Sunrise Center

Sunrise Center
1320 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 225-4920
Fax: (937) 496-3007
Joanne M. Hale, Center Director
Function Statement
The mission of Sunrise Center is to act as a GUIDE to the local social service system...improving the quality of life by proactively providing the tools to empower our clients to help themselves; to be the HOST to a variety of social service agencies...creating a community-based "shopping center" for social services for our clients; to serve as a LISTENING POST for our clients and neighbors...developing innovative programming to address the needs of the community, with a focus on the future; to be a GOOD NEIGHBOR...always striving to provide accessible, quality services to the residents of our community.

Sunrise History:
Sunrise Center opened its doors at 2312 East Third Street on November 14, 1974, as a pilot project to test a decentralized, integrated social service system...housing such agencies as: Central Staff, Children Services, Welfare, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Eastway Mental Health Center.

A 1975 evaluation proved that Sunrise Center was effective at coordinating services. In 1976, the Board of County Commissioners approved ongoing support for Sunrise Center, and we moved into our current facility at 1320 East Fifth Street (a true collaborative effort between the City of Dayton and Montgomery County). In 1997, the City of Dayton rededicated our building as the J. Calvin Bright Building, in gratitude honor of Reverend J. Calvin Bright - Sunrise Center's founding father, Sunrise Center Advisory Board Chairman for 22 years, and a tireless advocate & friend for the poor and working poor families of eastern Montgomery County.

Through the years, we have seen many changes in the agencies which occupy the Sunrise Center - but the concept remains the same. We continue to proactively provide quality accessible services to the residents of the eastern half of Montgomery County.

Hours and Days of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following resources are available at Sunrise Center:

Sunrise Center Staff - Provides case management, and acts as a clearinghouse for referral to food/clothing pantries and area churches. Case management services include regional assessment, information and referral or emergency social service needs like counseling, utilities, housing, etc. Our service area includes zipcodes: 45403, 09, 10, 19, 20, 30, 31, 32.
CALL 225-4920

Montgomery County Juvenile Court - Provides probation services for juveniles. CALL 225-4210

Montgomery County Adult Probation Department - Provides probation services for adults. CALL 225-4320

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County:
* WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program, CALL 225-6166

S.W.E.A.T. - Dayton's Americorps Program