Top causes of homelessness in our community include domestic violence, divorce or separation, rent burdened, underemployment, job loss, health issues, substance abuse, and untreated mental illness.
Some families are one paycheck away from losing their home, paying over half of their take home pay in rent.
Drop-In Center Services
Our Drop-In Center is located at 1005 Boatlanding Road and provides basic services and housing navigators for people experiencing homelessness. The following services are offered Tuesdays – Fridays from 9:00 AM – Noon.
- Housing Navigators
available to help with applications for housing, SNAP, employment, and insurance
call 270-782-1263 to schedule an appointment
- Mail Services
receive mail at HOTEL INC if you do not have a permanent address
give out this address: PO Box 10118, Bowling Green, KY 42102
- Phone Messages
receive calls at HOTEL INC if you do not have a permanent phone number
phone messages are posted daily on the entrance board
give out this phone number: (330) 822-2299
available for job/housing searches
private showers available with basic toiletries and towels
laundry machines available for use
limit to one load per week
Fridays at 10 AM
- Budgeting Basics
Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 11 AM or Thursdays 5 PM – 6:30 PM
5 week series
- Hope & Healing
Tuesdays 10 AM – 1 1 AM
8 week series
- Housing Power
2 hour class on housing readiness
Call for schedule
- Intro to Housing
offered weekly 15 minutes prior to Budgeting Basics class
Preferred Tenant Program
The HOTEL INC Preferred Tenant Program is a counseling opportunity structured to address housing stability. Through support and education, this program is designed to meet the specific and unique challenges that households experiencing homelessness face when trying to navigate the process of obtaining and maintaining new, safe and affordable housing. The Preferred Tenant Program strategically helps individuals and families overcome housing barriers through individual and group case management (including our free workshops and education material), community outreach, and after- care support once housing is secured.
This program consists of workgroups (or small groups of the same people) in 2 hour sessions across 11 weekly classes that will actively engage with one another, volunteers and staff in individual and group activities designed to help you move forward toward stable housing.
There are two workgroups available. Select the best time slot for your personal schedule –
- Wednesdays 10 AM – 12 PM
- Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2019 Workgroup Calendar –
- January 16th – March 27th
- April 1st – June 19th
- July 10th – September 18th
- October 2nd – December 8th
available to meet in the chapel Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10 AM – 11 AM
held weekly in the chapel Fridays at 11 AM
- Quiet Time with God
our chapel is available for quiet time Tuesdays – Fridays from 9 AM – Noon
Note: Scheduling can vary. Please call 270-782-1263 to confirm before attending.
Piecemakers are a dedicated group of quilt makers who donate their time and talents on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month. Quilts produced by Piecemakers are given to newly housed clients, clients with high utility costs, or clients who have suffered loss due to fires or flooding.
Watch this PBS Mainstreet documentary to learn more about our local Piecemakers team…
Care Giving Financial Assistance
Care Giving is financial assistance allocated for rental, utility, transportation, and medical needs. Clients must have proof of income and participate in budgeting classes at HOTEL INC or approved community program. For every $10 of assistance, clients must give one hour of service back. Service includes volunteering with HOTEL INC or another non-profit organization, attending the HOTEL INC development classes, quilting with the Piecemakers; participating in community or in-house after care services; or by attending local church services.
Short Term Rent Assistance with Case Management (STRAC)
STRAC (Short Term Rent Assistance with Case Management) is a program with ongoing case management that provides limited housing assistance (up to 12 months) to households in Warren County that are experiencing homelessness, precarious housing or risk of homelessness.
STRAC can provide –
- eviction prevention (assisting households in danger of eviction to maintain the housing they have)
- housing placement assistance (helping households obtain safe, affordable, habitable permanent housing)
- assistance can include rent or mortgage payment, deposits and application fees, move-in costs, and support services
To Apply for STRAC Funded Assistance –
- applicant(s) must either be facing eviction (court date within 30 days) or experiencing homelessness
- all applicants must meet with a HOTEL INC case manager for an intake and VI-SPDAT assessment
- if the VI-SPDAT has been administered by a community agency within the past 6 months, the HOTEL INC case manager will need to have access to the assessment
Transportation services funded in part by