Life Saving, Life Changing

Summer Shower & Laundry Program begins May 2

Once again, we will be offering a summer shower & laundry program for adult men and women starting on Monday, May 2. Showers & Laundry will be Monday thru Friday from 12 noon – 4 pm all summer. The first 15 men and/or women will receive: A shower Clothing laundered […]

Summer Recovery Program applications being accepted

Summer Recovery Program intake assessments for homeless men 18  and older begin April 4th. Appointments can be made by calling the shelter at (859) 291-4555 or stopping at Shelter located at 634 Scott Street, Covington KY 41011. This transition program assists with the overall community goal of decreasing homelessness. Beginning May […]

Limited edition, custom created "859" t-shirt with proceeds benefitting ESNKY. Thank you Giving Tee Inkery for your creative talent to benefit the community! We will also have 50 to sell during the River Cities Relay at our table. Come check it out and be seen in the new fall fashion statement! ... See MoreSee Less

If the 859 is your home, this is the shirt for you. 50% of the profits raised will be donated to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky. Get it now: www.givingteeinkery.com/products/859

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Piada Florence cooked dinner tonight for the guys in our summer program. What is really neat is that they don't officially open to the public until Wednesday and THEY reached out to us because they wanted to cook for the homeless at ESNKY. The guys declared the food AMAZING! Piada Italian Street Food welcome to NKY and our ESNKY family! Your generosity and culinary talent is most appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

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Run for Shelter 5k

October 15, 2016, 9:00am - October 15, 2016, 10:00am

The Emergency Shelter of NKY's 7th annual Run for Shelter 5k will be held on Saturday, October 15th. Race begins at 9 am with race day registration beginning at 8 am. Cost for race is $30 and includes a dri-fit tech shirt, children 10 and under are free with paid adult and can purchase a t-shirt for $10. Post race massages and food are also included. Come and support ESNKY as we continue to be life saving in winter and life changing in summer.

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We have an immediate need for coffee, creamer, sugar, and breakfast cereal (especially coffee)!

Between the 30 men currently staying with us each evening - working on stabilization and making steady progress toward independent housing and the 40+ individuals we see each week for showers and laundry services (Mon-Fri; 12pm-4pm) we have gone through a great deal of our daily-use items.

If you can help with any of the items listed above please call the shelter at 859.291.4555!

Thank you!
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Paint needed.... do you have paint left over from a project that you don't know what to do with it? ESNKY would love to have it!

We have a group of 20 Governor Scholars that will be here every Thursday til the end of July and we'd like to have them start painting each room.

Any color or finish would be appreciated. You can message or comment or you can call us at 859.291.4555
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A group of wonderul students, parents and leaders from St. Philip Parish in Melbourne KY collected items during their Cave Quest Vacation Bible school last week. The donation came in a great time of need and we really appreciate their support! ... See MoreSee Less

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This cool kid brought a bunch of goodies for our summer guests and for shower/laundry program. Jonathan you remind us that summer break is also a time to continue to serve others in need. Kathy Thacker Bowen you should be so very proud! ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday's are not always bad. Today is GRADUATION DAY for Chad. Chad has been homeless since 2011 and street homeless in NKY since 2012. He was a winter guest and came into the summer recovery program with the goal to get into permanent housing. As you can see in the pictures, he moved into his own place after maintaining regular employment, saving 70% of his income, improving upon his spirtual well being and mental health in the last 3.5 months. In addition, he has been one of the most helpful guys in shelter. This is a success story that we celebrate with everyone of our donors and volunteers, you made a difference in the life of this man and he is beyond grateful. ... See MoreSee Less

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I have been out and about and so many people are asking questions about 1) if ESNKY is open, 2) what are some things we need and 3) how to help. So, to answer those questions:

1) We are in our Summer life changing mode- we have 30 guys in our Summer Recovery Program working to get in a permanent housing situation. We are also running the only consistent shower/laundry program each weekday from 12-4pm.

2) Needs - currently are in napkins, paper towels, socks, mens underwear,razors, bread, cereal and milk,. Also snack foods for summer shower/laundry would be helpful.

3) Help - Our Community Action Commission assignment,"S" has finally landed a permanent job. We are thrilled for her but now need a person to help answer the phones and door. Any day time help would be great. We also have some open dates to make dinner for the 30 guys in Shelter.

Call the Shelter for additional info at (859) 291-4555
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Tide Dry Cleaners- Cincinnati -Beechmont location.... thanks for the laundry basket of goodies for our shower/laundry program outreach. Every weekday from 12-4pm we allow homeless adults come in to have some laundry done and get a shower. Thanks to Tide Dry Cleaners Cincinnati Tri-State for you generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Celanese Corporation, Florence location for inviting ESNKY to their family fun day. It is the true meaning of community partnerships and being part of the famiy ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to Triumph Strength and Conditioning for the garbage bag full of underwear... The bin was empty and now it is full of it!! Thank you Carola Bell for bringing it by on this rainy day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Quite a bit of things to celebrate here at ESNKY:

First, we have served 49 guys in our Summer Transitional program since May 1 with 10 move into stable housing already.

Second, we have increased our shower/laundry outreach to 12-4pm weekdays and have seen on average 10 adults come in.

Lastly, we are celebrating National Chocolate Ice Cream Day with the 34 guys currently staying with us. Never too old for ice cream!
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