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Exodus Family Ministries

From the streets to stability

LOUISVILLE, KY   |  exodusfamilyministries.com

Mission

Exodus Family Ministries seeks to guide our neighbors in Southwest Louisville out of captivity – whether it be poverty, addiction, lack of education, hunger, or other forms of oppression – by offering support, prayer, and services to address these needs.

Notes from the nonprofit

We serve an underserved area of Southwest Louisville, and bring services to our neighbors where they are. We are seeing the need for basic food and shelter grow. Our outreach includes some of the most vulnerable people - those who are unsheltered and living on the streets or woods in tents- and those right on the edge of losing housing through one bad medical bill or setback. We fill basic needs like food, clothing, laundry and showers. We partner with other organizations throughout the city to connect people with services unique to them - from securing ID to medical and social services. Our Bible studies are open to all, yet required of none. Most of all - we walk through the journey from the streets to stability - offering friendship, encouragement, and hope at every step of the journey.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Shane Schlatter

Main address

6501 Bethany Lane

LOUISVILLE, KY 40272 USA

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Formerly known as

SFM

EIN

47-1318039

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Exodus Family Ministries focuses on the Southwest Louisville communities to work alongside individuals and families and guide them to a better life through food provision, clothing assistance, and connection to needed services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Pantry

With the rising costs of groceries, transportation, and housing, many hard-working families are having to choose between food and other necessities. Through partnerships with Dare to Care and Kentucky Harvest, we provide food to our neighbors who need it. Healthier people make better choices, which affects the community.

We offer a Senior Commodity Box program through the USDA and Dare to Care. This is available once a month.

Exodus Ministries Food Bank is available the first and third Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at 6501 Bethany Lane, Louisville, KY 40272. Families can pick up meals on a first come, first serve basis, with limited deliveries made if arranged in advance. A family must bring a valid drivers license for identification when picking up.

Each month we serve an average of 1600-2000 people from Jefferson County. We deliver to 11 zip codes including 40272, 40258, 40216, 40215, 40214, 40211, 40210, 40212, 40208, 40202 and 40203.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The 2nd and 4th Saturday's of every month our Clothes Closet is open from 11am to 1pm at 6501 Bethany Lane Louisville, KY 40272. The clothing is made possible thanks to donations from churches, businesses, and individuals within our community.

Our clothes closet program delivers dignity and respect through the gift of clothing. Weve heard about students who were bullied or workers who were embarrassed because they didnt have appropriate, properly fitting clothes and how it impacted their lives. Having clean, nice clothing that fits makes a difference and provides people with more confidence and greater acceptance.

Our Clothing Closet serves 80-100 people per month and serves all of Jefferson County. Limited deliveries are available.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people

We opened the Exodus Community Resource Center in Southwest Louisville to overcome the hurdles our area's unhoused and unsheltered people have in accessing resources downtown. We offer access to showers and laundry, food, and on site connections to services for securing ID/birth certificates, social services, medical assessments and others. We are actively partnering with other organizations so we can meet the needs of our unsheltered neighbors and connect them with services to help move them to stability.

In addition to the resource center, we go out and meet those facing homelessness where they are. We collect and distribute tents, sleeping bags, clothing, warming supplies, food, Bibles and other items. Participation in the Bible Study at the Resource Center is not necessary for any of our services.

Individuals are also taken downtown for connections to services such as ID's, birth certificates, Common Assessments, heath insurances, housing opportunities, etc.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Hunger Heroes 2021

Dare to Care

Volunteer of the Year Award 2023

Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Unsheltered & Homeless Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Now that our resource center is open, we can track the connections we make to other resources better - such as helping clients get IDs, access healthcare, enter recovery programs, get VA benefits, etc

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As food costs continue to rise, we see more working families in need of food assistance. Our food pantry numbers continue to increase. In 2023, we were serving more than 2000 people a month!

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Exodus Family Ministries aims to reduce poverty and homelessness in our community. We help people in Southwest Louisville find a better life through food provision, clothing assistance, and resource connection. Our goal is to leverage services already available through connection of people to services whenever possible, and to fill gaps where it is not.

Weve created a place of support and community to nourish our neighbors bodies, minds, and spirits. Our clients include those living in poverty - whether barely hanging on to housing and food, or to the most vulnerable of all: those who are unsheltered and struggling to find a place under a tent, in an abandoned shed, or wherever they can shelter. Our ultimate goal is help our neighbors move from desperation to stability.

By having a food pantry and clothing closet, we help with the goal of zero hunger and with no poverty. We do this by assisting with critical expenses for the working poor and others. Our Exodus Community Resource Center serves the unsheltered population. We walk with them to move from the desperation of living in the streets to living in stability. It starts with meals, laundry and showers. We connect them with services that match their needs - from getting an ID to applying for jobs to health services and more.

We have a base of volunteers, employees, contractors, donors and a board to oversee the operations. A vast network of community partners like Dare to Care and Kentucky Harvest for the food pantry, and the Coalition for the Homeless, Metro United Way and others for social services, health services and job assistance align with us to secure support for each person's specific needs. We offer, but do not require, Bible studies.

In three years, we've gone from serving 80 families a month with food boxes, to 2023 year end of an average of 1900-2000 people per month. Our clothing closet now serves 80-100 families and occasionally supports law enforcement when rescuing a family by providing the immediate need for clothing in an emergency situation. Our Exodus Community Resource Center opened in October of 2023 as an extension of the outreach in homeless camps. We can now provide basic needs of meals, laundry, and showers to the unsheltered three days a week. In addition, partners come to our part of town to meet with the unsheltered people and assess what each one needs to go from the dire circumstance of living in tents to getting an ID and the support they need for health, transportation, jobs, and more. As our financial base increases, we plan to offer more days, and additional services. The center is a small footprint (est. 1,700 square ft.), which is less intimidating, more welcoming, and easier to replicate to other areas.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Exodus Family Ministries

Board of directors
as of 01/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dayrl Koppel

Koppel Building & Construction

Term: 2025 - 2023

Dayrl Koppel

Koppel Building and Construction

Aaron Troutman

Southeast Christian

Bruce Bryant

Highland Park CDC

Julie Halbert

Triple Crown Accounting, PLLC

Eddie Squires

Freedom Senior Services

Lisa Moore

JenCare Senior Medical Cdenter

Kim Hilpp

Talk Speech to Me

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/21/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data