LifeChange: Stability

LifeChange: Stability is an emergency overnight shelter which serves up to 12 men at a time. Guests are able to stay for up to 45 consecutive nights.

What can someone expect in LifeChange: Stability?

Guests receive:

  • Single bed with clean linens in a dorm-style setting
  • On-site restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities
  • Personal belonging storage
  • Access to case management
  • Donated items, such as personal toiletries

What is an average night in LifeChange: Stability?

Stability provides emergency-style overnight care for individuals who are in a crisis of homelessness or who are considering taking a step toward a transformed life. Each evening guests have opportunities to participate in case management and other services as they choose. Guests check in between 7 and 7:30 p.m. each night and check out at 6:30 a.m.

Our strong desire is that Stability guests will at some point move into the Recovery phase of the LifeChange Program.

Stability guests who give up their bed within their 45 days, must wait 30 days to re-enter the shelter. Additionally, a Stability guest who stays for the full 45 days but chooses not to move into the Recovery phase or another community program must wait 30 days to re-enter the Stability shelter.

Payment and Enrollment

The LifeChange: Stability emergency overnight shelter is available at no cost. Prospective guests may reserve a bed by calling Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless at 502.637.BEDS (502.637.2337) any day of the week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

LifeChange: Recovery

The first phase of the program, LifeChange: Recovery, is for men 18 and over who are ready to do the hard work of overcoming homelessness. The Recovery phase lasts between three to five months and serves up to 21 men at a time.

What can someone expect in LifeChange: Recovery?

Residents of the Recovery phase receive:

  • Single bed with clean linens in a dorm-style setting
  • Three meals a day
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Access to an exercise center, computer lab, and TV lounge
  • Donated items, including clothes, personal toiletries, books, etc.
  • Case management
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Life skills classes
  • Workforce development at Thrift ‘n’ Thrive

Biblical Counseling

We provide biblical counseling to our LifeChange residents, providing an individualized and holistic approach to their physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual growth.

Workforce Development

Thrift ‘n’ Thrive is a Social Enterprise of Re:Center Ministries and serves as a large portion of workforce development programming for our LifeChange residents.

From sun up to lights out

The daily schedule has been carefully designed to teach residents the ways of Christ, keep them focused on their goals, and prepare them to successfully transition out of our program.

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    • 6:30 a.m. – Wake up
    • 7:00 a.m. – Quiet time
    • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
    • 8:00 a.m. – Morning class
    • 10:00 a.m. – Counseling, outside appointments, or workforce development at Thrift ‘n’ Thrive
    • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
    • 12:30 p.m. – Counseling, outside appointments, or workforce development at Thrift ‘n’ Thrive
    • 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon class
    • 4:00 p.m. – Free time
    • 5:30 p.m. – Chapel
    • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
    • 7:00 p.m. – Chores
    • 7:30 p.m. – Evening class or study hall
    • 8:30 p.m. – Free time
    • 10:00 p.m. – Lights out

Payment and Enrollment

The Recovery phase of the program is available at no cost. If residents have a source of income, they pay a sliding scale occupancy fee between $50 and $250 per month. New residents are enrolled in the Recovery phase only on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please complete our referral form or schedule an enrollment appointment by contacting Jason Crigler at 502.584.6543, Ext. 104.

LifeChange: Transition

The second and final phase of the program, LifeChange: Transition, is for men who have successfully completed the Recovery phase. The Transition phase lasts up to one year and serves up to 11 men at a time.

What can someone expect in LifeChange: Transition?

Residents of the Transition phase receive:

  • Private, on-site efficiency apartment with a bed, restroom, and kitchenette
  • Three meals a day
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Continued case management and 2 life skills classes per week
  • Access to an exercise center, computer lab, and TV lounge
  • Donated items, including clothes, personal toiletries, books, etc.

Life in transition

The goal of the Transition phase is to build on the hard-fought successes of the Recovery phase. Residents continue to grow in stability, responsibility, and maturity by living and working interdependently.

Key objectives of this phase include pursuing deeper connection with a local church, eliminating debt, reconciling with family and friends, and securing long-term, independent housing.

Due to the nature of the Transition phase, nearly all residents work full time. However, residents still are required to complete daily chores, engage in regular counseling and classes, and attend chapel as their work schedule permits.

Payment and Enrollment

The Transition phase of the program costs $320 per month. All Transition residents must have successfully completed the Recovery phase of the program.