United Way of the Ohio Valley




American Red Cross

Evelyn Miller, Executive Director

335 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


Primarily concerned with preparing the public to face emergencies. The most widely used Red Cross programs provide relief to local residents displaced by house fires or other disasters and offer life-saving training in CPR and First Aid. Emergency services are also provided for members of the armed forces and their families.

Boulware Mission, Inc.

Leigha Taylor, Executive Director

609 Wing Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42303


Boulware Mission is a shelter located in Owensboro, KY that transforms lives and strives to help displaced individuals become self-sufficient through educational programs, substance abuse treatment, and individual case management. The Mission offers long term, comprehensive services that foster positive change in the lives of adult men and women by helping to alleviate the core issues that bring them to Boulware in the first place thus allowing them to become self-sufficient individuals.

Building Stronger Families

Linda Wahl, Public Health Prog. Coordinator

1600 Breckenridge Street
Owensboro, KY 42303


Works with families with young children, teen parents, families living in poverty and families with disabilities. Children in the program can be from birth to age 18. BSF provides home visits to teach parenting skills and to develop self-sufficiency of families.

CASA of Ohio Valley

Rosemary Conder, Executive Director

415 St. Ann Street
PO Box 763
Owensboro, KY 42302-0763


In their plight against child abuse, CASA trains community citizens to be advocates in court for children that have been abused or neglected. Advocates make recommendations to a judge on what is in the best interest of a child.

Daniel Pitino Shelter

Thad Gunderson, Executive Director

501 Walnut Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


Homeless Shelter provides transitional and emergency housing for individuals and families for up to two years. Clients also receive food, medical, dental, clothing and like skills training.

Foster Grandparent Program

Robyn Mattingly, Executive Director

1650 W. Second Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


An agency that serves the surrounding seven county area by recruiting and training income eligible volunteers to provide one-on-one assistance to children with special or exceptional needs in schools, day cares and other settings.

Hospice of Ohio County

Suzee Young, Executive Director

1211 Main Street
Hartford, KY 42347


Assists terminally ill patients and their families with in-home skilled nursing; family support services; nutritional consultation; coordination of community resources; pastoral consultation and bereavement counseling.

Imagination Library

Kara Bullock, Ohio Co. Schools Assist. Superintendent

315 East Union Street
PO Box 70
Hartford, KY 42347


Provides all children, age birth to five, the opportunity to receive a free book in the mail each month. Program provides children the opportunity to build a strong foundation of literacy upon which to build all their educational experiences.

New Beginnings Sexual Assault
Support Services, Inc. (Rape Victim Services)

Karla Ward, Executive Director

1716 Scherm Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

270 926-7278

A regional agency, providing counseling to victims and families of sexual assault; 24-hour crisis line and telephone counseling; legal and medical advocacy; community and school education.

OASIS Spouse Abuse Shelter

Shelly Nichols, Executive Director

PO Box 315
Owensboro, KY 42302


A regional agency providing a safe, secure, shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual and group domestic violence counseling, advocacy services, drug/alcohol treatment, information, referral, and community education services are also provided.

Ohio County 4-H

Gary Druin

1337 Clay Street
PO Box 66
Hartford, KY 42347


Creates opportunities and supportive environments for culturally diverse youth and adults to be capable, competent and caring citizens. Work to strengthen families and communities, provide formal and non-formal experimental learning, and develop skills useful throughout life and foster leadership and volunteerism.

Ohio County Equestrian, Inc.

Rhonda Leach, Program Coordinator

819 W. D. Leach Lane
Beaver Dam, KY 42320


Provides opportunities for person of all ages with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities that promote usage of skills in educational, recreational, vocational, and community domains. Programs include individual and group riding lessons; vocational & aptitude training; learning and physical wellness.

Ohio County Food Pantry

Becky & Chris Baird, Program Coordinators

1220 S. Main Street Hartford, KY 42347


Food distribution station that distributes boxed, canned and frozen food to the low income citizens of Ohio County.

Ohio County Senior Services

Brenda Renfrow, Executive Director

2320 Highway 69 North
Hartford, KY 42347


Senior Services strives to provide for the senior citizens of Ohio County. To help keep them in their homes as long as possible. The services are directed toward homebound, congregate meals and socializing activities at the centers. The congregate clients need the services of congregate meals with the interaction and socialization that a day at the center provides. Attending the centers gives clients a happy safe home away from home.

Olive Branch Services

Ruth Fields, Program Coordinator

PO Box 333
Hartford, KY 42347


Provides information and financial resources to individuals and families facing serious, incapacitating or terminal illnesses.

Senior Companion Program

Robyn Mattingly, Executive Director

1650 W. Second Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


An agency that serves the surrounding seven county area by recruiting and training income eligible senior volunteers to provide one-on-one assistance to senior adults by helping them with light housekeeping, laundry assistance, meal preparation, companionship and respite.

St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter

Harry Pedigo, Director

1001 West 7th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


Emergency homeless shelter for men. Open from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. 365 days a year. Provides overnight shelter and basic needs.

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