Institutions and Organizations

Halie Winn

For Premature Births

Miami Valley Hospital (MVH)

MVH has the region's most experienced Level IIIB NICU, that cares for critically ill newborns. About 80% of all babies that come through MVH's NICU are born prematurely and require special attention. These premature babies commonly have respiratory problems, apnea, and feeding problems. They may stay in the unit from a week to a few months, depending on how prematurely they were born. MVH is the only hospital in the area to have extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which is a heart-lung bypass machine used as a temporary external heart bypass for the heart and lungs.The NICU at MVH also offers laser eye surgery for possible scarring and cold therapy for infants with possible brain damage. The Level III NICU at MVH offers just about everything a newborn would need, with the exception of complex surgeries, in which they are sent to Dayton Children's Hospital. MVH and Dayton have also recently formed a joint venture to improve the quality of neonatal care.
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Dayton Childrens Hospital

Dayton Children's Hospital's NICU consists of very experienced neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, staff nurses, and many others who can provide care as needed. The NICU was designed to create a womb-like atmosphere to help with growth and healing. Dayton Children's Hospital care for critically ill newborns who need the highest level of care. They also work to reduce preterm births and improve preterm newborn outcomes.

For Domestic Violence

YWCA Greater Cincinnati

YWCA Greater Cincinnati is an organization that has many different services, including domestic violence support. It provides a safe shelter, crisis hotlines, and supportive services for adults and their children. The Hamilton County YWCA can shelter up to 72 adults and children, provides case management, advocacy, and referral, and provides services for immigrant women. They also have an employment resource program, a children’s program, and a pet protection program. You can call the local number at 513-872-9259 or the toll free number at 888-872-9259. The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati can be found at 898 Walnut St., Cincinnati , OH 45202.
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Women Helping Women

Women Helping Women is an organization that provides crisis intervention and support for women and men who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. The organization includes many survivor services, including a crisis hotline and individual interventions, hospital accompaniment, law advocacy, support groups, and crime victim compensation. They also have prevention and education services for the community and teen dating violence. There are two offices, one located in Hamilton county and the other in Butler county. The Hamilton county office can be found at 215 E. Ninth St. 7th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or at 513.977.5541. The Butler county office can be found at 347 S. College Ave. Suite D, Oxford, OH 45056. You can also call the 24-hour crisis line at 513-381-5610.

For Cancer

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community is an organization that brings support, education, and hope to those impacted by cancer in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. All services and programs are provided at no cost to those who have been newly diagnosed, are receiving or have finished treatment, long-term survivors, advanced illness, friends and family of those diagnosed, and bereavement. The organization offers many programs such as support groups, networking, education, healthy lifestyle, and family and friends support. To find out more information, visit cancersupportcincinnati.org or contact them at (513) 791-4060.

Cancer Family Care

Cancer Family Care is a nonprofit organization that provides support to children and adults with family who have been recently diagnosed with cancer. Offices are located in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, and offers programs such as individual and family counseling, children’s services such as camps and counseling, coping connection, and a healing hands program. Many of their services are offered free or on a sliding-fee basis. Visit cancerfamilycare.org or contact the main Cincinnati office at 513-731-3346 for more information.
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Pink Ribbon Girls

Pink Ribbon Girls is a nonprofit organization that offers free services to those who women diagnosed with breast or other reproductive cancers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton area. Located in Tipp City, Ohio, their services include support through their Simply Fight and NO Age No Stage programs. These programs include healthy meals, housekeeping, transportation, and peer support for patients and their families. You can contact Pink Ribbon Girls at 877.269.5367 or visit their website at pinkribbongirls.org for more information.

For the Elderly

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is a non-profit organization in the Greater Cincinnati area that offers friendship to relieve isolation of elderly who are lonely. It is volunteer based and they offer services such as small gatherings or celebrations, game nights, and crafting activities. All of their services are free and anyone is welcome to come. Volunteers and donations are always appreciated. Little Brothers Cincinnati Chapter is located at 5530 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45239 For more information about upcoming events or how you can become a part of the institution, visit cincinnati.littlebrothers.org or call 513.542.7555.
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Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels is a national network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies that provide senior care, elder care, personal care, respite care, and companion care to elderly. Visiting Angels wants to make home care a positive experience for elders by offering them services that are tailored to your needs. Some of these services may include, but are not limited to hygiene care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping, and companionship. Visiting Angels Cincinnati branch is located at 5643 Cheviot Rd, #4, Cincinnati, OH, 45247. You can call 513-598-6770 or visit www.visitingangels.com/cincinnatiwest for more information.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels offers home-delivered meals to elderly, homebound, or disabled residents. These meals can be delivered short-term or long-term, and are provided five days a week. This service is provided for people who are physically or mentally unable to prepare a meal for themselves, regardless of income. Applications for these meals can be completed by calling Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County at (513) 721-4330. Please visit cassdelivers.org/meals-on-wheels for more information.