Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky - COVINGTON, KY

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634 Scott St.
: Phone: (859) 291-4555
: http://emergencyshelternky.org/
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Winter Emergency Shelter operates November 1st- March 31st Adult men and women 18+ First come first serve with a KY ID.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 9:00 a.m. for Main Shelter
SNKY is open every night starting November 1st regardless of temperature. We are a first come first serve shelter. When the temperature is below 32 degrees, we will make every attempt to shelter everyone who needs us, with safety being a priority.  We will shelter anyone regardless of their physical, mental or spiritual state of being. ESNKY is handicap accessible.
Summer Transitional Program
Who do we Serve?
Adult Men (18+)
    Kentucky Residents (must have Kentucky state-issued picture ID)
    A desire and willingness to make commitments, keep appointments, and implement necessary changes to better current circumstances
When to Apply?
Intake assessments will be conducted on Mondays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm beginning May 7th.
    We will open our doors on May 1 for the first 30 men accepted into the program.
What do we Provide?
A stable and safe environment to sleep
    Two meals per day
    Clothing for work and the ability to launder clothes.
    Information/referrals for services
    One on one support to work toward sustainable income and housing.
    We work with existing case management services to meet guests' needs.
During the months in which the transition program is offered, our guests work on step by step goals towards gaining employment, improving overall health, securing permanent housing and starting a financial savings plan.  The transition program assists with the overall community goal of decreasing homelessness. We do not require payment and we provide paid staff to oversee the progress of our guests. We also work with existing case management services to meet guests' needs.
Summer Shower & Laundry Program
Are you in need of a shower and/or need to have a few pieces of clothing laundered?
If so, ESNKY offers the only consistent shower & laundry program for adults experiencing homelessness or living in sub standard housing in NKY.  The program begins on May 1 and will run until October 31.
Adult men and women are welcome to come in to use the shower/laundry facilities Monday thru Friday from 12 noon – 4:00 pm. It is first come, first serve and can usually accommodate up to 15 guests per day.  The last load of laundry will be started no later than 2:30 pm to make sure it's ready before you leave at 4 pm.
You will be signed in and receive:
A shower – you will be given clothes to change into while you wait
    Clothing laundered  4-5 pieces
    Coffee and snacks upon availability
    Referral to Services if requested

Volunteers Requests by Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky: Evening shift volunteers help our staff conduct intake, assist with guest needs, do laundry, sort donations, serve meals, change beds, and general cleaning and organizing of the shelter. Evening shifts are available Monday- Sunday from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (or varied hours). Meal Makers are dedicated individuals that sign up to provide a hot meal for our shelter guests in the evenings. Meals are prepared off site and brought down to serve to roughly 80 guests of the shelter at 6 pm Monday- Sunday throughout the winter. Daytime Volunteers come in during office hours when guests are not in the building and help clean, and organize the shelter as well as sort donations that come in. Shifts available Monday- Friday between the hours of 9 am - 4 pm.

Donation Requests by Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky: Monetary donations Gently used men and women's clothing Hygiene items and toiletries Twin size sheets/blankets Sock, Underwear Shoes Reusable bags and Backpacks Shelf stable snack food

User Questions & Answers

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


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