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Shelter of Hope

Shelter of Hope

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Helping the Homeless 

in the FIVCO Area

WALK-FM Community Matters Interview

12/27/2019 - Kyle Vanover of WALK-FM interviewed Debbie Sivis, Executive Director of Shelter of Hope, The interview covers the purpose and mission of the shelter, homelessness in the FIVCO area of Kentucky, stereotypes of homelessness, and how the homeless in our area can get help.

Our Purpose & Programs

OUR PURPOSE


Shelter of Hope's mission is to provide temporary emergency shelter and permanent housing assistance for individuals and families in need of transitional services leading them to self-sufficiency and for whom none is available from existing community resources. Provisions are made without discrimination because of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, national origin, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


Shelter of Hope serves households with children and without children, who are residents of the FIVCO Area, which includes Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Elliott, and Lawrence Counties in Kentucky. Preference is given to literally homeless households, families with children, homeless veterans with or without children, adults with disabilities, and domestic violence victims unable to enter into the local Victim Service Provider.



OUR PROGRAMS


Our primary goal is to transition guests from emergency temporary housing and supportive services towards permanent housing and self-sufficiency. We continue to increase services to meet the rising demand for affordable low-income housing and to promote community involvement and support through homelessness awareness and education.


  • TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HOUSING includes 10 fully furnished 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Guests receive assistance with food from our pantry, household furnishings and supplies, and personal hygiene items.


  • HOME TBRA (Tenant-Based Rental Assistance) supplements a household’s rent until a HUD Housing Choice Voucher is approved.


  • RAPID RE-HOUSING offers assistance with locating housing, security and utility deposits, and rent.


  • CoC (Continuum of Care) refers to the comprehensive approach of addressing homelessness by providing a continuum of housing programs and services including: outreach, intake, and assessment; emergency shelter services; transitional housing services; and permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities.



OUR REFERRAL PROCESS


For a homeless person to receive assistance from Shelter of Hope, they must first go to CAReS in The Neighborhood. There the individual or family will be entered into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Applicants will then be placed on a prioritization list according to their assessment. There are no exceptions to this process, which helps to eliminate the duplication of services.


Volunteer or Donate Items

We appreciate your help!

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Pantry Worker 
  • General Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Special Events
  • Seasonal Help
  • Donations
  • Furniture Pick-Up & Delivery  


Donate Constantly Needed Items Such As:

  • toilet paper
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste & brushes
  • linens
  • bath & kitchen towel
  • non-perishable foods
  • small appliances
  • paper towels
  • mops & brooms
  • multipurpose cleaners
  • trash bags
  • kitchen utensils
  • pots & pans
  • shower curtains with hooks
  • Ziploc bags
  • powdered laundry detergent
  • laundry baskets



Thank You!


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you! 

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Would You Like to Volunteer?

2019 Pickleball Tournament Sponsors

Thank you! We appreciate your support of our mission!

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AmeriCorps Recruitment Flyer

Telephone (606) 324-6700 for more information.

Our Partners

Helping the Homeless Together

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NEED OTHER ASSISTANCE?

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United Way of Northeast Kentucky

2-1-1 is available throughout our five-county FIVCO region (Boyd, Carter, Elliot, Greenup, and Lawrence KY). 

Dial 2-1-1 to connects to a community resource specialist who can help you find local services and resources.


You'll find information on:


  • supplemental food and nutritional programs
  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • emergency information and disaster relief
  • employment and education opportunities
  • services for veterans
  • health care, vaccination, and health epidemic information
  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • re-entry and job help
  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
  • safe, confidential paths out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

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