Helping our Homeless Neighbors

It will take all of us in this compassionate community — government, individuals, places of faith and businesses — to make a real impact in addressing Louisville’s homelessness. Find ways to plug in with one of the many organizations or outreach groups serving our homeless neighbors.

 

Learn more about volunteering and financial support from the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless:
http://louhomeless.org/how-you-can-help/get-involved/
 

Connect with a Homeless Outreach Team (see Facebook links below):
Fed with Faith
Exit 0
The Forgotten Louisville
Southend Street Angels
Hip Hop Cares
My Dog Eats First
Burrito Riders of Louisville
Keep Louisville Warm
Fern Creek United Methodist Church
The Changeu Foundation
 

Connect with an organization that help the homeless
Learn more about over 30 agencies that work collectively with the Coalition for the Homeless, including Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, to serve the homeless in our community.  Read here.

Contribute to the Positive Change Program
Twenty-five "Positive Change" boxes are set up around downtown Louisville to collect spare change to benefit the homeless. One hundred percent of the donations go to city's social service programs. Read more.

Are you worried about a particular homeless person?
The Coalition for the Homeless provides Street Tips booklets you can pick up in their office and share with a homeless person. They provide a listing of all the community’s homeless services, addresses, and phone numbers.  Visit here for more info:
http://louhomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2018-Louisville-Street-Tips.pdf

Check out and share LouieConnect, the web-based that asks for basic information and then lists applicable services nearby:
https://www.louieconnect.com/

If someone needs to get a shelter bed for the night, they can call (502) 637-BEDS between 10am and 3:30pm to make a reservation.

If you are worried about someone who may have a mental illness and might be unable to call or stay in a shelter, call Centerstone’s outreach team at (502) 287-0642 with a description and location so they can help the person. Above all, of course, be safe. Do not go into unknown or unpopulated areas alone and if you feel someone is a risk to themselves or others leave immediately and call 911 for assistance.

 


 

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