St. Joseph Children's Home gives children a home,

and has been doing so since 1849.


Thank you for another great Picnic

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our kids at this year’s Picnic. It will be a while before final totals are in, but it appears to have potential of being a record-breaking year. St. Joe’s is fortunate to have support from so many volunteers and sponsors, and a great community that shows up to make the Picnic a success. We appreciate you all more than we can say.

Raffle Winners
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Join us for Give for Good!

Get ready to give! On September 14th, starting at 12AM, visit and make a donation to St. Joseph Children's Home and help us create families for Kentucky's most abused and neglected children. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59PM on September 14. Help us reach our goal of $75,000 and make a lasting impact on St. Joe's kids and families!

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Creating families for St. Joe’s kids

Today, there are over 8,500 children in Kentucky's foster care system who were removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. That number continues to rise due to issues plaguing Kentucky that stem from poverty; largely the drug epidemic that is plaguing our families. The need for loving and safe homes is greater than it has ever been before. Help St. Joe's create families for abused and neglected children by learning more about the process of becoming certified as a foster parent or respite provider.

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What does “Giving Children a Home” mean?



The 48 children who call St. Joe’s home are between the ages of six and 14, and have already been in multiple foster homes. Our goal is to provide the children with the necessary tools to be successful in a family. Through individual treatment plans, intensive therapy, education and a normal home-like environment, children can begin the healing process. It is our mission to provide them with the life skills to move past their trauma and look forward to a brighter future. On average, children live at St. Joe’s about one year, and we have a 94 percent success rate of placing children with families.


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We give children a home by providing a continuum of care through our Foster Care and Adoption Program which serves children from our Residential Program as well as children of all ages, birth to teen. We currently have 50 certified families, and serve 42 children. In 2015, we served more than 200 hundred children in all three programs and created 15 forever adoptive families!


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St. Joe’s also boasts one of the best Child Development Center preschool programs in the city, which is offered to children in the general public and is a valued staple of the Crescent Hill community. Standards-based curriculum, an in-house enrichment program for infants through preschool (Music, Movement, Science and Art), and an excellent teacher to student ratio are all benefits of this fabulous program.


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Our goal is for the next home in our kids lives to be the final home.

Stu Pollard and Louisville Film Society release short film
with St. Joseph Children’s Home Press Release


2015 was a milestone year for St. Joseph Children’s Home

St. Joe’s is continuously seeking to provide quality care and maintain excellence. St. Joe’s will continue to evolve and adapt to the ever shifting climate of state funding and the needs of Kentucky’s children and families. However, St. Joe’s will continue to stay focused on the things we do well which is giving children a home and creating families for Kentucky. Thank you for continuing to be a part of our success.

AUGUST 10–11, 2018



St. Joseph Children’s Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-0241
(877) 893-0241