WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...
In 10 months time, UP: identified a need for services, received 501(c)3 status, became members of a Homeless Encampment Task Force created by Mayor Fischer, created marketing materials, launched a website, attended community events supplying items to women and children, found a startup space and grew the board to 7 members. UP has diligently expanded their knowledge; discovering potential partnerships and linking with community resources. The support UP has received for this project is overwhelmingly positive.
Whenever possible, UP connects with those they intend to serve. The goal is to open our doors in 3 to 5 months. UP is a forward thinking, creative, supportive and responsible organization, committed to meeting women and children where they are in their need. UP continues to show up, be a voice, communicate with local agencies and be a part of the solution for Louisville’s homeless women and children.
In October, UP participated in Stand Down, a 1 day resource fair, and served nearly 100 women and children. We provided toiletries, feminine hygiene items, wipes, diapers, and toys.
In November, we served at the Thanksgiving Dinner of Hope hosted at the Salvation Army. UP provided toiletries, feminine hygiene items, toys, hats, gloves, and socks to nearly 150 individuals.