Cincinnati and the Tristate · Community & Social Service Organizations

Foodbanks, Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Anderson Ferry Food Pantry
Provides assistance to West side residents of Cincinnati that include food items, toys, furniture, clothes, and household items.
Be Concerned
Assists low-income people of Northern Kentucky in obtaining basic necessities for life. Offers a Food Program and a Christmas Food program that distributes groceries and toiletries.
City Gospel Mission: Hot Meals
Nonprofit organization on Dalton St. that serves hot breakfast and dinner to more than 100 homeless and hungry guests every day.
Daily Meals in Downtown Cincinnati
The Downtown Residents Council website offers information about free daily meals in downtown and Over-the- Rhine.
Freestore Foodbank
Provides food and services for people in crisis through a network of over 400 local member agencies, including soup kitchens and shelters, food pantries, churches, daycare and senior centers. Serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Jewish Family Service Food Pantry
Provides free kosher food, personal and household care items for individuals in the Greater Cincinnati Jewish community experiencing financial difficulties.
Loveland Inter Faith Effort
Provides a food pantry, serving Loveland School District residents (45140) meeting Federal income guidelines.
Manna Outreach
An emergency food pantry serving the needs of those who live in and near the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mason Food Pantry
Serves residents of Mason or Deerfield Township in Ohio.
Our Daily Bread
Serves meals to residents of Over-the-Rhine and the West End in Cincinnati. Offers Kids Cafe for children and the Lunch on Legs program for seniors.
Over-the-Rhine Kitchen/Walnut Hills Kitchen/Walnut Hills Pantry
Offers free meals at the Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills locations in Cincinnati.
Parish Kitchen
Located in downtown Covington, Kentucky, the Parish Kitchen serves free meals daily.
Rainbow Choice Food Pantry
CAIN (Churches Active in Northside) maintains the Rainbow Pantry, offering food assistance to Northside neighborhood residents.
Reach Out Lakota
A non-profit, ecumenical, community-sponsored organization that provides eligible families in West Chester and Liberty Township food, clothing and assistance.
Shared Harvest Foodbank
Collects, warehouses, transports & distributes contributions of surplus food and products to 100+ food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters & similar non-profits in Butler, Warren, Preble, Darke & Miami counties.
St. Francis Seraph Ministries
Over-the-Rhine neighborhood facility offers box lunches, a dining area and classes on healthy cooking.


Alcoholics Anonymous - Cincinnati
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Provides meeting information and events.
American Red Cross - Cincinnati Region
Provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year in sixteen counties throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Avondale Rescue Community Center
Run through Mosaic Vineyard Church, the Center offers services and assistance to those in need in the Avondale community of Cincinnati including groceries, clothes, furniture, and counseling.
Brighton Center
Provides education, training, and workforce services for Northern Kentucky residents.
Butler County Family & Children Services
Homepage links to Butler County, Ohio agencies that provide services for adoption & foster care, applying for public assistance, children services, job & family services, and reporting child abuse/neglect.
Centerpoint Health
A non-profit agency affiliated with Talbert House that provides five neighborhood-based locations throughout Hamilton County serving children, adults and families. Services include counseling, individual and group therapy, housing for mental health clients, independent living skills instruction and monitoring, support, social skills building, psychiatric and nursing services.
Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County
Directory for emergency and non-emergency services in Hamilton County Community Mental Health System.
Churches Active In Northside (CAIN)
CAIN is a non-profit collaborative ministry of neighborhood churches that provides low-income families with basic necessities such as food, emergency financial assistance, household and hygiene items, diapers, transportation assistance and referrals. Also offers childcare support, an annual teen job fair, and sponsors community events.
Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center
The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center is a 24-hour emergency and technical information telephone service for anyone with concerns involving poison or drugs.
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
Provides resources and programs for the low and middle income, including Head Start programs and health services for children. The Workforce Development program provides adult literacy services, GED preparation, computer training, employment assistance, and the Fresh Start Ex-Offender Re-entry Program. The Fatherhood Initiative program provides training, workshops, and support to fathers.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
Provides affordable public housing options for moderate to low income families in neighborhoods throughout Hamilton County.
CincySmiles Foundation
Provides dental services for children of low-income families, persons with disabilities, the frail elderly, residents of nursing homes and group homes, people with HIV/AIDS and the homeless. Serves Hamilton County, surrounding counties, and Northern Kentucky.
Community Building Institute
Facilitates collaborative action among residents, local organizations and institutions that leads to comprehensive, asset-based community development.
Community Land Cooperative of Cincinnati
The Co-op retains land ownership to perpetuate affordable housing to empower families with low and medium incomes to own homes in the West End and neighboring communities.
Community Police Partnering Center
Works to engage, motivate, and organize community stakeholders to participate in Community Problem Oriented Policing. Includes training Community Safety Specialists, the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence campaign, and the CeaseFire campaign in Avondale.
Consumer Credit Counsel Service
Offers credit counseling, money management education, credit report reviews and foreclosure prevention counseling.
Crossroads Center of Cincinnati
Provides substance abuse treatment services in Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Darkness To Light
Darkness to Light Cincinnati offers programs to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
Duke Energy - Special Assistance Programs
Offers special assistance programs to those who qualify including the Home Energy Assistance Program, HeatShare, Percentage of Income Payment Plan, and Ohio Gas and Electric Low Income Pilot Program.
Fairhaven Rescue Mission
Located in Covington, Kentucky, the Mission offers services to men, women and children including meals, housing for the homeless, family emergency assistance, clothing, transportation to appointments, after school programs, computer training, tutoring, home and hospital visits.
Franciscan Haircuts From the Heart
Offers professional haircare for the poor, homeless or disabled men, women, and children.
Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Provides temporary relief programs, child care and protection, and disability programs.
Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
Serves residents of Hamilton County who suffer from mental illness and provides information on provider agencies and programs.
HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program
Provides a continuum of outpatient HIV early intervention, quality primary medical/mental health care, and supportive services to medically underserved people of this tri-state area.
The Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
Provides home buyer education, home purchasing assistance, financial education, foreclosure prevention education, home improvement loans, maintenance training and may offer down payment assistance.
Hope House Rescue Mission
Offers shelter for men, women and children, homeless assistance, meals, job training, health care, and addiction programs. A non-profit organization serving Butler and Warren counties and surrounding areas.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Works to eliminate illegal discrimination in housing, especially racial discrimination and to promote balanced living patterns. Offers outreach, mobility, and mediation services. Serves the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, including communities within the counties of Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren, Ohio, and Campbell, Kenton, and Boone, Kentucky.
Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center
A coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to address concerns focusing on economic justice, women's issues, human rights, racial equality, peace and the environment.
Invest In Neighborhoods
A non-profit organization that promotes and assists the 51 community councils that represent the neighborhoods of Cincinnati, Ohio. Offers regular training opportunities and workshops covering such topics as parliamentary procedures, planning skills, leadership skills, public relations, newsletters, and grantsmanship. Provides a leadership manual and technical assistance/supportive services.
The Jewish Discovery Center
A center for the Jewish community that provides educational, religious, cultural and social opportunities for all age groups within the community.
Jewish Family Service
Provides social service needs of individuals, families and their children in Greater Cincinnati. Offers family life education and parent center, adoption services, Russian resettlement support, older adult services, and counseling.
Kentucky Housing Corporation
Offers rental housing production financing, homeownership education/counseling, and a variety of rental assistance, housing rehabilitation and home repair initiatives.
The Loveland Initiative
Provides educational support and assistance to under-served children and their families in the Loveland community.
Madisonville Education and Assistance Center
Provides assistance, primarily in the form of food, clothing, rent and utilities to individuals and families who reside in Fairfax, Madison Place, Madisonville, and Mariemont and the neighboring communities of the East End, Hyde Park, and Oakley. Provides referrals to other community agencies for services including additional education, job training, job placement, and substance abuse counseling.
Matthew 25 Ministries
Provides disaster aid and humanitarian relief helping the poorest of the poor locally, regionally, nationally and internationally by partnering with corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations.
Medical and Dental Health Centers
Listing of medical and dental health centers in the Cincinnati area for the homeless.
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky Resource Directory
Directory for programs, services and providers available in Northern Kentucky to assist individuals and families dealing with mental health disorders and issues.
Mercy Franciscan at St. John
Provides emergency services to individuals and families in crisis.
Northeast Community Challenge Coalition
Works collaboratively with the community and organizations to promote healthy lifestyles for a healthy community, positive community values, and positive youth development through its projects and workshops.
Norwood Service League
A non-profit community social service agency serving residents of Norwood, Ohio. Collaborates with businesses, fraternal and civic organizations, schools, churches, government and other organizations to provide services that meet basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.
Nursing Services - City of Cincinnati Health Department
The City of Cincinnati Health Department's Community Health Nursing Program offers home health care services to all age groups, including school health services to the children in the City of Cincinnati, and licensed nursing homes and day care programs within the city limit.
Ohio Here To Help
Provides information about programs and resources for Ohio's unemployed workers through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Ohio Valley Goodwill
Employment and training services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
Works to build and sustain a diverse neighborhood that values and benefits low-income residents through housing, resident engagement, education, and advocacy programs.
People Working Cooperatively
Provides training and employment opportunities, as well as minor home repair and energy conservation services for low-income individuals. Services include providing critical home repairs to qualified homeowners and renters, offering energy-saving weatherization services, and helping toward self-sufficiency.
Prospect House
A residential treatment and recovery center for alcoholic and chemically dependent men who are without the money, insurance or other resources to enter hospital-based programs. Provides residential services, support, and counseling.
The Salvation Army of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Delivers services and programs to local communities including family services, youth development programs, senior services, housing programs, rehabilitation services, and emergency disaster services.
Santa Maria Community Services
Provides the Greater Price Hill area in Cincinnati with educational tools and resources including housing, early childhood development and parenting, health and wellness, and youth development programs.
Services and Programs to Help Those in Need
This handy DCI pocket guide includes shelters, birth certificate and identification, health services, housing for substance abusers, crisis lines and counseling services.
SmartMoney Community Services
Provides financial services and economic education to underserved individuals in Over-the-Rhine and Greater Cincinnati communities. Programs include tax preparation, basic money management, financial counseling, and home ownership workshops.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Offers assistance to poor and needy residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Programs include thrift stores, charitable pharmacy, crisis services, and food pantries.
STD, AIDS Testing & Counseling
Listing of STD and AIDS testing,counseling resources, and clinics in Cincinnati.
Technology Assisting People in Need (TAPIN)
Provides computers, monitors, printers and more for disabled and disadvantaged individuals and support agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Therapy Groups
Directory of local therapy groups compiled by Psychology Today.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory
A resource directory that connects people with critical health, human services and volunteer opportunities in their community on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. Provides information and referrals for services including basic needs, day care, employment resources, health care, mental health services, transportation, mentoring, tutoring, substance abuse, domestic violence, and protective services.
Urban Appalachian Council of Greater Cincinnati
Provides direct and advocacy services in communities of Cincinnati most heavily populated by Urban Appalachians. Programs focus on education, leadership development, family and human services, cultural celebration and access to employment and training.
Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center
Serves the upper Millcreek Valley thirteen-community area by offering clothing, household items, choice food pantry, financial assistance, bus tokens, a back-to-school program, and Christmas program.
Winners Walk Tall
Provides children with essential character building lessons in manners and leadership, helping them develop a positive sense of self-esteem, respect for others, and the ability to make good decisions about behaviors that impact their lives.

Child & Teen Services

4C for Children
A child care resource and referral agency for information on early care and education programs and the largest provider of training and technical assistance for early childhood care-givers and teachers. 4C assists families, child-care centers, family child care providers and employers in Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Northern Kentucky.
Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati
Social service organization that provides assistance for and supports community programs. Programs include Operation School Bell, Trauma Care, New Beginnings, and College Starter Kits.
Big Brothers / Big Sisters Association of Cincinnati
A charter member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America that serves children and volunteers of every religion, race, and creed in the northeastern part of Hamilton County, Ohio. Provides program information, volunteer, and events listings.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
Provides afterschool and summer programming for children 6-18 years old at eight locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Programs include enrichment activities in arts, education, sports, leadership development, and health.
Building Blocks for Kids
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in the Greater Cincinnati area with health-related needs that are unmet through traditional means by offering grants, referrals, and alternative resources. Offers information on services, events, and resources.
Child Focus, Inc.
Serves youth, ages prenatal to eighteen years, and their families in Clermont, Hamilton, Brown, Adams, Warren, Butler and Clinton Counties. Services provided include Head Start programs for children ages 0-5, parenting education, partial hospitalization, mental health prevention and counseling services in schools, foster care, independent living, family and group therapy, diagnostic testing, psychiatric services, 24-hour crisis hotline (528-SAVE) and professional training.
Childhood Food Solutions
Works to develop solutions for childhood food insecurity that can be applied in a community, tested for effectiveness and duplicated in other communities. Focus is on zip code 45225, an area of high poverty, high crime and hungry and food-insecure children to provide food sacks for children when school is not in session.
Crayons to Computers
Collects and distributes school supplies for students to teachers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Donation programs include Crafts with Conviction, Early Learning Tools, Push for Pencils Drive, and Keep Our Kids Warm.
Emanuel Community Center
Serves children in Over-the-Rhine by providing day care services, learning center activities, youth athletics, music education, arts and cultural programming, and the Early Learning Center.
Every Child Succeeds
A program through Cincinnati Children's Hospital offers home visits to first-time mothers to provide support and education to help ensure an optimal start for their children. Serves residents of Brown, Butler, Clermont, or Hamilton counties in Ohio or Boone, Campbell, or Kenton counties in Kentucky.
The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Provides learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf to participants aged 8-18. Website includes information about programs, instruction, and events.
Freestore Foodbank - Power Pack
Works through schools, family resource centers and community learning centers to provide students with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations.
Friars Club
A social service organization that serves the special needs of Cincinnati’s at risk children through organized sports, activity, nutrition and fitness programs.
Glad House
Works to improve the lives of children and their families by breaking the cycle of addiction and promoting mental health among children. The program is a comprehensive After School/Summer intervention for children ages 5-11. Includes classes on substance abuse prevention, HIV prevention, and violence prevention.
Help Me Grow
A program for Ohio’s expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provide health and developmental services so children start school healthy and ready to learn.
Inner City Youth Opportunities
Offers year-round programs of summer tennis camp, after-school academic intervention, and youth development to inner city children.
Kenzie's Closet
A non-profit organization that provides gently worn prom dresses and accessories to economically disadvantaged high school girls in Greater Cincinnati. Referrals come from principals, counselors or a social service agency.
Lighthouse Youth Services
Offers help and resources for teens, young adults and parents in need, including the Lighthouse Community School, Youth Crisis Center, youth outreach, and transitional living program.
Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids (LINKS)
The LINKS program serves the Greater Cincinnati area schools and brings together the desire of young students who want to learn to play an instrument with used instruments that others have donated. Scholarship forms for students are submitted through orchestra directors or school bands.
Neediest Kids of All
Provides basic necessities, as well as educational opportunities to needy children in over 700 schools, Head Start sites, and foster settings in the Cincinnati region. The service area covers 17 counties in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries - Youth Services
Offers the GoodGuides Mentoring program designed to serve at-risk youth 12-17 years of age in Northern Kentucky (Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties).
Trains volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates that advocate on behalf of the best interest of a child in the foster care system. Provides programs and resource information.
Winton Place Youth Center
Provides after school programming and tutoring for Cincinnati's Winton Place neighborhood.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
A program administered by the City of Cincinnati Department of Health that offers nutritional education and assistance for pregnant and postpartum women, breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children up to the age of five.

Family Services

Beech Acres Parenting Center
Offers parents guidance and support with the ultimate goal of strengthening parents' ability to raise children to achieve their unique potential. Provides information on classes, events, and parenting support resources.
Bethany House Services
Bethany House Services provides a full range of housing, education and assistance programs to homeless and low-income women and children.
BLOC Ministries
A non-profit para-church organization that works to unite the community in the common goal of helping to strengthen and rebuild families. Works in schools, providing resources such as tutoring, counseling, mentoring, after-school programs, and in-school student-lead bible studies and prayer groups.
Brighton Center
Provides opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through support services, education and leadership for families in the Newport, KY area.
Provides housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
The Caring Place
Offers assistance such as food, clothing, furniture, rent and utility assistance, family development and support groups. Serves Golf Manor, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, and Silverton.
Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio - Springfield Service Center
Offers programs and services to the most vulnerable in Southwestern Ohio and proclaim Christ to the community by advancing human dignity and welfare.
Central Clinic
Offers adult, child and family services including mental health services, treatment programs, counseling, and after school enrichment programs.
Cincinnati Union Bethel
Provides supportive services and education programs that assist urban women, children, families, and communities including housing and early childhood education.
City of Cincinnati - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
A special supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women or those who have children under age 5. Provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, and infant formula.
Council on Child Abuse (COCA)
Works to prevent child abuse through community education programs. Offers a parent helpline for support, parenting tips, crisis intervention, and referrals.
Families FORWARD
A resource "center-a-neighborhood" school-based program where social workers partner with families to identify community needs and establish lasting solutions. Programs include after-school programs, home-based intervention, summer enrichment, and academic enrichment in music and arts.
Family Promise
Works to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. Programs include Interfaith Hospitality Network for families facing homelessness and Family Mentoring for life skills development, connecting with community resources, and supportive services for children.
Feast of Love Ministries
Provides meals, furniture, schools supplies, and life-changing experiences to children and adults in the Cincinnati area.
A non-profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced a death. Offers peer support for grieving children, teens and adults. Provides programs, phone consultations, crisis response, community outreach, and education.
First Step Home
Helps women break the cycle of addiction and abuse to become self-suffient. Provides individual and group substance abuse counseling, access to medical services, mental health assessments, life skills training, financial counseling, on-site child care, twelve step meetings and connections to job readiness programs.
Healthy Beginnings
A non-profit obstetrical health care provider of prenatal care and support for women without private medical insurance. Includes list of locations in Greater Cincinnati.
Healthy Moms & Babes
Provides health education and health promotion services to women, children and families. Offers van services and a home visiting program.
Imani Family Center
Provides programs and assistance to children, youth, parents, and individuals in the community in areas including, but not limited to education, tutoring, health, group homes, employment, counseling, and after school support.
Inter Parish Ministry
Provides services and programs to residents of the East side of Cincinnati including emergency assistance, food, clothing, and medical assistance.
LifePoint Solutions
A merger between Family Service and Clermont Counseling Center. Provides programs and services to individuals, children and their families in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Includes counseling, Early Childhood Education, parenting programs, mentoring programs, employee assistance programs, and school-based services.
New Life Furniture
Collects gently used household furniture and delivers items to families in need in the Tristate area.
PFLAG Cincinnati
Offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, families and friends. Provides support meetings, educational events, advocacy activities, and volunteer opportunities.
Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati
Offers a full range of services including free and confidential pregnancy testing and options education, pregnancy support, parenting classes, and childbirth classes. Also provides assistance with baby clothes, diapers, and formula, referrals and assistance obtaining prenatal care, insurance, and STD testing.
Pregnancy Center East
Offers services for women in the Cincinnati area including education, counseling, pregnancy & parenting classes, on-site prenatal care, and referrals.
Pregnancy Center West
Offers services for women in the Cincinnati area including education, counseling, pregnancy & parenting classes, on-site prenatal care, and referrals.
Sarah Center
An outreach ministry to the Over-the-Rhine community in Cincinnati specifically for women administered by St. Francis Seraph. Provides enrichment activities and craft related programs.
Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses
Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses provides support services to children, families and individuals to help families meet their basic needs and develop skills necessary to become self-sufficient.
Tom Geiger Guest House
Offers safe, clean, affordable transitional or permanent housing for families and works with other social service organizations to provide necessary supportive services.
Visions Community Services
Serves young parents and their children from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Cincinnati's West End. Assists teen and young mothers & fathers to obtain their high school diploma, GED, pursue post secondary education, enroll in job training, and provides early childhood education.
Women Helping Women of Hamilton County
A non-shelter, social service agency providing crisis intervention, advocacy, support and education/prevention services to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in Cincinnati.
The Women's Connection
A neighborhood center that, by building supportive relationships with women and girls, empowers them to make choices that lead to positive change.
Zonta Club of Cincinnati
A service organization of women in executive and professional positions working to improve women's literacy, financial independence, and health in their communities and worldwide.

Homeless Services

Center for Respite Care
Provides medical and nursing care to sick homeless people in the Greater Cincinnati area. Services include medical evaluation, nursing care, lab testing, and referrals for shelter and social services.
Charlie's 3/4 House
A non-profit organization that provides affordable transitional housing for newly recovering alcoholics.
City Gospel Mission
Serves the needy and homeless in Cincinnati by providing daily meals, safe overnight shelter, recovery programs for men and women, and other services. Programs include food baskets, Thanksgiving outreach, and enrichment classes.
Franciscan Haircuts From the Heart
Offers professional haircare for the poor, homeless or disabled men, women, and children.
Garden Street Transitional Home
Provides supportive services, referrals, education, and assistance for homeless men who have recently been released from prison in Cincinnati.
Grace Place
A Catholic worker house of hospitality in Cincinnati that offers temporary residence for women, with or without children, who are in transition from homelessness.
Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
A unified social action agency, fully committed to its ultimate goal: the eradication of homelessness with respect for the dignity and diversity of its membership, the homeless and the community. The Coalition works towards this goal by coordinating services, educating the public, and engaging in grassroots organizing and advocacy.
Health Resource Center of Cincinnati
Provides mental health, substance abuse, and urgent care for the homeless and indigent of Greater Cincinnati. Located inside the Freestore/Foodbank.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
Serves the Greater Cincinnati area by providing emergency shelter for homeless families and support services to assist them in finding and retaining stable housing.
Mary Magdalen House
Provides services to the homeless in Cincinnati, such as providing personal care facilities, items for dental hygiene, laundry facilities and use of a phone. Also offers referrals to social service agencies, soup kitchens, and shelters.
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio
Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people – especially children and adults living with mental and substance use disorders – by helping them live healthier lives.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries - Housing, Training, Employment Programs
Goodwill's HUD housing, training, and employment programs are operated for homeless individuals, including but not limited to military veterans, within the greater Cincinnati area. These programs help homeless individuals obtain employment and/or vocational training to secure safe and affordable permanent housing.
Provides basic services for the homeless in Cincinnati including shelter, housing, and recovery.
St. Francis - St. Joseph Catholic Worker House
Offers assistance to homeless men including housing, employment, drug/alcohol rehabilitation, and case management.
Talbert House
Provides services, programs, training, and resources that focus on prevention, assessment, treatment and reintegration into the workforce.
Tender Mercies
Helps adults with mental illness achieve security, dignity, and community with housing, GED help, and job support.
Nonprofit dedicated to serving the educational needs of homeless children and youth.
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
Collaborates with the community to provide a continuum of quality services for individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Offers emergency assistance and shelter, outreach and supportive services, and employement services.

Immigrant Services

Alliance for Immigrant Women
Offers prevention and intervention programming for domestic violence and coordinates services for immigrant/non-English speaking victims in the community to ensure they have access to necessary resources.
Asian Community Alliance
A non-profit organization that provides compassionate and culturally sensitive services for Asian populations in Greater Cincinnati through awareness, collaboration, and advocacy.
Catholic Hispanic Ministry / Su Casa Hispanic Center
Offers Spanish language liturgy, sacramental preparation and celebrations, and religious education. Includes the Su Casa Hispanic Center, which offers social services, such as translation, housing, employment opportunities and leadership training to the Hispanic Community in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
Centro De Amistad
Centro de Amistad in Northern Kentucky advocates for, and provides services and resources to the Latino and multi-cultural community.
Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
Helps mobilize, educate and organize low wage and immigrant workers. Offers programs and workshops on workers' rights and the Day Labor Organizing Program.
The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council’s
A non-profit organization that builds global understanding and promotes international awareness through education, information and exchange of people, and ideas.
LifePoint Solutions - English and Acculturation Services
A merger between Family Service and Clermont Counseling Center. Provides services for Cincinnati immigrants, refugees, and international visitors including English classes, ESOL, academic preparation, acculturation, and American civics education.


Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry
Run by the Cincinnati-based animal rescue, Recycled Doggies, in association with the Pet Alliance, the Pantry offers temporary food assistance to help keep pets with their owners during economic hardship.
United Coalition for Animals (UCAN)
Provides pet spay/neuter services for low income people and animal rescue groups, preventing pets from suffering abuse, neglect and euthanazia due to pet overpopulation. Offers an annual Steps For Pets walk.
Wesley Community Services Pet Portions Program
Provides home delivered meals for pets of seniors who are clients of the Wesley Community Services Meals-On-Wheels program.

Senior Services

Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS)
Delivers essential services to low-income and inner-city senior citizens, including transportation, Meals-on-Wheels and guardianship assistance programs.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Plans, coordinates and administers local, state and federally funded programs and services for older adults in southwestern Ohio.
Creative Aging Cincinnati
Serves seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area by bringing local area professional artists, performers and educators to present one hour long programs at senior centers, retirement communities, adult day care centers, and nursing homes.
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Offers programs to help the elderly and people with special needs by providing them with basic necessities and support. Serves the Walnut Hills, East Walnut Hills, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Pro Seniors
Offers free legal and long-term care help to older adults in Ohio age 60 and older. Offers advice and information to solve legal and nursing home, adult care facility, and home health care problems. Provides information about ombudsman and legal services.
Serving Older Adults Through Changing Times
Provides personal services and support, advocacy, workshops, health promotion, and community outreach to older adults.
Wesley Community Services
Provides essential home-based services for seniors seeking to remain in their home for as long as possible living in Hamilton, Butler, and Clermont counties.

Services for the Disabled, Blind & Visually Impaired

Abilities First
A non-profit organization that serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, learning disabilities, language, and cognitive impairments. Programs include an adult day program, autism preschool, early childrhood learning center, pediatric therapies, and employment services. Serves Butler, Warren, Montgomery, and Hamilton, Preble, Greene and Clark counties in Ohio.
The Arc Hamilton County
Advocates for people with developmental disabilities by providing information and referral, family support services, and parent training.
The Center for Independent Living Options (CLIO)
Helps individuals who have physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities to maintain active, productive lives. Programs include independent living skills training, homeless services, housing referral assistance, and personal assistance services.
Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Offers services for persons with vision loss including rehabilitation, counseling, employment, and information services to help people who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired to live more independently.
Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship
A non-profit organization serving children and adults with disabilities from the Greater Cincinnati area in a comprehensive recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program.
Clovernook Center for the Blind
Provides services for the blind and visually impaired including training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services.
Goodwill Industrial Services
Learn how Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries works with area businesses to support their staffing needs.
Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services
Provides a full range of educational, vocational, and residential services to meet the specialized needs of individuals with disabilities. Offers information, services, and resources to infants, children, and adults.
LADD, Inc.
Supports adults with developmental disabilities to lead a full life by providing community based services including education and training opportunities.
Resident Home Corporation
Provides residential, educational and family support and other related services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Stepping Stones
Provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to increase independence and promote inclusion within the community. Includes educational services and programs for children and adults.

Veteran Services

Amvets of Ohio - Donation Program
Collects clothing, shoes, linens, draperies, housewares, and small appliances.
Cincinnati VA Medical Center - Social Work Program
Programs for veterans include community outreach, homeless services, recovery programs, medical/behavioral services, hospice and palliative care services and support, contract home health and nursing home services, home-based primary care, and geriatric care. Family and dental services are also provided.
Homeless Veterans Transition Program
This program provides transitional housing and supportive services for homeless veterans with serious mental health and substance abuse problems.
Joseph House for Homeless Veterans
Offers temporary and transitional housing, recovery programs, and support for veterans in the Cincinnati area.
Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services - Veterans
Provides contact information for homeless veterans to find local shelters.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries - Services for Veterans
Offers the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Projects funded by the Dept. of Labor. The programs are designed to provide the support and assistance needed for veterans to obtain employment and economic stability. Programs are available throughout the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, as well as in Adams, Brown, and Clermont Counties in rural Ohio.
Ohio Veterans Bonus Program
Website to apply for the Ohio Veterans Bonus from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. Applicants can get assistance at any Ohio County Veterans Service Office. Provides bonus facts and eligibility requirements.
Them Bones Veteran Community
Non-profit organization for female and male military veterans and their families in Cincinnati. Collaborates with several agencies to provide integrated services and programs.