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Drug Education

The RANGE Task Force provides resources to help the communities in Montgomery County respond to the difficulties present in raising their children and living securely throughout our County.


The RANGE Task Force can be found at many local events handing out pamphlets that give you information on what to do when confronted with a crime. They respond to neighborhood and community meetings and are ready to sit with you to solve crimes that target your city, town or village.

Learn what types of drugs are out there, what they look and smell like and what dangers come with the manufacturing of illegal chemical substances. You can find all types of narcotics and their affects on the brain and body at the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.

View our Drug Guide for Parents.


Drugs and violence produce victims on both sides - Victims of crime and victims of addiction. Here are some resources that may help someone after an encounter with crime:

Samaritan - CrisisCare: An innovative, county-wide crisis & assessment service for people with mental health or drug & alcohol needs. 24 hours, 7 days a week, services any person in Montgomery County who needs crisis services. 937.276-8333

Domestic Violence Shelter - the YWCA Dayton operates Montgomery County's only shelter for victims of domestic violence. 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline offers confidential services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, free of charge to victims, their friends and family members, and other professionals. 927.222.7233 (SAFE) National 800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offers services to victims of crime. Victim Services - 937.225.4665

Do you have a problem? - Do you need to talk? The Suicide Prevention Center is here to help. Your privacy is valued. A confidential and anonymous hotline available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - (937) 229.7777 or 1.800.320.HELP

Family Services' mission is to strengthen families and communities through counseling, education, community building and advocacy. 2211 Arbor Blvd., Dayton, OH 45439 Call - 937.222.9481 937.640.8032 TTY

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area - When you need help, knowing where to turn matters most. United Way's HelpLink 2-1-1 or call - 937.225.3000 or 800.91.REACH

PowerNet is a grassroots, community based not-for-profit to improve our community by facilitating the social, economic and political re-integration of incarcerated, formerly incarcerated & other citizens with felony records and their families. Located at 184 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45406 - call 937.225.3120