Sister Visitor Center clothes closet is closed, while financial assistance is being provided remotely. We are working on a protocol to provide summer clothing to our clients outside of the SVC building. Clothing will be provide by an appointment only.

Sister Visitor Center

The Sister Visitor Center is an emergency assistance program that provides the most basic of human needs: food, clothes, assistance with rent, utilities, furniture and medicines. A Dare to Care food provider, it serves as the Area Community Ministries affiliate for all Louisville residents living west of 9th Street and north of Broadway.

The Sister Visitor Center began in 1969 in an effort to help meet the needs of those living in the Portland, Shawnee and Russell neighborhoods of West Louisville. 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 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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