Here are 24 Cincinnati veteran assistance programs that prevail in helping retired and active military members find employment, housing, benefits and financial relief.

 

According to the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the total veteran population is expected to decrease from 20 million in 2017 to 13.6 million in 2037. While the total veteran population is decreasing, the minority veteran population is expected to increase from 23.7 million in 2017 to 32.8 million in 2037. It has also been stated by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, that 11% of adult homelessness are vets.

Right here in Cincinnati, surrounding areas and nationally, there are programs to help soldiers find employment, housing, housing benefits, education credits, medical treatment and more. Utilizing the right Cincinnati veteran assistance program can help veterans and active members not fall victim to addiction, poverty, homelessness or suicide.  

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Educational/ Job Assistance

AMVETS
36 E 7th Street, Suite 215, Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-684-2671
The AMVETS organization is a congressionally-chartered veterans service organization with a focus on assisting veterans and improving the quality of life for the veterans and their families and communities. The organization offers many programs and services which include, assistance filing VA claims, employment search, scholarships, and post-deployment training.

American Legion
11100 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218

513-825-0900
American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. While they also have a political side, one of their main focuses is veterans. They raise millions of dollars each year to donate to veteran’s families in need. These donations go to the veteran’s families in times of need and assist them in a path to a better life, through college scholarships.

Cincinnati VA Medical Center
909 Vine Street, Room 107, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513-977-6818
Cincinnati VA Medical Center is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Their focus is threefold: conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance; connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports; and collaborating with federal, state and local agencies, employers, housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits, and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

Disabled American Veterans
1500 W Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

513-522-3400
Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit organization that aids disabled veterans. They provided a lifetime of support, whether its needing rides, medical assistance, or employment. The DAV not only focuses on the veterans, but they also focus on their families. In 2017, the DAV attained more than 4 billion dollars to put towards benefits for veterans.

Easterseals Military and Veteran Services
2901 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

513-878-2200
513-878-2200 – Emergency Resources
513-475-6792 – Employment
Easterseals provides a multitude of services to veterans and military personnel to make the transition to civilian life easier. Services include emergency resources, education, job training, and employment. Easterseals provides emergency financial resources, medical attention, benefits information, and housing.

GI Bill Education and Training
1-888-442-4551

Education Opportunities through the GI Bill, work with veterans to not only enroll in school but also assist them in using some of their military experience to receive credits already. While attending school, they may qualify to receive benefits as well.

Hiring Our Heroes
hiringourheroes@uschamber.com
Hiring Our Heroes helps veterans and their spouses find employment and sustainable jobs by partnering with different employers. Services include resume platforms, job training and access to career fairs.

Impact Services
7030 Beech Hollow Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45236
513-245-4932
Impact Services offers employment, transitional and permanent housing to homeless veterans. They also work with the VA to help veterans get the exact services they need.

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries – Services for Veterans
10600 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

513-771-4804
The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Projects provide support to veterans to obtain employment and economic stability. This program is available all throughout the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, Adams, Brown, and Clermont counties.

T-Mobile Veteran Program
1-844-428-9675

T-Mobile is committed to helping veterans, as they strive to hire 10,000 veterans and their spouses in the next 5 years and offer specific benefits for veteran families. Some of those benefits include military leave, reserve training, deployment coverage, healthcare, and child care subsidy. To assist veterans to transition from the military, T-Mobile partners with FourBlock to sponsor recruiting events, career seminars, and tailored training programs. Enroll in FourBlock’s Career Readiness Program to get started.

Tristate Veterans Community Alliance
2400 Reading Road, Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45202

(Located inside the United Way Building)
513-845-6822
The Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA) is an independent, veteran-led nonprofit organization serving veterans and their families within the Greater Cincinnati region as they transition from military to civilian life. They partner with local service providers, corporations, academic institutions and government organizations to increase awareness and access to services in the areas of employment, education, health, wellness and family support.

Vehicles for Veterans
1674 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-885-8798
Vehicles for Veterans is a non-profit organization that assists disabled veterans with transition services, help for homeless veterans, advocacy, and employment assistance.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
3318 E Sharon Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

513-563-6830
Veterans of Foreign Wars provides transition and employment services, student grants, benefits and wellness plans to veterans, active members, and guard and reserve forces.

Volunteers of America (VOA)
115 W McMicken Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-639-3743
VOA is committed to helping homeless veterans off the streets by providing employment training and assistance, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for these veterans. They also have access to treatment centers.

Volunteers of America Veterans Resource Center
7938 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45231

513-521-7700
VOA Veterans Resource Center provides homeless veterans with housing and access to local community goods and services. The facility has 54 beds where the veterans can rest in a safe and secure environment. They also work as a rehabilitation facility, to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. The rehabilitation facility provides services such as job training, housing assistance, mental illness diagnosis, group classes, and substance abuse treatment.

Walmart’s Careers with a Mission
1-800-925-6278

Walmart’s Careers with a Mission program employs veterans who have been honorably discharged. Transitional resources are offered to those coming back from overseas.

 

Financial Assistance

Easterseals Military and Veteran Services
2901 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

513-878-2200
513-878-2200 – Emergency Resources
513-475-6792 – Employment
Easterseals provides a multitude of services to veterans and military personnel to make the transition to civilian life easier. Services include emergency resources, education, job training, and employment. Easterseals provides emergency financial resources, medical attention, benefits information, and housing.

Ohio Veterans Bonus Program
P.O. Box 373, Sandusky, Ohio 44871

1-877-644-6838
The Ohio Veterans Bonus Programs assist active service members and veterans that served in Afghanistan era. If you are eligible you can receive a bonus of 500$-1500$ in bonus pay.

Respect the Vet
810 Forest Avenue, Suite 1 Milford, OH 45150

513-608-8000
Respect the Vet provides financial planning assistance for veterans and their families to receive benefits free of charge.

 

Housing Assistance

Cincinnati VA Medical Center
909 Vine Street, Room 107, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513-977-6818
Cincinnati VA Medical Center is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Their focus is threefold: conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance; connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports; and collaborating with federal, state and local agencies, employers, housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits, and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

Easterseals Military and Veteran Services
2901 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

513-878-2200
513-878-2200 – Emergency Resources
513-475-6792 – Employment
Easterseals provides a multitude of services to veterans and military personnel to make the transition to civilian life easier. Services include emergency resources, education, job training, and employment. Easterseals provides emergency financial resources, medical attention, benefits information, and housing.

Housing Assistance
1-800-827-1000

Housing Assistance works with the VA to help veterans to receive loans to build, purchase, renovate, and refinance their homes. There is also a special adaptive grant for disabled veterans that assist them to purchase or make necessary changes to their home to live more independently.

Housing Help for Veterans
1-844-872-4681

Housing Help for Veterans is a series of programs to assist veterans with their housing through loans, grants or in-home care. Some of these specialized programs for veterans include VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), home equity, and assistance for older veterans that need access to medical care within their homes.

Impact Services
7030 Beech Hollow Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45236

513-245-4932
Impact Services offers employment, transitional and permanent housing to homeless veterans. They also work with the VA to help veterans get the exact services they need.

Joseph House Treatment and Recovery for Veterans
1526 Republic St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-241-2965
The Joseph House provides addiction services to veterans. Each veteran will receive a specific program that meets their needs. Other services include housing and means of living.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program
1-877-424-3838

This program provides vouchers to eligible homeless veterans and their families to find safe and sustainable housing. This program targets homeless veterans who are the most vulnerable, such as severe mental or physical health problems and/or substance use disorders.

Volunteers of America (VOA)
115 W McMicken Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-639-3743
VOA is committed to helping homeless veterans off the streets by providing employment training and assistance, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for these veterans. They also have access to treatment centers.

Volunteers of America Veterans Resource Center
7938 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45231

513-521-7700
VOA Veterans Resource Center provides homeless veterans with housing and access to local community goods and services. The facility has 54 beds where the veterans can rest in a safe and secure environment. They also work as a rehabilitation facility, to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. The rehabilitation facility provides services such as job training, housing assistance, mental illness diagnosis, group classes, and substance abuse treatment.

 

Medical Assistance

Cincinnati VA Medical Center
909 Vine Street, Room 107, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513-977-6818
Cincinnati VA Medical Center is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Their focus is threefold: conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance; connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports; and collaborating with federal, state and local agencies, employers, housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits, and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

Disabled American Veterans
1500 W Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

513-522-3400
Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit organization that aids disabled veterans. They provided a lifetime of support, whether its needing rides, medical assistance, or employment. The DAV not only focuses on the veterans, but they also focus on their families.

Easterseals Military and Veteran Services
2901 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

513-878-2200
513-878-2200 – Emergency Resources
513-475-6792 – Employment
Easterseals provides a multitude of services to veterans and military personnel to make the transition to civilian life easier. Services include emergency resources, education, job training, and employment. Easterseals provides emergency financial resources, medical attention, benefits information, and housing.

Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission
230 E. 9th St., Room 1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-946-3300
1-800-273-8255, Press 1 – The Veterans Crisis Hotline
Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission currently has a new VA Medical Center (VAMC) Transportation Program. Metro passes are available at no cost for VAMC Cincinnati medical appointments. Veterans who call into the Crisis Hotline can receive confidential support 24/7.

Joseph House Treatment and Recovery for Veterans
1526 Republic St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-241-2965
The Joseph House provides addiction services to veterans. Each veteran will receive a specific program that meets their needs. Other services include housing and means of living.

T-Mobile Veteran Program
1-844-428-9675

T-Mobile is committed to helping veterans, as they strive to hire 10,000 veterans and their spouses in the next 5 years and offer specific benefits for veteran families. Some of those benefits include military leave, reserve training, deployment coverage, healthcare, and child care subsidy. To assist veterans to transition from the military, T-Mobile partners with FourBlock to sponsor recruiting events, career seminars, and tailored training programs. Enroll in FourBlock’s Career Readiness Program to get started.

The Cincinnati Vet Center
801B W. 8th Street, Suite 126, Cincinnati, OH 45203

513-763-3500
The Cincinnati Vet Center operates as part of the VA, providing post-war readjustment counseling to veterans and their families. This counseling includes Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families, family counseling, bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death, military sexual trauma counseling, community outreach and education, substance abuse assessment, counseling, and referral, VBA benefits explanation and referral, screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, and depression.

Tristate Veterans Community Alliance
2400 Reading Road, Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45202

(Located inside the United Way Building)
513-845-6822
The Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA) is an independent, veteran-led nonprofit organization serving veterans and their families within the Greater Cincinnati region as they transition from military to civilian life. They partner with local service providers, corporations, academic institutions and government organizations to increase awareness and access to services in the areas of employment, education, health, wellness and family support.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
3318 E Sharon Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

513-563-6830
Veterans of Foreign Wars provides transition and employment services, student grants, benefits and wellness plans to veterans, active members, and guard and reserve forces.

Volunteers of America (VOA)
115 W McMicken Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-639-3743
VOA is committed to helping homeless veterans off the streets by providing employment training and assistance, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for these veterans. They also have access to treatment centers.

Volunteers of America Veterans Resource Center
7938 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45231

513-521-7700
VOA Veterans Resource Center provides homeless veterans with housing and access to local community goods and services. The facility has 54 beds where the veterans can rest in a safe and secure environment. They also work as a rehabilitation facility, to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. The rehabilitation facility provides services such as job training, housing assistance, mental illness diagnosis, group classes, and substance abuse treatment.

 

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Without many of these organizations, it is possible that some veterans and their families would not be able to maintain self-sufficiency. If there are any Cincinnati veteran assistance programs we have missed, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.   

 

 

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