207 S. Hamilton St.
GEORGETOWN KY 40324-1604
Contact Information
Address 207 S. Hamilton St.
GEORGETOWN, KY 40324 1604
Phone (502) 863.0800
Contact Name Kandice Whitehouse
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2013
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Send a donation by mail to: Scott County Hospitality House, Inc. -- 207 S. Hamilton St. -- Georgetown, KY  40324.
Make a donation on-line using your bank: If you pay bills on-line, add Hospitality House to your list.  You can send a one-time donation or have your bank  send a donation on a regular basis.
Make a donation on-line using PayPal: PayPal is a safe and convenient way to make a one time donation or a recurring donation to Scott County Hospitality House.  Just visit our website --

You could also become an Elizabeth Place Volunteer.  Elizabeth Place is our transitional home for women and children. 
If you are interested in being a volunteer, call our office, 502-863-0800, or check our website. 

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide emergency and transitional housing and support services for homeless Scott County, Kentucky residents.

Background Statement

In October of 2009, several members of the community began a conversation about a growing need for transitional and emergency housing in Scott County, Kentucky. From that conversation, on December 10, 2009, the Board of Directors for Scott United ministries voted to approve Scott County Hospitality House and accepted it under its umbrella, giving it not-for-profit status. This also enabled Scott County Hospitality House to serve as a sister organization for the Amen House which provides emergency food, shelter, clothing and more for the under-privileged in our community.   An Advisory Board was chosen for Scott County Hospitality House and Stacey Cruse become the director. During an Advisory Board retreat held Tuesday, February 23, 2010 the Advisory Board developed a strategic plan and set goals to provide services to the homeless, raise funds, and renovate the property at 108 E. College Street which was named "Elizabeth Place."  This property was leased from First Christian Church for $1.00 per year.  We solicited community services and support and were able to renovate this property ($50,000) and it became our transitional home for homeless women and children.
In November of 2012, Scott County Hospitality House opened the doors of Elizabeth Place with a mission  to serve as a Transitional Home for single women and women with minor children to assist them in their transition to self-sufficiency. This home can accommodate seven residents for up to one year while they are working toward self-sufficiency. During their stay, we provide case management, and in turn help them access financial literacy, parenting classes, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, tutoring, transportation, a savings account, as well as referrals to additional support services.

Scott County Hospitality House is a grass roots, faith based non-profit whose sole purpose is to provide emergency and transitional shelter to homeless Scott County residents.  As our staff creates a supportive community for healing and new beginnings, our clients develop community among themselves and the greater community at large.  By successfully completing our program and becoming self-sufficient, they in turn are able to give back to the community through participation in the work force and volunteer service.
Impact Statement

Accomplishments in the past year:
1.  Served 14 women and 8 children at Elizabeth Place, our transitional home for homeless women and children.

2. Received funding from Ray and Kay Eckstein Charitable Foundation for operating expenses for Elizabeth Place
3. Granted a service position from Homes for All, a program of AmeriCorps.
1.  Develop a predictable, sustainable giving donor base.
2.  Begin to plan a route to opening a Domestic Violence shelter in Scott County
3. Continue to perfect the Elizabeth Place program and raise our graduate numbers
Needs Statement The top 5 most pressing needs for Scott County Hospitality House are:
1. Sustainable giving: since we do not receive any state or federal funding, we are working hard to develop a sustainable giving donor base and would like to increase that in the coming year.
2. We are in need of funding that allows us to hire more staff members.  Our programs would be even more efficient and quality if we had more hired staff rather than relying on volunteers.
3. Our residents are in need of quality, accessible, affordable mental healthcare.
4. The transitional home is in need of a classroom that can be used for tutoring, programs, training, and testing.
5.  As we plan for the future, we will be in need of a facility for our domestic violence shelter that is safe for women and children to seek refuge.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

 I believe in Scott County Hospitality House, not just because it is my job to, but because Scott County Hospitality House is doing it right.  This program realizes that homelessness is so much more than a money issue, so much more than a surface level problem, so much more than a quick fix.  Scott County Hospitality House knows that in order to create real change, they have to be willing to find real solutions.  The program does all that it can to find the source of what has caused a person to be in a place that they need our services.  Our program does all it can to help alleviate all obstacles and barriers that stand between the person they are today and the person they want to be.  Scott County Hospitality House can accomplish this because their programs are long term, developmental programs that accept the challenge and the timeline.

Scott County Hospitality House is also willing to work with each client on an individual, unique plan.  The program realizes that each client is coming into the program with different issues, different obstacles, different backgrounds, different strengths, and a different path they need to take.  I think that says a lot about our program and we have had great success with that knowledge.
Board Chair Statement

Geographic Areas Served

Scott County Hospitality House, Inc. serves Scott County residents most of whom live in the 40324, 40379 and 40370 zip codes.

Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

Scott County Hospitality House strives to provide emergency and transitional housing along with developmental services in order to best serve the homeless in Scott County, Kentucky. Our organization works to enable women and children to become self-sufficient thus breaking the cycle of poverty. We are currently doing this through our Elizabeth Place program by working with the women and children who utilize our service. We see the needs and obstacles of the ladies and children we work with and realize that a physical shelter is not what will help them achieve self-sufficiency. We have developed the Elizabeth Place program in order to address each and every obstacle to being independent. Our holistic approach assists the ladies in developing confidence, financial literacy, emotional stability, job skills, healthy boundaries, time management, cooking skills, parenting techniques, and other abilities to ensure that they can remain self-sufficient.

Within the next three years, we would like to have a full functioning domestic violence shelter for women and children escaping violence within their home. Despite the population difference, our goal would be the same. We want to assist the women and children in finding ways to be self sufficient and discovering what independence looks like for them. By doing this, we hope to break the cycle of violence and poverty within those families.

Ultimately, we strive to bring about a significant reduction in homelessness in our community through education, advocacy, and service. The focus of our program is on our clients, but we also work with the citizens within our community as a whole. We work to change the face of homelessness, involve the community in our endeavors, and create a culture that refuses to accept homelessness as part of their community.

Our five-year plan works toward these goals as we continue to provide the services we have and plan to provide new ones.

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

In our brief history, we have accomplished a great amount.  We have provided emergency shelter to well over 1,000 individuals, and transitional shelter to approximately 30 women and their children.  Our focus is on the quality of service to each individual based on their needs, rather than building up the quantity of people being served. 

We also have received tremendous support from the community including recognition for our services at Elizabeth Place.  This support has enabled us to raise a donor base that continues to help us reach our long term financial goals.  Finally, we received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service which reflects our strong volunteer and community involvement. 

Board Chair
Board Chair Scott Gould
Company Affiliation Eckman/Freeman and Associates
Term Jan 2016 to July 2017
Board Members
Jeff Antle Edward Jones InvestmentsVoting
Chuck Bradley Georgetown City CouncilVoting
Christie Bray Scott County High SchoolVoting
Erin Druen Stay at home momVoting
Scott Gould Georgetown BaptistVoting
Devin Harris-Davis Georgetown Baptist ChurchVoting
Ken Holden Georgetown CollegeVoting
Rick Kopp Georgetown CollegeVoting
Amanda Langlands Faith BaptistVoting
Jason Obermeyer AttorneyVoting
Natalie Payne Georgetown Police DepartmentVoting
DeDe Pollnow Impact Satellite TVVoting
Donna Redmon Retired militaryVoting
Meghan Shook Community VolunteerVoting
Breona Taul Scott County SchoolsVoting
Cary Williams Retired teacher/Friends with Flowers
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Kandice Whitehouse
Term Start Sept 2015
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 60
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Description Scott County Hospitality House offers emergency shelter on an as-needed basis during the winter months to homeless Scott County families. Due to budget constraints, we have been forced to cut our funding for this service by 66% in the past 2 years.  We can offer only 2 nights per family per year due to the volume of calls and demand for this service in Scott County.  On an average month, we serve approximately 8 families.  Typically, funds run out by the 15th of each month and we are forced to turn families away.  Additional funds would enable us to provide more emergency shelter to more families.
Budget $500/month
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short Term Success As we provide this short-term, emergency shelter we hope utilize the opportunity we have to reach out to more families and let them know about our other long-term, transitional resources that can assist them in making a change in their lives.
Program Long term Success The results of this program is knowing that the homeless children in our community have a safe, warm place to sleep during the months when temperatures can drop to dangerous lows, making sleeping outside a deadly option.
Program Success Monitored By

We know that emergency shelter in hotels is not the best solution to the issue of homelessness, however, it is the only option we have at that point in time.  The goal of keeping children physically safe from the elements is met, however, we find it hard to track clients after their stay.  We track the program by keeping a monthly log.

Examples of Program Success

Description Elizabeth Place opened in January of 2013.  The goal of this program is to enable women to become self-sufficient.  Clients are screened during the admission process to evaluate their ability and commitment to becoming self-sufficient.  Once accepted into the program, residents work with the Build Corps Case Manager to set short-term goals for themselves to overcome obstacles such as medical needs, legal issues, vocational needs, and educational goals.  Clients receive assistance in their job search and placement, save money for future housing upon their departure from the program, and participate in program classes.  These classes are mandatory and include financial literacy and budgeting, grief recovery, self-esteem and parenting classes, job skills, Al-Anon, AA, and other referrals as needed.  Clients also have mandatory weekly meetings with their case manager in order to monitor their success in reaching their goals.
Budget $1,200.00/month
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Homeless, Females, Families
Program Short Term Success

Near term achievements include a sense of safety for our residents, that enables them to find work, focus on their goals and save for future housing.  At the end of their case management sessions clients will be more focused on their goals and how to achieve those successfully.  Clients will be able to act on their own behalf by following through with referrals to comprehensive care, vocational rehabilitation, and other referrals appropriate to their needs.

Short term success is measured weekly during case management client sessions by referring to the goals they originally set for themselves. Finally, short term success is evident when residents respond to case management and are able to follow through in completing their goals.  We also determine success by their overall participation in in-house programs, and the improvement of their attitude and sense of well-being.
Program Long term Success Ultimately, the residents of Elizabeth Place will be able to leave our program equipped to become self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.  They will be able to contribute to the community by earning income that will contribute to the tax base, their children are in our schools, they are shopping in our community, and they are volunteering with organizations in Scott County. We hope that our long term success rate will be above 75%.  We understand that this depends on the determination and focus our residents are willing to give. Our hope and our goal is for all of our program participants to leave our program with more stable housing and employment.
Program Success Monitored By We evaluate what is working and what is not working through the Weekly Goal Sheet that clients use to stay on track.  We also utilize a monthly staff review of client progress as well as a monthly Director's Review form.  These forms allow the case manager to evaluate the resident and the Director to review the progress of each resident.  If a client is found not to be making the progress expected then we meet with the client to see what other factors may be limiting her progress and why.  The residents themselves complete monthly self reports which enable staff to compare the residents self perception with what she has actually accomplished.  To track financial goals, we utilize a budget form which is updated weekly, as well as a savings form which delineates how much the resident has saved. We utilize all of these forms to track client progress in reaching their goals toward self-sufficiency.
Examples of Program Success  In the past year we graduated 27% of the residents that we housed.  Specifically, our success is seen in their ability to continue to be self-sufficient up to the present time.  Each resident has a job that provides, a stable home, a budget, appropriate childcare, confidence to ask for assistance when they need it, the knowledge of how to be strong and stand up for themselves in every day life, and goals they continue to reach for.  This well rounded individual is what we want to see when they leave the home of Elizabeth Place.  Being out on their own is the true challenge and, so far, they have met that without issue.  We know this because we stay in close contact with all residents as continued social support and to help if issues do arise so they do not become unmanageable.
Program Comments
CEO Comments

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Chamber of Commerce2015
Central Kentucky Housing and Homeless Initiative2015
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2015
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $84,950.00
Projected Expenses $84,204.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$35,406$53,880$30,202
Administration Expense$22,417$17,257$4,265
Fundraising Expense$9,000$4,220$208
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.901.012.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses53%72%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%6%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$59,548$65,797$68,850
Current Assets$16,565$19,374$18,987
Long-Term Liabilities--$277$4,000
Current Liabilities$584----
Total Net Assets$58,964$65,520$64,850
Form 990s
2015 Form 990
2014 990EZ
2013 990-EZ
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 in 2013 so  has only two full years of financials.
Address 207 S. Hamilton St.
GEORGETOWN, KY 403241604
Primary Phone 502 863.0800
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Kandice Whitehouse
Board Chair Scott Gould
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eckman/Freeman and Associates