Partners &  Their Projects

Many partner organizations in the Greater Dayton area collaborate through MVIC including those listed on this page.

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For more information, contact:

Catherine Bitwayiki at catherine@crossovercd.org and (937-559-7195)

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Visit their website or follow them on Facebook

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For more information, contact:

Gabriela Mosier - gabrielapickett@yahoo.com

Martha Jeanette Rodriguez - marthajeanetter269@gmail.com

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Be Hope Immigration Center exists to provide hope to our immigrant neighbors. [They] seek to empower the immigrant community in Dayton and partner with existing agencies to strengthen the immigrant service network.

Currently, partially accredited representatives offer a Refugee Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program which brings together curriculum, programming, and expertise from community partners to address refugee professional development needs.

For more information, contact:

Molly Brunk - mollybrunk@behope.church

Brunner Literacy Center offers free English language tutoring to adults.

 

Call or email for more information ctruax@brunnerliteracy.org or (937) 567-9600.

Dayton Immigrant Transit  Assistance (DITA)

DITA is a project begun by the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Immigration and Refugee Justice Action Group.  It has provided support to immigrants as they travel through the Dayton (mostly at Greyhound bus station with some exceptions) area. We offer items that may be useful on long journeys such as food and beverages, hygiene products, over-the-counter medication, clothing, diapers and wipes, and toys.  DITA also provided some information to assist travelers with ticketing and bus transfers and communicated with other groups in the Facebook bus assist network.  Early in the pandemic DITA shifted its efforts completely away from transit assistance toward the MVIC emergency food and supply efforts. In March 2021 DITA has begun greeting buses again with food, toiletries, and other supplies.

Dayton Rapid Response

The Dayton Rapid Response is a community group that aims at supporting our immigrant community. The group was formed in response to ICE raids in northern and eastern Ohio. Their purpose is to provide support by:

  • informing the immigrant community of their rights

  • organizing preparedness sessions

  • creating a web of communication to spread information quickly in the event of a raid or if someone is in distress

organizing a pool of volunteers willing to provide monetary support, time (transporting people to immigration courts, ICE reporting, or medical appointments), emergency housing, and supplies in the event a raid occurs in our community.