HER Cincinnati

Name of Non-Profit Organization * HER Cincinnati
Today’s Date: * Monday, December 6, 2021
Organization’s website https://hercincinnati.org
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-0536655
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1830
Address * 2401 Reading Rd. Unit 1
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Bralynda Watkins
Your Title * Chief Operating Officer
Your email address * bwatkins@hercincinnati.org
Your Phone Number (513) 768-6934
Executive Director’s Name * Beth Schwartz
Executive Director’s email address * bschwartz@hercincinnati.org
What is the mission of your organization?
HER Cincinnati’s mission is to empower women to break the cycles of poverty, education, and human trafficking. Our program efforts are focused in three areas: Housing, Education, and Recovery Services. Our Recovery program, Off the Streets (OTS), provides case management with group and individual counseling for female survivors of human trafficking & substance use disorders. Our Housing program, Anna Louise Inn (ALI), provides affordable housing and supportive services for women at risk of homelessness. And, our Education program, Cincinnati Scholar House (CSH), provides affordable housing, education, case management and wrap-around, holistic supportive services for single-parent college students and their children with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty two generations at a time. HER Cincinnati’s vision is a community of resilient women with the skills and confidence to thrive.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (7) Equality & Social Justice
  • (11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
HER Cincinnati, the longest continuously operating social service agency in Cincinnati, was founded in 1830 under the name of Cincinnati Union Bethel. The agency’s first programs were provided to boatmen and their families traveling the Ohio River. Over a span of almost 200 years services were added to meet the growing needs of Cincinnati families including pioneering the first free kindergarten, the first free health clinic, the first dormitory at the University of Cincinnati and the first women’s residence facility, the Anna Louise Inn, built in 1909.  Currently, HER Cincinnati continues to remain relevant and keep up with the changing needs in our community. Pervasive poverty, especially for single female-led households, mental health instability, drug addiction, and lack of social justice and equity are some of the major issues plaguing our community today. In response to those community needs, currently, HER Cincinnati runs three programs: The Anna Louise Inn, now an affordable housing building that provides supportive services designed to empower woman to retain housing, and find emotional stability and self-sufficiency; Off The Streets, a shelter for woman recovering from drug addiction and who have survived the horrors of human trafficking; and our newest program, the Cincinnati Scholar House, an affordable housing program with supportive services and onsite child development center designed to empower single parents, who are also full-time students to complete their education, break the cycle of poverty and create a sustainable future for themselves and their children. HER Cincinnati’s vision is a community of resilient women who have the skills and confidence to thrive.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Homework Help at Cincinnati Scholar House
Leading fun social and recreational activities for any of our three programs: Off The Streets (OTS), Cincinnati Scholar House (CSH) or Anna Louise Inn (ALI)
Event Coordinator (Resident Picnic, etc.)
Volunteer coordinator Jenny Jones
Volunteer coordinator’s email address jjones@hercincinnati.org
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 768-6933