Centerstone’s The Living Room program helps people with mental health and substance abuse issues avoid jail. But looming city budget cuts could threaten the program’s future less than two years after it opened.Read More
A local group is demanding answers from the Louisville Metro Council as funding to certain organizations could be at risk.
The group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, or CLOUT, invited members of the Metro Council to its assembly Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium.
At the event, CLOUT members urged the council to keep funding Louisville's Affordable Housing Trust Fund and The Living Room.
"We're calling on our officials to take bold actions and addressing these problems even during these very difficult financial times," said the Rev. Bill Burks, of St. John Paul II Catholic Church.Read More
In CLOUT’s (Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together) listening process last fall, involving more than 400 citizens gathering in small house meetings all across the Louisville Metro area, we heard many stories about “senior concerns.”
Representing a diversity of races, income levels, ages and parts of town, those sharing their stories surfaced many common themes. The concerns most voiced had to do with themselves or their loved ones losing their independence and having to leave the places in which they feel most comfortable and happy.
While there are, of course, many older adults who want and need the services of assisted living, nursing care, memory care, etc., the vast majority of older adults would prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
One story we heard…Read More
Over the past four months, a research committee made up of leaders from houses of worship all across the city that are members of CLOUT (Citizens of Louisville Organized & United Together) conducted a research process to learn more about the barriers to aging in place and to explore possible solutions. We interviewed 17 professionals in fields related to the issues of older adults, including service providers, caregivers, public officials, policymakers and others. Here are some of the facts we learned…Read More
Several city officials are slated to provide updates Monday on a wide range of topics — from school safety to how the police treat individuals with mental illness — that have been raised by one of Louisville’s most prominent interfaith social justice organizations.Read More
Following a contentious meeting and an official rebuff from the mayor’s office, the leadership of Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together said the group wants to meet with Mayor Greg Fischer again to hash out unfinished business over the way police handle use-of-force cases involving at-risk individuals.Read More
Mayor Greg Fischer needs to do more to ensure Louisville police officers will avoid using deadly force when dealing with people coping with drug addiction or suffering from mental illness, a faith-based group said...Read More