Aid the Homeless, Inc. supports several shelters in the Owensboro community. These local, non-government, shelters offer housing, food, support, recovery, health, faith and dignity to homeless adults and children, single people and families alike, all of whom are the most desperate and needy of our community.
Shelters interested in receiving support from Aid The Homeless should complete our funding application.
Boulware Mission, Inc. offers both emergency shelter and long term, comprehensive services for homeless men and women. Boulware primarily serves the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) of Western Kentucky which includes the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster. The shelter is located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The services provided by Boulware Mission are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Boulware provides clients with 3 nutritious meals per day, snacks, emergency clothing, personal hygiene items, secure shelter, telephone crisis intervention, counseling, outreach, advocacy, and referrals to local and regional resources along with follow-up services.
CrossRoads believes in the empowering of people through community service and relationship. When we serve side-by-side, the barriers associated with socioeconomic, theological, or cultural difference fade away. CrossRoads exists to combat the three faces of poverty: physical, spiritual, and civic through a relational environment where cultures collide and lives intersect. Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, CrossRoads provides relief from the symptoms of poverty through:
- Community meals
- Emergency food assistance
- Commodities food distribution
- Week-end food for school children
- Free clothing
- Practical neighbor to neighbor assistance
The Daniel Pitino Shelter
The Daniel Pitino Shelter is named in honor of Coach Rick Pitino’s son Daniel. Daniel Pitino died at the age of six months of SIDS. The Daniel Pitino Shelter, Inc. was established in 1994 to address the growing problem of homelessness in the area and to make available additional Emergency and Transitional Housing with essential services for homeless. The shelter is a 65 bed facility. The shelter’s purpose is to assist the homeless in the transition from homelessness to permanent housing. The Daniel Pitino Shelter also has Saint Stephen Cathedral Soup Kitchen. The Kitchen opens at 8:00 a.m. for doughnuts and coffee and serves hot meals at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. It opens at 12:00 noon on Sunday for doughnuts and coffee. A hot meal is served at 2:00 pm. Meals served 365 days per year.
OASIS shelter is a Domestic Violence Program and licensed Women’s Substance Treatment provider for battered women and/or homeless, chemically dependent women and their dependent children. OASIS addresses the unique needs of victims of domestic violence – whether trapped in the cycle of violence and/or the cycle of addiction. Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, and built on the “Empowerment Model”, OASIS provides a safe place for women and their children to escape the trauma and devastation of domestic violence and/or substance abuse.
St. Benedict’s is a temporary refuge for the homeless men in our community. Our mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where residents can have a warm place to sleep, take a shower, eat, and wash personal laundry in a Christian atmosphere. St. Benedict’s addresses barriers many of these men face in becoming independent by providing Life Skills classes, Acute Case Management, Ministering, Transitional Housing, and Advocating Services and Resources.
St. Joseph’s Peace Mission and Yewell Home
St. Joseph Peace Mission For Children provides emergency shelter for children, licensed by the State of Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children. St Joseph Peace Mission is designated as the emergency shelter for the national Safe Place Project in Owensboro, providing care for boys and girls ages 18 and under. The mission can serve sibling groups, pregnant children and children with children in a nurturing, home-like environment. The Yewell Home for Boys provides residential treatment for eight teenage males who are in the custody of Kentucky DCBS. While at the Yewell Home, each resident will participate in individual, group and family therapy. Treatment will focus on positive social relationships, positive coping skills as well as any other situations the residents may face. In addition to therapy, residents will learn essential independent living skills. Our goal is to fully prepare residents for challenges they may face in every day life and to help residents become well-adjusted citizens in every aspect.
The Empowerment Academy
The Empowerment Academy strives to provide a safe living environment while addressing the basic needs of students attending high school in Owensboro and Daviess County. Their vision is to empower students to take charge of their life direction by providing life skills, personal responsibility and attainment of the highest educational/career options available