205 Pike St, Covington, KY 41011-2321
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Our missionOur mission is to provide a continuum of services that will end homelessness and promote stability for each person we serve.
COVID-19 Impact
Welcome House COVID-19 Updates – April 23

Welcome House COVID-19 Updates – April 23

COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost1,200.0
Financial loss$62,500

Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

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Ways to help

Event Support

Help in preparing, setting up, and facilitating an event. Events such as Mardi Gras, Shower & Summer Sunday
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Child Care Provider

Provide child care for our clients while they work towards finding employment, attending meetings/trainings, and securing an education
  • One-time
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Grounds Crew

We are always in need of a deep clean – whether it is for our shelter, our office buildings, or even sprucing up our outdoor areas.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Receptionist

Learn how to operate the phone systems and assist in answering calls, transferring calls to the right staff member/community partner, and taking messages as needed.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Shelter Activity Facilitator

Host an activity night at our shelter for homeless women and children. Activities could be geared towards adults, children, or both! Shelter activity nights happen Sunday-Thursday, 7:30PM-8:30PM.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Children, Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Families
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Evenings

Shelter Meal

Cook a meal for the 30 women and children in our shelter, and drop off the meal around 3PM on any day of the week! Great way to help from the comfort of your home and engage children in a good cause.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Children, Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Families
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings
Items we need now

Cleaning, Personal Care & Food Items

Below is a list of our essential donation needs. We ask that all other in-kind donations be held until further notice (with the exception of Shelter meals). We ask that all donation drop-offs be scheduled with Sara Kahmann, who is available at [email protected] or (859) 292-9352.ESSENTIAL DONATION NEEDS:
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Sanitizing wipes, sprays, and liquid cleaner
  • Baby wipes
  • Tents
  • Bottled water
  • Foods that don’t require cooking (for example, canned tuna & chicken, peanut butter, crackers, granola & protein bars, canned soups with tab-top, etc.)
  • Fever-reducing medicines (non-ibuprofen)
  • Cold & flu medicines
  • Gatorade
  • Vitamin C
  • Sleeping bags
  • Size 4 diapers
  • Ground coffee
  • Adult underwear (Must be new)
  • Adult socks (Must be new)
AMAZON WISH LIST: We have created this Amazon wish list for the essential items listed above, which will allow shipping straight to Welcome House. Currently many of the items are out of stock, though we encourage you to check back regularly as items are restocked.
  • Item Collection
  • Wishlist – Amazon, etc
Ways to help youth thrive

Child Care Provider

Our clients are constantly working to find employment, attend trainings and meetings, and secure an education. By volunteering as a Child Care Provider, you are helping our clients reach these goals by watching their children as they balance many priorities often times with no support model. Shelter is looking for Child Care Providers during Shelter house meetings.
  • Enrichment (Arts), Social Skills
  • Babies and Toddlers, Elementary (5-10)
  • Different Small Groups
  • Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Semester
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Moderate

Class Host

The Class Host will volunteer their time and talent to teach the Welcome House clients specific skills. Don’t know what special skills you have to share? What about knitting? Crafts? Budgeting? The opportunities are endless. Just let us know your ideas and we will help you find the right fit!
  • Education
  • Adults (18+)
  • Different Small Groups
  • Homeless, Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Semester
  • 1 Day
  • Anytime
  • Moderate
How you helpWelcome House is always looking for individuals who are willing to donate their time to help us in our mission of ending homelessness.
About usOur vision is to be a leader in guiding clients from housing uncertainty to housing stability. We accomplish this through the services we provide, such as housing, service coordination, and income & benefits.
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