Food, shelter and clothing are fundamental human needs, and they are the first things we provide to homeless people who show up at our door.
The Emergency Shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each month on average the Shelter provides 6,000 nights of lodging and 12,000 meals. Many volunteers help serve the meals, and clients also participate in work crews in the kitchen. The clients in the Recovery Program are assigned to areas of the shelter in order to help in its operation. They provide security on the second and third shifts, operate the laundry, and assist in operation and maintenance of the kitchen, building and grounds. Typically, homeless individuals don't have access to regular health care. That means two things. They develop health problems that become compounded by years of neglect. Their health problems help keep them homeless.
The University of Kentucky College of Nursing staff treats an avergae of 500 clients each month at the Emergency Shelter. Health Clinic nurses also educate them on health care issues therby helping to prevent other health problems in the future.
The Hope Center Emergency Shelter is for adult males only. Women and families may obtain shelter from the Salvation Army on West Main Street.
How To Volunteer at Hope Center Emergency Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Hope Center Emergency Shelter at (859) 252-7881 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org 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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