Services & Assistance

Services & Assistance

Southwest Community Ministries is here to help

We offer a wide variety of services and assistance for our neighbors in need.

We offer emergency financial assistance, food services, seasonal programs, and more. Scroll down to see how we can help.


Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance

 Financial help with utilities and/or housing is available to those in need Living in 40272, 40258 or the Jefferson County Portion of 40177 to keep their utilities from being discontinued and/or keeping them from becoming homeless.

In need of Emergency Financial Assistance?

SWCM is now scheduling digital appointments.  Please do not send in any paperwork until a SWCM representative calls/emails you with your appointment date.  You have three business days from that call to turn in all of your paperwork.  Please have your paperwork ready to send over,via text, email or physically drop off copies.

 In order to apply for assistance please click the “Get Help Here” button above and fill out our Emergency Financial Assistance form.  This does not guarantee that you will receive any assistance, it gives us a general understanding of what you need assistance with and puts you in line so that we can serve everyone in a timely manner.

Once a SWCM Representative Contacts you with an appointment date, you have 3 business days to turn in the following to   Attn: Karen

 or you can drop copies off in our locked mailbox

located at the edge of our parking lot (It’s black and has a lock box)

You can Also send photos to our Text only line 502-792-7632

  • Picture ID for all adults in HH
  • Proof of previous month’s income
  • Letter from employer if income affected by COVID-19
  • Piece of mail received within the last 30 days
  • LG&E or Water: Utility bill (preferably one showing past due balance)
  • Rent:   Lease with Landlord’s contact information

New Clients must also provide:

  • Copy of Social Security cards for all household members
  • Dates of birth and relationship of all household members (i.e. spouse, daughter, son, mother, roommate, significant other, etc.


For Additional Financial Assistance

LIHEAP Summer Cooling Program is now assisting with LG&E bills.  For more information on how to qualify


 For Help with Eviction Prevention – Please visit

You can also apply with Neighborhood Place. For the Most Updated information on how to apply click here

You can also apply for a Voucher from the Team KY Fund –

Get Rental Assistance Via the Cares Act by applying here –

Need help with your MSD payment?  visit       

Food Services & Programs

Food Pantry

Part of the Dare to Care food distribution program, our Food Pantry provides food supplies and basic necessities to our clients in need. We also get donations from area churches, businesses, schools and individuals.

Food Pantry Hours:
Monday – Friday
11:30AM – 3:00PM

Senior Food Programs

We maintain two Dare to Care programs that provide food to eligible seniors.

For more information you can contact Mary Wells at 502-935-0310 ext. 222

Meals on Wheels

Hot, nutritious meals are prepared and available to eligible home-bound seniors every weekday. A mid-day meal is sponsored by Metro Louisville and an evening meal sponsored by KYOne Health.

For more information you can contact Jami at 502-935-0310 ext. 244

Still have questions about our food services and programs?

Contact us at 502-935-0310 for more information – let us help!

Seasonal Programs


Provides area children with backpacks and various school supplies to match teachers’ lists, helping children to stay in school and learn. Sponsored by donations from individuals, organizations, and LG&E.

We have a limited amount of school supplies available, if you are in need please click here to fill out a request form.

Children's Christmas

Helps bring Christmas joy to neighborhood children in need. Program partners include several area churches, schools, organizations and individuals.

Winter Help

Community-based funds distributed by SWCM during peak winter season to help with home energy bills. Supported by donations that are matched by LG&E.

Need seasonal help? 

Contact us at 502-935-0310 for more information – we’re here to help.

Referral Programs

In instances where we at Southwest Community Ministries don’t have an assistance option readily available, we partners with other reputable area programs/organizations to meet the demands of our neighbors in need.

Information about these and many other programs is readily available to our clients. Click the links above to read more, or you can contact us directly at 502-935-0310.

Need additional assistance?

Do you need help with something you didn’t see above?

Contact us and let’s talk – we’re here to help.