Other Services and Resources

In addition to services regularly provided, we offer additional special services and resources periodically throughout the year. Please continue to check the site for updates on the times and dates of our additional resources. See below for details and requirements. 

Upcoming Events:

**All services open to the public and held at 1125 Bank St. unless otherwise noted**

Free Classes

Nutrition Classes

To learn about how to get involved in nutritional classes on Saturdays at 1125 Bank St., call our pantry coordinator at (513) 562-8841, ext. 858.

Health Services

Vision Screenings and Eye Exams:

Every Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • Eligible patients receive an eye exam, prescription and letter to receive their glasses.
  • The eye clinic sees around 10 clients. To ensure a spot, please arrive by 8:00 a.m. or schedule an appointment by calling the number below.
  • To request an appointment, call the Cincinnati Eye Institute at 513-569-3722. Ask to be seen at the CEI Foundation Vision Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul.

UC Open School Clinic:

Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30a.m.

  • Free blood pressure checks, oral checks, foot checks, glucose monitoring, nutrition counseling, and other health services
  • Provided by faculty and students of the University of Cincinnati

Oral/Dental Screenings:

The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month beginning from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Free screenings for gum disease, mouth cancer, and other dental issues 
    • Counseling on dental hygiene and referrals to affordable dental care
  • First 6 walk-ins accepted
  • Provided by faculty and students of the University of Cincinnati

Charitable Pharmacy: 

Certification appointments are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday by appointment. Call 562-8841 ext. 228, 230 or 223 to schedule an appointment.

OTHER:

Bus Tokens

Our bus token budget has been reduced, which means that our tickets will possibly be gone after the first week of the month. We now provide transportation support for new employment only. 

  • Must show proof of employment (paycheck or work schedule).

ID 

Ohio State ID vouchers can be obtained on any Monday or Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The limit is 2 per household.

Birth Certificate

Birth Certificates can be obtained on the First Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Limit 2 per household per lifetime. 

Kroger Fresh Friends Program:

Bring any child under 18 into Kroger to receive his or her Fresh Friends card. You can go to the produce department or ask any employee how to get a Kroger Kids Fresh Friends card.

  • This card entitles the child to receive one free item of either fruit or vegetables, per child, each month.
  • The item varies month to month. The child may use his or her Fresh Friends card to receive a free item per month throughout 2017.
  • All Krogers in Cincinnati are participating.
  • There is no limit on the number of children per family.

Reentry Program

Have you or a loved one been affected by the criminal justice system and now find it hard to move ahead in life?  St. Vincent de Paul's Reentry Program provides ongoing support to men and women who want to turn their lives around after being incarcerated.

Contact Dominic Duren, Reentry Manager, at 513-614-8052 or dduren@SVDPcincinnati.org.

Assistance Guidelines:

  • Funds are to be used for basic needs assistance.
  • Client is actively participating in the Help Program, Project WESTT, or is being referred by a St. Vincent de Paul Conference to a reentry program.
  • Client or members of the family are struggling with barriers following incarceration. 
  • The assistance provided by St. Vincent de Paul will support the successful completion of a reentry program.

Getting Ahead Program

Have you ever had to decide between buying groceries and paying your bills? Don't know where to start from or what you need? Getting Ahead can help you!

Getting Ahead is a 16-week long program that challenges and encourages participants in a group setting to take an active role in creating their own path to securing a stable and better life for themselves and their families. The 5th group session begins March 21 - July 11, 2018.

Benefits

  • Develop a 'Getting Ahead' action plan for the future.
  • A weekly stipend for the duration of the program.
  • Free lunch during sections.

Are you motivated to change your life for the better? Call the program coordinator, Sarah Ochieng at (513)-562-8841235 x. 235, or email her at sochieng@svdpcincinnati.org

Apply Now.

Additional Resources

Other agencies providing assistance in the community can be found here.