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.


Free Public WiFi

Cincinnati Bell

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


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 Recreation Commission
Hamilton County & Cincinnati Parks

Cincinnati Park Board – Nature Centers


Hamilton County Great Parks



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

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.


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


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

Legal Help for Seniors

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