There are many useful resources throughout Hamilton County.
We have tried to list the organizations we most frequently refer to, but we could use your help!
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Call the United Way resource line by dialing 2-1-1 to be connected with services in your area, or search the 211 Database
This is a great place to start searching for useful resources in your community. Call the 211 line, or search their database, to speak with a person who can direct you to the resources best suited for your situation and location.
Apply for food, medical, and/or cash assistance. Other resources, such as childcare assistance, are also available. Call 513.946.1000 or visit their website for more information.
Resources available include rent and utility financial assistance, food, clothing/household items, furniture, state ID & birth certificates, prescription medication, and bus tickets. SVDP provides resources through area Outreach Centers and through neighborhood Conferences located at Catholic Churches throughout the community. If you live in a St. Vincent de Paul Conference area, all assistance other than pharmacy assistance must go through the Conference. Visit the SVDP website at www.svdpcincinnati.org to search using your address for the conference you will need to contact to find resources available in your neighborhood. Their website also provides access to additional resources.
Located in Springdale, The Healing Center has a food pantry, clothing store, educational programs (GED, English for Speakers of Other Languages, computer skills courses, etc.), financial counseling, job coaching, auto clinic, bicycle program, tax preparation, support groups, and veterans’ services. Call or visit their website to learn more.
The Freestore Foodbank offers many valuable resources: food pantry, clothing assistance, household items, housing assistance, birth certificate and ID replacement, transportation assistance, Cincinnati COOKS program, payee program, and several others. Visit their website or the Customer Connection Center to learn more.
“Cincinnati Works is a nonprofit organization that brings hope and encouragement to people living in poverty while assisting them in advancing to self-sufficiency through employment. The organization offers a comprehensive approach to eliminating poverty in the Tri-State area through a network of job services and employer partnerships.”
Call 513.744.WORK (9675) if you are interested. Downtown, Madisonville, West end (CityLink), and Roselawn locations.
Experiencing homelessness? Call the Central Access Point (CAP) Line (513)381-SAFE(7233)
Call the shelter line to speak with a specialist who will try to make an appropriate shelter referral for you. There is a wait time and unfortunately, shelter beds are often full. Calls are accepted from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for something specific, but don’t see it above?
Call 211 or check out the Homeless and Low Income Resource Guide