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

and has been doing so since 1849.


Children are finding their
forever homes at St. Joe’s

We are so proud to announce that 24 children were adopted in 2017 from the St. Joe’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program! That is the most adoptions St. Joe’s has ever had in one year and reflects the increased need for Kentucky’s children to find their forever homes. More children in Kentucky are in out-of-home care due to abuse and neglect than ever before and St. Joe’s seeks to find them safe and loving homes. St. Joe’s kids need the community to open up their hearts and homes by becoming a St. Joe’s foster parent today! If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

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Every child is good and worthy of love

Give the gift of hope to Kentucky’s most abused and neglected children by supporting St. Joe’s programs today! Your gift, no matter how small, will go to create homes for St. Joe’s kids.

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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?



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.

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