Shelter and Emergency Assistance


Emergency housing in the region is primarily for women and children, or for indigent men. Most of the Community Ministries provide emergency shelter and other assistance, such as information and referral, life skills counseling, food closet, clothes closet, job networking, emergency rent/mortgage and utilities assistance, and the like. The Center for Women and Families provides emergency shelter for women and children at two sites.

Volunteers of America Family Emergency Shelter Call Now
1321 South Preston St., Louisville, KY
"Throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Volunteers of America helps real people facing real challenges to find real and lasting solutions. Through research-driven programming, our services address family homelessness, addiction, developmental disabilities, HIV infection, and other issues facing individuals and communities." Several sites provide temporary, transitional, and permanent housing.

Wayside Christian Mission Call Now
432 East Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY
Wayside Christian Mission has ten locations that provide temporary shelter or permanent housing for men, for women, and for families. Also: hot meals, child development center for homeless children, thift stores, gospel choir, Christmas toy program, and a lot more. If you don't need their services, how about volunteerinbg to thelp those who do?

Community Chest of Oldham County Call Now
1919 Covey Trace, La Grange, KY1
Provides emergency services including food, shelter, clothing and help with utilities for residents of Oldham County.

Helping Hand of Hope - Hardin County Call Now
6796 S. Wilson Rd, Elizabethtown, KY
Provides temporary emergency assistance to families and individuals in Hardin County in need of food, housing, utility assistance, clothing, and other basic necessities.


Center for Lay Ministries Call Now
214 East Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47131
Provides immediate emergency help with food, utilities, prescriptions, rent, temporary lodging and travel.