About Us

Contact Info

PO Box 12303
Cincinnati, OH

Woven Oak is an umbrella for many Norwood Social Services

We are a community center with programs spread across the city of Norwood. Our focus is weaving human connections through our initiatives which provides basic needs to the people of our community.

Our Programs

Our History

We started out in 2011 by offering a rugby for kids who didn’t connect with traditional sports. Our small intramural neighborhood team was a big hit and inspired us to grow and expand our outreach to more underserved sectors of the Norwood community and claim our non-profit status. We eventually centralized our behind-the-scenes efforts in Vineyard Central Church where our team continues to expand and support our various programs.

What’s in a name?

Norwood has a population density of over 6,000 people per square mile, making it one of the most densely populated areas in Hamilton County.  Despite that, it is easy for people to be lonely, disconnected from their neighbors, and totally unaware of the needs of those around them. 

As oak trees grow, they start out with a taproot, representing our deep love for our community.  But in order to survive, they also develop an extensive horizontal root system, reaching out around themselves to find moisture and sustenance.  Oak trees planted close to each other can even share root systems that have grafted together.  

​We are like those tree roots, reaching out to our neighbors, and weaving them into the fabric of our lives, both of us receiving sustenance as we connect and develop relationships together.  Relationships that enrich our lives and bring us from a place of survival to a place where we can flourish and grow. 

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