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

and has been doing so since 1849.


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s important to remember that everyone has a role in keeping communities safe for kids to grow and thrive. In the efforts to end child abuse and neglect, knowledge is our best tool. The more you know, the more you can do to help those who have already been victimized and prevent it from happening again. St. Joseph Children’s Home is a proud partner in the Face It movement to end child abuse.

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St. Joe’s kids need you!

Currently, there are over 8,795 children in Kentucky who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Many children remain in the foster care system for multiple years before finding their forever family. Now more than ever, Kentucky’s children need safe and loving homes. Join St. Joe’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption program today and make a difference in a child’s life.

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Upcoming Eat & Greets

Ever wonder what life is like living at St. Joe’s? Join us for an upcoming Eat and Greet where visitors get the opportunity to learn about St. Joe’s programs, tour a Residential cottage, and eat lunch with St. Joe’s kids.

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What does “Giving Children a Home” mean?


St. Joe’s provides stability and treatment for some of Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. The Residential Treatment program is licensed to serve 48 children, ages 6-14 years old. The children who call St. Joe’s “home” were removed from their biological families due to significant abuse and neglect. They have lived in approximately 12 different places (i.e., emergency shelters, foster homes, etc.) before arriving at St. Joe’s and on average, live at the home for one year. St. Joe’s becomes an extended family for many children and it is not uncommon for a child to say, “For the first time, I feel safe.”


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This program serves children from infancy to 21 years old who are currently placed in Kentucky’s foster care system. The St. Joe’s foster care and adoption team recruits and trains families from the community to become foster parents while also providing 24/7 support to meet the various needs of its foster families. It continues to facilitate one of the largest number of adoptions of any private child caring agency in Kentucky.


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St. Joe’s 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 and an excellent teacher to student ratio are all benefits of this fabulous program. The CDC also features an in-house enrichment program for 2-5 year olds (music, movement, science and art), including Minds in Motion and a miniature farm-to-table garden experience!


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

St. Joseph Children’s Home is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Whelan as the new President of the Board of Trustees. Chris is a great community advocate who’s leadership and compassion fits perfectly with St. Joe’s mission of “Giving Children a Home.”


2016 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