To Reserve a Bed Call Single Point of Entry 502-637-2337

If no answer or after hours go to

the GET HELP button above,

then Current Bed Availability button

Case Management Transport Assistance 502-996-1888


Warmer weather coming into the Louisville area has lowered the immediate threat of people freezing to death on our streets.  Homeless people will continue to fill our shelter and look for supportive safe lodging and hope to find housing in the community.  Our staff and volunteers will continue to provide emergency, transitional and permanent lodging in a supportive, safe environment.  Thank you for your continued support of the Mission and our ministries to the less fortunate in our community. 

The Low Barrier Shelter is open 24 hours a day for dropping in to warm up, eat a meal, and/or take a shower.  A state-licensed social worker is on duty during most days and an Adult Peer Support Specialist is on duty most nights.  Transportation is provided for homeless individuals to and from homeless camps or lodging locations when requested.  Call 502-996-1888 for more information and/or transportation.   When not in Operation White Flag, check-in for overnight lodging is 3 PM - 4:30 PM.  Check-in times are flexible for people with jobs, medical appointments, AA meetings, etc.  The Low Barrier Shelter is a 24-hour shelter as is all of our programs.  During Operation White Flag, check-in is available 24 hours per day.

Current Needs: 

  • Pillows, Blankets, Water Bottles, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Toilet Paper!


  • Soda is #1 Water / Gatorade, Soups/ Snack foods Chips

  • Many of our covid clients have lost their taste so having an assortment of soups and snacks is really something we are trying to do and I have gotten so many calls thanking us for the assortment of snacks we have.  

Quick update on the many ways Wayside is helping

Providing Emergency Services since 1957

With your support, we create lasting change in the lives of homeless men, women, and children.

Covid didn't stop these kids from getting to enjoy their Christmas (photos) 

Check out these awesome photos of Wayside kids and families during Christmas. You'll also see the many staff members and volunteers who made it happen!

Stay up to date with all of Wayside's events and activities on our blog!

From Covid-19 news to donation surprises, you'll find the latest updates on Tim and Nina's Blog. You'll also get updates on who's helping the Mission and what you can do.

If you haven't seen it yet,  download the Waysider newsletter.

Due to Covid safety measures, Wayside volunteers will deliver the grilled food items to the homeless camps, rather than have people come into the shelter. And we need your help!

"You will feel the joy and want to come back every week."

Sherry Wood, Beautician & Wayside Volunteer

Helping others in need often does more for the giver than the receiver.  We've all been blessed with skills to help others. Visit our volunteer page to see how you can help!


Sheltering and Helping Men,Women, Children, and Veterans.

Providing 2,000 meals each day to feed the hungry.

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