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Emergency Day Shelter

Emergency Day Shelter

We are one of Louisville's primary providers of relief services for homeless adults.
Our Emergency Day Shelter is open Mondays through Fridays, except for federal holidays. During the hours of 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., men and women may access services as needed but may not remain inside the building for extended periods of time. During the hours of 1 to 3 p.m., women only may access services and remain inside the building as long as they'd like. Services offered through the Emergency Day Shelter are always free.

Please contact Joanie Williams at 502.584.6543, Ext. 105 with any questions or concerns about the Emergency Day Shelter.

Personal Hygiene

We provide guests with personal toiletries as well as a safe place to use the restroom and take a shower.


We provide guests with access to washers and dryers. Men may make an appointment for either 7:15 a.m. or 9 a.m. and must pick up laundry by 11:30 a.m. Women may make an appointment for 1 p.m. and must pick up laundry by 2:30 p.m. A standby/waiting list is available each day for walk-ins.


We provide guests with a secure, reliable mailing address:

Your Name
c/o Louisville Rescue Mission
733 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Mail not retrieved after 14 days will be returned to its sender.

Personal Storage

We provide guests with Louisville’s only facility for storage of personal belongings. Guests may safely leave a backpack or luggage with us so long as it's renewed every 30 days.


We provide guests with lunch at 11 a.m. every Wednesday and some Fridays, as volunteer resources allow.

Winter Wear

We provide guests with winter coats, gloves, scarves, hats, and socks, as donations allow.

Spiritual Encouragement

We provide guests with spiritual encouragement for those who are interested in a restored life through faith in Jesus.