Shelter of Hope

Helping the Homeless in the FIVCO Region for 31 Years

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Shelter of Hope Celebrates 31 Years of Service



Our mission is to provide temporary emergency shelter and permanent housing assistance for individuals and families in need of transitional services leading them to self-sufficiency and for whom none is available from existing community resources. Provisions will be made without discrimination because of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, national origin, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Shelter of Hope serves households with children and without children, who are residents of the FIVCO Area (Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Elliott, and Lawrence Counties, Kentucky). Preference is given to literally homeless households, families with children, homeless veterans with or without children, adults with disabilities, and domestic violence victims unable to enter into the local Victim Service Provider.


The Shelter of Hope provides the following services and programs for individuals, families, and veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless:

· TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HOUSING includes 10 fully furnished 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Guests receive assistance with food from our pantry, household furnishings and supplies, and personal hygiene items.

· HOME TBRA (Tenant-Based Rental Assistance) supplements a household’s rent until a HUD Housing Choice Voucher is approved.

· RAPID RE-HOUSING offers assistance with locating housing, security and utility deposits, and rent.

· CoC (Continuum of Care) refers to the comprehensive approach of addressing homelessness by providing a continuum of housing programs and services including outreach, intake, and assessment; emergency shelter services; transitional housing services; and permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities.

· TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM is a partnership with the City of Ashland Assisted Housing office. Guests may stay a minimum of twelve months. The transitional housing guests, through case management, learn how to be good tenants, learn budget management, begin a savings account, get education and job training, and work on clearing bad credit and bad landlord references. The transitional program charges rent through the Section 8 program and is income based. Some furniture is also provided to all families when they move into permanent housing.

Shelter of Hope continues to increase services in order to meet the rising demand for affordable low-income housing, as well as to improve community involvement and support through homelessness awareness education.

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Donations, Not Presents!

Leah and Camryn celebrated their birthdays by asking their friends and family to purchase donation items for children at Shelter of Hope instead of presents for themselves. We appreciate the kindness of the girls and their birthday party guests! #Thankful for #BirthdayDonations

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Save the Date!

Tuesday, May 14th, 12am-11:45pm

This is an online event.

KY Gives Day 2019 - #KYGives19

Kentucky Gives Day is an annual online fundraising event that takes place in a 24-hour period. This year Kentucky Gives Day is May 14th, 2019. KYGivesDay gives Kentuckians the opportunity to support causes they care about and gives Kentucky's nonprofits the opportunity to share their amazing stories.

Kentucky Gives Day has raised nearly $1.7 million in partnership with participating Kentucky nonprofits since it was launched in 2012.

This year Shelter of Hope wants to raise $3,100.00, or $100 for each of the 31 years Shelter of Hope has 'Helped the Homeless' in northeastern Kentucky.

Please share the Kentucky Gives Day 2019 campaign with your friends and relatives using the hashtag #KYGives19 on social media. Share the links you find on the Shelter of Hope Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, too. We appreciate your support!

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2019 Grove City College Student Volunteers

Student volunteers from Grove City College in Grove City, PA make an annual trip to Ashland to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations over their Spring Break. These young men and women are dedicated and diligent workers. We appreciate them and their hard work! #Volunteer #GroveCityCollege #Thankful

Please Take Our Survey - We want to know more about you!

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Debbie Sivis, our Executive Director, volunteered her time to help Ashland Middle School students determine their best choices for housing at the 4-H Reality Store. Reality Store is a 4-H sponsored experiential activity that helps students make wise economic choices using a monthly budget. #WeGiveBack
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First United Methodist Youth #Volunteer

FUMC Youth Volunteers helped shelter staff organize furniture in storage, clean apartments, and complete minor repairs on Saturday, March 23rd. We appreciate these young people and the time they dedicated to helping us help the homeless in our community. #Volunteer #Thankful

1st Annual Pickleball Tournament ~ Save the Date!

Saturday, July 13th, 8am to Sunday, July 14th, 8pm

Pickleball Courts @ Central Park in Ashland, KY

Join us for our First Annual Pickleball Tournament! Keep watch on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our website for more details.
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Items of Constant Need List

The items on this list are constantly needed by guests of the shelter. We accept donations of non-perishable food, hygiene supplies, household supplies, and furniture 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday. Contact us if you need more information or wish to bless the shelter with any of these #ItemsofConstantNeed. We greatly appreciate all #Donors and #Donations!
Donate to Shelter of Hope

All donations made through this link are securely processed by Network for Good.

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Contact us if you would like to donate needed items or volunteer your time and skills at Shelter of Hope.