recovery housing need on the west side of louisville
The Haven Ministries is currently pursuing funding options for the construction of a five-bedroom, two-bathroom recovery housing unit, named New Dawning House, to serve up to nine women (at capacity) who are in recovery from a substance use disorder until they obtain stable housing. The project will directly support low-income individuals in recovery as they work toward sobriety, stability and self-sufficiency regardless of religious background/affiliation.
The unit will primarily serve the Portland neighborhood in Louisville’s west end, which has a disproportionately high rate of substance use. Esther Lyon, The Haven Ministries’ Chief Executive Officer, will oversee the unit. Dr. Lyon is a licensed anesthetist with 20 years of experience in medicine, recovery and mentorship who currently oversees housing and recovery services at The Haven Ministries’ Women’s Center in Portland.
The Haven Ministries owns the property where construction is being proposed, which currently consists of an empty lot. The property is located within a block of other services provided by The Haven Ministries, including The Haven Restoration Center and the Cup of Joy coffee shop and café. This project is part of the ministry’s long-term strategic plan to expand recovery services for individuals in Portland and beyond.
The Haven Ministries actively works to support individuals in recovery, having housed more than ten individuals since 2014. This project will increase the capacity of The Haven Ministries to serve more individuals experiencing substance use disorder in an area of high need, working to reduce drug overdose deaths and increase employment.