Life Saving, Life Changing

Your year-end gift before December 31 provides adults a safe place to sleep during the coldest months of the year. We continue to be the only emergency shelter with no waiting list and we work hard to not turn an adult away.
Make a 100% tax-deductible gift today and give the gift of shelter, food, clothing, a shower, clothes laundered and other basic needs.
Thank you!


Want to make a cash donation to our shelter?
Please send to:
ESNKY P.O. Box 332,
Covington KY 41012

Provide the gift of shelter

There still is time to give the gift of shelter before December 31.  Your donation helps us to keep the only NKY winter emergency shelter with no waiting list open to adults needing a safe and immediate place to sleep. Please consider making a donation today. A $20 donation provides 1 […]

Season Shelter Advocate Job Openings

Interested in joining the team at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky? A part-time job with a passion! We are looking for a few new shelter advocates to oversee the shelter for the winter season by being a support to the advocate on duty. This is a contracted position running […]

Our community has people sleeping outside, in cars, shelters and other places not meant for housing. To help them receive services, we have administer a survey once we find them. The K-Count also helps determine how much federal funding will be awarded from HUD for homeless programs to agencies that provide services. The more people we find, the more resources are available for our neighbors. Training to administer the count is being held on January 18th at Indiana Wesleyan University at 600 Meijer Drive, Ste 200, Florence KY 41042. Registration is encouraged but not required www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018KCount ... See MoreSee Less

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This is quite the snowstorm! I left shelter at 4 pm to come home. I am grateful to have made it safely to mine. I hope you did as well. Back at shelter, guests began coming in at noon once we heard that public buildings were closed due to weather. It's what we do...to make sure that no adult suffers or dies from exposure in weather like this whether it's 6pm or earlier if need be. We are fully stocked with coats, gloves, scarves, socks, & clothes because of you. It is that continued help that means the world to us and our guests. Stay warm, it's what our guests are doing at their home. ... See MoreSee Less

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On behalf of our guests, thank you for the donations, clothes, blankets and toiletries. These last few days you have shown our guests that they matter. We have seen the best of humanity, people helping people and witness the smallest acts of kindness such as a smile entering our building. We thank you very much and will always have our doors open this winter so that no adult suffers or dies from exposure. Please consider helping us continue to keep our doors open! Online donations can be made on our website www.emergencyshelternky.org or checks can be mailed to PO Box 332 Covington, KY 41012. A $20 donation provides a place to sleep for 1 guest for 1 night. #doingtherightthing #thesepeoplematter ... See MoreSee Less

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Emergency Shelter is now open 24 hours for as long as we need to. How can you help with our immediate needs?
1. If you see an adult needing shelter, please contact your police by calling the non emergency number in your city/county. They will be transporting.
2. We are in need of daytime volunteers to help in shelter between the hours of 9 am - 5pm. You will be opening the door, handing out clothing and anything else that is needed. Great volunteer opportunity for students. Looking for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
3. Donate men's size M, L, XL, XXL sweatpants, pj bottoms & coats size XXL or larger.
4. Updated- Meals are COVERED! Lunch for 40-50 on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. We will take the first ones that comment. Prefer pizza or brown bag meals.

Any questions, please call shelter at (859)291-4555 or email info@esnky.net.
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It's going to be the coldest night of the winter so far. Snow is falling, temperature is 20 but feels like 9 degrees and the wind chill is kicking in. There is no line outside our building right now as we have the first round of guests in warming their hands and toes up. However, at 9pm, the line will be back as we will work hard to not turn an adult guest away. ESNKY is the only shelter with no waiting list to enter. Can you even imagine walking around or try to sleep outside? As we end 2017, please consider making a donation to us to continue to be life saving in winter. A $20 donation shelters 1 guest for 1 night. Online donations can be made at www.emergencyshelternky.org or mailed to PO Box 332 Covington KY 41012 ... See MoreSee Less

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ESNKY and our amazing Executive Director Kim Webb honored as Bengals Community Champions! #whodey #livesaving #lifechanging ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we received a donation of TP & PT from Amazon.com CVG2 that will help us with the increasing number of adults we have seen in the first 6 weeks of the emergency cold shelter. Thank you Amazon.com for encouraging employees to give back and for your focus on helping those in transition & experiencing homelessness. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emergency Shelter of NKY was live. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have a super special guest making an appearance tonight. Any guesses???? ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE: You must click on the photo and comment on their post. Thanks to all who have commented below, if you have a moment and can go to their page that would be great. Please comment with Emergency Shelter of NKY in the comment section. If we have the most votes on December 23, we can win $150! ... See MoreSee Less

It's been a rough year for all of us here, but, it's Christmas and the season for giving! So, we are going to give away $150 to a local charity. Please comment below your favorite one and the one with the most votes by 6pm December 23rd, 2017 gets the donation.

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And the winner is.... ... See MoreSee Less

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