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Jefferson County Kentucky transitional housing.

Case managers from non-profits as well as government affiliated agencies in Jefferson County provide low income housing solutions to residents. The centers are focused on providing working poor families and homeless individuals with shelter as well as other basic needs, with a focus on preventing future episodes of evictions or homelessness.

The leading programs to contact for information are below. There are some national agencies which offer transitional housing, such as Volunteers of America in Kentucky, and there are local organizations as well. They coordinate resources, and each will have its own application process.

Note that some of the non-profits and charities in Jefferson County focus on certain clients, such as The Center for Women and Families which helps domestic violence victims. So clients should call for information on the specifics, as well as if the center has any housing available as the centers do fill up.

Boys and Girls Haven
Address is 2301 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40218-1083
For intake, dial (502) 458-1171
Focuses on teenagers and the youth in Jefferson County.

Center for Women and Families
4303 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211
(502) 775-6408
Housing, emergency shelter, and other support is for victims of domestic violence. There is also legal aid and court advocacy to ensure that the victim is safe.

Choice, Inc.
Main address is 419 S Shelby Street Rear
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 585-3780
There is a waiting list, but the non-profit can provide low income apartments for the disabled. There is also housing assistance for their children and families as well.




Jefferson County Coalition for the Homeless
1300 S 4th Street Suite 250
Louisville, Kentucky 40208-3103
(502) 637-2337
Coordinates rent and security deposit programs, temporary housing, and other resources in the county. Partners include  Vincent de Paul, Wayside Christian Mission, churches, and other charities.

The Healing Place
There are two locations. Emergency shelter, food, clothing, and case management services are offered.

  • One center is at 1020 W Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202-2630, (502) 585-4848
  • 1503 S 15th Street, Louisville, KY 40210, telephone (502) 585-4848

House of Ruth – Glade House
Main address is 607 E St Catherine Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 587-5080

Interlink Counseling Services
8311 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 964-7147
Homeless men can receive transitional housing as well as recovery programs from social workers and staff.

Address: 225 W Breckinridge Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Call - (502) 753-1456 for information on a waiting list.

New Directions Housing Corporation
Location is 1000 E Liberty Street
Louisville, KY 40204-1029
(502) 584-8046
Low income, transitional housing and apartments are for homeless families, including single parents in Jefferson County. Other support includes counseling, job placement, and short term, emergency shelter.





Prodigal Ministries – Oldham
Louisville, KY 40203
Main phone number is (502) 749-9194
Ex-offenders and prisoners receive housing, counseling, support groups, mentoring, education, and employment.

Salvation Army Of Louisville
Main address is 911 S Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 671-4900
Homeless prevention is combined with food, clothing, shelter and other services.

Society Of St Vincent De Paul
Location is 1015-C S Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 584-2480
Housing is for the disabled as well as seniors in Jefferson County.

Jefferson Street Baptist Center
733 E Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-6543

Another location is 1034 S Jackson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203. Main phone number is (502) 301-8678

The Women's Recovery Center
431 E St Catherine Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Call (502) 584-2480

St. Jude Women's Recovery Center
Main address is 1722 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Call (502) 245-4171




Volunteers Of America Of Kentucky and Jefferson County
They have many locations in the state. The charity and its staff coordinate low income housing, apartments, transitional units, and more for clients. There are units for veterans as well as single parents, and a major focus is on offer employment and rehousing as well. The charity works to overcome poverty in the state.

  • 1321 S Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40208, main number is (502) 634-5500
  • Another VOA center is at 1436 S Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217. Call the non-profit (502) 636-0742

Wayside Christian Mission - Transitional Shelter
Main address is 120 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-3711

By Jon McNamara

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