Services for your mental health, addiction, free wifi and more

Hamilton County is a caring community and the opportunities for support during difficult times, especially during COVID-19, are available across the county. There are many more services than those listed here. The list will continue to grow so that all Hamilton County residents survive to thrive.

Grant Programs

Hamilton County Nonprofit Relief Program (Applications Closed)

The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners has allocated additional American Rescue Plan Act funding to help small nonprofits combat the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in the community. This new grant opportunity is for 501(c)(3) nonprofits with an annual revenue of $500,000 or less that provides services to Hamilton County residents impacted by the pandemic.


Food Assistance

Food Assistance Resources Page

A network of community partners are working to ensure that those in Hamilton County who need food are provided that assistance. Visit our Food Assistance page for resources for both immediate and long-term needs.


Mental Health

Mental Health Access Point

Offers a continuum of mental health treatment and supportive services in the environment that best meets the individual’s needs.

EMAIL“Email Mental Health Access Point”

CALL(513) 558-8888


The WARMLINE is a peer-operated call-in service for individuals who need supportive assistance in their recovery from mental health issues, but not on an emergency basis. The WARMLINE offer support for low-level crises, help with daily living activities, and peer support.


CALL(513) 621-WARM (9276)

Crisis Hotline / 281-CARE

Talbert House’s 281-CARE is a 24-hour telephone crisis intervention service for suicide prevention, crises, bereavement, loss and other personal emergencies. The hotline offers information and referrals for services.

CALL(513) 281-CARE (2273)

TEXT – TALBERT to 839863

Addiction Recovery

Addicted Services Council

Addiction Services Council is a non-profit, community-based organization with the conviction that alcoholism, drug addiction, and other addictive disorders are treatable illnesses, that those affected, including family members, can and do recover, and that quality recovery resources should be accessible and affordable to everyone in need of help.


CALL(513) 281-7422, 24/7 hotline

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Counselors specializing in alcohol addiction drug treatment and substance abuse issues are standing by ready to listen and address any questions or concerns that you may have. Alcoholics Resource Center is supported by caring individuals with a genuine desire to help you achieve sobriety. Alcoholics Resource Center guides individuals struggling with alcohol addiction to AA meetings and recovery that helps prevent painful relapse. We offer many resources that can help individuals identify problematic behavioral patterns and help establish the best approach to fully overcome the challenging obstacles of alcohol addiction.


CALL(800) 839-1686, 24/7 hotline

Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition

The HCARC is a group of community members, leaders, advocates and experts dedicated to ending the opiate epidemic in our community. They connect prevention options to treatment specialists to public health officials to law enforcement – bringing together the right resources for real results that make a real difference.


Hamilton County Public Health Harm Reduction Program

Hamilton County Public Health is dedicated to helping our community during the addiction crisis. Substance use can lead to an increase in hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections. The Harm Reduction program offers a comprehensive, community based program that provides disease prevention, education and referral services, including: substance abuse education, overdose prevention, access to NARCAN (Naloxone), injection education, and safe injection equipment and disposal (Syringe Services Program).


24/7 Hotlines

The below hotlines are available 24/7 to provide a wide range of services.


(513) 281-7422 – Addiction Services Council

(513) 817-0907 – Becket Springs

(513) 834-7063 – BrightView

(513) 281-2273 – Mental Health Hotline

Recovery Health Access Center

Domestic Violence

Women Helping Women

Experiencing or witnessing domestic/partner abuse? Immediate help is available. If you are currently experiencing abuse, please call or text our 24-Hour Hotline directly at (513) 381-5610 for immediate help. For all other inquiries, please use the contact form below.



CALL(513) 381-5610

YWCA Cincinnati

Crisis counseling, risk assessment, information, referrals, safety planning, and support for survivors in Hamilton County 24 hours a day.


CALL(513) 872-9259

Minority Health Resources

Minority Health Strike Force

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence has shown that communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus, especially African American and Latino communities. To respond to and help address these disparities, the State of Ohio under the advisement of the Minority Health Strike Force worked with the Us4Us Coalition to create the “More Than A Mask” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to provide specific messaging and resources to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within communities of color in Ohio.


Center for Closing the Health Gap

The goal of the COVID-19 Community Resources website is to be your one-stop resource guide for the latest information about COVID-19. It has the most recent updates from organizations serving the Black and Brown communities throughout our region. We all serve you and want to make sure you have a trusted source to receive information to keep you safe and healthy.


Hamilton County Economic Inclusion and Equity

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners established the Economic Inclusion and Equity Department to promote inclusion in County procurement and County employment practices for all people of Hamilton County regardless of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The BOLD Initiative is Hamilton County’s Economic Inclusion Initiative to help ensure inclusion and diversity success in Hamilton County operations such as staff recruitment, hiring and advancement, and in Hamilton County’s purchasing and procurement opportunities with local small businesses.


Free Public WiFi

Cincinnati Public Library

The Cincinnati Public Library provides free public Wi-Fi 24/7 outside of the Public Library buildings, including parking lots. Below is a map listing all Cincinnati Library locations.


Cincinnati Bell

Get Fioptics Wi-Fi for free at all of these local hotspots with the Connect Cincinnati app.


Hamilton County & Cincinnati Parks

Cincinnati Park Board – Nature Centers


Hamilton County Great Parks


Cincinnati Recreation Commission


Financial Assistance

If you are behind on your taxes, you may be at risk of losing your home in foreclosure. Homeowners struggling to pay their taxes need to learn about possible options to avoid the loss of their home. If you need help with your taxes, you may qualify for financial assistance.

INFODelinquency Help Flyer

Treasurer’s Optional Payment (TOP) Program

The Hamilton County Treasurer provides the Treasurer’s Optional Payment (TOP) Program, which allows residential and commercial property owners to prepay their real estate taxes in installments. The program is voluntary and allows property owners to prepay each future tax bill in five installments. It is similar to an escrow account with a financial institution. There is no service charge associated with the program.


CALL(513) 946-4788

Tax Preparation (CAA)

For help with taxes, from January-April, Community Action Agency (CAA) provides tax return preparation services at no cost to individuals who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Refunds can be deposited into your checking account, or you can have a check mailed to your address.


CALL(513) 569-1840, option 4

Tax Preparation (Public Library)

Filing tax forms can be tricky, and even more so if you’ve had major changes in your life such as a new job or new home. This year, let the experts help you. The Library is partnering with United Way and AARP to offer free tax assistance to low- to moderate-income families at multiple Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library locations.



FEMA Funeral Assistance Program

Beginning on April 12, 2021, FEMA will accept applications for the Funeral Assistance Program. Financial assistance will be provided for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for COVID-19 related deaths.


INFOFEMA Funeral Assistance Program

CALL(844) 684-6333


You can enroll in or change plans if you have certain life events or income range, or you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.


Legal Help for Seniors

Help for Seniors provides legal help and help with long-term care options.