Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Organization’s website http://www.emergencyshelternky.org
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 26-0851019
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2009
Address *

634 Scott Blvd
Covington, Kentucky 41011
United States
County * Kenton
Your Name * Kim Webb
Your Title * Executive Director
Your email address * kim.webb@esnky.net
Your Phone Number (859) 291-4555
Executive Director’s Name * Kim Webb
Executive Director’s email address * kim.webb@esnky.net
What is the mission of your organization? To provide shelter which is life saving in the winter and life changing in the summer.

Services provided: A low-barrier, accessible shelter for adult men and women November through March; a Housing Recovery Program for men who are employed and can commit to taking the steps necessary to obtain more stable housing (May through October), including saving 70% of their income for rent and utility deposits; and a Shower and Laundry Program so that adults struggling with homelessness can have their basic hygiene needs met (May through October).

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (7) Equality & Social Justice
  • (8) Health
  • (11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Equality and Social Justice: We believe that homelessness is an emergency and that shelter is a basic necessity for human beings. We believe that only when this basic necessity is provided do human beings have the ability to recover from homelessness.

Health: According to the National Health Care for Homeless Council, health and homelessness are interwoven (2019). Poor health including sickness, disease and physical conditions can lead to homelessness due to absence from work and subsequent loss of employment. Without employment, people cannot afford housing and food and may not have access to facilities to maintain proper hygiene. Furthermore, the stress and harsh conditions faced by homeless adults can make chronic conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) worse and increase exposure to communicable diseases (flu, respiratory infections, etc).

Poverty: A person earning minimum wage ($7.25) renting a typical a one-bedroom apartment in Kenton County ($670) would spend 53% of their total annual wage on rent alone, not counting the cost of utilities. The lack of affordable housing combined with low wages can force many adults into homelessness.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. http://emergencyshelternky.org/help-out/volunteer/
Volunteer coordinator Kevin Dorning
Volunteer coordinator’s email address kevin.dorning@esnky.net
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (859) 291-4555