Resources

National Help Hotlines

Alcohol

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
Automated meeting information
(800) 344-2666

Families Anonymous – 12-step program similar to Al-Anon, meeting information only:
(800) 736-9805

SAMHSA National Helpline
800-662-HELP (4357)

Child Abuse

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

Covenant House – Help for runaways
(800) 999-9999

Crisis & Suicide

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – For youth and adults
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-HOPE

Medical

American Association of Poison Control Centers
(800) 222-1222

Other

Disaster Distress Hotline (SAMHSA)
(800) 985-5990

National Eating Disorders Center Helpline
(800) 931-2237
Open M-F, 9-9pm

Shoplifters Anonymous
(800) 848-9595
Open M-F, 9-5pm; otherwise use their website

Veteran’s Crisis Line
(800) 273-8255

Youthline
(877) 968-8491
Text TEEN2TEEN to 839863

Pregnancy

Planned Parenthood Hotline
(800) 230-PLAN (7526)

Running Away

National Runaway Safeline
800-RUN-AWAY

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678

Child Find of America Helpline
(800) 426-5678

Substance Use

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
(800) 662-4357

Poison Control
(800) 222-1222

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

Local Support Groups

Cincinnati Crisis Response

Butler County Mobile Crisis Team and Consultation

CALL: 1-844-4CRISIS (1-844-427-4747)

Hamilton County Psychiatric Mobile Response Team – University Hospital: Psychiatry

Provides a psychiatric emergency room and mobile crisis unit trained to respond to mental health emergencies.

Phone: (513) 584-8577
Address: 231 Bethesda Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Anger Management Support Groups

Anger Management Group

Educational group for adults who are having difficulty with anger as evidenced by relationship, employment or legal problems. Group not appropriate for batterers. Multiple locations. Must pre-register. Sliding fee.
Contact for cost, registration, date, time and more information

513-345-8555
www.servingfamilies.org

CAN Program

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Batterers’ Intervention & Prevention Program
(for adult males and females). Provides help in learning more effective ways to manage anger in order to lead violence free lives.
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Contact office coordinator for cost, dates, times, information and referral form 513-361-2129
www.ywcacincinnati.org

SAFE Group IKRON- Discussions about anger management, stress and frustration. Find encouragement and learn new ways to handle difficulties in your life. Must register to attend.

513-621-1117 www.ikron.org

Bipolar Support Groups

Bipolar Disorder Support Group
Christ Hospital, Classroom #3, Level A, by Cafeteria

2139 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, Oh 45219
Contact Sheila Sims at Mental Health Association for more information: 513-721-2910 ext. 12

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Cincinnati (DBSA)
College Hill Presbyterian Church
5742 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Contact Carol, (859) 250-7067 or Lisa, (859) 240-8794

Depression & Bipolar Support Group
Recovery Center of Hamilton County
2340 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Contact: Ken Jones, 513-485-5438 or Robin Roland, 513-545-8842

Depression Support Groups

Depression Support Group

The discussion group is an open group, accepting new members every session, for anyone interested in sharing insights or ways of dealing with their depression. Also men & women specific groups available. Please call to sign up before attending.
IKRON
2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH
Call L. Monica Negrila: 513-621-1117

Depression Support Group

Recovery Center
2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45219
For more information, contact:  Chris Pedoto 513-241-1411

Men and Depression Support Group

4760 Madison Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Call Eric Bair: 513-321-8286

Understanding and Reducing Depression Educational Group

For anyone living with someone who is depressed or is feeling moderately depressed themselves, their friends and family members who want to understand and support a person with depression. 
Usually held twice a year on Sundays for 5 sessions. Call for next scheduled start date. Pre-registration is required.
Family Life Center
Northminster Presbyterian Church
703 Compton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Call Collen Ehrnschwender: 513-522-9976

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group

OCD Anonymous

Self-help support group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
St. Monica Community Center
St. Monica-St. George Parish
328 W. McMillan
Clifton Heights, OH
$1 donation
Call Tami: 513-271-7723

Pet Loss Support Groups

Pet Loss Phone Support Line

Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Phone support for those who have experienced the death of a pet. Handled by volunteers, daily 6:30 – 9:30 pm, and weekends, 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Call: 614-292-1823

Pet Loss Support Group

Support for those who have experienced the death of a pet. Call for more information.
Contact: Janet Lazarus, 513-851-1145 or 513-829-3830

Sexual Abuse & Assault Support Groups

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Connections: A Safe Place
An ongoing support group for anyone who was sexually abused as a child.

103 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Please call before attending:   Rebecca, 513-961-2967
www.connectionssp.org

Sexual Assault Survivors Group

Women Helping Women

Open and ongoing support group for women ages 18 and older who have been sexually assaulted, abused, or raped in their lifespan.  No child care.
For more information, call: 513-977-5541 or the 24 hour crisis line: 513-381-5610

www.womenhelpingwomen.org

Schizophrenia Support Group

Schizophrenics Anonymous Support Group
Recovery Center
2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
For more information, call Chris Pedoto: 513-241-1411

Suicide Support Group

Survivors after Suicide

A peer led open support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Mercy Franciscan Terrace
80 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Call Betty Scholle: 513-385-6110 or Bob Hasley: 513-793-7385   E-mail: bghsas@fuse.net
www.afsp.org

Abuse & Domestic Violence Support Groups

Amend Adult Program

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Batterers’ Intervention & Prevention Program (for men).
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
513-361-2129
www.ywcacincinnati.org

Women Helping Women
A Domestic Violence Support Group

Multiple groups offered
Call for location, dates, times and more information: 513-381-5610

www.womenhelpingwomen.org

IKRON Women’s Group
Discussion of relationship problems, surviving violence and abuse, family issues and women’s roles. All women seeking support are welcome. Need to register and complete application.
Call IKRON to register and obtain more information:

513-621-1117 www.ikron.org

Women’s Connection

Support for women whose lives have been affected by violence. Child care provided.
Call Alisa Franks for more information: 513-471-4673  www.thewomensconnection.org

Anxiety/Panic Disorder Support Groups

Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives

Held at St. Elizabeth’s South.Support group for people with Agoraphobia

200 Medical Village Dr

Edgewood, KY 41017

859-342-6679

Anxiety/Panic Disorder Support Group

For people who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks who want to network, share resource,s and learn new coping skills.
Christ Hospital
Level A, Classroom #7 by the Cafeteria
2139 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Contact for more information: Sheila Sims, Mental Health Association: 513-721-2910 ext.12 or by email at: anxietysupport1@aol.com

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Groups

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group

Hosted by the Red Umbrella Advocacy Group to share experiences, support, knowledge and skills. Trained facilitators also suffering with BPD.
Recovery Center of Hamilton County
2340 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH. 45219

 

2nd location:
Downtown Cincinnati Public Library

Contact: Amanda Castillo, 513-432-2603 or Dee Adams, 513-218-6199

Dual Diagnoses Support Groups

Cincinnati Dual Diagnosis Support Group

Support group for people with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction.
Recovery Center of Hamilton County
2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Contact Cindy Vogelsong: 513-241-1411

Dual Diagnosis Online Support Group

A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to recovery.
http://www.mdjunction.com/dual-diagnosis

LGBTQIA+ Support Groups

Cincinnati Youth Group

The Center Support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight young people, ages 13 to 21. Meetings and activities allow youth the opportunity to meet other young people in the area for friendship and support. Provides an open and confidential forum where youth can share ideas, thoughts, and issues affecting their lives.
The Community Center
4119 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Call: 513-684-8405
website:  www.glbtcentercincinnati.com

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Support group open to parents, family and friends of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons, as well as to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons. Meetings include support discussions and often a program.
Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, OH 45219
For more information contact: Dick J. or Judy, 513-755-6150 or hotline, 513-721-7900
www.pflagcinci.org

Substance Use Support Groups

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics

A twelve step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes and who meet to find freedom from the past and ways to improve today.
ACOA Tri County Center
2051 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH (just east of I-75)
Call: 513-771-4070 or email: info@cincinnatiafg.org

www.cincinnatiafg.org

Cincinnati Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Contact for dates, times, locations and more information 513-351-0422 or www.aacincinnati.org

Family Education/Intervention

Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area
Training for families, co-workers and others who wish to confront the behavior patterns and denial of a loved one’s alcohol and/or drug use. 4 week series. There is a fee.
2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Call Margaret Leistler for cost, registration and more information 513-281-7880
www.alcoholismcouncil.org

Men’s Relapse Prevention Group

Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area
Support group for men who are recovering from, seeking treatment for, or the prevention of alcoholism. Addresses issues such as domestic violence, co-dependent relationships, balancing recovery, sexuality and intimacy, parenting, communication and anger management. Sliding scale fee.
2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Contact Sherri for cost, registration and more information 513-281-7880

www.alcoholismcouncil.org

Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
St. Timothy Episcopal Church
8101 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Contact for more information:  800-477-6291 or naranonWSO@hotmail.com
www.nar-anon.org

Greater Cincinnati Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous
12-step recovery group for men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.

Many groups available in greater Cincinnati area.
Contact Hopeline for dates, times, locations and more information: 513-820-2947 or
www.nacincinnati.org

Queen City Group

A 12-step program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. We strive to provide a safe and sober environment for the lesbian or gay alcoholic where she or he can pursue a program of recovery amid our supportive, friendly fellowship.

Check website for meetings: 

http://queencitygroup.org

Women For Sobriety

This program is designed especially for women who abuse alcohol or other substances. The program is a guided journey from self-defeating behavior and attitudes to feelings of confidence, power and self-worth.

Contact Nancy for more information: 513-489-7141 or NJC3@aol.com or Gloria (co-moderator) 513-321-3894

Women’s Relapse Prevention

Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area
Support group for women who are recovering from, seeking treatment for, or the prevention of alcoholism. Addresses issues such as domestic violence, co-dependent relationships, balancing recovery, sexuality and intimacy, parenting, communication and anger management. Sliding scale fee.
2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Contact Sherri for cost, registration and more information 513-281-7880
www.alcoholismcouncil.org

Addiction (General) Support Groups

Celebrate Recovery

Christian-based 12-step recovery program for alcoholics, co-dependents, people with eating disorders, sexual addictions, anger, dealing with past or current physical or sexual abuse issues, etc. Several groups in Cincinnati, Butler Co., Warren Co., and Clermont Co.
See website for group locations, dates, and times:  www.celebraterecovery.com

Debtors Anonymous

Support group for those who think they personally may have a problem with debt and/or spending.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
7701 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Contact:  800-421-2383, new@debtorsanonymous.org or dacinicnnati@hotmail.com

www.debtorsanonymous.org

 

Gamblers Anonymous

Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
Contact for dates, times, locations and more information

1-888-746-4942 

www.gamblersanonymous.org

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

Helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors (substances and activities) by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.  SMART is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Contact Richard Bozian for times, dates, locations and more information: 513-521-2391 or rcbozian@hotmail.com
www.smartrecovery.org

Codependency Support Groups

CoDA 12 Step Group

Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self.
United Church of Christ
4100 Taylor Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Call Ann: 513-231-0733
www.coda.org

Self Injury Support

Self Injury Phone Support

No support groups meeting in-person at present. A resource person who has battled the problem of self injury is available to provide one on one support by phone or e-mail.
Angela: 513-615-2603 or by email: angieo761@yahoo.com

Eating Disorders Support Groups

Eating Disorders Support Group

ANAD, Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disabilities.
For more information about ANAD, call: 847-831-3438.
Call for specific information about the local support group.
Health Alliance, Out-Patient Behavioral Services (Campus of old Jewish Hospital)
3200 Burnet Avenue
Union Street Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH
Call Jenny: 513-207-3010 or  Greg: 513-531-8727

Overeaters Anonymous

12 step program for anyone with compulsive eating habits who wants to change.
Many times and locations around Cincinnati.
Call: 513-921-1922 or check website: www.oa.org

Grief Support Groups

Bereavement and Grief Support Group

Mercy Hospital – Anderson
Support group for individuals who have suffered a significant loss through death.
Medical Office Building
Ground floor, Conference Room A
7500 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Contact: Chaplain Marty Hoffmann: 513-732-8383

Bereavement Support Group

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Support group for those who have lost persons through death or illness and who are seeking support from others.
11500 Northlake Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Call Ted Haddix: 513-742-6310

Compassionate Friends East Chapter
For parents and adult family members who have experienced the death of a child, sibling or grandchild.
St. Timothy Episcopal Church
8101 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Contact for more information:   Carol or Joel Terbrueggen 513-271-6809 or joelt@cinci.rr.com or www.tcfcincy.com/
www.compassionatefriends.org

Compassionate Friends West Chapter
Mercy Franciscan Terrace
80 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH
Contact for more information:  Susan Carlson-Berne 513-821-9707 or Hope Bard 513-793-3554 or tcf_cincinnati.tripod.com/
www.compassionatefriends.org

Fernside, Supporting Children & Families Through Grief
A place of comfort and support for children and teens, and their families who have had a significant death in the family.
Call for dates, times, locations and more information: 513-745-0111
www.fernside.org

Grief Support Group

Grace Lutheran Church
3628 Boudinot Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Contact: 513-661-5166
www.gracemin.org

Grief Support Groups

Hospice of Cincinnati
For those who have lost a loved one from any cause. Various Groups available.
Contact Alan Gruber: 513-686-8120, Polly Peterson: 513-686-8122 or Claire Peasley: 513-686-8121 for dates, times, locations and more information.
www.hospiceofcincinnati.org

Motherless Daughters Network

Support for women who have lost their mothers.12 week class also offered.
Montgomery Community Church
11251 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH
Contact: Mary Ellen Collins:   513-677-5064

New Day Support Group

Good Shepherd Church
A nine-week grief support group offered for anyone who has lost a loved one. Minimal charge, scholarships available. Offered several times during the year.
Good Shepherd Church
8815 E. Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Contact Kathy Teipen for date, time and registration: 513-474-6907

Trichotillomania Support Group

A support group for people with trichotillomania (TTM)- compulsive pulling of hair from the scalp, eyebrows, lashes or body.
A safe environment to discuss these effects and a supportive community to help each other live with TTM.
Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue
Classroom 7, Level A, down hall from cafeteria
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Contact: Dr. Ed Shelleby, 513-559-2066 or Sheila, 513-721-2910 ext.12