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We want to help you and your family by providing food and clothing, education, and employment skills. Our goal is to equip you for hope and help you build a better future.


Explore the services we provide at the Life Center.


  • Tuesday 5pm-7pm
  • Thursday 5pm-7pm
  • Saturday 9am-12pm 

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Whitewater's Food Pantry serves surrounding communities such as Miamitown, Frogtown, Hooven, North Bend, Cleves, Harrison, Addyston, Sayler Park, New Baltimore, and E-Town in Ohio and Bright, Hidden Valley, West Harrison, Lawrenceburg, and Guilford in Indiana, as well as Whitewater members and people they refer.

If you need assistance, please call or stop by the Life Center during its hours of operation. Appointments must be made to receive food assistance. If you are outside our service area, call United Way at 211 to be connected to a pantry in your neighborhood.

If you want to donate to the Food Pantry, please contact the Life Center during its hours of operation or pick up a blue bag at a Sunday service. 

Several times a year the Life Center hosts clothing drives/giveaways. We also hold an event called Shoes for Souls each year at the end of summer to provide shoes for school children in need in our area. For more information on these events, contact the Life Center or check the church calendar.

Have you ever thought about trying to find a job, get to work, buy groceries or take the kids to the doctor without a car? In this day and age, it’s difficult, almost impossible, to live in Cincinnati without a vehicle. Wheels is a volunteer team dedicated to helping meet the transportation needs of people in our community. The team reconditions donated vehicles and passes them on to qualified recipients.

Wheels is funded in part by Whitewater and Crossroads.

Have a car, need a car or want to volunteer? Email

The Life Center can help secure basic items such as a bed, blankets etc. While we cannot guarantee we have exactly what is needed, we'll do our very best to help you or connect you with other partners in the community that can assist.

Whitewater Crossing's Resource Fund ministers to individuals or families during a time of hardship or crisis by temporarily assisting them with basic needs. It's intended as a last resort, after all other sources of assistance have been explored (i.e. family, savings, investments, etc.).

People inquiring about financial assistance must come to the Life Center to meet one-on-one with an Intake and Assessment Counselor and complete an application. Additional documents may be required for the application to be considered (i.e. bill statements, eviction notice, etc). Please call the Life Center for an appointment.

While these disbursements are often made to cover emergencies, it may take up to 7 days to process the request, so the application should be made as soon as the potential issue is identified. Assistance is provided in the following priority order:

  • Members and regular attendees of Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
  • Referrals by members
  • Members of the community who have a connection to Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
  • Others in our immediate community: (Ohio) Miamitown, Frogtown, Hooven, North Bend, Cleves, Harrison, Addyston, Sayler Park, New Baltimore, and E-Town and (Indiana) Bright, Hidden Valley, West Harrison, Lawrenceburg, and Guilford.

Throughout the year, the Life Center offers classes that cover resume writing, as well as job seeking and interview skills. Check the church calendar for upcoming classes.

One-on-one career coaching and laptop/internet use is available to search for and apply for jobs.

Whitewater Crossing has partnered with two organizations to help make an impact on the well-being of our community:

LifeWay Counseling Center

At LifeWay, we believe total health and happiness grow out of fulfilling, interpersonal relationships. Our programs are skillfully designed to help you establish, restore and/or improve your interpersonal and family relationships.

Whether you, or someone you are concerned about, are facing serious behavioral health problems or less critical, but nonetheless alarming, unresolved issues that are part of everyday living, LifeWay's staff can help you celebrate and enjoy the abundance of life for which you were created.

Getting Started at LifeWay

Rock Solid Families

Rock Solid Families is a faith-based, life coaching organization that offers spiritual guidance and practical tools on marriage, family and personal wellness. Their approach is built on three pillars: Faith, Family and Fitness. 

Located in West Harrison, Indiana, Rock Solid Families is led by the husband-and-wife team of Merrill and Linda Hutchinson. If you are looking for faith-based coaching and encouragement, contact Rock Solid Families at or call 812-576-ROCK.

At the Life Center we foster life transformation, healing and growth. Various care groups and classes are offered throughout the year. Some examples include:

  • Alpha: A class to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share your point of view.
  • Anxiety & Faith Workshop: Learn how to overcome anxiety, fear and worry with faith.
  • Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-centered and Bible-based 12-step program offering help and healing from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits.
  • Divorce Care: A weekly care group designed for those recently divorced or going through a divorce.
  • Financial Peace University: Learn how to take control of your money.
  • Healthy Boundaries: Learn when to say YES and how to say NO to maintain healthy relationships.
  • Healthy Marriages: A gathering of married couples for encouragement and support.
  • Hope Beyond Today: A support group for those experiencing grief in their lives.

To learn more check the church calendar for upcoming classes or groups.

Real Life Story

Need additional help or assistance outside of our service area?

Just like you dial 911 for an emergency or 411 for information, you can dial 211 to be connected with United Way when you need help and don’t know where to turn.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Recovery

  • Wednesday, September 27
  • 7 pm

Every Wednesday from 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery

Christ-centered 12-step program offering help and healing in a safe place for anyone struggling with life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits.