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Community Care

Community Care provides prevention, client advocacy and hotline assistance as well as an array of vocational and employment services. 

These diverse services include:

  • Community Outreach, Prevention & Education
  • Employment and Workforce Development
  • Fatherhood Project
  • Institute for Training and Development
  • Victim Service Center

Services provided in Hamilton County.


281-CARE / 988 Crisis Hotline

Call: 513-281-CARE(2273) or text: TALBERT to 839863

281-CARE is a 24-hour telephone crisis intervention service for suicide prevention, psychological crises, marital and relationship conflicts, bereavement, loss and other personal emergencies. The hotline offers information and referrals for services throughout the agency as well as training on suicide prevention.

Veterans Hotline: 513-281-VETS(8387) 

The Hamilton County Veterans Hotline was established to meet the unique need of veterans and their family members, loved ones and neighbors. Callers are connected to information, referrals, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.


Childreach provides early childhood mental health prevention, problem identification/referral and training services for childcare centers. The program works with the family and the childcare provider to enhance the social and emotional development of young children 0-5 years old, attending an early childhood or home-based childcare center.

Community Link

Community Link is a welfare-to-work program providing coordinated services to Ohio Works First (OWF) recipients to facilitate their transition to work and self-sufficiency. Community Link is a collaboration between Talbert House and Easterseals. Other partner organizations include Crossroads and Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health.

Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP)

The Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP) serves individuals 14-24 years old who are within 200% of the federal poverty level. Services include case management, referrals and barrier removal in order to move clients forward on an education or career pathway. Talbert House is the lead agency with collaborative partners: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency and Easterseals.

Go to CCMEP Form

Community Outreach Prevention & Education (COPE)

COPE offers school and community based prevention services on topics including coping skills, anger and conflict management, behavioral problems, child abuse and neglect, depression, drug-free lifestyles, family violence, grief/loss, relationships, mental health education, parenting skills, stress, suicide, and substance use.

Fatherhood Project

This program assists men in their efforts to become responsible, committed and nurturing fathers.  Fatherhood Project helps dads strengthen their connection and involvement in the lives of their children by providing classes, co-parenting and individual coaching, and fellowship support meetings. Additional services include legal, employment and housing assistance.

Hamilton County Youth Employment

Now a year-long program, Hamilton County Youth Employment (HCYE) helps youth ages 14-21 identify career paths and connections to employers with long-term career opportunities.  The program provides year-round assistance to:

  • Remove barriers to employment
  • Complete micro-credentials and other training through Earn & Learn activities
  • Identify and connect to employment opportunities (including summer employment)
  • Explore career pathways

Click here for more information and to apply.

Prevention Services for Clinton and Warren Counties

Prevention Services develop strong, resilient individuals and communities. Based on the public health model, prevention services equip individuals with the necessary attitudes, behaviors and skills to achieve personal well-being, satisfaction and resilience. Using strength-based approaches and evidence-based models that are culturally aware and sustainable, Talbert House works with partners to develop and strengthen conditions that ensure communities are safe places to live and thrive.


Services Offered

Prevention Services for Clinton and Warren Counties offer training and workshops in schools and the community for both adults and children. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) curriculum, check out our flyer to learn more.
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) curriculum, check out our flyer to learn more.
  • Medication Safety
  • Low-Risk Alcohol Use
  • Social Emotional Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Professional Development / Workplace Workshops and Training
  • Information on Behavioral Health Topics and Community Resources


To schedule a training or learn more about Prevention Services for Clinton and Warren Counties, contact Barbara Adams Marin at or 513-330-0346

Victim Service Center

Victim Services assists victims of crime and their families. Services include assistance with paperwork, compensation, court advocacy, information and referrals, crisis intervention counseling, prevention and education, support groups, home visits for senior victims, and personal advocacy

Workforce Development

Workforce development offers a variety of services to meet the workforce needs of the businesses in Greater Cincinnati. The goal is to assist employers with qualified and dedicated employees who are productive and aligned with the employer’s mission and goals. Employment Services assists job seekers in finding meaningful employment. Trained Employment Service Specialists understand the trends in employment and work together with individuals to evaluate their strengths, needs, preference, and desires in order to develop a plan for success in the workplace.

Community Care services are funded in part by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.


Access to services
To find services near you, call 513-221-HELP(4357).  
In crisis or need immediate assistance 24/7 call 513-281-CARE(2273) or Text Talbert to 839863. 
If you are a veteran in need of resources, call 513-281-VETS (8387)
In an emergency call 911.