Working together. Reducing poverty. Changing lives.
CityLink is a city-wide initiative started by a group of social service agencies who recognized the need for integrated services. The founding partners reached out to the faith-based community for support in realizing their vision. CityLink leverages the strengths of various social service agencies in Cincinnati and continues to build support from a broad base of faith-based, corporate, foundation and individual supporters.
CityLink opened in October of 2012 and officially launched in January of 2013, read more about our progress. We serve adults and their families from throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. This is a true collaboration where the sum of our efforts is greater than the total of our individual parts. The collaboration brings together the city’s top social services, volunteers from throughout the community, and community and church partners all focused on working together to impact lives.
Partner Agencies: CityLink partners with over 15 different area agencies to bring best in class services to our clients under one roof. Core Service Partners include Cincinnati Public Schools Adult Education, Cincinnati Works, Per Scholas and SmartMoney Community Services all of which are resident partners at the center. ChangingGears, Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, and Cincinnati Health Department are also resident partners providing Supporting Services along with visiting partners that include BeechAcres, FreeStore Foodbank (Ohio Benefits Bank), 4C for Children, PREP, and St Vincent DePaul.
Partner Churches: Churches partner to connect clients, volunteers, AND support to the center.
Churches comprising our Spiritual Advisory Council make the commitment annually to support CityLink through investing their church’s time, talent, and treasure. Additionally these members support the center with on-going prayer for our mission and provide guidance to our operations.
Members of the 2016 Spiritual Advisory Council are: Bright Star Community Church, Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, Church of the Living God, College Hill Presbyterian, Compass Community Church, Consolation Baptist Church, Corinthian Baptist Church, Crossroads, Horizon Community Church, House of Hope, Landmark Baptist, Mariemont Community Church, Peoples Church, Southern Baptist Church, Tryed Stone New Beginning, and The Rock Church.
Many more churches support CityLink through connecting clients to our services (over 242 churches) and volunteers to engage in our mission (over 78 churches).
We are thankful for all of the churches who find different ways of connecting and advancing our city through CityLink.