Sister Visitor Program

An agency of Catholic Charities, Sister Visitor Program is designed to aid people in crisis situations in Louisville’s West End. St. Albert supports their efforts through our Back to School Project, a seasonal drive to collect clothes, money, and gift certificates to purchase school items for needy children served by the Sister Visitor Program. Contact Julie Okruhlica at 426-6824.


The heart of the Sister Visitor Center lies in the command of Christ to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless.

The Sister Visitor Center (SVC)  is an emergency assistance program, located at 2235 W. Market, that provides assistance with the most basic of human needs: food, clothes, assistance with rent, utilities, medicines, etc. The Sister Visitor Center (SVC) began in 1969 in an effort to help meet the needs of the poor living in the Portland, Shawnee and Russell Neighborhoods of West Louisville and continues to strive to do so today. As an associate member of the Area Community Ministries (ACM), SVC serves approximately 300 households every month.



“While we are not able to fulfill all of the children’s back to school needs, we try to at least provide them with the most important supplies to help them get started at school.” Ursuline Sister Michele Intravia, manager of operations at Sister Visitor.

During the month of August the People of St. Albert the Great supported The Sister Visitor Center with their annual collection of school supplies by donating backpacks, notebooks, paper, pencils, pens and much more needed supplies.

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