Who We Serve

Who We Serve

New Life Furniture Bank provides new & gently used furniture and household items to families and individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area who are leaving homelessness, escaping abuse and living in extreme poverty.

Clients served by New Life Furniture Bank are referred by a growing network of social service agencies, places of worship, or schools.   They are individuals or families receiving case management and overcoming one or more of these circumstances:

  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence or Abuse
  • Extreme Poverty
  • Aging Out of Foster Care
  • Death or Divorce in the Family Unit
  • Immigration or Refugee Status
  • Crippling Medical Treatment or Illness
  • Overcoming Natural Disaster ex. Fire, Flood

1 IN 3 CINCINNATIANS LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

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POVERTY

80%

of those served earn less than $12,000/year. 95% earn less than $24,000/year.*

 

CHILDREN & SINGLE MOMS

63%

are households with children.  60% are households with single mothers.*

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AGE & GENDER

75%

of homeless families are under 35.  27% are under 18. 59% are male.  41% are female.*

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RACE

7,000

individuals in Hamilton County experience homelessness each year.  66% are African American. 6% are veterans.*

A member of the Community Organizations Active in Disaster, we help those who are recovering from:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Tornado
  • Natural Disasters

We help those that are currently or were recently unemployed (or under-employed) and/or they have employment challenges created by one or more of these situations:

  • Single parent household with child(ren)
  • Physical disability or disease
  • Mental disability or disease
  • Criminal record or prior incarceration
  • History of substance abuse
  • Minimal job skills or training
  • No longer able to work due to age

*Source: census.gov