Enrolling now: 2016 Program Schedules

Program Schedules


Build-Up Academy
Mondays- Thursdays from 6pm-9pm at SELF’s Hamilton Office
        -January 4 -March 4, 2016
        -September Session-Dates TBD


Getting Ahead
        -January 26-May 31, 2016-(Tues. from 6:30-9pm @Faith Community United      Methodist Church in West Chester)
        -January 21-May 26, 2016-(Thurs. from 12:30-3pm @The Booker T. Washington Community Center in Hamilton)
        -Spring 2016-(Time/Location TBD in Oxford)
        -August 2016 I -(Time/Location TBD)
        -August 2016 II-(Time/Location TBD)

Thurs. from 6pm at SELF in Hamilton
        -January 21-March 3, 2016
        -April 21-June 2, 2016
        -September 15-October 20, 2016

Tues. and Thurs. from 10am to 12:30pm
        -January 12- January 28, 2016
        -February 16-March 3, 2016
        -April 28- May 17, 2016
        -July 12-July 28, 2016
        -August 23-September 8, 2016
        -September 27-October 13, 2016
        -November 1-November 17, 2016

Microenterprise Small Business Program :
Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm
         -Hamilton Session: January 27–April 20, 2016
         -Middletown Session: May 18–August 3, 2016
         -Hamilton Session: September 14–December 7, 2016



Adopt-a-Family – Seeking 2016 Sponsors

adopt a familyThanks to the many individuals, families, businesses, church groups and civic organizations that helped make the holidays brighter for SELF clients who are working on self-sufficiency goals! Your generosity helped 30 families (120 individuals as well as pets) in 2015. We couldn’t make this happen without YOU our great sponsors and volunteers.

Want to participate next year’s 2016 Adopt-a-Family program? Many Adopt-a-Family gift options are still available, to make dreams come true long after the holidays have passed!

Want more information? Contact Rebecca at 513-820-5010 or info@selfhelps.org.


Some holiday gifts come in wrapped packages, but Adopt-a-Family Sponsors can give a different kind of lasting gift to low-income individuals working to achieve or maintain self-sufficiency:

  • $500 sponsors a wheelchair ramp for a house-bound senior citizen.
  • $250 provides tools and supplies for a Build-up Academy student learning a marketable trade for stable employment.
  • $100 sponsors Getting Ahead program participants, providing the supplies, class materials and emergency supports to help them be successful on their path to self-sufficiency.
  • $75 prepares a JOBS NOW! program graduate with items needed to start a new job.
  • $50 covers an IDA program participant’s credit counseling session.
  • $25 covers the business application for a Microenterprise program participant…
  • And, a  financial gift of any amount adds up to accomplish the goals listed above, and many more, for SELF’s clients!


Save the Date! April 15, 2016

DSCF0488 (768x1024)20th Annual Awards Dinner Fundraiser and Silent Auction

On Friday, April 15, 2016, SELF will host its 20th Annual Awards Dinner Fundraiser and Silent Auction “Roaring ’20s” at Receptions in Fairfield.  We need your help! We count on donations of Silent Auction items to generate a significant portion of the event proceeds. Early auction item commitments and help with our Resource Development Committee are an important component to our success.  Please contact Debbie Depew at 513-820-5019 or ddepew@selfhelps.org.


Welcome to SELF!

SELF_logo (2)Welcome to Supports to Encourage Low-income Families! We hope you like our new look and that you will take the time to read our newly updated information.   Check back often to get the latest news, with more photos and success stories.