A Place to call
-Home-
the Key to a New Lease on Life


Without somewhere to live, 

it's almost impossible to make lasting,

positive life changes.

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Who We Are

 JumpStartKY, Inc in Louisville, KY is a  volunteer group of experienced youth advocates committed to helping homeless young adults ages 18-24 secure stable housing.

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

Studies show that poverty and the lack of affordable housing are the top reason's they end up on the street. 

60% of this group are working at low paying jobs. 


All of our services are FREE!


   Our efforts are supported through private donations.

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What We Do

*Temporary emergency housing 


* Help finding stable housing


* Help with lease negotiations/ongoing landlord support


*Provide guidance to appropriate services to meet specific needs (including employment and education)


* Free legal advice 


* Offer peer to peer phone and one on one support from  formerly homeless young adults




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Impact that Lasts


  In 2016, the Coalition for the Homeless counted 443 young adults aged 18-24 living in adult emergency shelters or on the streets in Louisville, KY


(Read Blog: State of Homelessness in Louisville by Natalie Harris) 

  

  According to Nan Roman, the president and C.E.O. of the National Alliance for Homelessness, “If you move people into permanent supportive housing first, and then give them help, it seems to work better.  It’s intuitive, in a way. People do better when they have stability."

Homeless is Where we are not Who we are

Read Blog: Largest Study of Homeless Young Adults

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 nthornton@trueuplouisville.com 502.536.3734 Liz Everman lizeverman@jumpstartky.com 502.540.8086 JumpStartKY P.O. Box 32213 Louisville, KY 40232

Get Involved

Community Partners

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*Coalition for the Homeless

    louhomeless.org

*Louisville Urban League 

              ul.org

*Catholic Charities

          cclou.org

*Home of the Innocents

homeoftheinnocents.org

*Family Scholar House

familyscholarhouse.org

*Centerstone

centerstoneky.org

*True Up

trueuplouisville.com

*YMCA Safe Place

ymcalouisville.org

*Wednesday's Child

wednesdayschild.com

*PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans)

 pathcoalitionofky.org

*Kentuckiana Works

kentuckianaworks.org

*New Life Direction Ministries

newlifedirectionministries.com

*Pretty in Pearls

prettyinpearlstransitionalhome.com


Become a Housing Partner

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Alltrade Property Management

available rentals/ check 3rd Party Voucher

Volunteers Needed

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**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

Theresa Haydon

Beth Johnson

Russ Zaino

Phyllis Hildreth

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


Subscribe or Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer and to hear from us about updates and events. There are several different volunteer opportunities. You can work directly with youth, or work as a resource volunteer with our partners and other activities like moving and household set-up.

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