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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

 

AMVETS

36 E 7th Street, Suite 215, 45202 (Downtown)
513-684-2671
Assistance filing VA claims, employment search, scholarships, and post-deployment training.

 

American Legion

11100 Winton Road, 45218 (Greenhills)
513-825-0900
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.

 

Catalyst

11079 Deerfield Road, 45242 (Blue Ash)
937-414-9165
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)
513-977-6818

 

Cincinnati Vet Center

4545 Montgomery Road, 45212 (Norwood)
513-763-3500
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)
513-522-3400
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)
513-878-2200
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)
513-852-7500
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)
513-946-3300
Medical appointments and confidential support 24/7 on a crisis line.

 

Impact Services

7030 Beech Hollow Drive, 45236 (Silverton)
513-245-4932
Transitional and permanent housing for homeless veterans.

 

JobsOhio

41 S High Street #1500, 43215 (Columbus)
614-245-2462
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)
513-241-2965
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)
513-771-4804
Support for employment, vocational rehabilitation, and economic stability

 

Ohio Veterans Bonus Program

1-877-644-6838
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)
513-608-8000
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)
513-681-7526
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)
513-885-8798
Assists disabled veterans with transition services, help for homeless veterans, advocacy, and employment assistance.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars

3318 E. Sharon Road, 45241 (Sharonville)
513-563-6830
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)
513-639-3743
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

1-855-829-6636
Improving the lives of women veterans and their families through advocacy and awareness

 

GI Bill Education and Training

1-888-442-4551
School enrollment assistance

 

Hiring Our Heroes

[email protected]
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

1-800-827-1000
Eligible veterans can get assistance to receive a home loan to build, purchase, renovate, and refinance homes.

 

Housing Help for Veterans

1-844-872-4681
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

888-442-4551
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

1-877-424-3838
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

1-800-827-1000
Veterans who abuse substances may be more likely to experience homelessness. Use the location search on Help.org 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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