Violence Prevention Resources
Often times violence is preventable, such as in the case of homicides, suicides and overdoses. Whether you are seeking help for yourself, a family member or a friend, know that help is available. The resources provided are only to help get started and are not an exhaustive list.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1
Services and Resource Questions?
Metro 311 assists with issues related to animals, business concerns, garbage, parks, property maintenance, etc. We encourage individuals to inquire online or use the 3-1-1 feature at Louisville Metro Customer Service Center to find a variety of available resources around Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana.
We believe this work cannot be done alone, thus we partner with many agencies that provide a variety of resources and assistance to individuals. We encourage you to reach out and ask questions of our partners who can provide assistance with housing, job placement, education, youth programming, and justice related issues.
The Spot provides services to young adults, age 16 through 24, in Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. It offers immediate solutions to overcome short-term challenges, as well as developing individualized strategies for reaching long-term goals through education, employment, and empowerment.
UofL Hospital Trauma has partnered with Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana to provide a weekly Resiliency In a Supportive Environment group. This club will hold support groups for teens and kids to help young people process grief and loss, learn coping skills, and establish peer connections. Meetings will occur every first, second, and third Friday of the month at rotating Boys and Girls Club locations. Contact Scott Been at 502-585-5437
The mission of the Louisville Urban League is to assist African American and disadvantaged persons in the achievement of social and economic equality primarily through education, employment, housing, family development, and community development.
Restorative Justice Louisville seeks to divert individuals from the justice system. What harm has been done? Who is responsible for repairing the harm? And how can that harm be repaired? Participation is voluntary for both offenders and victims in this facilitated process centered on making things right for all parties involved and enabling creative solutions not used within the traditional justice system.
Whether youth or adults, assistance and programming at Metro United Way focuses on education, health, and financial stability. Metro United Way works to engage community members in giving, advocating, and volunteering in their community to solve many social issues. We encourage individuals to use the Metro United Way 2-1-1 feature to find a variety of available resources around Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana.
YouthBuild Louisville assists young people in meeting significant life goals, such as preparing for college and careers by providing services in education, vocational training, community service, case management, placement and post-graduation support. This organization provides low-income young adults ages 18-24 opportunities to reach their full potential as active community leaders and educated workforce for Louisville.
Trauma-informed advocacy and support for individuals, families, and communities affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault are available to all residents. The Center provides assistance with crisis response, emergency shelter, sexual assault services, advocacy and support, housing, and children services, community education, and cooperative partnerships.
(Peace Ed) Trainings and workshops are available to strengthen communities and schools by training youth and adults to build and sustain strong, positive relationships. These trainings provide learning experiences to reduce violence, enhance personal integrity, and foster mutual respect through conflict resolution, peer mediation, and prejudice reduction.
The YMCA strives to provide the resources our community needs to address issues around child welfare, education, community health, employment, and quality of life.
The PAL Coalition is a collaborative coalition working to reduce substance abuse by young people living in Park Hill, Algonquin and Old Louisville neighborhoods. Housed in and partnered with Family & Children’s Place, the organization engages young people in prevention efforts and works to bridge the gaps between community, school and home life. The coalition uses strengths and community-based approach to prevention, responding to changing community needs and directly involving community members to develop and implement prevention activities.
The Park Hill, Algonquin, California Teens (PACT) in Action Program is a teen dating violence prevention program operated by the Center for Women and Families and KentuckyOne Health. This program is a community-based and youth-led initiative focused in the 40210 zip code.