The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty, are treated with dignity and respect and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors.

Upcoming Events

Need help with your transition from military to civilian life?

Citi recently launched a Military Transition Mobile App for iOS and Android. Developed by – the leading platform for service members and veterans -- the mobile app is a new digital resource to help prepare and assist military families during the military-to-civilian life transition.

The app features hundreds of resources on employment, finances, relocation, transition requirements, health benefits, education and veteran benefits and is designed for all members of the armed forces (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) and members of the National Guard and Reserve components.

Key features include: 
Interactive checklists
Military skills translator
Job search and job fair listings
Articles with tips and transition success stories


 Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Donation Center
Assist staff with receiving and sorting clothing donations.
Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other times are also available, please contact Debbie Wesseler at or 513.322.1792.

Click here to sign up!

We also need volunteers for the program below. It would be great to have a group from the same company but individuals are welcome, too. 

October 22 The Art of Conversation sponsored by the Links and Luxottica

We need 24 volunteers to help with logistics to do the following:

  • Be in-room support for the facilitators (paperwork, organizing, sorting participant work)
  • Runners for the facilitators (water, paper, etc.)
  • Set-up and clean-up (may require moving 6 ft tables and chairs, room set-ups). These individuals could come on site early morning 7:30-9:30 am and then in the afternoon 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Event details
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: Event 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Attire: Business casual / professional
Location: 4000 Luxottica Place, Mason, OH 45040Contact: Alena O'Donnell

DeAnna Hoskins to Become Justice Department Senior Policy Advisor
DeAnna Hoskins will be leaving her position as Director of Hamilton County's re-entry program to become Senior Policy Advisory for Corrections/Re-Entry at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. She has been a Dress for Success Cincinnati Board member since 2013 and was one of the first women we served when we opened our doors in 1999.

Read the story in the Cincinnati Enquirer!

Also read why Cincinnati Employers may want to hire ex-offenders.

  Now Hiring!
Representatives from Patriot Roofing, Lowe's and Walgreen's participated in a Career Panel for our Going Places Network members. Here's what they had to say"

Ceasar Sanchez, founder and owner of Patriot Roofing told our women how his mother instilled the work ethic he now has and admires. "Be positive," he says. That's the key to working at his company.

Long-time employer partner, Curtis Foster, Human Resources Manager for Lowe's, says customer service is the key to success at his company.

Ben Dance, store manager for Walgreen's Corryville, is looking for dependable, adaptable and flexible employees. "Your smile is key," he says. "I can teach you the rest."

All three of these companies are hiring. Got a background? If you are up front, honest and willing to work, they want you to be part of their team.
Job Search Help Available
Clients who visit our Career Center get access to computers, printers and the internet. They also get valuable assistance from volunteers like Gina Goings and Christine Dauenhauer who work with them on interviewing skills, resumes and job search advice.

Help! We Need Jewelry, Handbags and Plus Size Clothing.

Our inventory is running low due to the increased need for our services. So, clean out your closet and donate new and gently used women's clothing and accessories to Dress for Success Cincinnati. We are in particular need of shoes, purses, jewelry and plus sizes. Interview- and work-appropriate clothing will be given to women in need who are entering the workforce. Designer, dressy and casual attire and accessories will be sold in our Portaluca Boutiques with proceeds going to support our programs for disadvantaged women. Click for more information on how to donate clothing.