Our Member Groups

The Coalition for the Homeless has over 40 member agencies that serve people experiencing homelessness in our community. They provide housing, food, clothing, healthcare, legal services, and more to thousands of Louisvillians each year. 

Interested in joining the Coalition as a member? Learn more about membership benefits here, and if you’re interested in joining, fill out the form here. (And click here to read more about who the Coalition is!)

Association of Community Ministries
The Association of Community Ministries (ACM) is an umbrella organization bringing 13 Louisville-based Community Ministries together to serve families and individuals on a neighborhood level throughout the entirety of Metro Louisville. ACM’s members have worked together for over 35 years connecting neighbors in need with resources during times of crisis.

Boys and Girls Haven

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.

C.A.R.E. at Arthur Street Hotel
Community Advocates for Resources and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(c)(3) was founded in 1999 to manage affordable properties, revolutionize eviction prevention, and focus on keeping families in homes. Arthur Street Hotel (ASH) supports guests with safe shelter, housing navigation, harm reduction, help obtaining legal documentation, photo ID, and social security cards, medical support, mental health support, and pet care.

Catholic Charities of Louisville
Catholic Charities of Louisville serves people in need, especially the poor and oppressed. As the social service ministry of the Archdiocese of Louisville we support and partner with its 110 parishes in 24 counties to meet the needs of our neighbors. Our wide array of outreaches include anti-human trafficking, urban farming, job training, and refugee resettlement. We serve anyone in need – regardless of faith tradition, race, creed, or other qualifiers.

Center for Accessible Living

The Center for Accessible Living is Kentucky’s first Independent Living Center. CAL is a nonprofit disability rights and resource center for people with disabilities, governed by people with disabilities. Services are offered to individuals with all types of disabilities. Our experienced staff provides information, advocacy and services that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

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.

DDM Behavioral Health Services

DDM is a behavioral health service provider born from the desire to make exceptional services available to the non-English speaking communities in the city of Louisville. While that remains a core desire and focus of the company, DDM also seeks to provide the same quality services to anyone who is in search of improved behavioral health.

Emmaus Family Ministries
Emmaus Ministries exists to respond to the needs of youth and adults through education, mentoring, and existing resources. We also promote HIV Awareness, Education Resources and Testing.

Exodus Family Ministries

Exodus Family Ministries seeks to guide our neighbors in Southwest Louisville out of captivity – whether it be poverty, addiction, lack of education, hunger, or other forms of oppression – by offering support, prayer, and services to address these needs.

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.  

Feed Louisville



Feed Louisville is a team of professional chefs who cook hundreds of meals a day in our commissary kitchen that are distributed directly to people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity through multiple feeding agency partners. 

Goodwill Kentucky

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky helps people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. We give people a hand up — not a handout — so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes with earning a paycheck and achieving self-sufficiency.

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.

Hope International AOH Church of God
See Hope International AOH Church of God’s page for more info about their work!

House of Ruth

House of Ruth Horizontal LogoHouse 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.

Striving to provide community and progressive support to people experiencing homelessness through street outreach and diligently providing volunteers with the education and tools needed to help folks meet their goals.

Kept, Inc.

Kept provides representative payee services, other financial management support, and care coordination. With benefit analysis, annual benefit recertification assistance, and SSA income reporting assistance, they aim to serve those in need of payee services.

Loaves and Fishes, Inc.

Loaves and Fishes Inc. is an organization with the goal of being Louisville’s premier provider of food to the needy. Loaves & Fishes is supported by donations and is blessed with volunteers who help serve meals, organize fundraising events and request donations. Loaves & Fishes serves veterans, the mentally disabled, families facing difficult times and those in need of a fortifying meal.

Lost Sheep Ministries
Lost Sheep of Louisville is a group of volunteerswho help feed, clothe, provide worship music and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to homelessand near homeless folks in Louisville.

Louisville Outreach for the Unsheltered (L.O.U.)

Louisville Outreach for the Unsheltered’s mission is to provide food, supplies and necessary support services to those experiencing homelessness in the Louisville Metro and surrounding areas. They exist to serve our unsheltered neighbors with love and compassion through the provision of food, supplies, resource guidance and advocacy, all with the privacy of these friends as their primary focus.

Legal Aid Society

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.

Louisville Metro Community Services

The mission of the Department of Community Services is to improve the quality of life for all residents with an emphasis on poverty reduction and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations in the Louisville Metro Community.

Mission Sisters
Since 2015, Mission Sisters has been making a global impact. Over the last few years, we have decided to focus on issues right here at home. With your help we can help put an end to chronic homelessness. We will pave the way to moving forward out of low income and community gentrification to sustainable housing and valuable communities. 

My Dog Eats First
Our mission is to provide pet food, supplies, and veterinary services for the pets of the unhoused within our community in Louisville, KY.

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.

Nu Home

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Nu Home (formerly Choices, Inc.) provides supported housing, case management and life skills training to homeless families and homeless single women with mental and/or physical disabilities. Their goal is to teach them how to become responsible, self-reliant citizens, better parents and, in some cases, employees.

NuLease Medical Solutions
Our mission is to provide Jefferson and surrounding counties with a comprehensive treatment program for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders that holds both the patient and physician accountable to a higher standard.

Phoenix Health Center of Family Health Centers

familyHealthCenterslogoFamily Health Centers, Inc., is a not-for-profit community health center that provides a variety of health care services regardless of a person’s health insurance status or ability to pay for services. They provide services to more than 37,000 patients annually through seven Family Health Centers sites throughout Louisville Metro.

Re:Center Ministries


Founded in 1881, Re:Center Ministries (formerly Louisville Rescue Mission) reconciles homeless and hurting people to God, family, and community by the power of Christ in partnership with the local church. Re:Center’s programs offer hope for a better life through campuses in both Louisville and Southern Indiana. Programs span a continuum of care – from prevention to relief to recovery – and provide holistic, high-impact answers to the problem of homelessness in our communities.

Rhonda’s Another Chance

Rhonda’s Another Chance’s mission is to guide women toward permanent lifestyle changes and self dependency. They aim to lend a hand to any woman who requests our assistance. They provide a short-term (6 months to a year) transitional home for homeless women with programs tailored to work one-on-one with each resident. Women can develop life skills, build their self-esteem and self worth, all while learning to build healthy relationships.

Salvation Army Louisville


The 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.  

Seven Counties Services

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. They offer community-based and residential treatment and services.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Louisville, 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.

St. John Center


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.

Sweet Evening Breeze

The Sweet Evening Breeze, Inc. is committed to serving Louisville’s LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by going beyond the expectations of shelter in providing housing, hope, and healing.

Uniting Partners for Women and Children (UP)


Uniting Partners for Women and Children (UP) is a day center for homeless women and children; a safe place to rest, build community, and find resources needed to reclaim their lives. UP provides showers, laundry, access to a phone and mailing address and connections to housing, employment, and financial benefits.


Initially founded in New York in 1999, VOCAL-NY serves as a model for the work to come with VOCAL-KY. Our campaigns have saved or improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, and now we’re ready to help Kentuckians step into that same power.

VOCAL-KY is building a movement of low-income people dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and homelessness across the country. We fight for systemic change rooted in justice, compassion, and love. We approach this work with a firm belief in reducing harm and ending stigma, and the knowledge that the issues impacting our communities are driven by institutional oppression, not personal failings.

Volunteers of America Mid-States


Volunteers of America Mid-States 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, their Family Emergency Shelter provides shelter, individualized care, and goal-setting for families experiencing homelessness.

Wayside Christian Mission


Continuing to be one of Louisville’s main safety nets, Wayside Christian Mission programs and facilities include: Men’s Emergency Shelter, Men’s Day Shelter, Men’s Permanent Supportive Housing (for disabled homeless men), Family Emergency Shelter, Women’s Permanent Supportive Housing, Low-Barrier Shelter, and more, including meals.


WellspringLogo_PresentationEstablished in 1982, Wellspring promotes mental health recovery and supports individuals in building healthy and hopeful lives through behavioral health, housing, and employment services. They 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.

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.

YMCA Safe Place Services


For 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. They 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 their lives.

YouthBuild Louisville

YouthBuild Louisville is an education, job training, and leadership program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, opportunities to realize their potential as active community leaders and an educated workforce for Louisville. Their mission is to champion young adults to be great citizens who build productive lives and sustainable communities. Their vision is that through the development of life and job skills, students are inspired to reach lifelong success as they become strong, confident young adults with a commitment to work, education, family and community.

Zora’s Cradle

Zora’s Cradle is a maternity program that provides essential services to expectant mothers through a holistic approach. One of the primary objectives of the program is to address the racial disparities that persist in maternal morbidity and infant health amongst Black Women. Zora’s Cradle strives to ensure that expectant mothers of all walks of life are supported throughout their pregnancy, with each newborn being welcomed into a loving environment. This innovative program will incorporate yoga, doulas/midwives, financial empowerment, and so much more!