Tonight, there will be 800 to 1,200 veterans sleeping on the streets of the Commonwealth. KDVA is working hard to help Kentucky's homeless veterans. By establishing special assistance programs and coordinating efforts with both the local VA hospitals and federal, state and local homeless programs, we have been successful in helping veterans get off the streets into housing or some treatment facility.
The Salvation Army in Louisville opened a 28-bed Transitional Housing facility for men. The program connects men with case management to increase employment and training towards employment as well as other support services.
911 S. Brook St
Louisville, KY 40202
Wayside Christian Mission
offer 10 beds to immediately transitionally house homeless veterans. One of the unique and important features of this agency regards the ability to provide housing to women veterans and veterans with families. Wayside has six apartments for women and veterans with families to help ensure the family stability.
432 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Interlink Counseling Services
facility in Louisville continues the mission of serving homeless veterans with 85 beds for male veterans. Interlink makes every effort to quickly assist veterans in need with the Landing Zone that consist of five emergency housing beds that allows the program to take homeless veterans off the street.
8311 Preston Highway
Louisville Kentucky 40219.
(502) 964-7147 http://www.interlinkservices.org/
St. Vincent DePaul in Louisville provides 20 beds through the Grant & Per Diem for homeless veterans. The facility offers individual rooms for greater privacy, All the facilities offer, in addition to rooms and regular meals, multiple services including:
• Drug and alcohol abuse counseling
• Education referrals
• Employment and job training referrals
• Assistance with permanent housing
1034 S. Jackson St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 584-2480, Extension 241.
Volunteers of America
provide a 40-bed Homeless Veterans Transition Facility at the Leestown Campus of the Lexington VA Medical Center, in partnership with the VAMC Lexington and KDVA. The facility offers substance abuse treatment with emphasis on continued recovery stable housing and employment.
Building 29 Floor 2
2250 Leestown RD
Lexington KY 40502
859 254 0149 http://www.voaky.org/Services/
Kentucky St. James Place
apartments in Lexington provides one of the more unique transitional housing options in the state with all 38 efficiency apartment units for homeless veterans fully occupied. These units receive support from the USDVA Homeless Veterans Grant & Per Diem Program. Because each unit is complete with kitchen and private bath males and females use this facility.
St. James Place Apartments
169 Deweese Street
Lexington KY 40507
The Hope Center
in Lexington provides 30 beds to homeless male veterans who need help with a substance abuse problem. The new facility is beautifully designed and a great asset to the community.
360 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 252-7881 http://www.hopectr.org/
Eastern KentuckyMountain Comprehensive Care Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing
is a 25-bed facility for men. It provides Therapeutic Rehabilitation for mental illness, case management, substance abuse treatment, peer support and mental health therapy and/or counseling on site. Mt. Comp Care also operates a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, which helps homeless veterans find jobs. This program covers all of eastern KY (including as far east as Clark and Madison Counties.)
152 Douglas Parkway
Pikeville, KY 41501
Contact: John Shaver
(606) 639-3178www.mtcomp.orgWestern Kentucky
Pennyroyal Center for Homeless Veterans provides transitional housing with therapeutic services for male veterans experiencing homelessness. The facility can accommodate up to 50 veterans in its 25 semi-private rooms.
506 Boales St
Hopkinsville KY 42240
The Brighton Recovery Center for Women, in Florence, is a long-term recovery center for women battling drug and alcohol addiction. Five (5) beds are dedicated to homeless female veterans who need help with their substance abuse problem.
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Donates $2,500 to Homeless Veterans Trust Fund
375 Weaver Road
Florence, Kentucky 41042
KDVA Homeless Veterans Coordinator Pat McKiernan, right,
accepts a check for $2,500 from the CVMA.
The Homeless Veterans Trust Fund helps veterans directly
with small cash grants for utilities, rent and security deposits
to veterans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.
HVTF's accomplishments in the last fiscal year:
Total Assistance Granted: 92,298.34
Veterans Assisted: 396
Family Members Assisted: 394
Average Amt of Assistance: $234
208 Veterans received rental assistance
168 Veterans received utility assistance