Life Saving, Life Changing

Jack’s Story

Dear Friend: “Don’t give my bed away.” Jack (pictured right) said on the phone to me as he was recovering in the hospital from his second stroke he suffered in shelter last August. These words broke my heart and I quickly reassured him that we would “never give his bed […]

Please join us- Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 4/25/17

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” Henry David Thoreau. This quote by Henry David Thoreau resonates with us here at ESNKY because what we see is: Guests who need compassion & Volunteers who give it, Guests who have basic hygiene needs & Volunteers who […]

Homer watching #solareclipse2017 with Celanese Corporation Florence location. Thanks Kassie Hatton for making sure #Homer practiced #safetyfirst! #celaneseisfamily! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you have items in your house and yard that need to be gone but you don't have the time to have a yard sale? If so, a ESNKY volunteer is hosting a garage sale and she is accepting items to sell at her house! 100% of the proceeds of garage sale will be given to ESNKY to help with our summer operations.

if you have items that are garage sale worthy please call the shelter at 859.291.4555 or email info@esnky.net to find how and where you can drop off items. She will be accepting items until Tuesday, Aug. 22 in order to have time to price and set up for the sale. Information on date, location and time will follow when available.
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ESNKY emergency cooling center open again today beginning at 11 am for adult men and women that are homeless or living in housing with no AC. TV will be on, snacks & water/coffee available along with access to shower & laundry. If you would like to help, we are in need of water & shelf stable snacks. You can order directly thru amazon smile.amazon.com/ch/26-0851019. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to help with utilities, that can be done via our paypal link at emergencyshelternky.org/help-out/donate/. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy to report that cooling center day #2 a success! Once again we opened our doors for any adult man or woman who needed a place to cool off. We also allowed the summer program guys not working today to stay in. It was busy day but well worth it Thanks to all who sent water & snacks to keep everyone hydrated, cool and safe. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Emergency Cooling Shelter open again today at 11 am. Why are we opening our doors? While we are known to be life saving in winter, we also can be life saving in summer. A guest once told me that it is "harder to be homeless in summer than winter" which puzzled me. With temperatures like yesterday, 87 but the heat index (or what it actually feels like) is 93 & the UV index very high at 10, it makes perfectly good sense. Check out the heat index picture.

Temperatures like this cause hyperthemia and put individuals at risk of heat exhaustion, heatstroke, muscle cramps, heat swelling, and fainting. This weather can become extremely dangerours for someone living outside especially with no access to a cooling center.

If you would like to help, we are accepting water & shelf stable snacks. If you would like to help out financially, visit our website at emergencyshelternky.org/help-out/donate/.
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ESNKY will be operating a cooling shelter effective immediately, 7/19/2017 until Friday. We have the tv on, water and snacks out (or at least until we run out). Adults are welcome to come in beginning at 11 am each day. Shower/Laundry program will continue to operate each day as well.

If you are interested in helping, we are always accepting cases of water, shelf stable snacks or you can donate via paypal to help with utility costs emergencyshelternky.org/help-out/donate/. Call ESNKY directly at 859-291-4555 or comment below to find out more.
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Look at ESNKY's garden grow! Thank you to Angela and her entire crew from Crossroads Church :Go Local" volunteer day on May 20th. They brought the manpower, soil, plants and knowledge to make this happen. A BIG thanks to the guests, in shelter who continue to weed, water and cultivating the variety of plants. First harvest was a few cucumbers that were delicious. The benefits to our guests are beyond the food, it is getting their hands in the soil and cultivating the plants. For one guest, he said that it reminds him of days spent farming and how much he has misses it. We are looking forward to see what else grows! ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh no! no meal tonight for the guys in shelter.:( Anyone interested in serving 30 hungry guys tonight so they don't have to go elsewhere after being out all day? If tonight doesn't work, call the office to schedule at 859-291-4555. We can turn the sad plate into a happy one :) ... See MoreSee Less

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