Compassion

  • $14M — Budgeted for affordable housing.
  • 212,442 — Foster Grandparent and Retired & Senior Volunteer program volunteer hours.
  • 180,000 — Volunteers and acts of compassion during the 2017 Give A Day Week of Service.
  • 110,850 — Meals provided to senior citizens via Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition
    program.
  • 102,000 — Meals served to youths and adults at Metro Parks & Recreation community centers, in partnership with Dare To Care.
  • 5,300+ —JCPS students receiving
    backpacks and other resources to prepare for the school year at Neighborhood Place-sponsored events.
  • 112 — Number of youth and young adults housed during a national challenge to house 100 homeless young adults in 100 days.
  • 9 — Percent decline in homelessness since 2016, thanks to collaborative effort with multiple agencies, according to the Continuum of Care
    Point-in-Time Count.
  • Three-peat! Louisville earned 100 on Human Rights Campaign scorecard for third year in a row.
  • Louisville named among Best Cities for People with Disabilities by WalletHub.com.

Removing barriers In partnership with KentuckianaWorks and others, we expanded initiatives to help individuals overcome barriers to employment and education, including:

  • Manufacturing Training for English Language
    Learners: Intensive, 3-week program to help individuals start a career as a supervisor in manufacturing.
  • Shelter Works: Provides manufacturing training for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Project CASE: Helps people with disabilities access training and jobs in high-demand areas.
  • Honoring Veterans: In 2017, the Mayor’s Week of Valor expanded to 18 events across three weeks. Also this year, we established an Office for Veterans to help connect veterans with resources they need.
  • Pay It Forward: In January, the non-profit Friends of Metro Animal Services partnered with Louisville Metro Animal Services to cover free adoptions. LMAS then began asking every free adoption event participant to make a donation so the Pay It Forward chain continues. Since then, more than 680 animals have been adopted, and thousands of dollars have been donated to continue the initiative.