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.


You only have 24 hours to respond, before we have to move to the next client!

Applications for financial assistance are based on capacity.

Please call our main line daily 502-935-0310 x242 and listen to the voicemail to see if we are accepting new applications.

*We do not accept email requests or walk-in requests for financial assistance. 

More Financial Assistance Resources

Starting January 9th, LIHEAP Winter Crisis assistance will be available for qualified households. 

Call 502-991-8391 or visit for more information and to schedule an appointment.

If you are in need of rental assistance please visit

Or Neighborhood Place – 

Food Services & Senior 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 – Thursday and every other 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 Us at 502-935-0310 ext. 244

To apply for Meals on Wheels with KIPDA please visit their website.

Still have questions about our food services and programs?

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

Seasonal Programs


SWCM provides children in SW Louisville with backpacks and various school supplies to match teachers’ lists, providing children with the necessities to succeed in school. This program is sponsored by donations from individuals, organizations, and Metro United Way.

Click here to complete the application for this program.

We have a limited amount of school supplies available, assistance will be provided on a first come first serve basis.  Applying does not guarantee assistance.  You must live in 40258, 40272 or the Jefferson County Portion of 40177 to receive assistance.

Children's Christmas

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

Christmas 2023, we helped 290 children experience the magic of Christmas! All thanks to our sponsors and partners who dedicated time, money, and energy to provide gift items to children in our community who’s parents or guardians are not able. 

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this program in the future, please contact Casey Hibbs at 502-935-0310 x244 or via email at

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 more information on 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.