Our History

One Gift That Became a Community 

One hundred years ago, a single gift from one individual developed into one of the largest not-for-profits in the region. Growing with the needs of Butler County, Community First proactively initiates programs that help our friends and neighbors.


In 1918, the single gift of a Dayton Street home established Colonial, a leading provider of older adult and multigenerational services.

In 1954, Partners in Prime developed the first Senior Center in the state of Ohio.

In 1974, Horizon Services, now Community Behavioral Health, became one of the first behavioral health providers in Butler County.

In 2008, Community First Pharmacy opened, establishing the 2nd full service retail not-for-profit pharmacy in the nation.

In 2010, these organizations united under their non-profit parent company, Community First Solutions, and committed to developing dynamic services that help more people, more often.

In 2017, Jamestowne Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy opened, featuring 42,000 square feet of space, 42 private suites, and innovative specialized therapy programs.