Simon House is a nonprofit transitional living facility for homeless adult women who are pregnant or have children. In collaboration with other agencies and organizations, we provide a safe, stable, and healthy environment that encourages, educates and empowers residents to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community and the larger society.
Simon House provides a home for six homeless women, age 18 and over, who are pregnant or have children up to age 12. Families come primarily from Franklin County and surrounding counties in Central Kentucky.
Besides providing a residential setting for qualifying homeless women, the Simon House provides specific strategies and training designed to develop personal and family stability. Its purpose is to enable mothers in crisis to become whole, self-sufficient and able to obtain permanent housing and employment. The residents are also encouraged to develop coping and parenting skills necessary for a stable, successful, independent family life.
Simon House also helps families who are near homelessness, but can remain in their homes with some assistance. Family contact the Simon House for needs such as diapers, food, clothing, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, and other necessities. This short-term help can make the difference for some families between remaining in their homes and becoming homeless.
Simon House follows former residents who move to independent living in the community. These women and children can return to Simon House for assistance when needs such as food and clothing, diapers, and other household items and counseling or referrals for services.