St. Benedict’s Shelter offers a variety of services and has become more than just an overnight shelter.
As Owensboro’s homeless population has increased and with bed space limited, we focus on the barriers many of these men face. These barriers are, but are not limited to: mental health issues, substance abuse issues, alcoholism, lack of rental history, lack of personal documentation, among other issues that may be different depending on each individual resident. Addressing such barriers through Life Skills Classes, Case Management, Bible Studies, Advocacy of outside Services, and Transitional Living Houses allows our residents to reclaim independence while it also frees bed space for the next individual seeking shelter. The goal is to get individuals out on their own, become independent members of society, and to become productive and knowledgeable about the gifts of serving others.