Exodus Family Ministries seeks to guide our neighbors in Southwest Louisville out of captivity – whether it be poverty, addiction, lack of education, hunger, or other forms of oppression – by offering support, prayer, and services to address these needs.
We do the work we do because of our faith, but do not require clients or volunteers to belong to a certain church or practice a specific religion.
The food pantry provides meal boxes two weekends a month to those struggling to make ends meet or who may have health or mobility issues preventing them access to food. Families can pick up meal boxes during the scheduled hours on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited deliveries possible, if arranged in advance. Due to our participation in Dare to Care and Kentucky Harvest, a family must bring a valid Jefferson County, Kentucky driver’s license (or recent utility bill with a Jefferson County address) for identification to receive food.
As our food needs continue to grow, we are always open to receiving canned food donations. Please contact us email@example.com if your business, school, church, or community organization would like to do a food drive for us or make a single or recurring cash donation to help us maintain our supplies.
Our clothes closet accepts donations of gently used adult and children’s clothing for the current season, shoes, blankets, and new hygiene items from individuals and organizations. We then sort and organize these items to offer them at no cost to our neighbors in need. Properly fitting and stylish clothing helps both children and adults feel more comfortable in their surroundings and gives them dignity and self-confidence. People can come “shop” during scheduled hours two Saturdays a month. If necessary, appointments and deliveries may be arranged in advance.
From time to time, we may hold clothing drives for winter coats, school uniforms, prom dresses, or other items. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org if your business, school, church, or community organization would like to do a clothing drive for us or make a single or recurring cash donation to help us maintain our supplies.
The Exodus team regularly reaches out to our neighbors without a permanent place to call home to offer food, clothing, warming supplies, and hygiene items. We walk beside them to determine what services or resources are needed during their time without proper shelter. We also provide connections, encouragement, and prayers as they navigate their way from the streets to stability. The journey of a thousand steps starts with empathy, and meeting people where they are.
If you know of unhoused people who need help, or if you would like to join our outreach efforts, please contact us.
Resource Center (opening summer 2023)
Our Resource Center will offer basic services like food, clothing, showers, and laundry facilities for the unhoused. Through partnerships with a number of other community organizations, we can help connect our clients to services such as common assessments, identification documentation, Medicaid/health care, continuing education, job skills, resume/interviewing assistance, and access to addiction treatment programs. Providing these services in the community where our unhomed neighbors are staying eliminates the barrier of travel and begins the process of moving them toward stability and housing. Education we plan to offer includes GED classes, financial literacy programs, job interviewing and resume help, and nutrition guidance, among other life skill topics. These programs are especially needed for the fast-growing population of young adults in the homeless camps. We will also offer services to our seniors who may need assistance to remain in their homes or move into safe and supportive environments.