Wayside Christian Mission

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 Housing (6 apts.)
  • Single Women’s Emergency Shelter (106 beds)
  • Single Women’s Transitional Shelter (10 beds)
  • Single Women’s Halfway Houses (11 spaces)
  • Women’s Day Shelter (Can accommodate up to 40 at any time, Monday – Sunday)
  • Safe Haven for mentally ill homeless women (10 beds)
  • Dining Hall (Three hot meals daily/every day of the year; also early breakfast and late supper for workers)
  • Chapel (Seats 91; Chapel services nightly in shelters, and Sunday morning and evening in Chapel)
  • Carl Nussbaum, Jr., Child Development Center (Serves homeless preschoolers staying in any Louisville-area homeless shelter at no charge to parents nor shelter)
  • Two thrift stores (9125 Galene Drive and 4930 Poplar Level Road)
  • Recovery Program (Provides 6 mo-1yr residential recovery program for homeless men and women at no charge)
  • Educational Classes (GED Classes on-site; Computer classes on-site; Literacy)
  • Discipleship Program/Job Training (Kitchen, auto mechanics, print shop, retail)