To help reduce panhandling and give individuals at stoplights and other rights of way a new, more effective way of giving to those experiencing poverty, Goodwill and its Another Way program have set up a donation portal that will support the Another Way program’s efforts.


Another Way program leaders use Goodwill transportation to canvass highly trafficked areas of the city, such as homeless shelters, highways, byways and street corners, pick up willing workers and take them to worksites around the city for four hours of work. In return, the participants earn $50, lunch and an introduction to the internal and external barrier-reduction resources at Goodwill’s Louisville Opportunity Centers.

What began as a pilot program in 2019 has grown into a resource that has served 1,312 individuals. It has connected 593 individuals to self-sufficiency resources, transported 62 individuals to substance abuse/mental health treatment facilities, placed 126 in temporary-to-permanent housing and helped 133 find employment. 

Louisville Metro and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are sponsors of the Another Way program. 


WLKY: Ride along shows the mission, success stories of Goodwill’s ‘Another Way’ program

WAVE: Louisville man goes from homeless to management in 6 months with help of Goodwill program

WAVE: Another Way team, Council President Markus Winkler join Listens Live!


Spectrum: Job training helps participants find ‘Another Way’

Spectrum: Additional shelter open in Louisville during extreme cold

WLKY: Goodwill, The Hope Buss partnering to provide opportunities for homeless


WHAS: Louisville organizations team up for emergency pop up shelter amid bitter cold

WAVE: Warmth and paycheck, how 2 organizations have teamed up to save lives

WDRB: Goodwill, Hope Village providing homeless place to stay as temperatures remain bitterly cold


WHAS: Goodwill’s Another Way program is addressing the gap in the labor market

Spectrum: Goodwill program helps Kentuckians with employment, housing and more

WDRB: Goodwill’s ‘Another Way’ program pays homeless for work, connects them to resources


WHAS: Goodwill Industries of Kentucky offers ‘Another Way’ program to community


WLKY: Goodwill program aims to provide homeless people with resources, and clean up the city

WDRB: Goodwill program gives Louisville’s homeless opportunities to work for assistance

WAVE: Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s Another Way program joins Listens Live

Spectrum: How Goodwill’s ‘Another Way’ initiative is connecting homeless people with jobs

WAVE: Goodwill program reports on success after Louisville panhandlers find work

WHAS: New pilot program aims to help Louisville’s homeless find work and connect them with resources

WDRB: Goodwill’s mobile unit will be new way to help Louisville’s homeless, decrease panhandling

Courier Journal: Goodwill seeks ‘Another Way’ to address panhandling, homelessness in Louisville with van


For more information about the Another Way program, or to connect with the services provided, please contact Program Manager Sharon Allgeier at or Director of Community Based Career Services Kimberly Boyd-Lane at or fill out the contact form here and a member of our Communications team will reach out in a timely manner.

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