Sweet Evening Breeze is committed to providing services for LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness.
148 Clients served
*10 in house programs implemented
Over $1,500 in items gifted
Over $400,000 in revenue granted
35 volunteers joined
*See Programs and Services for most utilized programs
Programs & Services
Our drop-in center includes a consultation with staff, access to hygiene and snack kits, and a rest area.
We provide mental health, career, and educational counseling.
HIV & hep-c testing
Free incentivized HIV testing with a $20 Kroger gift card for each person tested.
Safe syringe exchange occurs every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Computer lab & library
Our drop-in center includes a computer lab for general use and a library of LGBTQ+ affirming publications and literature.
We make referrals to local shelters for overnight and day time support, as well as referrals to housing agencies for long-term assistance.
SEB is dedicated to providing direct services twice a month .
Weathering Rainbows Podcast….Jan ’22
Trans Wellness Summit…… March ’22
Centering the Margin Panel……March ’22
Give a Day BBQ Outreach…… April ’22
Kentuckiana Pride……..June ’22
First Event of the New Fiscal Year
TEN20 Brewery Fundraising Dinner…..July ’22
A Look Inside Our…
SEB continues to focus on community outreach as a way to engage potential clients and help meet the immediate needs of LGBTQ+ houseless individuals. Supplies and funds donated to SEB to support toiletry packets, food and water, and an array of clothing items have been extremely helpful. SEB outreach occurs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Preassembled hygiene, snack, and safety kits are handed out to individuals at camp sites in the Louisville Metro area.
Sweet Evening Breeze currently has 35 volunteers engaged in services. We wish to thank EVERY ONE of them for their hard work and continued investment in what we do. Volunteer positions currently include intake, outreach, administration, and assembly. We could not have accomplished as much as we have this year without the support of our volunteers.
As Sweet Evening Breeze wraps up phase II of its strategic plan, we are gearing up for the most important element of the organization’s growth which includes adding the residential component to our current services. As we move into phase III (offering housing units for clients), we will begin exploring properties around Louisville for an LGBTQ+ residential and support center for our clients. The Center will provide transitional housing, 15-20 units/beds, day shelter services, individual clinical and therapy support, case management, laundry facilities, showers, and a pantry/kitchen, in addition to the services we currently offer.
Donors and Other Contributors
Sweet Evening Breeze is very THANKFUL to ALL of our individual donors, families, partners, retailers, banks, and foundations who have given graciously to our mission and commitment to serve. We look forward to sharing our continued growth and success with ALL of you. Thank you for this partnership. Also, we wish to thank the Ali Forney Center of New York for showing us the way…
Supporting Foundations and Donors
James Graham Brown
Ronald P Cook Charitable Remainder Trust
Jewish Heritage Fund
The Gheens Foundation
Just Fund KY
Trager Family Foundation