JumpStartKY Inc in Louisville, KY is a volunteer group of experienced youth advocates committed to helping young adults ages 18-24 secure stable housing.
This age group is the fastest growing homeless population in the country.
Poverty (and the lack of affordable housing) is the number one cause of homelessness.
Over 60% of this group are working at low paying jobs.
We primarily serve young people who are homeless or are experiencing housing instability or crisis.
Our efforts are supported through private donations.
All of our services are FREE!
* Provide help finding stable housing
* Help with lease negotiations/ongoing landlord support
*provide guidance to appropriate services to meet specific needs (including employment and education)
*Provide free legal advice
* Offer peer to peer support from other young adults
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
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."
A Place to call home is one of the most essential ingredients to changing a life and achieving stability.
*Coalition for the Homeless
*Louisville Urban League
*Home of the Innocents
*Family Scholar House
*YMCA Safe Place
*PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans)
*New Life Direction Ministries
*Pretty in Pearls
Alltrade Property Management
**To become one of out compassionate volunteers please subscribe below.
Training and support of volunteers is provided.
Your donation will go toward ending the cycle of homelessness. 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.
Executive Coordinator-Nikki Thornton
Vice President-Jerry Cantrell
Executive Director, Coalition for the Homeless
Home of the Innocents
Director of Pathways Home
Family Scholar House
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Independent Living Specialist
Coalition for the Homeless
Past Executive Director Wednesday's Child, Inc
Reimage -KY Youth Career Center
New Life Direction Ministries
Founder of Pretty in Pearls -Transition Home for Foster Youth
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.