Emergency Shelter Options

Emergency shelter beds can be reserved by calling Coordinated Shelter Access at 502-637-2337 between 10 AM and 4 PM Monday, 7 days a week. The Client Care Services staff can also refer you to other social service providers. Coordinated Shelter Access can also be reached by visiting the Ollie Green II Building located at 1300 South 4th Street, Suite 250. 

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Single Overnight Emergency Shelters in Louisville include:

Wayside Christian Mission (Singles and low barrier)

432 East Jefferson Street 

Check In Time: 4 PM

Wayside Christian Mission offers emergency shelter in addition to a variety of programs for unsheltered citizens in Louisville. Meals are served. You can reach Wayside at 502-742-7019. To reserve a bed, please call 502-637-2337.

 

YMCA Shelter House

2400 Crittenden Drive 

 

Re:Center Ministries (Men only) 

733 East Jefferson Street 

Check In Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Check Out Time: 6:30 a.m. 

Reserve at bed at Re:Center Ministries through the Coalition for the Homeless by calling 637-BEDS . For other inquiries, Re:Center can be reached at 502-584-6543 ext. 105. Meals are not provided in the emergency overnight shelter. 

 

St. Vincent de Paul Ozanam Inn (Men only)

1034 South Jackson Street 

Check In Time: 4 PM 

At St. Vincent de Paul, men experiencing homelessness can reserve an emergency shelter bed by calling 637-BEDS or 502-584-2480 (ext.224). The Ozanam Inn serves dinner. 

 

Salvation Army Center of Hope 

911 South Brook Street

Check In Time: 6:00 PM

Over 1500 Louisvillians utilize the emergency overnight shelter at the Salvation Army each year. Contact the Salvation Army Center of Hope at 502-671-4904. Dinner is served prior to check-in. To reserve a bed, please call 502-637-2337. 

 

The Healing Place 

Men's Shelter: 1020 West Market St.

Women's Shelter: 1503 15th St. 

Check In Time: 3:30 PM 

Offering recovery services, along with social services, meals, and shelter, The Healing Place can be reached at 502-585-4848. To reserve a bed, please call 502-637-2337.

 

Family Overnight Emergency Shelters in Louisville include:

Center for Women and Families (Domestic violence, sex trafficking, and sexual assault survivors only) 

927 S 2nd Street 

The Center for Women and Families offers overnight shelter and supportive services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Center's 24 Hour Crisis Hotline can be reached by calling 844-237-2331. 

 

Volunteers of America 

1321 South Preston Street 

The Volunteers of America create a bridge between transitional housing to permanent housing at their overnight family shelter. Call 502-636-0816 to learn more or receive assistance. To reserve a bed, please call 502-637-2337.

 

Wayside Christian Mission

432 East Jefferson Street

 

Salvation Army Center of Hope 

911 South Brook Street

 

Young Adult Shelters in Louisville include: 

 

YMCA Shelter House (ages 12-17 only)

2400 Crittenden Drive

Open 24 Hours 

Drop-In Center for Youth (16-22): Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The YMCA Shelter House offers 24 hour support staff and case management services for teens ages 12-17. Life skills, family mediation, meals, and access to medical care are provided, among other supportive services. The shelter can be reached at 502-635-5233. 

 

TAYLRD

1020 East Broadway

TAYLRD is a youth drop in center for youth between 16-25. Services are offered Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. You can reach TAYLRD by calling 502-690-4399.

Home of the Innocents Pathways HOME

Referral-based housing program for young adults aged 18-24. To learn more, you can reach the shelter by calling 502- 637- 2080. 

 

Emergency Day Shelters in Louisville include: 

Jeff Street Baptist at Liberty 

800 East Liberty St. 

Open Monday through Friday from 7AM to 10 AM 

A place for fellowship and safety, Jeff Street Baptist can be reached at 502-585-3787. *Shelter is sometimes closed due to COVID. 

 

Salvation Army Center of Hope (enter from Breckenridge St.) 

911 South Brook Street

Day shelter is open MWF from 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and Tues/Thurs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults only, no children. 

 

Re:Center Ministries (Women and children only, free storage available) 

733 East Jefferson Street 

Day shelter is open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Reserve at bed at Re:Center Ministries through the Coalition for the Homeless by calling 637-BEDS . For other inquiries, Re:Center can be reached at 502-584-6543 ext. 105. Meals are not provided in the emergency overnight shelter. 

 

Uniting Partners for Women and Children (UP)

425 South 2nd St., Suite 100

502-614-7575

Open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The only day shelter exclusively for women and children* in Louisville, UP provides showers, laundry, and access to social services. Call 502-384-0001 for more information. 

*Trans women and genderqueer/diverse people welcome. 

 

St. John Center (Men only*)

700 East Muhammad Ali Boulevard

Open M, T, W, Th : 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Open Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

St. John Center offers unsheltered men the ability to receive mail, take a hot shower, and receive necessities like socks and hygiene products. Employment and housing counselors are available onsite during the day to offer services. You can call 502-568-6758 for more information. 

*Trans men welcome.

*This list was compiled from the Coalition for the Homeless' Street Tips book*

 

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