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The Coalition for the Homeless has 29 amazing members that work collectively to serve the homeless in our community. They provide housing, food, clothing, health care and legal services to every population including children, families and veterans. They move over 5,000 people each year from homelessness to permanent housing with support from our community. You can learn more about what each does and how you can get involved with each agency using your time and money below.

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Center for Women and Families

cwfThe Center for Women and Families helps victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives.  The Center operates five regional locations in Kentuckiana, three of which provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and long term housing options….

Choices, Inc.

Choices Picture1-239x124Incorporated in 1991, Choices, Inc. is a community development corporation whose mission is to develop programs and services through  which people in low-income communities may have improved choices for enhancing their quality of life.  Choices, Inc. operates four transitional housing services for women and children experiencing homelessness through Norma’s House, single housing at the Cloister,…

Dare to Care

Dare-to-Care-logo-4cVOn Thanksgiving Eve, 1969, nine-year-old Bobby Ellis died of malnutrition in his Louisville home. Our stunned Kentuckiana community took action and created Dare to Care Food Bank to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy life.  Today, Dare to Care partners with over 300 local, social service…


Family and Children’s Place

famchildresnplaceNothing is more important than family. Yet, we all know that traumatic experiences, unexpected events, difficult relationships and outside influences can threaten a family and its children’s well being. Restoring stability is often more than one person, a couple or even an entire family can do alone. Family & Children’s Place is dedicated to helping…

Family Scholar House

FSH_FINAL_639U PNGThe mission of Family Scholar House is to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree.  By transitioning student parents from poverty to self-sufficiency they are able to provide a better life for themselves and their children.  Our families are empowered through education.  We…


Father Maloney’s Boys and Girls Haven

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Since 1950, Boys & Girls Haven has transformed the lives of more than 3,500 abandoned, abused and neglected children. Today Boys and Girls Haven continues to serve abandoned, abused and at-risk youth through Foster Care, Equine Therapy, Independent Living Opportunities and Educational & Vocational Training. 

GuardiaCare

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Since 1969, GuardiaCare Services, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, has been dedicated to promoting and supporting independent and stable lives for persons at financial and physical risk. GuardiaCare has historically played a leading role in elder abuse prevention by developing and implementing unique programs and services for older adults and their families. Throughout our…

Home of the Innocents

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Home of the Innocents has been helping at-risk young adults (18 to 24 years of age) successfully transition to independence and self-sufficiency for almost 20 years. The Aftercare Program specifically works with young adults who have grown up in out-of-home placements or foster care, are homeless, or are fleeing domestic violence. These vulnerable young adults…

House of Hope Kentucky, Inc.

house of hopeHouse of Hope Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit organization which provides transitional housing and support to women who have substance abuse disabilities  Our purpose is to reach and help women who struggle with alcohol and chemical dependencies; to offer assistance and resources while going through the rehabilitation and recovery process; offering a safe environment and…



House of Ruth

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House of Ruth staff, Board members, volunteers, and donors help strengthen lives for more than 1,300 people, including nearly 250 children and 700 households each year. Any individual living in our region with HIV/AIDS and those living in the same household (including children) qualify for admission to House of Ruth’s General Assistance Program. Referral to…

Interlink Counseling Services

InterlinklogoInterlink provides chemical dependency treatment and education through in-patient and outpatient programs for homeless veterans. Our transitional residential programs are designed to provide support in a structured environment that facilitates the recovery process. Interlink clients reside in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. In using a holistic approach, residents are encouraged to consider all aspects of their…

Jeff Street Baptist Community at Liberty

Jeff Street Baptist Community at Liberty is a day shelter for the homeless that provides coffee, phones, medical, clothing and shelter referrals.  They also provide a warm safe place for anyone to be from 7-10 a.m. every week day.

Louisville Rescue Mission
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Founded in 1881, Louisville Rescue Mission (formerly Jefferson Street Baptist Center) is one of the nation’s oldest rescue missions.  LRM takes people off the streets, transforms their lives physically and spiritually with the gospel of Jesus, and returns them to live as contributing members of our society.  LRM exists to extend gospel-centered mercy to the homeless and hurting…

Legal Aid Society
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The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to pursue justice for people in poverty. We provide free legal services to the most disadvantaged in our community. We fight on your behalf when your health, safety, and stability are unjustly threatened. Last year, Legal Aid helped 3,964 people who had nowhere else to turn. www.laslou.org

Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization

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Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization (CSR) currently has multiple programs that serve the homeless in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  CSR’s Self-Sufficiency Services Team is led by Joe Hamilton and provides housing and supportive services to the formerly homeless.  Multiple Federal HUD grants (including Shelter Plus Care, HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)…

Mattie’s House
Mattie’s House provides transitional living for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.  Mattie’s House provides housing for women right out of treatment facilities, jails, and prisons…

New Directions Housing Corporation
New Directions Housing Corporation, founded in 1969, serves the three-county area of Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Floyd and Clark counties in Southern Indiana.  Its nonprofit community development strategies offer excellence in much-needed housing development, and today nearly 950 families of low income live in the nonprofit’s rental housing which is managed by its mission-driven property…

Phoenix Health Center of Family Health Centers
familyHealthCenterslogoFamily Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) is a non-profit corporation, established by the Louisville-Jefferson County Board of Health in 1976, to assure that residents of the Louisville Metro area have access to high quality primary and preventive health services, regardless of ability-to-pay.  Services are provided to more than 43,000 patients annually, through seven Family Health Centers…

Rhonda’s Another Chance
Rhonda’s Another Chance is a short-term (six months to a year) transitional home serving single, homeless women.  Our mission is to guide women toward permanent lifestyle change and self-dependency and to lend a hand to any woman requesting our assistance.

Salvation Army

saCoHThe Center of Hope provides homeless people and poverty-stricken families with a safe, secure alternative to living in the streets or parks, and to help these men and women develop and implement realistic goal plans that lead toward employment, housing, and self-sufficiency.  We provide a healthy, substance-free environment that promotes healing and growth.  The Emergency …



Seven Counties Services, Inc.

Seven Counties Services is the leading provider of behavioral health care and developmental services in the Louisville, KY region. Seven Counties delivers community-based treatment, support and services for persons with severe mental illnesses, children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, and individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. We offer community-based and residential treatment and services…

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

St-Vincent-de-PaulThe Louisville Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul has offered food, shelter, and hope in the Louisville area since 1853.  The Council, in 1983, decided to begin a number of special works on its inner-city campus to address larger issues such as hunger, homelessness and addiction. The scope of services has evolved…

St. John Center for Homeless Men

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St. John Center helps homeless men address barriers to housing and self-sufficiency so that they may leave homelessness for good.  By providing shelter, social services, supportive housing, and serving as a hub with partner agencies, St. John Center is where homeless men seek help, find hope, and move forward. Open seven days a week from…

Uspritus

Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 12.53.43 PMUspiritus is the largest and most comprehensive care agency for at-risk and foster children and their families in Kentucky. Uspiritus will serve, heal and educate approximately 1,200 children annually with two residential campuses in Louisville and regional offices in Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro and Paducah. Originally founded as orphanages, Uspiritus combines more than 160…

Volunteers of America of Kentucky

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Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc. creates positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. Touted as the first program of its kind in Louisville, our Family Emergency Shelter provides shelter, individualized care, and goal-setting for families experiencing homelessness. Ours is an accredited, comprehensive program with a commitment to…

Wayside Christian Mission

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Continuing to be one of Louisville’s main safety nets.  Wayside Christian Mission programs and facilities include: Men’s Emergency Shelter (331 beds) Men’s Day Shelter (Can accommodate up to 75 at any time, Monday – Sunday) Men’s Permanent Supportive Housing (for disabled homeless men, 30 private apts.) Family Emergency Shelter (50 bed spaces) Women’s Permanent Supportive…

Wellspring

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Established in 1982, Wellspring promotes the mental health recovery of persons with mental illness. We offer permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and psychiatric crisis stabilization services.  Permanent supportive housing is offered through quality agency-owned housing and scattered site leased housing. All of our housing is deeply subsidized and a high percentage of those entering our…

YMCA of Louisville Chestnut Street

To bring about meaningful change, people need ongoing encouragement and tools. The YMCA at Chestnut Street is here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our community needs so that we can address the most pressing issues: child welfare, education, community health, employment, and quality of life. We work to make sure that every child,…

YMCA Safe Place Services

safe-place-new-sps-logo8-20-2012For 39 years YMCA Safe Place Services (YSPS), based in Louisville, KY has been the only place a youth can initiate free 24-hour help by themselves. We serve those in the Metro Louisville area, including Jefferson, Oldham, and Bullitt counties with a philosophy that the youth and families we work with are the experts of…