More than a shelter
As Owensboro’s homeless population has increased and with bed space limited, we focus on the barriers many homeless residents face.
These barriers are, but are not limited to, mental health issues, substance use, alcoholism, lack of rental history, lack of personal documentation, and other issues. We address such barriers through an array of social services, such as emergency shelter, life skills classes, case management, targeted case management, drug and alcohol assessments, crisis prevention plans, exit strategy plans, Bible studies, advocacy of outside services, and transitional living.
Transitional living homes allow our clients to reclaim self-sufficiency by introducing them to responsible living in a model that fosters self-determination.
At St. Benedict’s, our goal is to enable clients to become self-sufficient members of society and to understand the benefits of serving others.