Did You Know?

Cincinnati Union Bethel, founded in 1830, is the longest-running social services agency in the Midwest. It was first established to provide support to thousands of crewmen and their families who passed through Cincinnati on the river.


Share Our Story

One of the most powerful things you can do for us is to share our story and tell your friends and family about the good work Cincinnati Union Bethel is doing. Please become a fan of CUB and the Anna Louise Inn on Facebook to get the latest news.

If you’re interested in hosting a potluck and really getting the message out, let us know! Contact us at 513-768-6907.

Shape Policy

There are times throughout the year when we work with politicians, policymakers, and decision-makers about why our programs are important. We need your help to make that point and make an impact. We will update this page to make you aware of those times when we need you to contact politicians or work at the polls or provide support in some way. Thank you for your willingness to help!

Early Childhood Education

In the past, the Ohio Legislature has cut Early Learning Initiatives during tough budget years. The cuts have been significant because a strong early childhood education program is a foundation for future success. Each $1 spent in early childhood education saves $7 in future spending on special education, intervention services, and public support. It pays to invest in preschool.

Watch this video about the importance of early childhood education.

Off the Streets

In November of 2009 Hamilton County voters approved the Family Services and Treatment Levy, recognizing the importance of treatment services in the community. The levy provides valuable funds for Off the Streets so that we may continue to help women who have been victims of human trafficking move towards safety, recovery, empowerment, and community reintegration.

Stay Informed

We know there is a lot of information out there about housing, education, and women’s issues. We would like to share some pieces we found fascinating or informative.

Soapbox article, Preschool Key to Lifelong Success, April 21, 2014

Business Courier article about universal preschool in Cincinnati from February 28, 2014.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Annual Report on Human Trafficking, January 2014.

From the Polaris Project, Human Trafficking Trends in the US, November 21, 2013

From Child Care Aware of America, a one page summary of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act 2013, November 13, 2013

From The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof’s Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons, October 27, 2013


We rely on your support to better the lives of women and children. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you. Please consider donating to Cincinnati Union Bethel or directly to one of our programs: Early Childhood Education, the Anna Louise Inn, or Off the Streets. 



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Safi was 4 years old when he started preschool at CUB Early Learning Academy in Camp Washington. His teachers immediately noticed that he was not interacting with the other children and was not entering into peer group activities. They quickly recommended to the program’s Disability Manager that Safi be assessed. After a meeting with the parents and the Lead Education Agency (Cincinnati Public Schools), a See all testimonials here