|Name of Non-Profit Organization *||
Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky
|Today’s Date: *||Monday, October 3, 2022|
|EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *||
|What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *||
436 W 13th Street
Covington, KY 41011
|Your Name *||John Clancy|
|Your Title *||
|Your email address *||John.Clancy@esnky.net|
|Your Phone Number||(859) 572-1623|
|Executive Director’s Name *||
Kim M. Webb
|Executive Director’s email address *||Kim.Webb@esnky.net|
|What is the mission of your organization?|
|The mission of the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) is to provide shelter which is life saving and life changing. We believe 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.
ESNKY serves as the safety net for adults experiencing homelessness in our community needing the basic necessities of shelter, food, hygiene, healthcare & clothing. ESNKY is the only shelter that accepts immediate referrals from local law enforcement, hospitals, and regional mental health court 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We do not require a pre-assessment, commitment to programming at intake, sobriety, or a criminal background check.
|Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *||
|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.|
|Volunteer coordinator||Alan Kindred|
|Volunteer coordinator’s email address||Alan.Kindred@esnky.net|
|Volunteer coordinator’s phone number||(859) 572-1613|