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Emergency Shelter Invites Public to Open House

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) will host its annual open house on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its homeless shelter located at 634 Scott Blvd. in Covington.

This event aims to showcase the cold-weather shelter to family, friends, and neighbors and introduce them to the organization’s mission.

“I’m particularly excited about this year’s open house because the community will have the chance to meet Brittney Kane, our new Operations Manager, ” said Kim Webb, executive director of ESNKY. “This is always such a great night for us because we get to show our neighbors, supporters, and others the significant work we are doing in the community.”   

ESNKY will collect donations during the open house. The shelter has a particular need for the following items: powdered creamer, sugar, paper plates, plastic spoons, deodorant, disposable razors, lightweight blankets, white tube socks, bread, jelly, backpacks, washcloths, and towels. ESNKY relies on these donations to carry out its mission of providing clients with a safe, clean, and comfortable space.

Last winter, ESNKY provided 650 individuals with at least one night of emergency sheltering, providing more than 11,000 nights of safe shelter. ESNKY continues to serve as the only homeless shelter in Northern Kentucky region that accepts actively addicted and/or handicapped individuals. Moreover, ESNKY partners with local hospitals, jails, and police to accept direct referrals and provide emergency sheltering to those most in need. The ESNKY facility is a first-come, first-serve shelter that accepts adult men or women over the age of 18 with a KY ID.

-Staff report