St. Vincent De Paul | Louisville
Rating: 5 stars 15 reviews
Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services
Location: 1015-C South Preston Street Louisville KY 40203 USA
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, a lay Catholic organization, serves individuals and families in need including those who are homeless, living in poverty, suffering from addiction, enduring mental illness or experiencing acute economic crisis. Through the availability of a full continuum of care including food, shelter, affordable housing, counseling, skill development, rent and utility assistance, St. Vincent de Paul reaches out to those most at risk...regardless of background or faith...with the goal of lifting each person to a life of personal and economic independence.
Results: Our Open Hand Kitchen will serve more than 140,000 free meals to people in need this year.300 people, including 60 children, are provided a safe home on the St. Vincent de Paul campus while they work toward independence and a brighter future. Our programs help the people we serve become independent. Currently, 87% of our emergency shelter clients have secured employment or are working on their education; and 63% have now established a savings account. More than $0.82 of every dollar donated to St. Vincent de Paul goes directly toward providing food and shelter to those in need in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Target demographics: the poor and homeless
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 140,000 with free, hot meals daily in our Open Hand Kitchen, and provided nightly shelter and housing to more than 300 formerly homeless families and individuals.
Geographic areas served: Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana
St. Vincent de Paul is a social service organization that has been providing food, shelter and hope to those in need in the Louisville, KY, area since 1853. Through seven housing programs, a large community kitchen that serves 120,000 free meals each year, and a network of 47 neighborhood conferences, St. Vincent de Paul offers help to men, women, and children who are trying to break the cycle of homelessness.
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I have had the absolute pleasure of serving at SVdP in multiple capacities, as a program manager, Assistant Director of Programs and as a volunteer at the Open Hand Kitchen. SVdP provides a variety of inner city and rural offerings to meet and serve others where they are, from housing programs, thrift stores, vehicle donation, food baskets and daily meals - to events such as the annual coat drive and Santa Shop. The level of dedication, care and service provided by SVdP staff, volunteers/Vincentians, conference members is unmatched!!!
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