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Support Networks

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

SAFE Families for Children
Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. This resource provides diapers and other supplies for babies/children.
Kentucky:  (859) 414-0916
Cincinnati: 513-279-2211

Transform Program (Transform & Control Anger Now) (CAN)
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Batters' Intervention &Prevention Transform (for men ) CAN is for Adult men and women
It is designed for men who have histories of causing harm by abusing their intimate partners. Transform is not group therapy. It is primarily an educational and informational program. Participants may be court ordered to attend, referred by other agencies or self-referred.
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Treat suicidal clinets? Most programs, no. Fitness center and Transform, yes.

Domestic Violence Support Group /Safe Group
Hot Line 513.381.5610 or 513-621-1117
Hamilton County Office 215 E 9th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
WHW provides evidence-based prevention and expert crisis intervention and support services for survivors of dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking in Hamilton and Butler, Ohio Counties (including sexual violence crisis services to Preble, Brown and Adams Counties). 

Women's Group IKRON Corporation
(513) 621-1117 --To schedule an intake:  Audrey, Executive Director – Randy Strunk, MA LPCC-S, Program Coordinator – Melissa Harmeling, LPCC-S
2347 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH   Lisa Schneider -Vocational Manager 
The mission of IKRON is to assist adults and youth who use IKRON’s services to build self-confidence, attain greater self-sufficiency, lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives and to obtain and maintain satisfying employment.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Treat suicidal clinets? Yes, licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselors 
Current fees: It is our goal not to have folks pay for our services.  Through an intake process and assessment we have many funding sources that most times can cover our costs.
Insurance accepted? Yes – We accept Medicare, Ohio Medicaid, Molina MyCare, Aetna MyCare, some Anthem and United for some programming.

Women's Support Group
(513) 381-5610
Woman's Connection® is a television program and blog, founded and produced by Barrie Switzen, about events shaping women's lives and helping women gain authentic power--that is, belief in ones self--on a personal or professional level.  
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Treat suicidal clinets? WHW is not a mental health service provider. We provide advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. We do provide therapy or mental health services.
Current fees: None 

24 Hour YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline
Crisis counseling, risk assessment, information, referrals, safety planning, and support for survivors in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties 24 hours a day.
CALL: 513-872-9259
TEXT: 513-436-3606

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Debtors Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous deals with the problem of compulsive debt
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Treat suicidal clinets? No
Current fees: None

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon 
513-244-9779 24-Hour Hotline 
Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
For those who need assistance with the addiction to gambling. 

Gamblers Anonymous
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is 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 a gambling problem.

Greater Cincinnati Over Eaters Anonymous
(513) 921-1922
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. The Cincinnati Intergroup represents meetings from Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties in Ohio, Kenton, Campbell and Boone Counties in Northern Kentucky and Dearborn county in Indiana.
Hours of Operation: Anyone is welcome to visit a meeting marked "open".  "Closed" meetings are for those who feel they may have any kind of problem with compulsive eating.
Treat suicidal clinets? No
Current fees: There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions 

Obsessive-Compulsive Anonymous 
Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Monica's Community Center at University Court and Fairview Avenue in Clifton (behind St. Monica's Church). 

Schizophrenics Anonymous 
(859) 431-2134 
513 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor in Covington
Weekly support group for those dealing with schizophrenia. Support in dealing with the outside world. Meetings are every Wednesday afternoon starting at 1:30 pm. 

SMART Recovery
(513) 521-2391 SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group.

Anger Management Group
(513) 345-8555 or (513)354-5200
As an organization, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services has held the space for hope when our clients and their family members may have run out of it. With every merger, acquisition, and expansion, we’ve chosen the hope-filled path—guided by the belief that we can make life better and brighter for people with mental illness, addiction, and related challenges.

Center for ADHD 
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Devoted entirely to improving the care of children and adolescents with ADHD. The Center is actively involved in clinical research and training, providing evidence-based diagnosis and treatment services for children and adolescents with ADHD, and working with community-based organizations to improve care for children with ADHD.
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Treat suicidal clients? Refers to psychiatrist or Behavioral Health Unit
Insurance accepted? Yes

Warm Line 
It is a non-emergency phone line for people living with a mental illness. You can call the Warm Line if you “just need someone
to talk to.” 
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sat. 5 - 9 p.m.

Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives
Rene Thompson, (859) 940-3843 or (859) 342-6679
One-on-one and group peer support assists individuals with disabilities to help each other on a cross-disability basis. The individual you discuss your concerns with at the Center for Accessible Living will have experience in living with a disability.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Treat suicidal clinets? Our hotline has dealt with consumers in crisis but we are not a suicide hotline.
Current fees: No out of pocket fees

Anxiety/Panic Disorder Support Group
Contact: Sheila Sims Christ Hospital Cafeteria, Medical Library, Lobby Level2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati 45219
(513) 287-8542
Hours of Operation: Meets the first and third Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m

Good Samaritan-Bariatrics
Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium on 7th Floor 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati
Hours of Operation: Lapband: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. Gastric Bypass: 3rd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m.

Mothers of Special Children of NKY 
(859) 356-8499 
Support groups for mothers of children with special needs. 

Bluegrass Hospice Care 
(859) 441-6332 or 855-492-0812
Offers support groups and individual counseling for children who have experienced the death of a family member. 
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Treat suicidal clients? No
Current fees: Non-profit organization - services are free of charge

Cancer Family Care
(859) 371-5600 
Works with cancer patients and people with other life threatening illnesses, as well as those facing bereavement. Home visits as well as office visits. Sliding fee scale is available, though no one is denied service for inability to pay. 
Hours of Operation: Mon. & Wed. 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Treat suicidal clients? No
Current fees: None for children’s counseling. Sliding fee for adults
Insurance accepted? Yes

Cincinnati Chapter of The Compassionate Friends
Mercy-Franciscan Terrace
80 Compton Road, Cincinnati, 45215
Susan (513) 821-9707
A national mutual assistance, self help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings.
Hours of Operation: Meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH
Children's comprehensive bereavement program addressing the unique needs of children. Provides services free of charge
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Treat suicidal clients? No
Current fees: Non-profit organization - services are offered free of charge

Greater Cincinnati The Compassionate Friend
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 8101 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, 45255
Lindsay (513) 652-7470
Support group after the loss of a child
Hours of Operation: Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Grief Recovery Hotline 
24-hour help line number (855) 267-1307 or (866) 405-0850
The Foundations model of treatment incorporates a 12-Step philosophy by focusing on the goals, needs and desires of the patient. Our individualized plans encourage patients to become partners in their own recovery process, which has shown remarkable measurable outcomes for long-term success. FRN provides a full scope of services to meet the needs of persons with dual disorders, gaining national recognition as an exemplary program.
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Treat suicidal clients? Yes
Current fees: Yes
Insurance accepted? They take only private insurance but also find you places that do in your area

St. Elizabeth Hospice: Grief Support for Kids 
James Ellis (859) 301-4611
483 S. Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017
A group for school aged children and their caregivers who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month during the school year. 
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospice: Journey through Grief Support Group 
James Ellis (859) 301-4611
483 S. Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017
A class for adults dealing with grief and loss. The class meets every other week for 6 meetings. Call for start times and dates. 
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospice: Journey through Grief-Grant County 
James Ellis (859) 301-4611
483 S. Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017
2x a month meeting for adults who have experience the death of a loved one. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday at a local restaurant, 3rd Monday at Crittendon Baptist Association Office 9:30am
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospice: Men's Breakfast Club 
James Ellis (859) 301-4611
483 S. Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017
An informal, once a month meeting for widowers. No reservations required. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month 9:30 a.m. 
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Hospice: Parent's H.O.P.E. 
James Ellis (859) 301-4611
483 S. Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017
Helping overwhelmed parents endure meeting for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. Meets on the 2nd Monday evening each month 6:30 - 8 p.m. 
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Stars Support Groups

Surviving After Suicide [S.A.S.]
Centennial Barn 110 Compton Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
(513) 923-4375
AFSP makes the support group listings directory for suicide loss survivors available as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any of the groups listed. In addition, we do not monitor individual groups and only update information as it is made available to us by the facilitators and/or sponsoring organizations.
Hours of Operation: The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held monthly on the third Monday of the month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

*See also Mental Health/Substance Abuse Resources

Gateway VETS 

Strong connections with employers committed to veterans--free monthly luncheons, proven support that helps veterans get great jobs and/or complete college.

Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati
644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 1.800.272.3900.  Business phone: 513.721.4284

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 
Ethel Ingalls (859) 655-6904 
Support for grandparent raising grandchildren. 

M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) 
1-877-MADD-HELP or 513-769-6800
4015 Executive Park Drive, Suite 110, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NKY Housing and Homeless Coalition 
(859) 426-0001
306 W Main St, Ste. 207, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Provides a forum for advocacy on homeless issues. 

Northern KY Reentry Council  (Basic Skills)
Hosts family engagement sessions for family and significant others of people incarcerated, or reentering society from incarceration. Call or email to find out next available session.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Treat suicidal clients? Individuals will be referred for mental health screening, in-patient, or out-patient mental health services as needed.
Current fees: Varies by order of the releasing authority.
Insurance accepted? No

The Grandparent Connection-Open Arms Support Group 
(859) 877-6026 
Resources and support for grandparents/relative caregivers raising children. Particularly grandparents raising children with emotional, physical and mental health disabilities. Also offers trainings. 

Project Aspire (Student Support Services/TRIO) 
Anita Adkins
(859) 442-4198

A federally funded grant program designed to help students succeed in college. You may qualify for Student Support Services if you are a first-generation college student, meet federal income guidelines or have a federally recognized disability. You are a first generation college student if your parents did not complete a bachelor degree. You probably meet the income guidelines if you qualify for a Pell Grant.