The Shepherd’s Shelter Inc.
Serving Bullitt County
The Shepherd’s Shelter Inc., TSSI, is a 501c3 non-profit, faith-based organization founded in 2001 by a small group of caring citizens concerned about the increasing number of Bullitt County families facing a growing housing crisis. The commitment of this grassroots effort has resulted in Bullitt County’s first organized effort to prevent and end homelessness through a continuum of care. TSSI is now providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing and supportive services designed to help participants gain a high level of self-sufficiency that will break the cycle of recurring homelessness.
A Community Meeting convenes at Mr. Gatti’s on the first Thursday of every month starting at 11:00 with a Pizza Buffet ($7.00) Please join us to learn more about what you can do to help!
It Takes a Community to End Homelessness…
A recent “point in time” survey found 163 persons homeless in Bullitt County. Reasons for homelessness include illness, personal loss of a loved one, job loss and injury but the primary cause of homelessness is a lack of affordable housing and low income. In no jurisdiction in the US does a full-time minimum-wage worker earn enough to afford to rent a modest apartment. In Kentucky, a minimum wage earner can afford monthly rent of no more than $268 and must work 79 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom unit. When spending over 30% of one’s income on housing, just one crisis can lead to homelessness. Homelessness creates a myriad of social problems and impacts every member of a community. TSSI urges every citizen, organization, agency, business, church and community leader to unite in efforts to end homelessness in Bullitt County.