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Urgently Needed Items
    • Extra Large Plastic Gift Bags
    • Underwear (All sizes, child to adult)
    • White T-Shirts & Tank Tops (All sizes, child to adult)
    • Bath Towels & Wash Cloths
    • Twin XL Blankets & Comforters
    • Seasonal Clothing
    • Hair Brushes & Wide Tooth Combs
    • Socks (All sizes, infant to adult)
    • Tennis Shoes (All sizes, child to adult)
Become a Foster Parent
Foster parenting classes will be starting soon.  For more information or to enroll in the class, please call 502.596.1313.


Louisville’s own Home of the Innocents, a private non-profit agency that has been in operation for more than 135 years, served over 7,000 children, parents and families last year.  Learn more... 

Our Mission

The Home of the Innocents, a community of dedicated people and those they serve, provides the skills and opportunities by which vulnerable children, youth and their families may improve their lives.  Learn more... 

Board of Directors

Home of the Innocents is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a 32-member Board of Directors.  Learn more... 

Our History

Home of the Innocents was incorporated by a special legislative act on April 23, 1880. The Home was founded by Dr. James Taylor Helm to “provide for the comfort and care of poor families, children of working and destitute mothers, and protection of the latter.”  Learn more...

Privacy Policy

Home of the Innocents is aware of consumer privacy concerns. This Privacy Statement was developed to demonstrate the agency's commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.  Learn more...

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A Special Thank You to Our Partners

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1100 East Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
Main Phone: 502.596.1000