Our AmeriCorps members serve 1700 hours over a one-year term with different housing nonprofits throughout Kentucky. These AmeriCorps positions are with Simon House of Kentucky. Besides providing shelter, Simon House encourages clients to develop personal and family stability by giving them specific strategies and resources designed to meet their situation. Its purpose is to enable mothers in crisis to become whole, self-sufficient, and able to obtain permanent housing and work toward sufficient income. We provide clients with essential items while they are at the shelter including hygiene, infant care, food, clothing, and cleaning supplies. One will focus on assisting shelter clients who are homeless by providing case management, conducting client assessments and shelter intake, referring clients for other services and benefits they need, assisting clients to search for and obtain permanent housing, and working to resolve landlord-tenant issues. The second member will focus on providing case management to extremely low-income community clients with the goal of preventing them from becoming homeless, including assessment at intake and providing supportive services such as counseling, essential items, and referrals to other agencies. Both members will provide financial literacy training and counseling to the clients they serve and will provide help with other needs such as employment assistance, life skills training, and health education. The second AmeriCorps member will also help to recruit, train, and manage volunteers that are essential in meeting the needs of clients. Further, this individual will assist with managing the in-kind donations received at Simon House so they are readily available to meet clients' needs.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
GED/High School Diploma
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check