COVID-19 Response

NEED HELP? If you are experiencing homelessness and need our services, please call the main office at (859) 431-8717 or fill out the contact form here.

Click here for a list of local kitchens, pantries, shelters, and other resources being regularly updated by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.


Updates from Danielle Amrine, CEO

Danielle Amrine, CEO of Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
Danielle Amrine, CEO

April 23, 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome House has been addressing the needs of Northern Kentucky’s homeless citizens – both to keep them safe and to limit the scope and speed of the virus’s spread.

Welcome House Street and Medical Outreach teams are active in all Northern Kentucky counties, we are working with governments and non-profit partners to provide shelter to the homeless during the pandemic, and we are leading efforts to plan for the next disaster.

Read the full update >

View local news coverage of Welcome House’s efforts in the community.


How you can help

Donate Emergency Funds

During this unprecedented, unpredictable crisis, your support will ensure that we are able to provide for and serve every man, woman, or child that is homeless, exposed, and vulnerable.

Click here to make an online contribution.

Checks may be mailed to:

Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

205 W. Pike St.

Covington, KY 41011

For questions or more information about financial support, please contact Kelly Rose at krose@welcomehouseky.org or (859) 431-8717.

Donate Supplies

Below is a list of our most essential donation needs. We are now accepting other donations as well, by appointment. Click here for full donation wish lists. We ask that all donation drop-offs be scheduled with Sara Kahmann, who is available at skahmann@welcomehouseky.org or (859) 292-9352.

ESSENTIAL DONATION NEEDS:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Sanitizing wipes, sprays, and liquid cleaner
  • Baby wipes
  • Tents
  • Bottled water
  • Foods that don’t require cooking (for example, canned tuna & chicken, peanut butter, crackers, granola & protein bars, canned soups with tab-top, etc.)
  • Fever-reducing medicines (non-ibuprofen)
  • Cold & flu medicines
  • Gatorade
  • Vitamin C
  • Sleeping bags
  • Size 4 diapers
  • Ground coffee
  • Adult underwear (Must be new)
  • Adult socks (Must be new

AMAZON WISH LIST: We have created this Amazon wish list for the essential items listed above, which will allow shipping straight to Welcome House. Currently many of the items are out of stock, though we encourage you to check back regularly as items are restocked or ship from other online retailers to the address below:

Welcome House of NKY

ATTN: Donations

205 W. Pike St.

Covington, KY 41011

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Volunteer (temporarily on hold)
In order to protect our volunteers, clients, staff, and donors, we have temporarily put all volunteer activities on hold. If you are interested in volunteering when opportunities become available, please complete the volunteer application form here and we will keep your information on file.

Photos from our COVID-19 efforts