To help reduce panhandling in the City of Louisville 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, in partnership with Metro Louisville, have set up a donation portal that will support the Another Way program’s efforts.


The Another Way program canvasses highly trafficked areas of the city, such as homeless shelters, highways, byways and street corners, picks up as many as 22 willing workers daily and takes them to a worksite to work for four hours. In return, the participants earn $50 and are introduced to internal and external barrier-reduction resources at Goodwill’s Opportunity Center at 909 East Broadway.

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. The program currently operates three vans. 

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


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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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