CAP is a centralized intake system for families and individuals who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Intake Specialists screen callers based on their immediacy of need and make appropriate referrals into a partner agency's program. Be prepared for a wait time. Due to high need, Greater Cincinnati shelters are frequently full.
The only way to get into a CAP shelter is through the hotline: 513-381-SAFE (7233). CAP accepts calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
CAP Intake Locations
Bethany House Services, Inc. (M)
Serves the Greater Cincinnati area. Open 24 hours. Services include: education and assistance to homeless families, emergency shelters, life skills assistance, housing assistance, and shelter diversion and aftercare.
1841 Fairmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Esther Marie Hatton Center
Serves the homeless in Cincinnati. Services include emergency shelter for women, housing, three daily meals, case management support services, and a medical clinic.
2499 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (W)
Serves the Greater Cincinnati area. Open Mondays thru Fridays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Services include: Day center and 8 congregations for shelter, meals for the homeless, and tools, resources, and support for homeless families.
990 Nassau St.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
St. Francis - St. Joseph Catholic Worker House
Serves the homeless in Cincinnati on a first come, first served basis. Services include emergency shelter for homeless men moving on to employment and independent living, housing, employment, food, drug/alcohol rehabilitation, and case management.
PO Box 14274
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0274