Louisville is taking measures to help those who are homeless or unsheltered. 

* Seven hand-washing stations and portable toilets have been installed throughout Louisville to provide places to practice good hygiene

* The Salvation Army has transformed its Angel Tree warehouse into a shelter for homeless people who are showing symptoms of or have tested positive for the coronavirus. Anyone needing to use the center has to be referred by a doctor.

*The Coalition for the homeless website lists resources and how you can help.

  * has a job board and links to resources that is updated regularly

We have regular updates on our Facebook page Jumpstartky has a list of resources.


Who We Are


JumpStartKY, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non profit charity committed to helping homeless young adults ages 18-24 secure stable housing and support services.

*This age group is the fastest growing homeless population in the country

*A University of Louisville study shows that poverty and the lack of affordable housing are the top reason's they end up on the street.

*More than 60 percent have been in foster care and have no family to return to.

*The study also shows there has been a steady rise of women made homeless by domestic violence, and many are on the streets with their children.

*Once homeless, young people are at risk for labor and sex trafficking, assault, and other forms of victimization.

All of our services are FREE!

Our efforts are supported through private donations.

Contact Us

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 A Place to call home is one of the most essential ingredients to changing a life and achieving stability.

JumpStartKY Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity

Nikki Thornton 502.536.3734 Liz Everman 502.540.8086 JumpStartKY P.O. Box 32213 Louisville, KY 40232

Get Involved


Community Partners

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*Coalition for the Homeless

*Louisville Urban League 


*Catholic Charities

*Home of the Innocents

*Family Scholar House


*True Up

*YMCA Safe Place

*Wednesday's Child

*PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans) 

Orphan Care Alliance

*Kentuckiana Works

*New Life Direction Ministries

*Pretty in Pearls


Become a Housing Partner

Become a Housing Partner

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Alltrade Property Management 

  Click on the link below to see available rentals.

   If you don't have a Housing Voucher (either section 8 or Rapid Re-housing), you will need to show proof of income.  (check stub or  letter from employer) 

   JumpStartKY cannot provide financial rental assistance, but we will refer you to agencies who might be able to help with deposits, etc,  depending on your circumstances.


Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers Needed

**To become one of out compassionate volunteers please subscribe below.

Training and support of volunteers is provided.

You can Help Change Lives

From Homelessness to Hope!   You can help us provide permanent or emergency housing and buy groceries or a monthly bus pass for a  young person to get to work, school or medical appointments.  We've found  the need for our services especially great among young mothers and their children.  Your donation will enable us to accomplish our goal of helping them find a safe place to call home and services to help them succeed. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Board Of Directors and Advisory Council

Executive Coordinator-Nikki Thornton                      

President-Liz Everman

Vice President-Jerry Cantrell

Secretary-Darlene Benzick

Treasurer-Tim Wallen

Joe Hamilton

Beth Johnson

Russ Zaino

Phyllis Hildreth

Shavonne Gibson

Advisory Council

Natalie Harris

Executive Director, Coalition for the Homeless

Joe Hamilton

Home of the Innocents

Director of Pathways Home

Thomas Evans

Family Scholar House

Jeff Culver

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Independent Living Specialist

Joe McNealy

Coalition for the Homeless

Lynda Price

Past Executive Director Wednesday's Child, Inc

Kim Moore

Reimage -KY Youth Career Center

Tena McNair 

New Life Direction Ministries

Shannon Higgins

Founder of Pretty in Pearls -Transition Home for Foster Youth