COVINGTON, Ky. — Construction is underway on one building off of Greenup Street in Covington as crews help make a new facility for Welcome House a reality.
“Just having a facility for women and children wasn’t enough. We wanted to be able to expand that population and serve more people,” said CEO Danielle Amrine.
What You Need To Know
- Welcome House officials said a new facility and shelter are under construction on Greenup Street
- The shelter will add housing opportunities to the area
- Welcome House currently helps provide housing opportunities, and noticed an increase in people needing their help
- They expect to have doors open to people in 2023
Welcome House exists to help people in need of housing assistance or who may face homelessness. Amrine said the shelter sees a waitlist of 20-40 people daily, and even more people are in need right now.
“There’s been new faces, so we’re getting first time people that are entering the homeless system — loss of a job or not being able to work for prolonged periods of time, families with kids, lots of people living in storage units or in their car,” she said.
Which is where this new facility will come in to allow them to further help people of all kinds for several decades to come.
“We wanted a one stop shop, one place for our participants to go and get the continuum of care that we offer and this is our opportunity to do that,” she said.
Amrine said Welcome House is raising money to provide furniture as well.
“It’s really important when you’re serving up to 65 people at a time, there’s a lot of wear and tear on items so we’re making sure that we’re getting those items that are going to last us a long time,” she said.
She said the goal is to have doors open April 2023. More information on Welcome House can be found here.