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

and has been doing so since 1849.

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.

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.


Halfway to Picnic

Believe it or not, our staff is already in full-on Picnic Planning mode. It’ll be here before we know it, and we want this year’s Picnic to be as great as it can possibly be. With this in mind, the Halfway to Picnic meeting is scheduled for March 23rd. This is time for booth captains and other Picnic volunteers to get together, put our Picnic brains on, and start getting ready for this year’s event.

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Winter Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter for a celebration of the newest "forever families" created by our Foster Care and Adoption Program, recent activities our Residential children have participated in, the success of our Child Development Center, and one of our award-winning volunteers.

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Thank You for Supporting Our Kids

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Thank you to all of the donors who supported St. Joe’s during Give Local Louisville. Our city has so many organizations doing important work to improve the lives of everyone who calls Louisville home. And we are proud to be part of this event which showcases these organizations and highlights our compassionate community through the many gifts of support given on this day.

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AUGUST 11–12, 2017



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