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 --http://www.scottcountyhospitalityhouse.com
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.
Our mission is to provide emergency and transitional housing and support services for homeless Scott County, Kentucky residents.
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.
Accomplishments in the past year:1. Served 14 women and 8 children at Elizabeth Place, our transitional home for homeless women and children.
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, Inc. serves Scott County residents most of whom live in the 40324, 40379 and 40370 zip codes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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