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Cincinnati veterans organizations prevail in helping retired and active military members find employment, housing, benefits, and financial relief.



Looking for housing, medical, or job help for veterans? These Cincinnati veterans programs and services are ready to help! Find both local and national assistance in the list below. Many offer free services for those who have served the country.


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Cincinnati veteran’s assistance program can help veterans not fall victim to addiction, poverty, homelessness, or suicide.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the veteran population is expected to decrease from 19 million in 2021 to 12.5 million in 2046. The total veteran population is decreasing. However, the percentage of the Black veteran population is expected to increase from 13% in 2021 to 15% in 2046.


The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans reports that 8 percent of adult homeless are vets. Several veterans’ programs and organizations exist in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the United States. They help soldiers find employment, housing, housing benefits, education credits, medical treatment, and more.


Contacting the right Cincinnati veteran’s assistance program can help veterans not fall victim to addiction, poverty, homelessness, or suicide. Veterans in suicidal crisis can now go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for free emergency health care.



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Local Veteran Assistance



36 E 7th Street, Suite 215, 45202 (Downtown)
Assistance filing VA claims, employment search, scholarships, and post-deployment training.


American Legion

11100 Winton Road, 45218 (Greenhills)
Accepts donations that go to the veteran’s families in times of need. Assists them on a path to a better life through education benefits such as college scholarships.



11079 Deerfield Road, 45242 (Blue Ash)
Teaches veterans how to translate their experience from the military to benefit corporate America.


Cincinnati VA Medical Center

909 Vine Street, Room 107, 45202 (OTR)


Cincinnati Vet Center

4545 Montgomery Road, 45212 (Norwood)
Counseling for military-related issues, grief counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder, community outreach, and education.


Disabled American Veterans

1500 W Galbraith Road, 45231 (North College Hill)
Transportation, medical assistance, and employment to assist war veterans who served in the armed forces and became disabled


Easterseals Military and Veteran Services

2400 Reading Road, Suite 212, 45202 (Mt Auburn)
Emergency resources, education, job training, employment, financial resources, medical attention, veteran benefits information, and housing.


FHLB Welcome Home Program

221 East Fourth Street, 45202 (Downtown)
Offers grants of up to $15,000 to fund down payment and closing costs for low- and moderate-income homebuyers. Welcome Home funds will be available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.


Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission Crisis Support

230 E. 9th Street, Room 1100, 45202 (Downtown)
Medical appointments and confidential support 24/7 on a crisis line.


Impact Services

7030 Beech Hollow Drive, 45236 (Silverton)
Transitional and permanent housing for homeless veterans.



41 S High Street #1500, 43215 (Columbus)
Drives job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.


Joseph House Treatment and Recovery for Veterans

1526 Republic Street, 45202 (OTR)
Provides addiction services to veterans. Each veteran will receive a specific program that meets their needs. Other services include housing and means of living.



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Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Services for Veterans

10600 Springfield Pike, 45215 (Glendale)
Support for employment, vocational rehabilitation, and economic stability


Ohio Veterans Bonus Program

Assists active service members and veterans that served in the 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, 45150 (Milford)
Financial planning assistance for veterans and their families to receive benefits free of charge for their military service.


Spring Grove Cemetery

4521 Spring Grove Avenue, 45232 (Northside)
10% off any cemetery or cremation property outside the veteran’s section. Headstones or markers, a U.S. flag, a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and military honors are provided. There is no cost to the family.


Vehicles for Veterans

1674 Central Parkway, 45202 (Westend)
Assists disabled veterans with transition services, help for homeless veterans, advocacy, and employment assistance.


Veterans of Foreign Wars

3318 E. Sharon Road, 45241 (Sharonville)
Transition and employment services, student grants, benefits, and wellness plans for veterans, active members, civilian and guard, and reserve forces.


Volunteers of America (VOA)

115 W McMicken Avenue, 45202 (OTR)
Employment training and assistance, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, and access to veterans’ health treatment centers.



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National Veteran Assistance


Center for Women’s Veterans

Improving the lives of women veterans and their families through advocacy and awareness


GI Bill Education and Training

School enrollment assistance


Hiring Our Heroes

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Resume platforms, job training, and access to career fairs for veterans and their spouses.


Silent Professionals

A direct pipeline to jobs available within the defense and private security industry. Offering unique corporate security job opportunities.


Housing Assistance

Eligible veterans can get assistance to receive a home loan to build, purchase, renovate, and refinance homes.


Housing Help for Veterans

Offers housing for US Veterans through loans, grants, or in-home care. Doing so through VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), home equity, and in-home medical care.


Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

800-698-2411 – Veterans Affairs
877-424-3838 – National Hotline 24/7
800-273-8255 (press 1) – Crisis Line 24/7

SSVF provides case management and supportive services to prevent the imminent loss of a Veteran’s home. They also identify a new housing situation for the individual and his or her family.


Veteran Rapid Retraining

Offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

Identifies safe and sustainable housing for homeless veterans who are the most vulnerable. This includes severe mental or physical health problems and/or substance use disorders.


Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans

Veterans who abuse substances may be more likely to experience homelessness. Use the location search on to find a counselor or a rehab center near you.



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The Veterans Benefits Administration offers resources and federal benefits for veterans, including transition and economic development services, education and training, readiness and employment, home loans, life insurance, and pension.


To find specific information from the Veterans Administration on veteran resources for special groups, see the following: Vietnam Veterans, World War II Veterans, Gulf War Veterans, Korean War Veterans, LGBTQ+ Veterans, Women Veterans, and Minority Veterans.


The National Cemetery Administration offers resources regarding burial benefits, obtaining military records, retrieving a medal, and burial schedules at veterans’ cemeteries. Family members such as a surviving spouse, surviving parent, or dependent child are eligible for some of the benefits the government provides survivors in honor of service members’ sacrifices.


If there are any Cincinnati veterans organizations we have missed, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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