As part of our comprehensive system of care, a critical piece of solving homelessness is preventing it from occurring in the first place.

On average, preventative services are only a quarter as expensive as providing services and resources to individuals and families once they have become homeless. In 2015 the Society of St. Vincent de Paul one of our partners in prevention, found that with an average of just $200 in assistance, almost 90% of family homelessness can be prevented.

Get Help – Central Access Point

The Central Access Point (CAP) is a centralized intake system operated by Strategies to End Homelessness, for families and individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Intake Specialists screen, assess and refer individuals to the program most suited to their needs.

If you are currently homeless or are experiencing a housing crisis, call CAP to speak with an Intake Specialist who can talk to you about your situation and place you in a shelter or provide a referral to one of our partner agencies for help.

Call the CAP Line: (513) 381-SAFE (7233)

Text the CAP Line: 513-970-1515

Text for information only. No shelter placements available via text.

Please note a change in regular hours for the CAP Line this holiday season

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 25
Tuesday,  Dec. 26
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM