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LouisvilleKY Families and Individuals Invited to Participate in New “Host Homes Program” to Help Homeless Youth  

Louisville, KY – In Louisville, approximately 850 young adults below the age of 25 become homeless each year, and currently the Coalition for the Homeless has a waiting list of 113 unaccompanied homeless youth in need of housing. Organizers of the city’s new Host Homes Pilot Project aim for this innovative program to create a solution to the crisis by providing homeless young adults with a stable home environment and support services while they navigate the process of finding and securing their own permanent housing or reuniting with family. Local individuals and families who would like to learn more about opening their homes to provide safe, temporary…


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LouisvilleKY’s Coalition for the Homeless and Partners launch new program

  Louisville, KY (January 5, 2017) – The fastest rising group of the homeless population, both locally and nationwide, are young adults age 18-24. From 2008 to 2009, 2009 to 2010, and again from 2010 to 2011, the number of homeless young adults in Louisville doubled, reaching a peak of 562 in 2013. In 2015, 418 young adults age 18-24 were living in adult emergency shelter or on the streets, plus an additional 450 youth below the age of 18 were served by YMCA Safe Place Services of Louisville. In response to this alarming data, the Coalition for the Homeless and a committee of…


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Toys Collected at Dec. 17 Men’s Basketball Game at LouisvilleKy’s KFC Yum! Center

Story from gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New toys will be collected and subsequently donated to Norton’s Children’s Hospital at the University of Louisville’s Dec. 17 men’s basketball game against Eastern Kentucky. New toys for any age or gender will be collected at the entrance of the KFC Yum! Center. A group of the toys will also be provided to the Home of the Innocents and Wesley House. The collection is associated with UofL Athletics’ CardsCARE program and Kyle’s Korner for Kids, the community outreach established in 2011 by former Cards’ forward Kyle Kuric while a UofL student. About 2,000 toys have…


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Louisville Ky’s Home of the Innocents names Paul W. Robinson as new leader

  Louisville, Ky. (April 6, 2016) – The Home of the Innocents has named native Louisvillian Paul W. Robinson as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Home’s Board of Directors began a comprehensive selection process in September 2015, which culminated in its Search Committee unanimously selecting Mr. Robinson for the position. Mr. Robinson will succeed Gordon Brown, who is retiring after 21 years as President and CEO. Working closely together for a transition period, they will continue to drive and develop the Home’s mission to serve as the region’s open arms to children in crisis. The Home, a…