Schuhmann Center

Schuhmann Social Service Center

Located at: 730 East Gray Street
Phone: 502-589-6696
Open Monday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.


Monsignor George W. Schuhmann

We are named for Father Schuhmann, a former pastor of Louisville.  We opened in 1982, to aide homeless persons and others in need in the inner city, Phoenix Hill, and Smoketown neighborhoods with clothing, emergency food, and social service referrals.

All contributions are distributed freely, without cost to homeless persons and others in need.

The Schuhmann Center assisted the following in the year 2016:

Men 8,642
Women 3,046
Children 3,015
Total 14,703 people served*

Families Assisted With Food 595
*this includes repeat visits

Ways you can help:

Financial contributions are greatly needed at this time.
Please make checks payable to the Schuhmann Center.

Mailing Address:
Schuhmann Center
639 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Kroger Plus Card:

If you are a Kroger shopper and use a Kroger Plus card for discounts at the store, there is a way to designate the Schuhmann Center to receive funds every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus card.


  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy to register your card with the Schuhmann Center after you sign up.
  • Use the Schuhmann Center’s NPO number (10751) and select the Schuhmann Center from the list when prompted.
  • Click here for complete instructions.


Vehicle Donation:

Please call the Schuhmann Center to donate a car, truck, or van to be auctioned to help with the ongoing day-to-day operating expenses of the Center.

Other ways you can help:

  • Food: canned goods and/or fresh foods
  • Household items: kitchen utensils, bedding, sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths, etc.
  • TARC Bus Tickets
  • Toiletries: disposable razors, shave cream, soap shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Books, magazines and reading materials
  • Old eyeglasses
  • Paper and plastic grocery bags
  • Children’s toys
  • Clothing for infants, girls, boys, woman, and men

Director of Schuhmann Center – Jim Nix

Nix, JimJim Nix is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and has been a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish since 1983. He is a graduate of Holy Name School, Southern Junior High and Theodore Ahrens Trade High School where he majored in commercial art and was a member of the National Honor Society, a Senior Merit Award recipient and graduated in the top ten percent of his class. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from the University of Louisville and was an Allen R. Hite Art Scholar. He has worked in the art department at Farson Huff and Northlitch Advertising Agency and free lanced for the Kentucky Arts Commission.

He began volunteering with the Schuhmann Center in 1983 and became the coordinator in 1984 which evolved into the job of director. He received a two year degree from the Archdiocesan Ministry Formation Program in 1993. He has worked at all six of the Schuhmann Center locations over the years and with two of the founders, Rev. Vernon Robertson and Rev. Tim Hogan, as well as Rev. Dennis Cousens, Rev. Frederick Klotter, and Very Rev. Paul Beach.

Mr. Nix has been single all his life.

This year the Schuhmann Center is celebrating thirty-five years of service.