Donations are always welcome and appreciated.

Our biggest needs currently include:


* Personal garments:  new underwear(please do not launder)


* Laundry supplies:  liquid detergent, bleach


* Food stuff ramen noodles, pop-top canned meats and meals, coffee,

  individually packages snacks and crackers, individually wrapped candy


* Personal supplies:  deodorant, individual-sized hand sanitizer and

  baby powder, baby wipes, fixodent, pregnancy tests, make-up, brushes


* Cleaning supplies:  disinfecting wipes, rubbing alcohol (70% & 91%)


ADDITIONAL ITEMS, including clothing, shoes, linens, small appliances, kitchen wares, small furniture items, and books may be donated to our sister organization The Franciscan Peddler.  Proceeds from The Peddler come to Franciscan Ministries to help support our core work.


Donations may be brought to Franciscan Ministries' main offices at the Centennial Barn (110 Compton Road) during regular business hours.  For Peddler donations, we will direct you to their drop box nearby on campus.


 What We Do

On average, the number of individual clients we see is currently over 100. 

Over the past 18 months there has been a 256% increase in the number of client visits.


We rely on a small staff and dedicated volunteers to run the center each day. Volunteers, particularly those with a social work or medical background, are always needed.

Tamar's Center is open:
Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 2:00pm


located at:

Philippus United Church of Christ

106 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, 45202


For more information, contact:

Estelle McNair, Director 

emcnair@FranciscanMinistriesInc.org

Making a Difference

Please click on the image above for WCPO’s story on the efforts of Tamar's Center during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tamar's Center

Tamar's Center benefits from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati rapid-response fund.  Click image for story.

Tamar’s Center is a day center that provides shelter and care for women who suffer from addiction and are being exploited through human sex trafficking. Many of these women are homeless.


We act as a first responder, helping the women with their most urgent needs, ranging from food to security and from housing to medical care.



How You Can Help

WCPO story    (click image)