As Cincinnati’s largest homeless operation, Shelterhouse never turns anyone away. We feed, clothe and shelter over 200 people a day as well as operate an outpatient recovery program, and transitional and permanent supportive housing. Generous donations – of time, talent and treasure – are the vital elements that keep Shelterhouse open each and every day and enable us to care for our city’s homeless citizens.


Your tax deductible contribution is welcome, and may be sent directly to:

P.O. Box 643924
Cincinnati, Ohio 45264-3924

For more about any method of financial support, please contact Gail Harper at   


For immediate or sustaining donations, donate online through Network for Good.


By leaving a portion of your assets (cash or property) to Shelterhouse, you continue to help the lives of the homeless. Even a modest dollar or percentage amount can accomplish great things.

Stock Transfer

The donation of common stock, bonds and mutual funds can be made to Shelterhouse – ensuring our ability to improve the lives of our area’s homeless men and women.

Donate for FREE!

Here are THREE great ways to support Shelterhouse without having to spend any additional money. It’s simple, free, and brilliant!

Turn your online shopping and searching into donations for Shelterhouse. Try iGive’s search engine and enjoy free, easy fundraising for a good cause!It’s a simple, browser add-on that you download. It works with any computer and browser type. When you shop at one of iGive’s 1,000+ online partners, the iGive Buttons appears in the right corner of your browser telling the retailer you are an iGive member, and alerting them to support your cause with your purchase.Here’s how:

  • Go to
  • Enter your information and register for an account
  • You will then be prompted to install the iGive Button
  • igiveiconOnce installed, this little icon will appear on your browser the next time you are on a shopping partner’s website.
Turn your grocery shopping into donations for Shelterhouse. Once you sign up, Shelterhouse will receive a percentage of your purchases made when you scan your Kroger plus card!Here’s how:

  • Go to Kroger
  • Sign in or sign up
  • Type in “Shelterhouse” to find our organization
  • Click on “Shelterhouse” as your chosen recipient
Put your online shopping to good use: when you shop at AmazonSmile, The Amazon Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchase to Shelterhouse, at no cost to you!Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It’s the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service.Here’s How:

  • Go to
  • Search for “Shelterhouse” in the charity search bar
  • Select “Shelterhouse” from the list of charities
  • Start your shopping and support Shelterhouse!


The need for food, clothing and toiletries is continuous – many of our residents come to us empty-handed, in need not only of shelter, but of basic possessions and sustenance as well. From socks and shoes to soap and sunscreen, we always welcome donations of new clothing and grooming accessories. Your gift of food items is also welcome – such as bulk quantities of canned or dry goods in addition to gift certificates to price clubs or supermarkets. Please call 513-562-1948 to donate goods.

Items Needed

  • Commercial Size Food Quantities
  • Meat/Ground Beef
  • Chicken
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar
  • Seasonings/Salt/Pepper
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Paper bowls
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Salad Greens
  • Salad Dressings
  • Laundry detergent
  • Large and trial size deodorants
  • Large and trial size toothpaste
  • Water bottles
  • Flip flops
  • Drawstring back packs
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Standard size pillowcases
  • 60-pound trash bags

Amazon Wish List

Do you want to donate, but don’t have the time to shop? Shelterhouse has an Amazon Wish List that will make shopping easier!

Form 990

Download our IRS form 990