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Other Assistance

Dial 211 or 513-721-7900
(Greater Cincinnati) (OH/KY/IN) Call and speak with a representative to find local resources based on your zip code

Be Concerned
(859) 291-6789
Offers food, house wares, clothing, Christmas store, Easter program and box fans. Must make an appointment. 

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Brighton Center's Clothing Closet
(859) 491-8303
Neighborhood thrift store that is open to the public. Families may receive vouchers that allow them to shop for necessary clothing and household items at no cost.

C.A.R.E. Mission
(859) 635-4500
"Pantry Food and/or Commodities Once per month
Clothes/Housewares Once per month
Furniture Assistance
Eyeglass Assistance
Service Referrals
New Hope Pregnancy Center
Spiritual Guidance
(All services are coordinated by an Intake Coordinator during the interview process. Please note that we do NOT provide financial assistance.) "

Care Net Pregnancy Center
(859) 282-9878
Offers free and confidential pregnancy tests, options counseling, parenting/mentoring program, baby clothes, diapers, baby items, maternity clothes, post aborting recovery program, adoption advocacy, abstinence advocacy, sexual integrity program. Open to all pregnant clients.

Children's Law Center
Representation for children- all services free
(859) 431-3313

Christian Outreach and Wellness Ministry 
Offers Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas toy giveaway. Has a back-to-school shoe program

Clean Slate Kentucky
Contact Molly Green, molly.green@ky.gov 
Offers assistance in expunging Misdemeanor charges, if eligible.

Dress for Success
Provides interview suits at no charge for women making the transition from public assistance to the workforce.

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky ESNKY
Individuals can come to 634 Scott St. in Covington, KY to get a shower, a clean change of clothes, or to get outfit washed. Available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 -4 p.m.

Freestore Foodbank Cincinnati Area
513-357-4626 or 513-357-4618
Clothing Vouchers, State of Ohio birth certificates, Non Ohio birth certificates. Strict guidelines on times and the number of people they help. Customers are eligible for birth certificates and ID assistance only twice in a lifetime.

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Hamilton County CAA
D. Bell 513-569-1840 ext. 1031
Hamilton County residents that meet specific criteria. Assistance with: food, rental, water bills, birth certificates, ID cards, Rx meds, Referrals, HEAP. 8 p.m. - 1 p.m., Monday-Thursday. (Birth certificates for Hamilton County residents only)

Health Point Family Care Pike St. Clinic (Homeless)
(859) 291-9321
The Pike Street Clinic for the Homeless in Covington is open three mornings a week and operates on a walk-in basis. Along with medical care, we supply patients with prescription drugs, shoes and socks, eyeglasses, food and bus passes, as needed.

Internet Assistance for Low-Income Families

Lakeside Christian Church
(859) 341-1160
Legal Aid Society
(859) 431-8200​

Lion's Club Campbell County 
(859) 781-4298 
Assistance with eye examinations and glasses. Campbell County only. 

Lion's Club Boone County 
(859) 525-2263 
Help for families needing eyeglasses, food, and other basic necessities. 

Lion's Club Kenton County 
(859) 572-2049 
Help for families needing eyeglasses, food, and other basic necessities. 

Main Street Baptist Church Care Mission
(859) 694-1222
Provides assistance in a variety of areas including medications, furniture, etc. Call to explain your situation.

Mental Health Association of NKY (MHANKY)
(859) 431-1077
Help for individuals with mental health issues, bus passes, ID's, birth certificates, etc.

New Hope Center
(859) 341-0766 Crestview Hills
(859) 431-0011 Latonia
Free and confidential services: pregnancy testing and verification, abortion alternatives, adoption education and referrals, abstinence and STD information, ongoing counseling, parenting classes, maternity and infant clothing.

NKY Legal Aid
Handles consumer problems (utility shut off, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, unemployment) housing issues (landlord/tenant issues) and family issues (divorce, grandparents rights).

Outreach Assistance Center of Rising Sun 
Indiana residents

Phil's Place
Offers a meal on Monday evenings from 5-6. Open to everyone.

Relief For Her
Our first priority is to assist in the following circumstances:

  • Widows who have no children or extended family
  • Single mothers with small children who have limited access to help from parents, siblings, and/or extended family

Room for Success
(859) 442-4178
Gateway Service: Provides Gateway student in need of professional clothing for work, an interview, and intern/externships.

Salvation Army (Cincinnati Area)
Furniture Vouchers, Support Services for Employment and Housing, Referral for assistance obtaining birth certificates, ID's (for ID's-starts at 8:45am, accepts the first people) etc.

Salvation Army (NKY Area)
(859) 491-5180
Furniture Vouchers, Support Services for Employment and Housing, Referral for assistance obtaining birth certificates, ID's etc.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Shower House
(859) 291-4445
Free showers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12 – 3 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul (Cincinnati Area)
First 100 people every Thursday of each month from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., helps with identification documents, (Cincinnati born residents only).

Steinford Toy Foundation 
Kentucky-Christmas Referral Program

United Christian Volunteers
May help with clothing and other needs
(859) 727-4417
United Ministries (Thrift Shop)
(859) 727-0300
Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center
Some of the items offered include diapers, school and work clothing, baby formula, emergency food boxes, and more. This is a center that helps Hamilton County Ohio families in need.