211.org is the most comprehensive source of locally curated social services information in the United States and Canada. Working through the United Way, the site provides a large database of service providers meeting a wide variety of needs throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati serves the Southwest Ohio Counties of Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren.
Beech Acres serves the Greater Cincinnati area by providing programs for Parent Coaching For the Love of Kids Parenting Conference, Every Child Succeeds, Therapeutic Foster and Kinship Care, Partial Hospitalization, Support Groups, Mediation Services and Therapeutic Mentoring.
Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio
Catholic Charities is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It provides services to people of all incomes and faiths. Services offered include mental health counseling, senior companions, foster grandparents, Caregiver Assistance Network, Su Casa Hispanic Center, refugee resettlement, parent education, early childhood counseling, disaster recovery, pregnancy counseling and adoption referral.
Central Access Point
The Central Access Point is responsible for intake of all family homeless shelters in Cincinnati, as well as the Mt. Airy Shelter for single homeless men. Additionally, individuals and families who are threatened with homelessness can call the Central Access Point to enroll in the Homelessness Prevention Program.
Cincinnati Health Department
The Cincinnati Health Department offers five full-service medical clinics which provide services for those in need of home health care, care for children with mental handicaps, testing for lead; offer school health programs and units for communicable disease and sanitary conditions.
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency’s mission is to act as an advocate, provider, and facilitator for the full range of public and private resources, programs and policies which give low-to-moderate-income earning individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing services to families and seniors through public housing and Section 8 programs.
Cincinnati Works serves the Greater Cincinnati area by providing – for those 18 years and older and in need of mentoring – free employment services, job search/advancement services, legal services/counseling, transportation, a Chaplain, and childcare connection.
Consumer Credit Counsel Service
The Consumer Credit Counsel Service offers credit counseling, money management education, credit report reviews, and foreclosure prevention counseling. The Consumer Credit Counsel Service serves the Greater Cincinnati area and is open to anyone with an income and debt problems.
Provides assistance with gas & electric services for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Federal Poverty Guidelines
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health
Greater Cincinnati Behavior Health Services (GCBHS) strives to make life better and brighter for anyone facing mental health or addiction issues. GCBHS offers services that educate on mental illness and addiction, teach strategies to manage symptoms and medication, empower the development of natural social supports, help to find and maintain employment, and encourage individuals to become involved in their community.
For more information about services: https://www.gcbhs.com/
For contact information: https://www.gcbhs.com/locations
If you need to talk to someone regarding a mental health crisis, call 9-8-8.
Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless was formed to alleviate homelessness in Cincinnati and serve the homeless through emergency shelter, transitional living facilities, permanent housing, medical services, social services, soup kitchens and mental health/addictions services.
Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Hamilton County Job & Family Services provides child protection, subsidized childcare, health services and clinics, care for elder abuse and is a one-stop employment center.
Hamilton County Public Health
Public health nurses provide caring and responsive health services to Hamilton County residents. Health District nurses visit and educate individuals and families about health and safety concerns. Public health nurses also conduct immunization clinics, work with families of children with special health care needs, and visit with first-time mothers to ensure their child’s life begins in the healthiest of conditions.
Healthy Moms and Babes
Healthy Moms and Babes provides services to low-income women of child bearing age and their families in Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky. Healthy Moms and Babes offers pregnancy screening, information and referral for medical care and social services, health education for prenatal/pregnancy, infant health, child health, adolescent health, women’s health and parenting and home visiting/outreach services.
The Home Ownership of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
The Home Ownership of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. provides homebuyer education, home purchasing assistance, financial fitness education, foreclosure prevention education, home improvement loans, maintenance training and may offer down payment assistance.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati serves the Greater Cincinnati area by providing emergency shelter and support services for homeless families to assist them in finding and retaining stable housing.
Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service offers services nationwide, assists people with tax problems and offers taxpayer advocate services for hardship cases.
Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly
The Little Bros/Friends of the Elderly is a national, non-profit, volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. The Little Bros/Friends of the Elderly services provides a visiting volunteer program, holiday & social activities program, an on-call program for special assistance, telephone reassurance calls, yearly vacation programs, birthday programs and a 3rd Thursday program in which the elderly in nursing homes are brought into the office for lunch and programs.
Neediest Kids of All
Neediest Kids of All provides basic necessities for needy children; hats, coats, shoes, clothing, glasses, educational opportunities, field trips and camp training programs. Funds are available through area schools and the Head Start Program. Neediest Kids of All serves the Cincinnati area; 750 schools in 17 counties.
Ohio Benefits allows users to manage or apply for healthcare, child care, food and cash benefits from the State of Ohio.
Ohio Landlord/Tenant Law
Ohio Landlord/Tenant Law offers information about property owner and tenant responsibilities, as outlined by the state of Ohio.
People Working Cooperatively, Inc. (PWC)
People Working Cooperatively, Inc serves 14 counties in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. They provide emergency and critical home repairs, and professional weatherization services for qualified low-income homeowners and renters. People Working Cooperatively, Inc also offers volunteer provided home maintenance for qualified clients who are elderly and/or disabled; and an Electric Partnership Program, which provides free education and energy efficient items for clients on the PIPP plan in Ohio.
Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati
The Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati offers a full range of services including free and confidential pregnancy testing and options education, ongoing support throughout pregnancy experience, parenting classes, childbirth classes, abstinence support, abstinence education presentations in schools and local groups, post-abortion counseling, and bible studies. The Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati also provides assistance with material needs such as baby clothes, diapers, and formula; referrals to and assistance in obtaining prenatal care, insurance, STD testing and various community resources.
Pro Seniors, Inc.
Pro Seniors, Inc. provides legal services to those 60 years of age and older. Pro Seniors, Inc. offers a legal hotline and pension rights project for those residing in the state of Ohio. Pro Seniors, Inc. offers staff attorneys, long-term care ombudsman, care options for Ohio seniors, fight fraud for those living in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren Counties.
Santa Maria Health and Wellness Program
The Santa Maria Health and Wellness Program provides health education and referrals, health screenings, assistance with prescriptions, eyeglasses and hearing aids, and informational health fairs to older adults, Appalachians, African-Americans and Latino immigrants who do not receive regular health care.
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration provides social security retirement, disability and survivor benefits, supplemental security income and extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs for low-income people with disabilities. The Social Security Administration has 5 offices in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, including Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Butler and Warren counties.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is a nationwide organization with a Cincinnati office which covers 13 counties in Southwest Ohio and offers housing assistance to generally low and moderate-income earning individuals. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides rental assistance, homeownership assistance, homeless assistance, help with fair housing/housing discrimination complaints and economic development.
The YWCA is the largest women’s organization in the world, with associations across the US and in 83 countries. The YWCA’s mission is to empower women and to eliminate racism. The YWCA ‘s current programming focuses on critical issues through crisis intervention, training, and education, health and wellness, recognition and advocacy.