Coalition for the Homeless’ Host Home Pilot Program

Your donation will help recruit, vet, and train families to offer short-term housing for 18- to 24-year-olds who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets or in emergency shelter.

Not only will this model insulate young people from the harshness of the streets, it will help them build important socio-emotional connections that help them on their path to self-sufficiency. All the while, these young adults will work with a professional case manager on a permanent housing solution and other long-term goals.

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The Survivor of Torture Recovery Center (STRC)

Your donation will provide person-centered, holistic, strengths-based and trauma-informed services to assist survivors heal and recover, reach their full potential, and enhance their quality of life.

In the past six months, the STRC clinical staff have made 72 home visits to clients (i.e., with a total of 105 clients seen during those visits, including some clients who were visited more than once) to provide both mental health services and case management services.

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Family Scholar House

Your donation will help end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency.

In 2016, Family Scholar House served almost 3,300 families with more than 4,400 children.  By transitioning student parents from poverty to self-sufficiency they are able to provide a better life for themselves and their children. Programs and services include supportive housing and all of the needs that provide a stable environment for families while also supporting educational endeavors for all ages. To date, our participants have earned 371 college degrees.

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Louisville Youth Group

Your donation will help and support young people by providing resources and a safe social atmosphere for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, questioning, asexual, intersex, and allied youth under the age of 21.

It is the vision of the Louisville Youth Group to see a universal community that accepts, affirms and uplifts all young people regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Louisville Visual Art

Your donation will improve lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support.

LVA’s Open Doors program encourages and inspires over 2,000 participants each year from underserved populations by bringing art enrichment experiences and classes to at-risk youth, refugees and immigrants, victims of abuse and more. Projects are tailored to meet specific needs of each population and serve to enrich not only the individual participants, but the community as a whole.

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Backside Learning Center

Your donation will support the equine workers and families at Churchill Downs through adult education programs, after-school and summer youth programs and social services.

The Backside lies across from the grandstands of Churchill Downs. It is made up of 47 barns, 1,400 horses, and up to 1,000 people. About 600 workers live above the stables in tack rooms or in dormitories. Backside Learning Center’s goal is to build community and enrich the lives of these workers and their families by providing the educational opportunities and resources they need to empower themselves and their children.

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Mattingly Edge

Your donation will support citizens with disabilities in the Greater Louisville area to thrive alongside their neighbors in real community.

We know, when a person is labeled as having a disability, often they become segregated from typical community settings. Our team takes the time to focus on each participant to discover their talents and the conditions where they’re most successful.

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Louisville Grows

Your donation will help Louisville Grows build a just and sustainable community in Louisville through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education. 

Louisville Grows is expanding the development of its programs on Hope Farm, a refugee led project in South Louisville. Louisville Grows will also expand the South Points Community Garden on this same site to provide more garden space to the local community at-large. Louisville Grows is growing green initiatives in solidarity with the community to inspire hope, abundance, and joy. 

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Peace Ed

Your donation will help every youth in Jefferson County have the skills, safety and support to solve their conflicts nonviolently.

Peace Ed strengthens communities and schools by training youth and adults to build and sustain positive relationships.  We fulfill our mission by providing learning experiences to reduce violence, enhance personal integrity and foster mutual respect.  We teach conflict resolution, peer mediation, teamwork and prejudice reduction.

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Louisville Girls Leadership

Your donation will create an immersive experience in which high school girls develop meaningful skills and relationships amplifying their societal impact, becoming exceptional leaders in their world.

Louisville Girls Leadership (LGL) is made up of 10th grade girls from each high school in Jefferson County. The students in our program have all been nominated or selected for their potential to grow as great leaders. They are led by other girls, including high school upperclassmen from previous LGL classes. LGL gives these girls the opportunity to learn firsthand about self care, women's history, social justice, college & career readiness, and most importantly, themselves. Through discussions and activities the girls develop key leadership skills to help them make a difference as they find their place in the local and global community.

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Hildegard House

Your donation provides a home and compassionate care to individuals at the end of life to those that have no home or loved ones so that they may die with dignity.

Hildegard House, with the help of the community and volunteers, is the only place of emotional, spiritual, and social support for a dying person who otherwise has nothing.The serves at Hildegard House are designed to help support the quality of living throughout the dying process. We believe every moment matters and strive to provide a home setting with comfort and support while respecting the dignity of every resident. Every resident has access to a hospice team, a nurse, a nurse’s aide, a social worker and chaplain. Meals, housekeeping and companionship are a part of their home setting at the Hildegard House.

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Food Literacy Project

Your donation transforms youth and their communities through food, farming, and the land.

Established in 2006, the Food Literacy Project targets underserved youth at increased risk of diet-related illness, and has engaged over 35,000 children in a sustainable food system – by planting, weeding, harvesting, tasting, and cooking fresh vegetables at Oxmoor Farm.

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