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.  Because of the pandemic DITA has shifted its efforts completely away from transit assistance toward the MVIC emergency food and supply efforts.

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.

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505 Riverside Dr. Dayton, OH 45405