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Serenity Center Food Bank
  1. Do you have to be show proof of being a Shelby County resident to use the food bank services?
    No, you do not.
  2. Is there an income qualifier to receive food on Wednesdays?
    No. This only applies to our Senior program because it is federally funded by the USDA.
  3. How can I sign up for Senior Boxes?
    There is an application process to sign up for Senior Boxes. Pick up an application at the Serenity Center Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 8-12. 98 7th Street.
  4. How can my child be considered for the Backpack Program?
    During the school year, teachers identify children for the Backpack Program. If your child has not been identified, talk to their teacher.
  5. Can I bring food donations to the Serenity Center?
    Yes, drop off food donations at the Serenity Center Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri from 8-12. 98 7th St.
  6. How can I make a financial donation to the Serenity Center? Click here or mail checks to:
    Awake Ministries
    PO Box 1302
    Shelbyville, KY 40066
  7. How can I volunteer?
    Learn more by visiting our volunteers page.
Residential Recovery Program
  1. How much does the recovery program cost?
    The program is free of charge.
  2. How long is the program?
    The average length of the program is 4-6 months in-patient, depending on the individual. There is also a transitional extension for an additional 90 days.
  3. Can I work while in the program? During phase I (residential), the total focus is recovery and residents do not work. In the transitional portion of the program, residents begin looking for employment.
  4. How can I apply to the program? Contact us to set up an assessment with the men’s and women’s directors.
  5. Are you recognized by the courts? While we are not a state-accredited program, we have a good working relationship with the surrounding counties’ courts, and many of our residents are court-ordered. Probation and Parole also refer to us.
  6. Are you a homeless shelter?
    No. While we do offer housing, it is solely for those seeking addiction recovery treatment.
  7. What does family contact look like? After your initial 30 days acclimation period, you are allowed one phone call on Saturdays and family visits from 12-5 on Sundays.
  8. What kind of volunteers do you need for the recovery program? We are in constant need of volunteers in areas ranging from meals to maintenance to mentorship. Use our volunteer form here:
  9. How can I make a financial donation toward Men’s and Women’s Recovery?
    Donate now or mail to PO Box 1302, Shelbyville, KY 40066
  10. What kind of items do you take for donation?
    Furniture, appliances, and home goods are always welcomed. Call our office at 502-647-5555 for pickup and dropoff options. We only do pick ups on Fridays from 12-3. Drop-offs are Monday-Friday from 9-3.
    We also are in continual need of basic needs for our men’s and women’s houses. You can find our Amazon Wish List for supplies here.
Veterans Village
  1. How do I apply to be considered for the Veterans Village?
    Initiate the application process there:

    . A DD-214 is required.

  2. Who do I contact with additional questions regarding the VV? Contact Jeremy Harrell, the Director of the Veterans Village. Email: or call (502) 487-1464 (cell)
  3. How can I make a financial donation to the Veterans Village?
    Donate now or mail to PO Box 1302, Shelbyville, KY 40066
  4. How can I volunteer?
    For volunteer opportunities, please contact