How the Home Has Changed Me

Home of the Innocents resident

July 11, 2017

Recently, children in our residential shelter had an essay contest. The topic was How Home of the Innocents has changed me. Below is the winning essay.    I have been at Home of the Innocents since March 6, 2017. When I first got here, I struggled with expressing myself...read more

Dr. Joan E. and Mr. Lee B. Thomas Honored as 2017 Heroes for the Home

Meredith Pack, PR & Marketing Manager

June 9, 2017

Dr. Joan E. and Mr. Lee B. Thomas were named the 2017 Heroes for the Home during the Home’s annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 8 at Churchill Downs. The event raised a record-setting $178,000 for the organization. The Thomases were honored for their major financial contributions over the years,...read more

2017 Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival

Gary Sampson, Kentuckiana Blues Society

May 31, 2017

On Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, the Kentuckiana Blues Society (KBS) and Check’s Cafe will host the eighth annual Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Festival at the corner of Hickory Street and Burnett Ave. In addition to our sponsors, we receive support from District 10 Metro Councilman Pat Mulvihill....read more

Be the hope.

Lydia Bell, Vice President of Resource Development

May 25, 2017

Matthew has a secret. He hides it underneath the long sleeve shirts he wears. He hides it when he can’t make eye contact with strangers. He hides it behind the words he shouts when he feels threatened. Matthew thinks his secret means no one can love him. When Matthew...read more

DOUGHJAMA Sunday at Hi-Five Doughnuts

Meredith Pack, PR & Marketing Manager

May 3, 2017

Relax and enjoy the day after Derby with #DOUGHJAMA! Let Hi-Five Doughnuts take care of your after Derby needs. You don’t even have to get dressed! As a matter of fact, please don’t. Come as you are. On Sunday, May 7th, Hi-Five Doughnuts will be featuring two delectable after Derby...read more

We’re looking for a few good Associate Board members!

Meredith Pack, PR & Marketing Manager

April 18, 2017

We’re recruiting for a new volunteer opportunity! If you are between the ages of 25-39, love collaborating with a team and are looking for a fun way to engage with a nonprofit, consider applying for our Associate Board. The Home’s Associate Board works with our staff and Board of...read more

Fond collection for the Home

Madeleine Dee, Executive Chef & Owner of Fond: a fine dining restaurant and handmade grocery store

March 21, 2017

I had seen Home of the Innocent’s billboard on Frankfort Avenue hundreds of times, but I’d never read it until an evening in late January when I decided to walk to the store instead of driving. After dropping some envelopes into the mailbox outside of Walgreen’s, I turned around...read more

Gaining independence with a smile

Jessica and Brandon Mitchell, parents of therapy patient

March 14, 2017

Our daughter Alayna was born five weeks early on January 11, 2013, weighing 3lbs 5oz. It was discovered that she suffered a fetal stroke a couple months before birth. She also suffered from intrauterine growth restriction and the umbilical cord was 1/3 the size it should have been. The doctor...read more

Combating human trafficking

Shannon Derrick, LPCC, Associate Director of Aftercare

March 6, 2017

Home of the Innocent’s Aftercare Program recently took part in an important research project conducted by the University of Louisville’s Human Trafficking Research Initiative. The final results of the project, the 2016 Youth Experiences Survey (YES), were released last Wednesday and the results were significant. As the Associate Director...read more

Superman Jonah

Papaw Rick Knight, grandparent of resident

February 16, 2017

I’d like to introduce you to our little Superman! My grandson Jonah was born with what most doctors have described as the most severe case of Marfan syndrome they’ve ever seen. Given little hope of survival as a newborn – less than three days – we are so pleased...read more