FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE AND METRO UNITED WAY ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF LOUIECONNECT.COM
Family Scholar House and Metro United Way join Mayor Greg Fischer to launch LouieConnect.com, this web-based app will complement Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 initiative.
Regional nonprofit Family Scholar House, in collaboration with Metro United Way, is launching the mobile-optimized website, LouieConnect.com, in a press conference at Metro Hall. This new web-app connects Louisville-area users with free services in our community that provide support for everyday and urgent needs. The purpose of this new Family Scholar House program is to ensure everyone—especially vulnerable populations or those with limited resources—has access to support and supplies to address their immediate needs.
At the press conference, Family Scholar House and Metro United Way will be joined by Mayor Greg Fischer to launch and explain the details of the LouieConnect.com platform.
LouieConnect.com can be accessed from any computer or hand-held mobile device. Family Scholar House appreciates the funding support from Frank and Paula Harshaw, PNC Charitable Trusts, UPS Foundation, Metro Louisville Office for Globalization, the Coalition for the Homeless and Metro United Way.
About Family Scholar House:
Family Scholar House is changing lives, families and communities through education. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. All of these families are low-income and have experienced homelessness or unstable housing. FSH parent scholars and foster alumni are full-time college students and pursing post-secondary education. The single-parent students and foster alumni of Family Scholar House are working day in and day out to achieve their educational and career goals to become self-sufficiency and provide a better life for themselves and their family. To learn more about Family Scholar House, please visit www.familyscholarhouse.org.
About Metro United Way:
For more than a century, Metro United Way has been uniting people and resources to solve our community’s challenges. With the understanding that no one organization can remove the barriers holding individuals and families back, Metro United Way is on the ground working with nonprofits, businesses, philanthropy, and government to lead collective action that drives results at scale. Together, we fight for the education, financial independence and health of every person in the counties we serve – Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana – so that every child, individual, and family can thrive. Metro United Way 2-1-1 connects people looking for help to over 17,000 programs and services. Anyone can access a trained call specialist 24 hours a day seven days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898211. The 2-1-1 database is also available online at www.metrounitedway.org/211