Winter Shelter Opening – November 1

Shelter will open sooner if temp drops below freezing.

Doors open at 6:00pm and close at 9:00am

( For questions, call 859-291-4555 )
634 Scott Street, Covington KY 41011


Winter Program

ESNKY is open every night starting November 1st regardless of temperature. We are a first come first serve shelter. When the temperature is below 32 degrees, we will make every attempt to shelter everyone who needs us, with safety being a priority. We will shelter anyone regardless of their physical, mental or spiritual state of being. The ESNKY is handicap accessible.

Who do We Serve?

Adult Men and Women (18+)


  • Kentucky state-issued picture ID. Exceptions are made ONLY if the person is escorted to our facility by the police or a phoned in referral from St. Elizabeth Hospital.
  • A desire and willingness to make commitments, keep appointments, & implement necessary changes to better current circumstances.

What do we provide?

  • Evening meal and breakfast
  • Laundry, showers, clothing and personal hygiene items.
  • Information about, and referrals to, community resources.
  • NKU NACU (Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved) provides bi-weekly nursing and connection to outside health care resources.

What I can expect:

  • A clean, safe, refuge from the cold.
  • Volunteers and employees will treat me with respect.
  • To be offered food, clothing and the ability to get clean.
  • To be offered information and referrals to services that may help my situation if I so chose to take action.
  • Shelter staff will take swift action in removing anyone who threatens the safety of our shelter guests.

Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions
(859) 291-4555