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


Cincinnati veteran assistance programs are ready to help you and those you love.  

Veteran job assistance and housing information you need.  

Free programs for Cincinnati military veterans.

Programs that offer counseling and medical help for veterans.  


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


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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans reports that 8 percent of adult homeless are vets. Several veterans’ programs and veterans’ organizations in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and across the United States help soldiers find employment, housing and housing benefits, education credits, medical treatment and more. Contacting the right Cincinnati veteran’s assistance program can help active duty and discharged military not fall victim to addiction, poverty, homelessness or suicide.


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.



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Local Assistance:

36 E 7th Street, Suite 215, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)

Assistance filing VA claims, employment search, scholarships, and post-deployment training.


American Legion
11100 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH  45218 (Greenhills)

Accepts donations that go to the veteran’s families in times of need and assists them on a path to a better life, through education benefits such as college scholarships.


11079 Deerfield Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242 (Hazelwood)
Teaches veterans how to translate their experience from the military to benefit corporate America at a suitable level for their skill set.


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



Cincinnati Vet Center
4545 Montgomery Road Norwood, OH 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, Cincinnati, OH  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, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Mt Auburn)

Emergency resources, education, job training, employment, financial resources, medical attention, veteran benefits information and housing.


Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission Crisis Support
230 E. 9th St., Room 1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Downtown)

Medical appointments and confidential support 24/7 on a crisis line.


Impact Services
7030 Beech Hollow Drive, Cincinnati, OH  45236 (Silverton)

Transitional and permanent housing for homeless veterans.


41 S High Street #1500, Columbus, OH 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, Cincinnati, OH 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, Cincinnati, OH 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 Milford, OH 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 Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232 (Northside)
10% off any cemetery or cremation property outside of the veteran’s section. Headstone or marker, a U.S. flag, a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and military honors are provided at no cost to the family.


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

Post-war readjustment counseling, including family counseling, bereavement counseling for families who experience an active-duty death, military sexual trauma counseling, PTSD, and more.  


Vehicles for Veterans
1674 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Westend)

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 (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, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (OTR)
Employment training and assistance, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, and access to veterans’ health treatment centers.


Volunteers of America Veterans Resource Center
7938 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45231 (Mt Healthy)

Housing and access to job training, housing assistance, mental illness diagnosis, group classes and substance abuse treatment.



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National Assistance

American Women’s Veterans
(202) 436-0678
Improving the lives of women veterans and their families through advocacy and awareness


GI Bill Education and Training


School enrollment assistance


Hiring Our Heroes

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 as well as 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

Housing for US Veterans through loans, grants or in-home care through VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), home equity, and assistance for older veterans that need access to medical care within their homes.


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, such as severe mental or physical health problems and/or substance use disorders such as post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain disorders


Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans
Veterans who abuse substances may be more likely to experience homelessness due to the legal and work-related problems that come with a substance use disorder. Use the location search on to find a counselor or a rehab center near you.


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Without many of these service organizations, it is possible that some veterans and their families in Hamilton County and other communities 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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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.