EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN CINCINNATI
There are many agencies available to help. Some accept direct referrals, others do not. Long term, your best bet is to make a connection with a social worker at a soup kitchen, shelter, or other agency with which you are familiar. This person can evaluate you and present you with options based on your specific situation; that is not what this page is designed to do. This page is for individuals who need shelter immediately.
I do not have intake/admission information in detail, so I’ve shared what I have and will update as I learn more.
If you are female and not currently working with a case manager/social worker, call (513)381-SAFE first! 381-SAFE is essentially a compliation of availablility of family shelters in the Cincinnati area. Instead of calling individual shelters, call this number for access to any of them! It’s a great resource.
Many family shelters also serve single women, but single men are typically excluded. This phone number is staffed from 10am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.
There isn’t an equivalent hotline for men’s services, so I will list shelters below that you can contact.
Drop Inn Center
217 W. 12th St.
Getting in: Arrive by 6pm.
Mount Airy Shelter
2660 Diehl Rd.
Getting in: Go to Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. HCJFS is located at 222 E. Central Parkway. If you come after 4pm, they will refer you to the Drop Inn Center.
City Gospel Mission (religious-based)
1419 Elm St.
Tel. (513) 241-5525