SIMON House is a nonprofit agency that provides emergency shelter to homeless women who are pregnant or have children, and provides social services in our region through our community programs in a safe, stable, healthy, and barrier-free environment. By doing so, we help people become self-sufficient and productive members of our community.
In collaboration with other agencies, we provide services and referrals to low-income families to prevent them from experiencing the trauma of homelessness. Families come to the shelter primarily from Franklin and surrounding counties in Central Kentucky. The primary focus for families entering the shelter is to assist them to become permanently housed.
Simon House also aids low-income community families who need essential items on a short-term basis. They may request food, clothing, diapers, and other baby needs, cleaning supplies, personal care products, and some household items. This support often helps them manage periods of economic challenges and preclude homelessness.
Further, Simon House provides services and support to victims of crime. Any person who has experienced criminal victimization may receive case management services, safety planning, referrals, emotional support, and other assistance to overcome the trauma of criminal victimization.