Mother of God’s support for several local agencies is coordinated by our Christian Services Committee. Follow the links below to find out more about those agencies.

Be Concerned

714 Washington Street, Covington, 859-291-6789;
Subsidized food program for low-income families, sponsors clothing store, Christmas Store in December, and Easter baskets in spring.  Be Concerned is the largest free food pantry in Northern Kentucky and served an average of 825 low-income families a month in 2012.  Financial donations may be sent directly to: Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, KY.

Catholic Charities

3629 Church Street, Covington, 859-581-8974
Catholic Charities provides services focused on poverty reduction including volunteer mentoring, adoption services and pregnancy support, housing for those who are disabled and formerly homeless, financial literacy education and home ownership assistance, services to prisoners, their families and their victims, prisoner reentry services, education and support for troubled parents and families, mental health and other supportive counseling for individuals, families and children in schools, substance abuse treatment, youth development, community networking services and referral services.

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

436 West 13th Street, Covington, KY 41011859-291-4555
PO Box 332, Covington, KY  41012 for mail
Rachael Winters,
The Emergency Shelter of NKY is the only cold weather shelter for our NKY community and last winter season they provided a warm place to sleep, two meals, showers and laundry to 467 adults. The shelter accepts referrals from St. Elizabeth emergency rooms, as well as area police. Needed supplies: Men’s socks, sugar, coffee, laundry detergent and bleach.

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky provides shelter, safety, food, clothing, showers and laundry to adults who are homeless. It also provides hospitality and compassion by welcoming all regardless of their mental, physical or spiritual condition. It is Northern Kentucky’s only handicap accessible shelter and the only shelter which will take in people who are referred by the police or the emergency room in the middle of the night. This facility provides shelter from 6:30 pm-8:30 am December — March.

Faith Community Pharmacy
The Faith Community Pharmacy is the first charitable pharmacy in Northern Kentucky. This organization started out as the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy in 2002. The Pharmacy provides necessary medications and pharmaceutical care to those who are unable to pay. Since opening their doors, they have dispensed over 24 million dollars worth of prescription medications and helped over 5,000 clients. Currently, the Pharmacy serves clients in 10 Northern Kentucky counties. No money is exchanged for prescriptions dispensed by the Pharmacy; therefore, the Pharmacy relies on private and business donations, foundation grants, and fund-raisers. Please consider making a monetary donation to the Pharmacy or donating gift cards. These items can be enclosed in an envelope marked for the Faith Community Pharmacy and placed in the collection basket. For more information, visit or contact Tara Leen at 859-426-7837 or Thank you!

Family Promise

This ministry provides homeless families temporary shelter in church buildings while helping them to find permanent housing. It is the only shelter that keeps families intact. Email for more information

Parish Kitchen

1561 Madison Avenue, Covington, 41011 581-7745;
Parish Kitchen serves a full, hot meal everyday, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Pike Street Clinic

343 Pike Street, Covington, 291-9321
This is the only clinic serving the homeless population of Northern Kentucky. We are collecting these items which are needed by their patients: ladies’ socks, baby aspirin, deodorant, reading glasses (1.5-2.50 magnification) and nail clippers. Financial donations for unmet needs such as bus passes and diabetic supplies may be sent directly to Sr. Ann John at Pike Street Clinic, 343 Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011.

Rose Garden Mission

This group’s goal is to uphold the dignity of every human person by giving them the love of Jesus Christ. 859-491-7673

St. Vincent de Paul Society

2655 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, 341-3219
The Society helps with crisis. Provides assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation, and companionship to those facing economic, emotional, or spiritual crisis.  See also our St. Vincent de Paul Videos page to get a better idea about what the Society does.

Welcome House

205 Pike Street, Covington, 431-8717
The agency provides Emergency Shelter for women and children and emergency assistance for homeless individuals and families, which includes Case Management and a Resource Pantry. Welcome House also offers a Protective Payee Program, Employment Program and has a Social Security Outreach Team. In addition to the services, Welcome House operates a transitional housing facility for families called the Gardens at Greenup and a permanent apartment building for individuals who are homeless and have a disability called King’s Crossing.