Southwest Community Ministries is a faith-based organization uniting many interdenominational churches, businesses, schools, non-churches, and individuals to meet the needs of our neighbors in crisis.
Any person needing assistance who lives in our service delivery area, zip codes 40258, 40272, and 40177, inside Jefferson County, is eligible to apply for assistance.
To unite area churches, schools, businesses, and individuals to minister to the needs of our neighbors who find themselves in poverty and/or crisis.
To create a more financially equitable Southwest community by playing an integral part in alleviating the burden of crisis and poverty in the area.
SWCM reaches out to those in need in a manner that maintains their personal dignity, fosters a spirit of community, encourages independence, and recognizes interdependence.
We depend on guidance and support from our board, which meets six times a year. The board of Southwest Community Ministries is made up of representatives of member churches and representatives of non-churches or business organizations that support our work and mission.
Board of Directors
Sheila Carter | President
Kim Leanhart| Vice President
Roger Bloyd | Advisor to Finance Board
Cindi Fowler | Nominating Head
Wanda Trimble Dewayne Payne
Carol Lee Severs Charlie Miller
We are blessed to have such a fantastic group of staff members and volunteers. They have helped us provide support for Southwest Jefferson county over the last 35 years and with their help, we hope to continue to provide assistance to our neighbors in need for many years to come.
Any church that supports the goals of Southwest Community Ministries qualifies for membership. We would love for you to join our action-oriented community. We ask for your help both financially and through service. When you become a member you commit to: provide a delegate to our BoD, make a good faith pledge of financial support and to provide volunteers.
Beechland Baptist Church Bethany UMC Church Church of the Incarnation Cornerstone Community Church Faith Presbyterian Church Garrs Lane UMC Good Shepard Lutheran Church Hillsdale Baptist Church Meadowlawn Baptist Church Mosaic UMC New Salem Church PRP United Methodist Church Prairie Village UMC Ridgewood Baptist Church South Jefferson Baptist Church South Jefferson Christian Church St. Francis St. Paul Catholic Church St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Valley Station Community of Christ Valley View Baptist Church
Southwest Community Ministries is a member of the Association of Community Ministries (ACM), a collaborative collective of Louisville’s 15 community ministries leveraging the strength and knowledge of extended connections and common causes. ACM members work together to advocate, identify funding, negotiate with utility companies and encourage community-wide support for this network of community ministries.
We maintain Membership in:
Dixie Area Business Association (DABA)
Mill Creek Advisory Council
Riverport Business Association (RBA)
We also encourage community organizations to join us. If you support our mission and work, come share our commitment!