Saint Vincent De Paul Louisville

100 N. Jefferson Ave
Louisville, KY 63103

314-881-6000 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Halfway House, Substance Abuse Treatment, Homeless Shelter, Supportive Housing

General Information:
Shelter Every night about 200 men, women and children have a clean, safe place to sleep through Vincent de Paul\'s shelters and housing programs. Each day, more than 250 hungry people are served free, hot meals at our community Open Hand Kitchen. St. Vincent de Paul has been providing food, shelter, hope and encouragement to those in need throughout Louisville, Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 1853. In the spirit of caring and respect, services are provided without regard to race, religion or national origin. Food St. Vincent de Paul\'s Open Hand Kitchen opened in October 1983 in the St. Paul Church at 1026 South Jackson St. The Open Hand Kitchen relies heavily on dedicated groups of volunteers, who serve two meals a day - at lunch and dinner - to anyone in need, no questions asked. Last year, the Open Hand Kitchen served about 90,000 meals. Transitional Housing DePaul Apartments provide long-term housing for 12 single women with children. With guidance from a staff case manager, these resident families work to address specific goals and objectives designed to help them become self-sufficient. Many mothers work toward a living wage job by earning a GED or higher education degree. Almost all of the mothers are employed full-time, in addition to going to school, working a substance abuse recovery program and raising their children. All families that successfully move from DePaul Apartments enter our Follow-Up Program, which is designed to assist them as they move to independent living. Men\'s Homeless Shelter Ozanam Inn is a men\'s homeless shelter. Forty-two beds are assigned daily to homeless men each night. In addition, Ozanam Inn has a Dorm Residency program consisting of 16 beds that are set aside for homeless men who employed or who are searching for work. The Transitional Residency program includes 32 small, private rooms reserved for men with a steady income from employment or disability. Residents stay an average of nine months while they work closely with our case management staff to secure the skills and support needed to gain independence. Halfway House For Women Roberts Hall is a 24-room, long-term program that serves single women 21 years of age or older. Residents must be drug/alcohol free and work toward self-improvement and independence. Case management is required and available on site for each resident. Each resident has a private room and shares common areas including, two lounges, computer area, kitchen, dining room, bathrooms and laundry facilities. Residents are responsible for shopping and preparing their own meals, doing their own laundry, keeping their private rooms clean and doing assigned chores around the building. Roberts Hall residents are encouraged to work, volunteer, or go to school at least 20 hours a week, in order to become truly independent. Supportive Housing Tranquil House is a permanent supportive housing complex that serves 13 mentally ill adults. Most of the residents receive case management services through the local community mental health center or the Veterans Administration. St. Vincent de Paul provides crisis intervention when necessary. Substance Abuse Treatment A state-licensed alcohol and drug abuse treatment program for homeless women, St. Jude Women\'s Recovery Center has been serving Louisville since 1985. In its present facility since 1998, the center has beds for  30 residents whose average length of stay is about nine months. Case management services are provided to help residents set goals and work toward self-sufficiency. In addition to daily chores, the women work in teams to cook dinner for each other four nights a week on an alternating schedule. In addition, women are required to work at least 32 hours a week and pay 30% of their income to program fees. Those who receive disability income are required to do 20 hours of volunteer work a week.        


Helpful Definitions For Saint Vincent De Paul Louisville:
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.Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.
Oftentimes halfway houses also assist in the treatment of substance abuse and/or alcohol and drug detox. Speak with the halfway house to see if this applies.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

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