Uspiritus operates and manages two homes in the Louisville area for children in need of residential treatment due to trauma or mood disorders. Uspiritus offers individual and group therapy for clients in the private child care program, as well as therapeutic foster care. Pastor Lauren serves on the board of directors, and many congregants like Nancy Shannon and Sharon Crosby work with the auxiliary to plan events and other offerings of support to our Uspiritus family throughout the year.
The city of Louisville houses a one-of-kind, nationally recognized community ministries system where each zipcode (read: every city resident!) has access to an agency that offers services like a food pantry, an adult day care facility, emergency utility assistance, and the like. Lynnhurst's connection to SLCM is decades long, tons of people wide, and deep in all of our hearts. If you need assistance and live in the 40214, 40215, and portions of 40209 and 40208 areas of town SLCM will work to offer you meaningful support.
Just down the street from the church building, the South Central Neighborhood Place location helps clients receive SNAP benefits, social work care, and other emergency services. Case workers also assist the Kentucky's KTAP program, a really great effort that helps single parents complete an nursing program by providing childcare, uniforms, study aides, and post-graduate support for up to five years. What's cool about this agency is that they also teach financial management courses; they offer nutrition classes, and life skills workshops. Lynnhurst teams up with SCNP for all kinds of community-wide events like back-to-school educational resource fairs.
This group of fantastic citizens is a "collaborative effort working to reduce substance abuse by young people residing in the 7th Street corridor--Park Hill, Algonquin and Old Louisville" by coordinating resources through public policy, laws, revenue and strategy development. Currently, Lynnhurst houses a support group of local teenagers from the neighboring high school. We are also participating on a PAL task force that has plans to train young people how to advocate for themselves in specific situations. For example, what agency can a young person use when the local convenient shop is not following city ordinances in order to secretly host third party drug sales and the sale of drug paraphernalia? This project is just getting started and we need more community and volunteer support.
Groups who share our building
Evangelical Friends Church
Mathias and Anicet Doronge serve as pastors of this new church plant. "Lynnhurst is an answer to prayer," Anicet proclaims as he celebrates God's presence in this growing ministry friendship. This congregation is connected to the Winona Friends Fellowship in Salem, Ohio as well as the meeting house here in Louisville. They gather on Saturdays for choir practice at 3PM and Sundays for worship at 2PM.
Troop 209 (6th-12th grade), Cub Pack (1st-5th grade), and Venture Crew 209 (a co-ed group of 16-21 year olds) meet every Thursday from 7-9PM. If you'd like more information about joining a group contact Lynnhurst church member Dennis Kraha. He is scout master extraordinaire and works really hard to support these young people and their operations.
PAL Coalition Teen Group
A group of teenagers from local high schools convene for support and social interaction.