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

Upcoming Events

Open Calendar

Saturday, Apr 1

Flying Pig Registration Discount Available

It's just around the corner! The Flying Pig is the first weekend in May and you can register for all races here. But before y0u do, call us to get our registration discount code. You'll receive a discount on your registration and the Flying Pig makes a donation to Dress for Success Cincinnati every time our code is used. Call Melissa at 513-322-1786 or email her BEFORE you register.


Client Ambassadors

The first cohort of the Dress for Success Cincinnati Client Ambassadors recently finished their year-long program. They represented DfSC at numerous events and spoke to groups about how DfSC supported their journey's to self-sufficiency.

Front (l to r): Alena O'Donnel, Director of Workforce Development; Judy Smith, volunteer mentor; Bonnie Davis
Back (l to r): Jennifer Fisher, Dawn Lear, Tierra Strickland, Melva Lewis
Not pictured: Sandy Schnurr, Esther Wing

Community Resources Available!

In addition to Dress for Success Cincinnati, there are many organizations providing great community services in our city. The Freestore Foodbank and The United Way both offer great resources to help you explore this vast network of services.

Freestore Foodbank 
United Way 2-1-1

The Career Center is Open!

Self-service hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm. Come in and use our computers and internet to search for jobs, research employers, work on your resumes and more.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am - 1 pm, Career Coaches and HR Managers will be available to help with mock interviews, resumes, job searching and one-on-one mentoring.
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!



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.

Not pictured: Sandy Schnurr, Esther Wing
Not pictured: Sandy Schnurr, Esther Wing