Salvation Army Center of Hope Louisville
911 South Brook St
Louisville, KY 40203
Class of Housing/Services: Shelter, Transitional Housing
MERGENCY SHELTER: The shelter is a dormitory style facility with the capacity to house 98 men, 22 women and 6 families. Many of our beds are open and have no program requirements to stay. However, for those who desire to find employment or are disabled, who are seeking permanent housing and working on their barriers to housing, we have Level 1 program beds available. We also have an Honor Program for clients who have successfully completed Level 1 and are actively working on their barriers to housing. Both the Honor Program and Level 1 program require weekly meetings with their case manager as well as attending a number of education classes that are offered on site and in the community. We encourage our clients to also work on spirituality because we feel that the holistic approach to change is most beneficial. All bed reservations are made through the Single Point Entry which is part of the Coalition for the Homeless. Check in is at 5:15 p.m. for women and 6:00 p.m. for men each night. We also partner with the YMCA Safe Place Services to provide shelter to young adults ages 18-22 who are working with the Safe Place program. We provide 12 beds each night for young adults. Anyone wanting to be in this program needs to contact the YMCA Safe Place Services.
FAMILY SHELTER: We have six apartments for households with children. Each apartment has its own kitchenette and bathroom. Meals are provided through the Red Kettle Cafe and check in is determined by the case manager. All bed reservations are made through the Single Point Entry which is part of the Coalition for the Homeless.
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: The Salvation Army has two Transitional Housing Programs within the Center of Hope – Transitional Housing for Households with Children and Transitional Housing for Veterans. Transitional Housing offers clients needed help to prepare them for independent living. All clients can stay up to two years in the Transitional Housing program, but the average stay is 6-9 months.
Transitional Housing for Veterans: Our case managers work with the Veterans Administration to find clients who could benefit from transitional housing. The Center of Hope can house 28 veterans who can stay in this program for up to two years while they work on getting connected to benefits through the VA, work on barriers to housing, and any other issues they might have. Case managers write individual case plans that include one-on-one meetings with the case manager, group meetings, educational classes and spirituality so that each client can successfully transition to independent living.
PATHWAY OF HOPE: The Pathway of Hope is a holistic, strengths-based approach, where our case managers are partnering with families with children in an effort to assist motivated families in creating lasting change in their lives and the lives of their children. The Salvation Army understands that creating lasting change is not an easy task. It takes more than simply making more money. When clients enroll in Pathway of Hope, case managers will aid them in addressing the underlying root causes that have enabled them to become entrenched in poverty. Case managers and Chaplains will assess the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual needs of the family, making referrals when appropriate. This holistic approach will ensure that the family has the best possible chance for success and will help break the cycle of poverty in families. The Pathway of Hope program utilizes the numerous community collaborations The Salvation Army already has, while also continuing to build new partnerships with community employers, landlords and social service agencies. The goal of these collaborations is to allow us to provide our families with the resources they need to increase stability and create change.
Helpful Definitions For Salvation Army Center of Hope 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.
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