St. Benedict’s Emergency Shelter for Men is the only emergency shelter in Owensboro. We serve 60 men every night and estimate serving 350+ men a year.
Hours of Operation
We are an overnight facility open Monday through Sunday from 6 PM to 8 AM. Check-in for residents is between the hours of 7 PM and 10 PM on a first-come, first-serve opportunity. Doors open at 6 PM for daily Bible study. Dinner is served at 8 PM and a light breakfast is served at 7 AM before check-out at 8 AM.
St. Benedict’s is a temporary refuge for the homeless men in our community.
Our mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where residents can have a warm place to sleep, shower, eat, and wash their laundry in a Christian atmosphere. St. Benedict’s addresses barriers many of these men face in becoming independent by providing life skills classes, acute case management, ministering, transitional housing, and advocating services and resources.
We also provide them with spiritual counseling through Bible studies and more.