Need help or know someone who does? Here are some resources around NKY

Haley Parnell
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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 

Brighton Center

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. 

(859) 491-8303

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. 

(859) 441-7300

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.

(859) 291-4555

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.

(859) 581-4665

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.

(859) 491-3335

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.

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(859) 431-8200

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.

(859) 360-0335

Neighborhood Foundations 

30 E 8th St., Newport

Neighborhood Foundations serves Newport and Campbell County residents to help to provide them with affordable housing and community support.

(859) 581-2533

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.

(859) 655-2938

Panorama Apartments

111 Brent Spence Square, Covington

Panorama Apartments provide affordable housing to people aged 62 or older of low to modest incomes. Apply here.

(859) 581-4445

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.

(513) 351-7921

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. 

(859) 491-9191

Welcome House

205 West Pike St., Covington

Welcome House aids those living in poverty and/or on the verge of homelessness.

(859) 431-8717

Health services 

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.

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(513) 791-4060

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.

(859) 331-2040

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.

(859) 426-7837

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.

(859) 525-3200

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. 

(859) 635-0500

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.

(859) 431-1077

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.

(859) 442-3200

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.

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(859) 525-1128


535 W Pike St., Covington

Transitions is an addiction treatment facility that provides intake, residential rehabilitation, intensive outpatient, targeted case management, and recovery housing.

(859) 491-4435

Food delivery and distribution 

Be Concerned

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.

(859) 291-6789

Freestore Foodbank 

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.


Go Pantry

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.

(859) 760-6480

Master Provisions

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.

(859) 474-0467

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.

(513) 661-2777

Financial services 

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.

(513) 762-7100

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