This program teaches residents to manage utility bills, conserve energy and weatherize their homes. Offers some utility assistance based off available funding.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Geriatric & Extended Care programs which provide assistance with health care and housing.
Application for Assistance https://uscsalvationarmy.wufoo.com/forms/s2kdvgk10atoth/ : provides assistance with rent, food and utilities. People needing temporary shelter can visit the site during normal business hours.
Coalition for the Homeless
They have information on emergency rent assistance programs, shelters and agencies that serve low income people and the homelessness. The Coalition for the Homeless publishes Street Tips – a local resource guide. http://louhomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2018-Louisville-Street-Tips.pdf
New Directions Housing Corporation- Homeless Services Program
The Homeless Services Program assists homeless, single-parent families as they work toward permanent housing. As families rebuild themselves emotionally and financially, case management includes goal setting and monitoring. Families are provided a private shelter unit, furniture and household items, a transportation allowance, service referrals, and housing counseling. Parents work on attaining high school degrees and moving into the workforce while living in the shelter.
Central Louisville Community Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40202, a portion of 40203, a portion of 40208
Eastern Area Community Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40059, 40027, 40222, 40223, 40241, 40242, 40243, 40245
Fairdale Area Community Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40118, a portion of 40219
Fern Creek/ Highview Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40228, 40291
Highlands Community Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40204, 40205
J-Town Area Ministries (JAM)
Serving Zip Codes: 40023, 40299
Ministries United South Central Louisville (MUSCL)
Serving Zip Codes: 40213, 40217, 40219 (East of I-65), 40229
United Crescent Hill Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40206
St. Matthews Area Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40207
Serving Zip Codes: 40216
Serving Zip Codes: a portion of 40203, a portion of 40211, 40212
South East Associated Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40218
South Louisville Community Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: a portion of 40208, 40209, 40214, 40215
Southwest Community Ministries
(502) 935-0310 ext 242
Serving Zip Codes: 40177, 40245, 40258, 40272
West Louisville Community Ministries
Serving Zip Codes: 40210, a portion of 40211
Resilience and Community Service- LIHEAP
LIHEAP is a federally funded program to assist low-income households facing a home heating crisis by offering seasonal financial assistance to prevent disconnection of utility service. Subsidy funding available in November and December by using an appointment-based system. Crisis assistance is available January through March (or until funds run out) for people facing disconnection of utilities; co-payment may be required for those who apply.
Walnut Street Church- Christian Social Ministries
Rental, utility, and food assistance is administered for residents of Old Louisville.
Rental and other assistance through Louisville Metro government. Call to be referred to your closest Neighborhood Place or visit http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/
Volunteers of America- Eviction Prevention Program
Provides financial assitance, crisis intervention, mediation, and collaborations with other service providers.
Provides free legal services to income-eligible individuals facing eviction. Legal hosts a Tenants' Rights Clinic every Wednesday at Noon.
Offers emergency and family shelter, transitional housing, and veterans assistance.
Association of Community Ministries
Available on website
Offers financial assistance with rent, utilities, prescription medications, job readiness, family services, etc. Each area ministry offers services tailored for the unique and diverse community in which the ministry operates. See area ministries.
Salvation Army- Red Kettle Café
The Red Kettle Cafe provides breakfast and dinner to anyone hungry in the community. Breakfast is served daily from 6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., dinner is served each night for women and children at 4:45 p.m. followed by the men at 5:15 p.m.
Schuhmann Social Service Center
Aides homeless persons and others in need in the inner city, Phoenix Hill, and Smoketown neighborhoods with clothing, emergency food, and social service referrals.
Kentucky regional office is able to assist Veterans across the state. The Direct Aid Program provides veterans and their families up to $200 per veteran per year and needs addressed have included shelter, rent, utilities, food, auto repair, clothing, and relocation.
Individuals and families across Louisville and the Jefferson County area who are in need of groceries, meals, or free food should not hesitate to call or stop by one of the centers referenced. Most of the organizations that offer this support will not turn anyone away who asks for help, regardless of their income, background, or religion.