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** The Coalition for the Homeless has re-opened to walk-in appointments for reserving a bed in emergency shelters between 10am and 4pm. Masks and distancing are required. Masks are available if you do not have your own. **

The Coalition for the Homeless’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Louisville. We are the the lead advocate for the homeless locally.
Our members consist of over 30 shelters, agencies, and advocacy groups in the Louisville area.


Our Member Groups

the community about homelessness and inspire action. Read More»


for system changes. Read More»

the community response to homelessness through efficient use of resources and funding. Read More»

There are many ways to make an impact on the homeless community here in Louisville, and we are grateful for the compassion of our many advocates, volunteers, and donors. To get engaged, please choose one of the options below.




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Black Haircare Drive- LeAndra Williams of the Coalition’s Prevention & Diversion team voiced a problem recently: there are not enough haircare products for Black people in Louisville’s shelters. So we’re doing something about it. Please help us gather donations of unused gels, shampoos, conditioners, and other hair accessories. We’ve had special requests for Blue Magic products and hair...

The Louisville Street Tips booklet is produced and published by the Coalition for the Homeless. It’s a quick reference guide for those in need of shelter or services. We also hope service providers find this guide useful in providing referrals to our homeless population and others in need. If you would like to obtain Street Tips in booklet format, call us at 502-636-9550 x1206.

Click the following links to view the Louisville Street Tips booklet in English.




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