With over 80,000 square feet of smart and beautiful space, CityLink Center is the largest and most comprehensive facility of its kind in the country. Previously spread across the Cincinnati area, providers such as Cincinnati Works, SmartMoney Community Services, Cincinnati State, Changing Gears, and other services are housed under a single roof in a holistic, non-threatening environment.
As the architect and builder of CityLink, HiFive has received much praise for the work we have done on the project. Totaling eight years of planning, design and development, CityLink is was completed in the Fall of 2012.
The CityLink Center dream began even prior to HiFive getting involved in May of 2005. HiFive, along with the One City Foundation and numerous Christian Churches in and around Greater Cincinnati felt strongly that the CityLink Center would have a monumental impact on those needing a “hand up” from poverty. The challenges were tremendous but did not deter HiFive and the CityLink leadership team. An Ohio Supreme Court ruling in 2008 cleared the way for the project to move forward.
The CityLink Center was dedicated on October 3rd, 2012 and celebrated their Grand Opening on November 13th of that year.
To take a phrase from the CityLink Welcome packet: “CityLink Center is an integrated care center in the heart Cincinnati. This is what it looks like to give the best to those who have the least.”
Thank you (HiFive) for your unwavering commitment and dedication to the CityLink project. The facility is amazing and making an immediate impact on clients as they walk through the door. I appreciate your patience and perseverance. Lives will be changed, people will grow in their relationship with God, and our community will be strengthened.”
—Johnmark Oudersluys, Executive Director, CityLink