Celebrating 25 Years Serving the Region

For 25 years, the Daniel Pitino Shelter has been serving the homeless and near homeless community – not only in Owensboro and Daviess County, but surrounding counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana. We are the only family shelter in this region that welcomes families, single dads and moms, and, of course, single women.

Meet The Untouchables

The 1996 Untouchable Cats in town to support Daniel Pitino Shelter

The Daniel Pitino Shelter for homeless families is hosting a night with “The Untouchables” Thursday, June 14th, to help raise money for families living at the Shelter, and to give local University of Kentucky Fans a chance to meet and talk with members of the famed 1996 NCAA Championship Team.

The Shelter will also honor the memory of Ben Hartz and Rick Kamuf that evening. Hartz, a founding board member of the Shelter, served for over 17 years. As a local contractor, Hartz handled all of the construction needs and continued to support the Shelter after his time on the board. Kamuf, a well known local farmer, was involved in local and national farming issues, and was a significant supporter of the Shelter.

Daniel Pitino Shelter receives funding from Kentucky Housing Corporation

The Daniel Pitino Shelter applied and was approved to receive funding though Kentucky Housing Corporation’s (KHC) 2017 Balance of State ESG funds in the amount of $58,232. The Daniel Pitono Shelter applied for the funding as part of its continued commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Kentucky and will use the funds to help get women, children, and families…

Daniel Pitino Shelter wins $100,000 Impact 100 grant

The Daniel Pitino Shelter won a $100,000 grant from Impact 100. IMPACT 100 Owensboro is a community of women that seeks to transform lives in the Greater Owensboro area through high-impact and lifelong giving. Through the generous grant, the Shelter will be able to replace their aging roof, purchase a used box truck to better pick up donations,…

Gunderson named Executive Director of Daniel Pitino Shelter

The Daniel Pitino Shelter has a new executive director, Thad Gunderson.  “I like working with people and helping people” he said. “To have a job where I can do that full time was the best fit for who I am.” Gunderson will oversee operations at the 65 bed family and children’s shelter, a 12-person staff and ongoing fundraising…

Bishop John J. McRaith, board member, dies at 82

Most Reverend John Jeremiah McRaith, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro from 1982 to 2009, died the morning ofSunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 82. McRaith was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota on December 6, 1934 to Arthur Luke McRaith and Marie Hanley McRaith. He grew up with three siblings; James, Jane and Margaret Mary. He…