Financial hardships can befall anyone. Northern Kentucky’s nonprofits and services aim to help residents gain access to basic needs while on their way back to stability.
Below is a list of resources for Northern Kentucky residents. This story aims to help the community with resources and support they may not know are available in:
- Housing, utility, and rent services
- Health services
- Food delivery and distribution
- Financial services
Housing, utility, and rent assistance
741 Central Ave., second floor, Newport
The Brighton Center offers support in housing, community and youth services, early childhood education, employment, and workforce services, family services, financial wellness, recovery services, and senior support.
Disabled American Veterans
860 Dolwick Dr., Erlanger
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. The DAV Homeless Veterans Initiative program promotes the development of supportive housing and necessary services to assist homeless veterans in becoming productive, self-sufficient members of society.
Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky
436 West 13th St., Covington
The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky provides year-round, low-barrier shelter and services to adults experiencing homelessness around NKY. The shelter accepts adult Men 18 and older and Women 18 and older from November through March.
Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky
502 Fry St., Covington
Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (HONK) is an affordable housing and homeownership program serving low-income families and individuals in Campbell, Kenton, and Boone Counties.
Ion Center for Violence Prevention
835 Madison Ave., Covington
The Ion Center offers free, confidential support and services to victim-survivors who have experienced sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and/or stalking. The center provides a no-cost shelter for individuals and families fleeing partner violence.
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
104 East 7th St., Covington
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a nonprofit law firm that works to resolve the problems of low-income and other vulnerable people by providing legal assistance through direct representation, education, advice, advocacy, and coordination with other community resources.
Lincoln Grant Scholar House
824 Greenup St., Covington
This program caters to single parents who are full-time college students. The program provides academic and family support and affordable housing.
30 E 8th St., Newport
Neighborhood Foundations serves Newport and Campbell County residents to help to provide them with affordable housing and community support.
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
717 Madison Ave., Covington
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission offers support in family services, housing and weatherization, children’s services, and career readiness. They support families by providing essential, temporary assistance to give families comfort, safety, dignity, and security as they transition out of poverty.
111 Brent Spence Square, Covington
Panorama Apartments provide affordable housing to people aged 62 or older of low to modest incomes. Apply here.
People Working Cooperatively
4612 Paddock Road, Cincinnati
People Working Cooperatively (PWC) provides home repairs, energy conservation, and accessibility modification services to help residents remain independent and healthy in their homes. While they are located in Cincinnati, they serve the Northern Kentucky area.
The Point Arc
104 West Pike St., Covington
The Point Arc’s residential program provides residential services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Point Residential Program offers a variety of living opportunities through its 13 group homes throughout Northern Kentucky and includes traditional care, exceptional care, and apartment living.
205 West Pike St., Covington
Welcome House aids those living in poverty and/or on the verge of homelessness.
Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky
4918 Cooper Road, Cincinnati
Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky is an organization to support anyone affected by cancer so that no one faces it alone.
DCCH Center for Children and Families
75 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell
Services include residential treatment, foster care, adoption, independent living, targeted case management, therapy, and counseling services to meet the mental health needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Northern Kentucky.
Faith Community Pharmacy
601 Washington Ave., Suite 100, Newport
The Faith Community Pharmacy strives to provide life-sustaining prescription medications, free of charge, to those unable to pay for them.
Family Nurturing center
5 Spiral Dr., Suite 100, Florence
The Family Nurturing Center provides child abuse treatment, prevention, and education services to Northern Kentucky children and families in need.
Holly Hill Child and Family Solutions
2816 Bluegrass Dr., Highland Heights
Holly Hill Child and Family Solutions is a residential treatment facility that assists girls ages 11-18 in returning to their homes or transitioning to an alternative setting. Services are family-focused by professionals who help meet each child’s emotional, social, behavioral, educational, personal, and cultural needs.
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio
912 Scott Blvd., Covington
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio (NKYSWOH) is dedicated to promoting mental health and preventing mental and substance use disorders through education, advocacy, and service.
Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center
4890 Houston Road, Florence
The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center provides services regarding concerns of child abuse in a child-focused environment, offering prevention, evaluation, and treatment to children and families.
Scheben Care Center
31 Spiral Dr., Florence
The Scheben Care Center Adult Day Health Program provides a daytime program of supervised therapeutic activity, supportive health care, and support to medically compromised and/or disabled younger adults and the elderly to help improve their quality of life.
535 W Pike St., Covington
Transitions is an addiction treatment facility that provides intake, residential rehabilitation, intensive outpatient, targeted case management, and recovery housing.
Food delivery and distribution
1100 W Pike St., Covington
Be Concerned is a food pantry providing items like canned goods, pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, milk, eggs, frozen meat, and fresh vegetables to those in need.
100 Beacon Dr., Wilder
The Freestore Foodbank provides food and services to help create stability for those in need. The Wilder distribution center is by appointment only Monday through Friday.
7960 Kentucky Dr., Suite 1, Florence
GO Pantry is a community outreach program that provides food for hungry kids in NKY on days when schools are closed.
7725 Foundation Dr., Florence
Master Provisions partners with local soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, churches, and school programs. Through its distribution center, they provide resources to partner agencies that directly serve the community.
Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky
2091 Radcliff Dr., Cincinnati
Meals on Wheels delivers essential services that promote the independence of seniors so they can remain in the comfort of their homes.
St. Vincent De Paul
2655 Crescent Springs Road, Covington
St. Vincent De Paul provides financial assistance and basic needs for people struggling to make ends meet.
(859) 341-3219 (The helpline is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.)
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati
United Way of Greater Cincinnati is a nonprofit with services focusing on quality education, health, and basic needs, which are the building blocks to financial sustainability and economic mobility. They accomplish these goals through their programs like free tax prep and stable families.