The Association of Community Ministries is expecting an exponential increase in requests for emergency assistance due the financial crisis families will be facing due to COVID-19. The network of 13 nonprofits that cover Jefferson County are already at limited capacity due to funding, and that is why we are coming together to ask the people of Louisville to give what they can to offset this expected need.
100% of the donations will go directly to families who are experiencing a financial crisis so they may have their basic needs met which can include safe housing and food. We have processes in place to help with costs for rent, utilities, and food, and we are prepared to continue to work throughout this pandemic to make sure we can help as many as we can prevent eviction, utility disconnection, and hunger.
As the entry point for people in crisis, we are grateful for our partners who help create this safety net of assistance: Dare to Care, LG&E and KU Energy, Louisville Water Company, Louisville Metro Government and Metro Council, and the Coalition for the Homeless.
These proceeds will be shared among these 13 nonprofits to supplement the funding for direct emergency assistance:
Central Louisville Community Ministries
Eastern Area Community Ministries
Fern Creek/Highview Ministries
Highlands Community Ministries
J-town Area Ministries
Ministries United South Central Louisville
United Crescent Hill Ministries
St. Matthews Area Ministries
Shively Area Ministries
Sister Visitor Center
South Louisville Community Ministries
Southwest Community Ministries
West Louisville Community Ministries
*Please note that while SLCM is listed as the benefiting charity, all 13 organizations will receive support. SLCM is simply the financial sponsor.