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.
Hamilton County Nonprofit Relief Program
United Way of Greater Cincinnati is administering a grant program for Hamilton County, Ohio through the county’s ARP/SLFRF funding. Nonprofit organizations providing human social services in Hamilton County, Ohio can apply for funds. Qualified organizations must have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or provide services to residents that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Applications for the first phase of the grant go live on 12/30/21.
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.
EMAIL – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
VISIT – https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/
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).
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
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.
Get Fioptics Wi-Fi for free at all of these local hotspots with the Connect Cincinnati app.
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.
INFO – Delinquency 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.
Child Care Debt Relief
Do you have past due child care payments owed to a Hamilton County child care provider?
If so, the 4C for Children Hamilton County Child Care Debt Relief Fund may be able to help you pay down or erase your child care debt. If the debt was built up between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021, and your child care provider is located in Hamilton County, you are eligible to apply for help from the relief fund.
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.
CALL – (844) 684-6333
You have from February 15 through May 15 to enroll in or change your Health Insurance Marketplace plan due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.
You can enroll or change any time if you experience a life event that qualifies for a Special Enrollment Period.