Local Relief

Know An Individual In Louisville Who Needs Financial Assistance This Season?

Financial Navigators are available remotely to provide guidance over the phone to help residents access available programs and services to manage income disruptions and other financial concerns

These experts help residents one-on-one to triage personal financial issues, identify immediate action steps to manage expenses and maximize income, and make referrals to other relevant community resources such as the Eviction Prevention Program, LIHEAP, Healthy at Home, etc. Louisville Metro Government and Bank On.

Louisville will offer these services in partnership with Louisville Housing and Opportunities Micro-Enterprise Community Development Loan Fund, Inc. (LHOME).

Residents can access these free, remote services by completing the online form here or calling (502) 657-6624 to sign up.

The navigator will then send a short service agreement and call the client to begin their personal session.

The below resources are not in any particular order. Explore their websites by clicking the hotlinks, based on your needs:

  1. University of Louisville Trager Institute  (has a health clinic,
    works with caregivers, exercise classes, virtual COVID19 briefings for seniors, etc…)

    Their team:  https://www.tragerinstitute.org/meet-our-team

  2. Build, Better, Back Metro Louisville — the Health & Safety Focus Team–Michael L. Meeks, Office of Equity, Louisville; Metro Hall, 527 West Jefferson, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202,
    502-574-6848; Michael.Meeks@louisvilleky.gov

  3. Metro Louisville Government -Senior Outreach

  4. Age Friendly Louisville

  5. Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency
    KIPDA provides regional planning, review and technical services in the areas of public administration, social services and transportation.

  6. Louisville Central Community Center
     Black community outreach in West Louisville

  7. Louisville Healthcare CEO Council,   Tammy York Day, Executive Director

  8. Thrive, Sheri Rose, Executive Dir., srose@thriveinnovationcenter.com or Carol Challas, cchallas@thrivecenterky.org

    This is a national center for health care providers and for seniors to try technology products and services that are specifically designed to improve quality of care and quality of life for seniors.

  9. Louisville – Metro United Way John Nevitt, Economic Mobility, john.nevitt@metrounitedway.org

  10. Louisville Urban League  Lyndon Pryor – Chief Engagement Officer, LPryor@lul.org 

  11. United Communities – Metro United Way, Louisville Metro Government and the Jefferson County Public Schools formally unveiled United Community, an interactive technology platform in 2019 to connect residents with resources in the health, education and human services sectors. 211 number 2-1-1 is a free and confidential information and referral service that helps people face life challenges, often for the first time, by connecting them to the local resources they need. It’s available in over 100 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Need more information? Dial 2-1-1 or call 502-292-6107 or 1-877-566-4968

  12. KentuckianaWorks Build Back Better Together Committee – Education & Talent Development Team Leader– Tobin C. Williamson, KentuckianaWorks, 410 West Chestnut Street, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40202; Office: 502.574.4714; Cell: 479.880.6274; Email: tobin.williamson@KentuckianaWorks.org

    This team is beginning to interface with the Michael Meeks’ Build Better Back team on health and safety.

  13. Louisville Digital IncLousion Coalition (new for black communities, led by city govt.)  Key Leader Brian M. Bennett; Direct: 502-681-0530; Mobile: 502-648-5773;  bbennett@stites.com

  14. Jamison Ministries – Two programs for Shawnee Park and West Louisville areas in Louisville:  In 2019, Robert Jamison Ministries Inc. (RJM) served over 50 families through the Project Inspire Academy for disadvantaged youth seeking education and counseling support, and about 35 families through the Nehemiah Empowerment Project (NEP) to empower individuals in their re-entry process from incarceration, as well as support their families in this time of transition.  Yvette Goodwin, Executive Director, Jamison Ministries, LLC (a non-profit) yvgoodwin427@gmail.com

  15. Louisville BLOCS  Focused on disadvantaged youth in poverty areas of city   Tied to United Way and Metro Louisville Government blocslouisville@gmail.com

  16. Greater Louisville Re-entry Coalition (for the recently released from prison and jail)  The Coalition meets the 4th Wednesday of every month (unless a holiday conflicts); 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM; St. Stephens Family Life Church; 2nd Floor, 1508 W . Kentucky, Louisville, KY.

  17. Greater Louisville Families of the Incarcerated  Greater Louisville Families of the Incarcerated – Kentucky Reentry Meetings on hold during COVID19.

  18. ACLU Kentucky  ACLU Kentucky reports that anyone 14 or older can be transferred to adult court either automatically or by waiver. Black youth make up only 8% of Ky.’s population under the age of 18, but 21% of youth are in juvenile detention centers, ACLU statistics show. Kentucky has one of the highest incarceration rates in the US. And the third-highest women’s incarceration rate in the world.

  19. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky 

  20. Wayside Christian Mission Tim Moseley – President/CEO

  21. Coalition for the Homeless NATALIE HARRIS, Executive Director, nharris@louhomeless.org , (502) 636-9550 x 1212

  22. Family Emergency Shelter  1321 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 636-0816

  23. St John Center for Homeless Men  700 E Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40202  2020 report on homelessness in Louisville on site https://www.stjohncenter.org/

  24. Center for Women & Families 927 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40203 (812) 944-6743   Elizabeth Wessels-Martin, President and CEO. Kenneth Cox, Vice President of Development Christie Maloney, Executive Vice President of Operations.

  25. House of Hope Kentucky  1157 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40210; (502) 551-4270 

  26. Dress for Success Louisville 

  27. Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities KAHCF/KCAL is an association of skilled nursing care centers, assisted living communities, and personal care homes.  The association represents 85% of skilled nursing in Kentucky.    Executive Director Betsy Johnson; 403 Mill Brook Rd Louisville, KY 40223    Phone: 502.425.5000

  28. Kentucky Refugee Ministries Executive Director John Koehlinger, Louisville: (502) 479-9180 ext. 511; jkoehlinger@kyrm.org 

  29. Iranian Community of Louisville

  30. Catholic Charities of Louisville Migration and Refugee Services 2220 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40212  (502) 636-9263  

  31.  Interfaith Pathways to Peace Jud Hendrix, Executive Director; 502-235-3250 cell; jud@paths2peace.org

  32. St. MAM Julie Abbott, Executive Director; 502-893-0205-call first;
    Operates and maintains many services including: Child Development Center, Emergency Assistance, Early Essentials for Infants/Toddlers, Kids Closet, Food Pantry/Dare to Care/USDA/Homebound Delivery/Senior Commodities/Purposeful Pantry Garden, Families in Transition and Seasonal Programs.