May 2019
CET & ThinkTV's Our Ohiofeature on our Community Garden is nominated for a regional Emmy!

April 2020
Tamar's Center benefits from the rapid-response fund, activated by Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC), to support those in our communities who are most disproportionately affected by – and most vulnerable to – the health, economic, education, housing and social impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

17 May 2018
Haircuts from the Heart receives a grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation. This funding will allow us to launch a pilot program in conjunction  with CISE (Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund). The Dater Foundation funding covers the costs of vouchers so students can receive haircuts at salons located in their neighborhoods. We are excited about our new partnership with CISE and want to thank the Board of the Charles H. Dater Foundation for their support.

24 May 2018
Tamar's Center was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Joseph A. and Susan E. Pichler Fund, a donor advised fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The grant will support a Shelter Manager position to assist with the day-to-day operations at the center. Our Tamar's program serves women who are being trafficked for sex because of their drug addictions.

27 April 2017
Mount Notre Dame selects Tamar's Center as the recipient of a $4000 Magnified Giving grant.

16 June 2017
Franciscan Ministries receives a grant from Church of the Incarnation in Centerville for Haircuts from the Heart. The grant will be used to pay for putting our logo on our new van, as well as paying for van parking and gas. Haircuts uses the van to visit and provide haircuts to over 16 other non-profits in the Greater Cincinnati area..

17 September 2017
The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation has awarded Haircuts from the Heart with a 10k grant to hire a stylist for the new mini-salon opening in Mary Magdalen House in the new St. Anthony Center in downtown Cincinnati. The Foundation, which is associated with the Paul Mitchell organization, has been a great supporter of our Haircuts program for many years and we are truly thankful for their generosity.

4 December 2017
Haircuts from the Heart's mini-salon, opens for business inside the new Mary Magdalen House.

June 2019
The Community Garden is featured in The Long, Hard Road: Part 2, an Enquirer special project on

17 July 2018
The General Electric Community Service Fund supports Haircuts with the Heart with a $4,000 grant. The GE Evendale Employees Community Service Fund has long been a supporter of our Haircuts from the Heart program. The fund was established for charitable purposes and is comprised of personal contributions from employees.

November 2019
Tamar's Center is featured inWCPO's story regarding sex trafficking in Ohio.

11 May 2017

EPIC House honors Haircuts from the Heart's salon manager, Ida Mueller.

July 2020
Basette Smith II, a Finneytown area resident, recently joined the Board of Directors for Franciscan Ministries. Click here for more.

July 2020
The Delta Gateway Foundation made a $1,000 gift to Franciscan Ministries, in support of the Tamar's Center program. 

4 October 2017
The Catholic Telegraph runs a storyon the Community Garden.

20 September 2018
CET & ThinkTV feature our Community Garden on a segment of Our Ohio.

April 2020
The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation made a $10,000 gift to Franciscan Ministries, in support of the  Haircuts from the Heart program.  The gift is the most recent of ongoing support the Foundation has made to the program, dating back to 2006.

26 August 2016
WKRC-Cincinnati runsa story on our Community Gardenand other area community gardens.

March 2020
Tamar's Center effort during the COVID-19 pandemic are featured in a WKRC story.

June 2020
Dany Williiams and our Haircuts from the Heart program are  featured in a Grotto Network video.