Community Care Campus

A central location for unhoused individuals to access a variety of services including a family shelter, permanent affordable housing and more. In partnership with Louisville Metro, VOA was chosen to manage the campus, create a master plan, and facilitate community engagement.

According to the Coalition for the Homeless, in 2021 nearly 11,000 individuals experienced homelessness in Jefferson County in 2023, an issue which has persisted and grown over the last several years.

The Community Care Campus will serve as a central location for unhoused residents to access emergency housing services, including a family shelter and permanent, affordable housing.

Volunteers of America Mid-States was selected to manage the campus, including the creation of a master plan, and to facilitate community engagement. We plan to relocate our headquarters (HQ) to this space with upwards of 75 employees.

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The Estimated Plans


Total Estimated Cost of Project

$40 Million


KY General Assembly & Louisville Metro Government: $22.5 Million

Approximate Gap to Complete Project

$17.5 Million

Estimated Timeline


Identifying, meeting with, and requesting financial support from local foundations, corporate partners and individual donors.


Completion of project.

Expected Outcomes

Individuals and Families

Up to 300 will experience less anxiety, have secure housing, health needs addressed, safety and food stability.


Input in the planning process to ultimately develop a clean, professionally managed campus with VOA HQ, which will be engaged and responsible neighbors.


Enhanced public safety, tourism, visitor and local engagement in Downtown Louisville.

Return on Investment Estimates

Fire: Cost savings of $12 million

Solid Waste Management cost savings reduced to $200,000

In 2022, Louisville Metro spent $619,000 on solid waste removal. In 2023, reorganization reduced this expenditure but still cost the city $400,000.

Economic Impact

On Campus Services and Amenities

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