Wayside Christian Mission

432 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY - 40202
(502) 584-3711


Continuing to serve as one of Louisville's main safety nets, Wayside Christian Mission tackles the root causes of homelessness using a proven holistic approach. Alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, and a lack of education and/or vocational skills are among the leading causes of homelessness. By addressing the primary causes of homelessness in a nurturing, caring environment, those bound by poverty and addiction have been able to return to the community as sober, self-supporting citizens. Wayside Christian Mission programs and facilities include:
Mens Emergency Shelter
Mens Day Shelter
Mens Permanent Supportive Housing
Family Emergency Shelter
Womens Permanent Supportive Housing
Single Womens Emergency Shelter
Single Womens Transitional Shelter
Womens Day Shelter
VA Program assisting homeless men, women, and families
Samaritan Patrol providing blankets, hot coffee, food, clothing, transportation to the shelter
Dining Hall
Chapel and onsite chaplain
Two thrift stores (9125 Galene Drive and 4930 Poplar Level Road)
Sober Living Recovery Program (Provides six month to one year residential recovery program for homeless men and women at no charge)
Educational Classes (tutoring; computer classes on-site; literacy, critical thinking skills)
College and Career Program (provides post-secondary educational opportunities as well as certificate program opportunities)
Work Therapy Program (provides hands-on training as well as formal classroom training)
Life skills training
Onsite case management
Collaborative educational/vocational/training opportunities with fifteen area universities, colleges, and seminaries including the University of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Sullivan University, Spalding University, Bellarmine University, Campbellsville University, Southern Seminary, Simmons College, St. Meinrad Seminary, and Louisville Seminary
Vocational Training (culinary arts, auto mechanics, print shop, retail)
Wayside Christian Mission participates in Operation White Flag which allows additional bedding for the homeless during extreme weather conditions

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