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.
The Daniel Pitino Shelter Board of Trustees would like to cordially invite you to meet our new Executive Director, Dr. Michele Johnston. The Meet and Greet will take place on February 6, 2020 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. in the lobby of Independence Bank located at 2425 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY, 42301. Please join us for drinks…
In celebration of the Daniel Pitino Shelter’s 25th year serving the homeless in our community, we’re hosting Winner’s Circle Owensboro – featuring local professional motorcycle racers, Roger Hayden, Nick McFadden, JD Beach, Hayden Gillim and Jake Lewis.
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.
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…
Ernest and his wife and son have lived at the Shelter for about a year. He is employed and the family is looking forward to moving into permanent housing later this year.
Ali and his family lived at the Shelter for several months while getting back on their feet. The family is now living in permanent housing and are doing great!
“My wife and I came to Kentucky with nothing. The Daniel Pitino Shelter has given us support, hope, and help. We give back by giving support, help, and learning to be better people.”
“The Pitino Shelter has helped us and continues to help us in many ways. They gave us a place to stay when we had no place to stay or go. They have been kind to us in many ways. They’re helping everyone interested in getting education, jobs, and preparing us for future living.”
“My son and I had no place to live, so the Daniel Pitino Shelter gave me a place. I try to volunteer as much as possible to show them my appreciation for helping me. They provide everything I need. The staff is really great and respectful. I am very thankful for this shelter.”