Life Saving, Life Changing

7th Annual Run for Shelter 5k Saturday, 10/15/2016

Registration is open for our 7th Annual Run for Shelter 5k Race/Walk on Saturday, October 15th which begins at 9 am. Race day registration begins at 8 am. The downtown course is flat and goes directly in front of the ESNKY shelter. Race begins at 5th & Scott Streets and […]

Bookkeeper-Office Assistant Job Opening

Job Opening! ESNKY is now accepting resumes for  a Bookkeeper/Office Assistant to perform financial and administrative and duties in the office. This position is vital to our mission of life- saving in the winter and life-changing in the summer.  It is a flexible part time position that will be responsible for […]

ESNKY has begun prepping for the winter season - beginning 11/1/16!

We are currently seeking meal donors and shift volunteers for the winter season - and there is plenty of availability!

Meal makers commit to preparing and delivering food for 60 people on an agreed upon date. Last winter ESNKY served nearly 16,000 meals during the winter season - ensuring that breakfast and dinner was available to each guest that walked through our doors. It is only possible for us to serve the needs of this community with your support!

Shift volunteers come in for one of two shifts in the evenings (5:30pm-7:30pm or 7:30pm-9:30pm) to assist with laundry, bed changes, serving meals, and providing guests with clean clothes from our stores. While a weekly or bi-weekly commitment is preferred, there is some flexibility in these shifts!

We are also in need of lightweight, twin/single sized blankets and sheet sets! Throughout the summer months we have given away A LOT of blankets (to graduates moving into their own homes and to those still living outdoors) and are now running low! If you have twin sized blankets or sheet sets that you can part with donations can be dropped off at the shelter (634 Scott St., Covington, KY) 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday!

If you're interested in getting involved and would more information or to schedule something please give us a call at
(859)-291-4555 or email !
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How easy is it for you to go home, take a shower and do your laundry? If you are homeless in NKY, the only consistent option to have those needs met is here. We run this outreach Monday-Friday from 12noon - 4 pm and can get 20 adults in. Today, we had 24 adults stand in line and we didn't want to turn anyone away. So with a little patience and help, we made it through. Some snapshots from today are of Celanese Corporation Florence employees who helped landscape, clean inside, help with showers/laundry and organzing. #globalimpactmonth #improvingtheworld ... See MoreSee Less

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Reliving the 90's and meeting people that are part of Fresh Start Worldwide Iniative. They have hearts of gold. Thanks for supporting ESNKY! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for something to do that is family friendly on Sunday night from 5pm - 8 pm? Fresh Start Worldwide is hosting a fundraiser and collecting items for ESNKY at Florence Fundome located at 7864 Commerce Place, Florence KY 41042. Come and see us! Details are in the event below. ... See MoreSee Less

I Love the 90's Skating party

September 18, 2016, 5:00pm - September 18, 2016, 7:00pm

Come out and join us for our flashback skating party while we reminisce about that fun decade....the 90's! There will be raffles, door prizes and plenty of 90's music to go around. More details will be added as we get closer to the event so stay tuned! Admission will be *$10 + $2 for skate rental. All proceeds to go towards Fresh Start World Wide winter fund to assist those in need in the winter months. There will also be a collection bin on site to drop off cleaning supplies and non perishable food items to benefit the Emergancey Shelter of Northern Ky. ** Donations..... Recurring Daily-Use Needs •Sugar •Powdered Creamer •Coffee •Breakfast Cereal •Bread •Milk •Peanut Butter & Jelly •Snack Foods/Fruit •Sandwich Bags •Gallon Storage Bags •Disposable Razors •Shaving Cream •Men’s underwear •Socks •Travel-sized shampoos, conditioner & body wash •Deodorant •Trash Bags (33gal & Kitchen) •Laundry Detergent •Bleach •Dish Detergent Winter-Specific Needs •Coats •Gloves •Winter Hats •Scarves •Warm Socks •Light Blankets •Towels •Wash Cloths *cash only for this event

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A big round of applause for all the musicians that performed to a packed house at Highlands United Methodist this past Friday night. The concert was the result of high school junior Riley Kuether who planned the 'Gimme Shelter' benefit concert as his Eagle Scout project to raise awareness of homelessness. For our guys that are living in the Shelter, it was a rare opportunity to go on a road trip. When the guys were dropped back off after the concert, it was this statement that stopped me in my tracks "this was the first time I felt normal'. Every day events we take for granted resulted in this guest appreciating the music and fellowship. Thank you Riley and crew for all that you have done to make a difference in their lives. ... See MoreSee Less

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The taps are open! If you are headed to Mainstrasse for Oktoberfest, come and get a stein filled with the best beer in Covington...Braxton Brewing Company! Lots of good choices on tap. Thanks Tamara, Eric, Neal and Jon for helping to raise funds for us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the 28 people who gave their time to help raise money for the Shelter. We had a great location and served great Braxton Brewing Company beer. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the 28 people who gave their time to help raise money for the Shelter. We had a great location and served great @[1422804584604560:274:Braxton Brewing Company] beer.

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Looking for Friday night plans that is free and open to public? Then come to Highlands United Methodist Church to listen to Riley Kuenther and friends concert. Riley is working on his Eagle Scout badge and decided to help the homeless in our community. What better way then to support the only emergency shelter in NKY and surrounding counties! The guys in shelter are excited as we are going on a road trip to Ft. Thomas tonight to listen. Concert starts at 7. ... See MoreSee Less

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Registration is open and we are only four weeks away. It's a beautiful course through Covington. New this year is post race massages courtesy of Gateway Community & Technical College students. It's a great way to start sweetest day! ... See MoreSee Less

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. Silent auction items also to bid on! Come and support ESNKY as we continue to be life saving in winter and life changing in summer.

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We have two openings for meals this weekend. Tonight and Sunday. Enough to feed 30 guys. Can stay and serve if you'd like. We are very flexible on the time it shows up, just usually no later than 6:30 pm. Reply or call shelter 859.291.4555. Thanks for feeding the guys who are working hard to be in their own home but in the meantime are in ours! ... See MoreSee Less

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On the outside it looks like just any ordinary building on any street in any town. But on the inside of this building located at 634 Scott Street, Covington, KY 41011, it is anything but ordinary.

In fact, it is Extraordinary what happens behind these doors. Since May 1 when we opened our Summer Transitional Program, 104 guys have come through these very doors to begin to work on individual goals to get into stable housing. Every guy that walks through these doors is wanting to get off the streets and have their own home. To date, we have had 52 find housing! There is currently 34 guys living in the shelter, 24 of them are working, 6 are on disability, 2 are applying for disability and 3 continue to look for employment. As well, 5 guys are in pay status for child support, and 11 of them have saved over $1000.

The accomplishments go unnoticed, much like our unmarked building, and the guys prefer it that way. They don't ask for much other than the basic necessities we take for granted. Those include coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, cereal, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, razors, underwear and socks. If you would like to be part of our extraordinary summer, donations are always accepted or you can donate online
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