations. No requirements for eligibility other than being a resident of Preble, Montgomery or Greene County; participants asked to provide minimal personal information.

Hours of Operation: Pantry open every Tuesday, Thursday, and first Saturday of each month.

Bogg Ministries
9095 Washington Church Rd.
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: (937) 435-9966 x174
Distance: 23 minutes away

Clothes That Work is on a mission to clothe, educate and empower local job seekers to prepare them for employment success.


Clothes That Work
1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Suite 392
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone:  937.222.3778
Distance: 3 minutes away

Dayton Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Center. A behavioral health crisis is a challenging time for a parent and child. We are here to help. Kids experiencing a mental health crisis require a more specialized environment to best serve their needs. The behavioral health crisis center at Dayton Children’s was designed to evaluate children in a safe, caring and effective way. In the crisis center, trained behavioral health clinicians will provide an assessment and connect children to the appropriate services, getting them help quicker.


Behavioral health crisis center operating hours:

Monday through Friday         8:00 am to midnight

Saturday and Sunday               2:00 pm to midnight


Dayton Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Center
1 Childrens Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: (937) 641-3000
Distance: 9 minutes away

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

DBSA has support groups in most states, as well as peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, its chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA National Office
55 E Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (800) 826-3632 Hamilton County
5 Municipal Dr
Fishers, IN 46038

Distance: 2 hours away

Faith Based Men’s Support Group. Peer led faith based men’s support group hosted by DBSA Hamilton County. Please call the facilitator Don at (317)-679-2620 before attending. Meetings held at Christ Community Church Carmel meeting the first and third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM.

Faith Based Men’s Support Group
4770 E Main St
Carmel, IN 46033
Distance: 2 hours away

For over 40 years, The Foodbank has served as the primary source of food for the hunger relief network in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank – the only one of its kind in the area – relieves hunger in the community through a network of partner agencies by acquiring and distributing food. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for more than 100 member food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters that serve as the charitable hunger relief network in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

The Foodbank strives to provide healthy, nutritious meals to all individuals we serve. Although The Foodbank’s mission is simple, making it happen is a great undertaking that grows larger every day. Countless individual volunteers help us organize food drives, help sort and distribute food to the needy and help us raise much needed funds.

The Foodbank
56 Armor Place
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 937 461 0265
Distance: 5 minutes

At Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton, we offer customized treatments for individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. We believe that your illness or addiction does not define you and, with help, there is hope for long-term recovery. Through our comprehensive treatment programs, we’re here for you on every step of your journey to healing.

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton
1 Elizabeth Pl 9th floor
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone:  (937) 234-0100
Distance: 1 minute away

The House of Bread is a community kitchen. Hot nutritious lunchtime meals are prepared and served every day of the year. Anyone in the community is invited to come in for this meal, which is served from 11:30am-1:00pm. In addition to lunch, we offer referrals to critical community services, and resources such as personal hygiene items. A phone and play areas for children are available for guests to use.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

House of Bread
9 Orth Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 226-1520
Distance: 5 minutes away

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Mental Health America of Ohio (MHAOhio) supports the Central Ohio community by guiding people to mental health services that may not otherwise be accessible.  We believe in inclusivity and work with ALL individuals and their families through each step on the path to wellness, from making initial referrals, to providing free mental health services, to helping maintain stability and productivity once they are achieved.

MHA of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio
1001 W. Main St., Suite E
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: (513) 721-2910
Distance: 30 minutes away

MHA of Ohio

2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160
Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: (614) 221-1441

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County does not provide direct clinical care to people. Instead, the Board takes the findings of its many assessments and buys services from private agencies on behalf of Union County residents. The Board enters into contracts with certified or accredited organizations to provide many kinds of services in the community. Funds for these contracts come from federal and state tax dollars and the generous support of our local levy, as well as many grants and special sources such as the Union County Commissioners and the courts.

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County
131 N Main Street, Suite A
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.642.1212
Distance: 1 hour and 13 minutes

Miracle Clubhouse The Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Miracle Clubhouse is a vital community for growth, hope and opportunity for people recovering from mental illness in the Dayton-area. The Clubhouse is committed to ongoing improvement, positive development of strengths and elimination of the stigma against those with mental illness.

Miracle Clubhouse
243 Warren St.
Dayton, Ohio, USA 45402
Director: Kathy Trick
Phone: 937 262 7983
Distance: 4 minutes

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Montgomery County Ohio (NAMI-MC), founded in 1988, is an affiliate of NAMI Ohio joining with 40 others. The state coalition represents an important link in efforts to improve the quality of life for those with mental illness by implementing and integrating services and policies determined at the state level. NAMI-MC is dedicated to improving the lives of family members, friends and persons with mental illness through education, outreach, referral, support and advocacy.

NAMI Montgomery County
409 Monument Ave, Suite 102
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 299-3667

Nova Behavioral Health we strive to provide access to care and excellent clinical services that assist each individual in their efforts to being or strengthen their recovery journey. Our goal is to support the individual not only in their recovery, but also to help them identify healthy supports who will become integral to their recovery process. We work with adults 18+.

Nova Behavioral Health
732 Beckman St
Dayton, OH 45410
Phone: (937) 253-1680
Distance: 7 minutes away

Samaritan Behavioral Health works to provide mental health and addiction services that touch, teach, and heal.

Samaritan Behavioral Health 
601 Edwin C Moses Blvd 1st floor
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: (937) 734-8333
Distance: 2 minutes away

South Community Inc. is a private not-for-profit corporation providing mental health, substance use and integrated care in the greater Miami Valley.

We are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental health, Ohio Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and are CARF accredited in the following areas: Outpatient Treatment (Adult, Child and Adolescent), Case Management/Service Coordination (Adult, Child and Adolescent), Partial Hospitalization (Child and Adolescent).

South Community Inc.
3095 Kettering Blvd.
Moraine, OH 45439
Phone: 937.293.8300
Distance: 9 minutes away

South Community North Office
211 Kenbrook Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
Phone: 937.293.8300
Distance: 14 minutes away

South Community South Office/School Programs
1349 East Stroop Road
Kettering, OH 45429
Phone: 937.293.8300
Distance: 14 minutes away

South Community Specialized Youth Services
3155 Elbee Rd. Suite #100
Moraine, OH 45439
Phone: 937.293.8300
Distance: 8 minutes away

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) operates two retail-thrift stores, shelters, and support services within the greater Dayton area. Both thrift locations accept and sell a variety of gently used, donated goods. Each location also includes a book and media store, The Book Roost where customers can find a wide variety of books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, audio-books, video games, and other media.

St. Vincent de Paul Community Store
945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 937.425.0592
Distance: 3 minutes away

St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men Shelter
1921 S. Gettysburg Ave.
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 937 222 7350
Distance: 11 minutes away

St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families
120 W Apple St,
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937 461 7837
Distance: 20 minute walk

St. Vincent de Paul Veterans Support Services
1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Suite 285 Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 1-888-751-1238 (toll free)
1-937-222-0403 (local)
Distance: 3 minutes away

AFSP Ohio Chapter The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

AFSP Ohio Chapter
Area Director: Sarah Maggied
Phone: 614-542-9867

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