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Charity Group Finds New Permanent Home in Covington

The charity group that performs religious outreach and donates food and other items to the needy has announced a new permanent location following months of discussions with Covington leaders.

The Isaiah House, an outreach program of Faith Church in Park Hills, will conduct its monthly giveaways at the new St. Elizabeth Hospital campus in Covington, according to its Facebook page.

In July, the size of the event which draws hundreds of people upset neighbors in the Old Seminary Square neighborhood. Complaints were made to City Hall that guests had parked illegally, that portable toilets were placed in the lawn of a house that was on the market and scheduled for a showing that day, and that trash was left behind. The Isaiah House had held its monthly event in the parking lot at John G. Carlisle School on Banklick Street for several years.

It was later discovered that the organizers had never renewed the necessary permits to conduct the outreach there, either with the City or with the Covington Board of Education.

Following the complaints, Isaiah House organizers appeared at the Covington Board of Education to announce that they would seek proper permission. The charity held its last outreach at John G. Carlisle in September and then moved to the parking lot at Eighth & Washington Streets for its October and November events.

On Saturday, more than 120 volunteers helped serve more than 400 guests at the parking lot, according to the Isaiah House Facebook page. The next outreach is December 21 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital campus.

Photo: Isaiah House event