Sister Visitor Center clothes closet and financial appointments are closed and canceled until further notice. Note that evictions court is currently closed; LG&E and the Louisville Water Company will not be processing shut-offs during this time.

Sister Visitor Center

The Sister Visitor Center (SVC) is an emergency assistance program that provides the most basic of human needs: food, clothes, assistance with rent, utilities, furniture and medicines.

It 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. As an associate member of the Area Community Ministries , SVC serves approximately 300 households every month.

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

  • Providing emergency aid with rent, utility bills, prescriptions, medical supplies
  • Visiting sick, elderly, handicapped persons, and families in need
  • Distributing food as a Dare to Care food provider, personal hygiene supplies and clothing to people in crisis situations
  • Assisting people in obtaining help from public agencies
  • Collaborating with other agencies, i.e. distributing Community Winterhelp funding

We take donations Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We accept donations of:

  • Gently-used, in-season clothing
  • Toiletries – especially bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent

We do not accept:

  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Computers
  • Medical equipment

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