Community Resources

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

What is Community Wellness?

Community wellness refers to the combination of social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions that individuals and communities identify as essential for their flourishing potential fulfillment (What Is Community Wellbeing? | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing (umn.edu)). What that means at DML is the library is a place where you can come to get connected to resources and support, and build healthy community connections. Promoting wellness in all areas allows people to be better students, workers, and citizens because basic needs are being met. DML is committed to doing our part of this important work.

Kristina Hill is the Community Wellness Specialist. She joined the DML team in 2023. Kristina has her Master of Social Work degree and is a Licensed Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the social services field in various settings.

Kristina is dedicated to providing resources and information and working with community partners to meet the needs of our patrons throughout the Dayton Metro Library System. If you are an organization that works to meet wellness needs in Montgomery County and would like to partner with DML, please contact Kristina at 937.496.8917.

Support and Resources

Food Distribution

Some DML Branches have partnered with The Foodbank, as official Pantry Partner locations in Montgomery County.

Adults with ID or proof of Montgomery County residence in need of food assistance are eligible to pick up an emergency food box at a DML Pantry Partner location. Patrons may visit a DML pantry once a month.

Peer to Peer Support

Peer support is to help you build hope. It is where you can share what is going on in your life, what goals you are working towards, or simply vent if you are struggling. Peer support is free, informal, and confidential.

For more information contact LeAnna, from Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley, at 937.204.9102.

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