Sister Visitor Center

The Sister Visitor Center is an emergency assistance program, located at 2235 W. Market, that provides assistance with the most basic of human needs: food, clothes, assistance with rent, utilities, medicines,  etc.

The heart of the Sister Visitor Center lies in the command of Christ to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless.

The Sister Visitor Center began in 1969 in an effort to help meet the needs of the poor living in the Portland, Shawnee and Russell Neighborhoods of West Louisville and continues to strive to do so today. Approximately 300 households are served every month.

  • Provides emergency aid with rent, utility bills, prescriptions, medical supplies
  • Visits sick, elderly, and handicapped persons, and families in need
  • Distributes food, personal hygiene supplies and clothing to people in crisis situations
  • Assists people in obtaining help from public agencies
  • Participates and collaborates with other agencies, i.e. distributing Winterhelp

Open to Clients:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:45 AM -4:00 PM
(Closed for lunch 12 PM- 1 PM)

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(Closed for lunch 12 PM- 1 PM)

“…we are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters – to touch it, make it our own, and take practical steps to alleviate it.  This means working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty, as well as small daily acts of solidarity that meet the real needs we encounter.”  Pope Francis, 2014 Lenten Letter

Donations and Volunteers are always welcomed!
Click here to see current volunteer opportunities.
For more information, contact Sister Michele Intravia at (502) 776-4930.

The Sister Visitor Center is funded in part by Louisville Metro Government