A Place To Call Home

When people have a safe place to live, it increases their opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. We are here to help people find safe, stable and affordable housing. There are a variety of housing programs to address the varying needs of those seeking a place to call home. Our goal is to help people find permanent housing increase their income and develop the life skills they need for success.

Help Someone Find A Place To Call Home

Emergency Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter program has been in place since 1895, making it the oldest such program in the city of Cincinnati. The program provides temporary housing to single women and their minor children who are homeless. We provide a safe, stable and clean environment with hot meals and case management to promote self-sufficiency.

The shelter is staffed 24/7 and we participate in the Family Shelter Partnership collaborative, to better serve families across Hamilton County, OH. For more information on the Emergency Shelter program, please call 513-762-5660.

Empowerment Center

The Empowerment Center is located downtown in our Family Service Bureau. We provide

computer-based resources to individuals working to complete their GED, secure employment, and/or seek new skills, such as typing or resume development.

Additional Housing Programs

We work with people to find transitional housing, permanent housing and rapid re-housing. Housing options vary depending upon the situation of the individual or family seeking assistance, and the funding structures that are in place at the time.


Looking For Help?

Emergency Shelter For Women

If you are seeking emergency shelter, call 513-381-SAFE (513-381-7233). Once in the shelter, you will meet with a social worker to develop a service plan and assistance that may include employment or training programs, money management and life skills.

Empowerment Center

The center is available to all clients in the Greater Cincinnati area and access to the facility is by appointment only. For more information, please call 513-762-5600.

Housing Assistance

Those seeking housing assistance should call 513-762-5660, to be referred to the appropriate Salvation Army center for an in-person visit with a trained staff member.