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Adopt-a-Block
Join your neighbors, community groups, churches and schools in cleaning up Cincinnati.
352-3711
Adoptive Families
Adoption education and support group for adoptive families and those considering adoption.
665-6871
AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati, AVOC
2183 Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine
421-2437
AIDS Volunteers of Northern Kentucky
P.O. Box 175743, Covington, KY 41017
483-5757
Amnesty International
Promotes Human Rights in Cincinnati
221-7659
Asian Women Art Guild
Shares technical and moral support and promotes Asian/Polynesian fine art through working sessions, shows and exhibits.
637-3454
Audubon Society of Ohio
741-7926
Meets the third Mon. of the month at Winton Center, Winton Woods.
Bereavement Support Group
Swedenborgian Church
9035 E. Kemper Rd., Montgomery
248-0635
Learn to cope with the loss of a loved one. Open to the general public. Suggested donation $3.
Boone County Writers' Group
Gathering House, Banklick St., Florence
371-5491
Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thurs. of the month.
Brighton Center
Helping children, youths, job seekers, families and communities through day-care programs, skills training, counseling and more.
491-8303
Buckeye Forest Council
P.O. Box 99, Athens OH 45701
Dedicated to protecting and restoring Ohio's forests.
Butler County Chippers
Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton
863-8873
Twice-monthly meetings give woodcarvers an opportunity to practice their craft.
Caracole, Inc.
761-1480
Providing low-cost housing to persons disabled or displaced by AIDS. Volunteers are needed.
1821 Summit Road, Suite 001
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
513-761-1480
Center For Chemical Addictions Treatment
830 Ezzard Charles Dr.
381-6672
The center seeks volunteers.
Cincinnati Association for the Blind
2045 Gilbert Ave.22
221-8558
Serves the blind and visually impaired; seeks volunteers.
Cincinnati Newcomers
631-6339/961-2014
Social group for people new to area meets at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at The Diner, 12th & Sycamore Sts., Over-the-Rhine.
Cincinnati Parents for Public Schools
871-5182/396-6339
Parents and other school supporters from across the school district are invited to join the nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening public schools in communities.
Cincinnati Vegetarian Resource Group
542-6810
Sponsors events for vegans and interested others.
Cincinnati Visual Artists Soiree
City Art Center, 13th and Pendleton, Over-the-Rhine
381-2333
Now forming to provide networking and support from artistic isolation. Meets on the first Tues. of the month.
Cincinnati Women in Music
P.O. Box 198001
Cincinnati, OH 45219
VM: 881-9575
Women musicians support each other.
Cincinnati Writer's Project
Carnegie Arts Center, 1025 Scott St., Covington
To join, call 485-1752 or write P.O. Box 29920, Cinti., OH 45229.
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thurs. of the month at the Carnegie Arts Center.
Fiction Critique Group meets Wed. at 6 p.m. at Foley's, Court and Vine Sts., Downtown.
Citizens Against Censorship
3838 Hyde Park Ave. #3, Cinti OH 45209-2044
631-4149
Call or write for information on how you can defend your right to free speech.
Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
2715 Reading Rd.
221-0981
The nonprofit horticultural center, intended for the encouragement of gardening through education and community outreach programs, offers classes to the public.
Community Engineering Incorporated
944-2222
Works to create opportunities in local communities: supporting scholarship opportunities, helping create new jobs, adding to community entertainment sources.
Crossport
581-3711
The support group for cross dressers meets on the third Thurs. of the month.
EarthSave Cincinnati
St. John's Unitarian Church, 320 Resor Ave., Clifton
929-2500
The organization, founded by author/activist John Robbins, holds a vegetarian potluck and educational series at 6 p.m. on the third Sun. of the month. Bring a dish to share. Nonmembers' suggested donation: $2.
Emmanuel Community Center
1308 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
241-2563
Family-oriented activities are offered including aerobics, child care, counseling and tutorial sessions. Many services are free.
EMPOWERNET
352-0425
Holds monthly street party at Off-the-Avenue Studios, 1546 Knowlton St., Northside, at 6 p.m. the last Saturday of the month. Bring a dish to share and nonalcoholic beverage.
Extra Terrestrial Experiences Support Group
665-6737
Sharing and coping in a confidential environment and led by a professional counselor.
Fransiscan at St. Raphael
The non-profit social service agency provides emergency services, including food, clothing, shelter, counseling, referrals, and help finding jobs.
Freestore/Foodbank
40 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
357-4659
Currently seeking volunteers for food distribution.
Greater Cincinnati Coalition For The Homeless
Drop Inn Center
217 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
421-7803
Greater Cincinnati Calligraphers' Guild
P.O. Box 429345
Cincinnati, OH 45242-9345
Holds exhibits, workshops, more. Meetings are held at the Sycamore Senior Center, 4131 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash. For membership information call Betty Finke at 791-3776.
Greater Cincinnati Jaycees
956-7704
Meet people, help your community. Civic group for young adults ages 21-39.
Great Rivers Girl Scout Council, Inc.
4930 Cornell Rd.
489-1025
Volunteers needed.
Green Party of Cincinnati
A grass-roots political organization committed to ecological wisdom, social justice, democracy and non-violence.
High Cincinnatians' Tall Club
Oakley Senior Center
Hyde Park Plaza
352-0281
A social singles club for taller-than-average individuals meets on the second Thurs. of the month at 8 p.m. 21 and older please.
HIV/AIDS Testing & Counseling
3101 Burnet Ave., Clifton
357-7350
Free and anonymous counseling and testing is available weekdays at this and other locations throughout the city.
Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati
621-2320 or 381-8261
Will meet at 7 p.m. May 27 at Two Centennial Plaza, 805 Central Pkway, downtown, in the conference room.
The Jordan Center
872-4087
Offers free health assessment, blood sugar and hypertension monitoring, education and nutrition counseling for individuals without health insurance.
Journey of Hope
Support group for families and close friends of people with severe psychiatric disorders.
948-3930
Liberian Social Justice Foundation
931-1872
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Liberians.
Libertarians for Greater Cincinnati
8622 Plainfield Lane
793-8053
The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati
This task force helps combat illiteracy.
621-7323
Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition
Non-profit organization striving to keep alive the memory, ideals and philosophy of Dr. King.
891-5111
Milford Spiritual Center
5361 S. Milford Rd.
Milford, OH
248-3500
Models and Actors Networking Group
Reed Hartman Corporate Center
10945 Reed Hartman Highway
793-8047
A free group designed to forge connections throughout these fields.
National Arborist Association
1-800-733-2622
Call and they will mail you a list of local members.
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League Ohio
760 E. Broad St., Columbus
800-46-NARAL
The pro-choice Cincinnati chapter meets 7-8 p.m. on the last Thurs. of each month. Call for location.
Nar-Anon
281-6631
A support group for families and friends of those with chemical addictions.
Neighborhood Youth Mentoring Program
YWCA/Talbert House Family Violence Program
281-4816
Seeks mentors for children ages 8-14 in Lower Price Hill and Sedamsville. Please commit at least four hours a week.
Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous
Holy Name Church,
McMillan & Auburn
662-3830
The Ohio Council for Self-Esteem
Sharonville Community Center
Creek Rd. and Thornview Lane
684-4270
Meets 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Wed. of every month.
Ohio Valley Romance Writers
Valleydale Civic Center
20 Compton Rd.
863-6053, 522-0108
Meets on the second Sat. of every month. For membership information, contact Linda Keller.
Orton Dyslexia Society
232-2927 or 272-2800
Holds Adult Dyslexia Support Group meetings first Wed. of the month. 7 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave., Clifton.
P.A.C.E. Parents and Children for Equality
P.O. Box 8805
Cincinnati, OH 45208
624-7223
Assists families experiencing separation and divorce.
$2 donation requested.
Parents of Hearing Impaired Children Support Group
541-9073
Parents Without Partners
241-4744
A nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children.
Patterns Cancer Support Group
231-4152
Support for people with cancer, their families and friends.
Planned Parenthood
721-8932
Offers education and services related to sexuality and reproduction. Videos and kits available.
Project Baby Formula
College Hill Presbyterian Church
5742 Hamilton Ave., College Hill
541-5676
Drop off a can of formula for a hungry child from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or 9 a.m.-noon Sat. Formula distributed through Elm St. Clinic, Cincinnati Pregnancy Crisis Center, Appalachian Council and homeless shelters.
Queen City Writers
Northside Bank, 9315 Colerain Ave., Northside
825-6956
Meets the third Mon. of each month in the Round Top Room.
Rational Recovery
521-2391/291-1865
The A.A.-N.A. alternative to overcoming drug and alcohol addictions. Meetings are free and confidential.
Recovery Alternatives
261-CURE
Information and referral to nontraditional recovery programs: WFS, SOS, SMART, MM, RR, etc.
Save the Manatee Club
1-800-432-JOIN
For $20 you can adopt a manatee and help save these gentle, endangered animals.
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous
852-9459
The "12-step" fellowship of men and women recovering from emotional dependence on relationships and/or compulsive sexual behavior holds meetings daily throughout Greater Cincinnati.
St. John Social Service Center
1229 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
241-2186
School supplies needed. Please call or drop off supplies 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Senior Wheels Program of Greater Cincinnati
658-WALK
Seniors aged 65 and up with walking impairments, or the permanently disabled of any age, can receive power and manual wheelchairs, electric scooters, walkers, canes and crutches at no cost. Needs assessment conducted at your home.
SHARE
1-800-874-3838
Needs American families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. Arrive mid-August and depart approximately two weeks after school ends in June.
Sundial Peer Support Group
Recovery Initiative
2601 Melrose Ave., Suite B100, Walnut Hills
221-8660
Peer support for mental health patients. 1 p.m. Wed. Free.
Tri-State Harvest
281-FOOD
This nonprofit organization brings food from the area's surplus to community centers. Food, time and materials are solicited; not cash. Call to donate food or to become a volunteer.
VESCO
Veterans Employment Services Cooperative works to provide needed and desired services to veterans in order to assist them in obtaining and maintaining employment.
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
863-3433
Offers training for people who want to provide support for the terminally ill and their families.
WARM Line
931-9276
Peer support line by and for mental health consumers. Call when you need someone to talk to; all calls are confidential. 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. every day.
WATCH: Women Addressing Today's Challenges
May Sarton Room, Crazy Ladies Center
4039 Hamilton Ave., Northside
541-4198
Forums are held on the second Tues. of each month. Free.
Webgrrls Cincinnati
A networking group for women involved in new media.
566-4016
The Wellness Community
Provides support groups and workshops for people fighting cancer and for their supporters.
791-4060
Women Helping Women
216 E. Ninth St., Downtown
381-5610 / 381-6003
Rape Survivor Support Groups meet once a week.
Groups for women in abusive relationships and incest survivors are also available throughout the city. Call for details.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and helping women through critical periods in their lives, call to arrange an interview.
Women's Crisis Center
835 Madison Ave., Covington
491-3335
Volunteers are needed to advocate on behalf of battered women, rape survivors and sexually abused children.
Workaholics Anonymous
Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, 6312 Kennedy Ave.
583-9704
World Society for the Protection of Animals
P.O. Box 190 Boston, MA 02130
800-833-WSPA
Write or call for information on how you can protect your pet and all animals.

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