Clients

If you wish to become a client and make changes in your life:

We offer these services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:

Get Registered

Between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, visit our Guest Relations desk to register. If desired, bring your completed 211 registration form with you to Guest Relations.

Food

A hot, hearty breakfast is available for everyone from 9 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Basic Services

  • Private showers are available for men on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Available for women by arrangement as requested.
  • Haircuts are currently available every Wednesday morning.
  • Limited clothing available for adults in the clothing pantry.
  • Resources & Referrals is available to help Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Computer Lab is open for computer access after breakfast each morning.
  • Mailboxes are available for those who need an address to receive mail.
  • The VITA tax preparation program is not available in 2020. Call 252-5700 for referrals to other area programs.

Classes & Activities – participate and earn points to shop in our Choice Pantry!

  • You can attend any class or activity of your choice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Examples of class options are: Bible Study, Nutrition Class, Fitness Classes, GED preparatory class, ESOL English as Second Language, Computer Instruction classes, Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin; -By World, Safety Village for children and much more.
  • Examples of activity options are: Fitness Center, Arts and Crafts, entertainment, special speakers, health fair and screenings, and more.
  • Special programs include Recovery Cafe, East Dayton Senior Collaborative, Community Gardens, and the opportunity to Earn a Bike through our Bike Shoppe.
  • The GED Prep Class is for adults and will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is open throughout the course on specific dates.
  • English as a second language (ESL) is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Recovery Café

In January, 2018, the Life Enrichment Center launched the Recovery Café, which is committed to being a nurturing community of belonging for its members through intervention elements such as small groups offering peer-to-peer support, activities, classes, nutritious meal service, and access to needed resources. All members contribute to the running of the community and to nurturing the recovery of other members.

East Dayton Senior Collaborative

We provide seniors with activities and programs that helps to keep them healthy, improve their quality of life, keep them socially connected, and engaged in volunteerism in their community.

The East Dayton Senior Collaborative (EDSC) program invites seniors to a free lunch and educational program on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..

Meetings alternate between the Life Enrichment Center (425 N Findlay St.), Community United Methodist Church in Riverside (339 Meyer Ave) and the Widow’s Home (50 S Findlay St)

Remember to register by noon on the Monday prior to the program to reserve your space. For more information, call Karen Jackson at 937-252-5700 x3227 or edsc@daytonlec.org

Our Fitness Center & Health Programs

Health and Fitness are a large part of our mission because chronic disease is a barrier not only to employment and productivity but they directly impact an individual’s quality of life. Lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on individual well being, both physically and emotionally. Change is difficult to make and the Life Enrichment Center offers a supportive and encouraging environment to make some of these changes in the context of relationships.

Hours: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Bike Shoppe

This program supplies bikes for all of the cycling initiatives of the Life Enrichment center. The LEC welcomes donations of ANY bikes, parts and new helmets.

“Life changes occur slowly for me. My financial situation is basically the same during this decade of life, but the Life Enrichment Center has always enriched my life as a major contributor to me physically, informatively and also socially, a melting pot of flavors.”

- LEC Client

“Life Enrichment Center to me is a place where if a rich man is having a bad day, he can come to the LEC and they won’t say, ‘What’s that rich man doing here?’ They welcome everyone. I love it here!”

- LEC Client

“I have been coming to the LEC for a long time. I like the variety of classes that are available and all the friendly smiling faces.”

- LEC Client

“I come to LEC because it’s a great and fun center. The crew is nice to get along with and they have many good programs to help people out. I bring a few people here from time to time for them to get certain help they might need. Hooray for the Life Enrichment Center!”

- LEC Client

“I’m new to the Life Enrichment Center. I come here to use the fitness equipment to help with my Fibromyalgia. I meet lots of great people and the food is wonderful. Next week I’m going to try the computer class because I’ve been told it’s a great class for someone with limited computer skills.”

- LEC Client

“I actually came to the LEC for food. It is worth coming back for. I keep coming back because I enjoy the interesting classes plus it is a different spirit here, a different soul.”

- LEC Client

“I’m a single mother of four. I love it there since I’ve been struggling with my four babies that need everything. Thank you for helping us!! God bless you!”

- Mariah

“I started coming to the Recovery Café from the beginning and grand opening. I have lots of problems that I need recovery from. It has helped me to recover from shyness and pushing others away. Now I love others as they are. When I come to Thursday group, it helps me to stay on the right path.”

- Elizabeth

“The Choice Pantry helps to eliminate expenses at home. I no longer have to borrow from others, but have enough to get through the end of the month. I enjoy earning my points and learning wisdom from the classes. They help me to do things differently and make choices that help keep me sober and healthy.”

- Althea

Shawn Montgomery –
A Life Transformed

Among the many services available to and utilized by Shawn at the Life Enrichment Center, he selected workforce training and a life skills course.  He was then able to reenter the workforce after receiving job experience, current references, and much more.  See his story…

Shawn Montgomery LEC Story

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