Children & Youth,
Youth Development Programs
Mission: To empower our neighbors in crisis to move toward stability and self- sufficiency. We do this by demonstrating respectful compassion; practicing faithful stewardship; and providing: -emergency assistance with food, medicine, housing and utilities -comprehensive referral services and partnerships (individual, family and marriage counseling) -daily enrichment services for senior adults
Programs: The emergency assistance program works to meet the basic individual needs of those families in the south end who are facing financial crisis. The program works to stabilize the family's situation for thirty days by providing financial assistance with utility bills and housing payments, as well as payment assistance for medical needs. In addition, the program maintains an extensive dare to care pantry that distributes canned goods, frozen meat products, refrigerated dairy products, fresh produce, and personal items every weekday. The emergency assistance program receives inquiries for assistance with lg&e, water, rent and mortgage payments from over 235 families each month, and this program assists over 100 of those families in most critical need each month. Additionally, south louisville community ministries assists between 25-60 families monthly by providing funds for necessary medications, glasses, durable medical goods, and individualized counseling -distributing up to 200 per year/per person. Over the last year, the food pantry has been serving around 1600 individuals monthly, including an average of 55 families with fresh produce during weekly distributions. Funding and in-kind donations for this emergency assistance program comes from supporting churches, metro louisville government, chi/jewish hospital and st. Mary's healthcare, dare to care food bank, special grants, local businesses, and individuals. 2016-2017 emergency assistance program: the emergency assistance program (ea) served (number of households): "rent (metro/church funds)- 184 "water (metro/church funds) - 210 "lge (metro/church funds) - 373 "medication (metro and chi) - 293 "food (orders) - 9495 "special utility grants - 333 "job coaching - 2 "clothing/furniture vouchers - 150 "baby supplies - 439 "general i & r - 7146
program for homebound seniors meals on wheels provides a hot meal and friendly visit daily to homebound seniors in south louisville with a goal to increase nutritional health and provide daily personal interaction. This program relies on volunteers who deliver approximately 1650 lunches a month. This includes lunch, dessert, and a beverage delivered directly to homebound seniors every weekday. There are seven delivery routes in south louisville in zip codes 40209, 40214, 40215 and part of 40208. 2016-2017 home delivered meals program (meals on wheels) slcm volunteers delivered approximately 70 hot meals per day to our frail, home bound elderly in the south end of louisville. During the year, 95 seniors were provided a total of 18,692 meals. For two routes, the food and funding is provided by sts. Mary and elizabeth hospital/ky one health, while for the other five routes the food is provided by mastersons' catering at the beechmont community center with coordination and funding provided by the louisville metro senior nutrition program and kipda.