The Home of the Innocents’ Aftercare Program provides services to men and women (and their children) ages 18 to 24. The program staff offers assistance in the following areas:
☑ Developing Independent Living Skills
☑ Enrolling and Completing Education
☑ Accessing Community Resources
☑ Seeking Affordable Housing
☑ Accessing Mental Health Services and Support
Program participants are expected to fulfill certain obligations in these areas as well. These expectations include:
☑ Employment- maintain a job, or actively seek employment if not working
☑ Education- complete GED or high school diploma; additional education encouraged; children should be enrolled in child enrichment program, if applicable
☑ Cornerstone- weekly attendance at peer support group run by Aftercare Program
☑ Communication- weekly contact with a case manager
☑ Motivation- willing to work towards case plan goals; amenable to case management services
The Aftercare Program has eligibility requirements in order to access their services. To be eligible a person must meet several of the following criteria:
○ Homeless, defined as
● Residing in a shelter
● Residing in a car, on the streets, or in another place not meant for human habitation
● Living in a transitional housing program and homeless at time of entry
● Being evicted by a landlord and no financial resources to secure other housing and nowhere else to stay
● NOTE: staying from place to place with friends or family or being doubled up in a residence does not meet the criteria
○ OR - Receive K-TAP benefits and be active in the Kentucky Works program
○ Age 18-24
If you are interested in these services and think you are eligible, please contact the Aftercare Program at (502) 596-1320. Please call with any questions or clarifications of the services we provide or eligibility requirements. Our office is located at 325 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40204.
Printable Referral Form
Funding provided in part by the Department for Housing and Urban Development and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Frankfort, Kentucky
|Foster parenting classes will be starting soon. For more information or to enroll in the class, please call 502.596.1313.|
True Up is a Louisville based organization that provides support and resources to youth in transition (ages 18-24), particularly those that have aged out of state's care.
They also do preventative work with our youth, ages 15-17, through education, to help them make a successful transition from structured care to self sufficiency.
The Home is proud to be a partner in this collaborative effort, which also includes Maryhurst, Boys & Girls Haven, Uspiritus, St. Joe's Children's Home and Spring Meadows.
To learn more about True Up, please visit their website.