Grant awarded to Prodigal from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels!

❄️💨 Baby it’s COLD outside! We’re so thankful for new windows and this generous grant from the Kentucky Colonels . . .

Prodigal Ministries, Inc. is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $8,675 to purchase replacement windows at their residential homes.

The Prodigal Ministries serves men and women who have been released from prison by meeting their needs physically providing shelter, food, clothing and job assistance; emotionally through counseling with certified drug and alcohol counselors and therapists; and spiritually with weekly Bible Study, discipleship and church affiliation.

The $2 million mark is a record for the KY Colonel’s annual grant program, according to HOKC Executive Director Sherry Crose, as more than 230 charities throughout the Commonwealth will receive grants this year and 3-million Kentuckians will be aided through the combined impact of the non-profit organizations receiving these grants.

Lynn Ashton, Commanding General of the Kentucky Colonels said, “A Kentucky Colonel is more than just a certificate, it’s a group of compassionate people who care about people.”

HOKC is a 501(c)(3) supporting Kentucky charities and worthy organizations through its Good Works Program. Donations are given by Colonels appointed by the Governor, who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.  For more information go to Kentucky Colonels.

Prodigal Ministries receives grants for 2018

On Thursday, June 14th, 2018, Jennifer Partin, Executive Director of Prodigal Ministries attended a luncheon hosted by the Kentucky Bar Foundation Fellows & Partners for Justice Society in Lexington.  Prodigal was very happy to have been awarded several grants.

Jennifer Partin accepts a check from J. David Porter of Lexington who serves as KBF Immediate Past President for Fiscal year 2017-18.

 

Prodigal was awarded grants from the following:

Brown Forman Corporation – $10,000 to sponsor the Golf Tournament and Christmas in September fund raisers.

Community Foundation of Louisville – $10,000 for a Technology upgrade.

Cralle Foundation – $5,000 for Client Advocacy and Support services.

Gheens Foundation – $10,000 for a Director of Operations position.

Good Samaritan Foundation – $44,920 for dental care for our clients.

Ky Bar Association – $5,000 for Client Advocacy and Support services.

Louisville /Jefferson County Metro Government – $5,000 for utilities for the Prodigal House West. 

Prodigal Receives $10,000 Women 4 Women Grant

Prodigal Ministries was one of 10 local organizations to receive a grant from Women 4 Women. The $10,000 grant will be used to fund counseling services for the women we serve.

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Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, Women 4 Women improves the lives of women and girls in Metro Louisville through education, advocacy and grants to enable self-sufficiency. Women 4 Women is the only organization in the community solely focused on the needs of women and girls.

Read the announcement that appeared in Today’s Woman.

Christmas is closer than you think!

It’s not too soon to make your list. Plan now to attend the annual Prodigal Ministries Christmas in September. The event will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the historic Seelbach Hotel.

Imagine you have just been released from prison with nowhere to turn. You have no home to go to, no job waiting for you, and no family willing to offer shelter and support. You can turn to Prodigal Ministries. Prodigal offers four transitional living homes in the Louisville area – three for men (two on Oak Street in Old Louisville and one in Buckner) and one for women (in Crestwood). These facilities offer hope and a chance to start over. Staff and volunteers provide stability and support to former prisoners, helping them develop community living skills and accountability they need to redirect their lives and become productive citizens. Not only does reducing the rate of former inmates returning to prison save the Commonwealth of Kentucky money, but it restores these individuals to a place in society.

The main annual fund-raiser to make all of this possible is Christmas in September (CIS). The proceeds raised from the evening accounts for over 25% of the annual Prodigal Ministries budget.  The program for the evening includes appetizers and a silent auction, dinner and a speaker, and the live auction Sponsor a Client.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or purchasing a table of 10 or individual tickets, please contact Steve Skaggs, program chair, at  (502) 777-6433.