To our beloved community,

During uncertain times such as these, St. Joe’s mission of Giving Children A Home remains more important than ever. For our children who currently live at St. Joe’s, we are their only home. We are where they find safety and love. When everything else is unknown, we are the one place that remains unchanged in our children’s lives.

Due to the growing concern surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), we wish to reassure our community that St. Joseph Children’s Home remains committed to keeping our children, family members, and staff safe by maintaining our already rigorous health and safety practices, and are taking additional steps in our cleaning and sanitation procedures. We will continue to respond to the situation as it develops and send out further communications accordingly.

Thanks to our dedicated team of staff as well as unwavering support from community members like you,  St. Joe’s will continue to be a beacon of hope even in the most uncertain of times.

Stay informed. Stay safe. And above all else, stay committed to keeping Kentucky’s most vulnerable children safe.

Thank you and we will hold you all close to heart,

Grace Akers
Chief Executive Officer
St. Joseph Children’s Home

Giving Children a Home

since 1849!


Residential Treatment Program

Residential Treatment Program

We provide stability and treatment for Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. The Residential Treatment program is licensed to serve 48 children (ages 6-14) who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. On average, St. Joe’s kids have lived in 12 different places (i.e., emergency shelters, foster homes, etc.) before arriving to St. Joe’s and live at the home for one year before being placed with a family. St. Joe’s becomes an extended family for many residents and it is not uncommon for a child to say, “For the first time, I feel safe.”


Foster Care and Adoption Program

Foster Care and Adoption Program

Our 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 our families. We continue to facilitate one of the largest number of adoptions of any private child caring agency in Kentucky.



Child Development Center

Child Development Center

St. Joe’s boasts one of the best Child Development Center (CDC) preschool programs in the city by offering quality child care to the Louisville community. Standards-based curriculum and an excellent teacher to student ratio are all benefits of this amazing 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.



Every child is good

and worthy of love!





Since 1849, we have helped

over 75,000 children!

AUGUST 7–8, 2020



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