Boulware Mission

609 Wing Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42303

270-683-8267 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: faith-based shelter

General Information:
Boulware Mission provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for men, women and children. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include: - 3 meals a day - Daily snacks - Emergency clothing - Personal hygiene items - Telephone crisis intervention - Counseling - Outreach advocacy - Information and referrals Boulware is a shelter for displaced men who are trying to change their situation and start over. We understand that combating the host of problems our clients are facing is not just about providing a bed to sleep in at night. Each client is different and the definition of success is different for each person. Physical health issues, addictions, low educational achievements, family disintegration, poor coping and problem solving skills, lack of affordable housing and jobs, and lack of necessary life skills are among some of the issues that contribute to hopelessness and lowered life expectations for those we serve.


Helpful Definitions For Boulware Mission:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Boulware Mission:
Be a volunteer. Call Boulware Mission at 270-683-8267 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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