Louie Connect (Louieconnect.com) is a service that was formed in 2018 to help connect people in need of food, shelter and more. This site was modeled after a similar program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Metro United Way and Family Scholar House partnered to create one for Louisville.
The web-based app asks for basic information and then lists applicable resources nearby – from food pantries to shelters to career centers to financial literacy programs.
This service can be particularly helpful to youth aging out of foster care. A former CASA child, Tazon Thompson, who is now 21 years old said the site helped him and is sure it could help others who have struggled like him. Please be sure to check this site out…it may help your CASA child and/or their family.