2020-21 Bed sponsorships going well

Donations for St. Benedict’s continue to come in for the Bed Sponsorship Campaign, the shelter’s largest fundraiser of the year.   As of Tuesday, Jan. 19, the nonprofit had received $113,689, but hopes to meet or exceed its $150,000 goal by the end of the month. Anyone interested in donating should go to https://stbenedictsowensboro.org/donate/.  St. Benedict’s estimates…

COVID-19 Relief Fund and needs

First, we thank our supporters, volunteers, and community partners for walking with us during this time. We pray God will show His mercy and grace through this worldwide crisis. Community support is vital to St. Benedict’s. Without our army of faithful volunteers and donors, the nonprofit wouldn’t exist. We have a financial need at this…

Gratitude in action

Meet Ronnie and Darrell!  These men once needed us but quickly learned we needed them, too. They stayed at St. Benedict’s shelter for men for a brief period of time. Then, Darrell and Ronnie entered the nonprofit’s Transitional Housing Program. Through case management and self determination, these men chose to give back to the place…

Robert — a veteran

“My name is Robert and I’m a 46-year-old veteran. “I had a situation that placed me where there was a difficult choice to make. I loved Kentucky, wanting to stay here instead of relocating to another state and beginning all over once again I had no one to turn towards for help. “After explaining my…

Be a Voice — an intern’s point of view

“My name is Wendall Hallam, and I am a 21-year-old Christian male pursuing a bachelors degree in social work at Western Kentucky University. I am currently serving my internship at St. Benedict’s and would like to share my experience thus far. “Since starting here in January, my experience has allowed me to embrace a lot…

The Voice of Lewis

My name is Lewis!  I am a 46-year-old male from Owensboro, Kentucky. I am single with two daughters, and I am the youngest of three siblings. I am blessed to be a grandfather-to-be to a little boy. I am currently in remission from lymphoma cancer and a person in long-term recovery from substance use. Since…

Jeff: ‘I may be homeless, but I have a lot of goals’

“My name is Jeff. I am a 61-year-old male from Owensboro, Kentucky. “I am living at St. Benedict’s because I became homeless. “I am currently divorced and have three grown children. The greatest moment of my life was when my children were born. “One thing about me that I want people to know is I…

Leon: ‘I have a kind heart’

“I am a 39-year-old black male from Owensboro, Kentucky. I am divorced from a five-year marriage and have four children. “I am a brother to two wonderful sisters and work a full-time job. I have become homeless because I put the care of my children above myself. “Even though I haven’t been in my children’s…

Sam: ‘I really don’t know where I would be … without St. Benedict’s Shelter!’

“My name is Sam. I am a 57-year-old male from Owensboro, Kentucky. I am currently divorced but a father to a beautiful daughter and grandfather to five grandchildren. “I’m currently seeking employment, with several prospects but nothing promising. “I am also an addict of substance use, which resulted in my divorce and a contributing factor…

Chris: ‘I am truly blessed to be here … ‘

Visitors and guests see and hear many things when they open the door at St. Benedict’s men’s shelter. Those sights and sounds differ with each visit, but one message prevails.  Our facility is filled with love, compassion, dignity, integrity, and unity.  Showing care and concern for those who are the most vulnerable among us are…