Colectivo Esperanza

Emergency Assistance to Immigrant Families due to COVID-19

The Need

As the country locks down to mitigate the effects of COVID19, there is widespread understanding that our most vulnerable communities need cash assistance to survive. The federal response included expanded unemployment benefits and direct payments to families.

Locally, the community quickly established the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund to provide cash assistance for food, rent, transportation as well as help for front-line organizations to continue providing support to those bearing the brunt of the economic shutdown, often putting themselves and their families at risk in order to earn money for food and housing. Still, people are falling through the cracks, with no relief for their needs and anguish.

A number of our local organizations serving the immigrant and refugee communities have identified families and individuals who are not eligible for government support such as stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, and who cannot find relief through other established efforts.

About Us

Collective Hope is a partnership between local organizations committed to accompanying families as they face economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Douglass Boulevard

Douglass Boulevard Christian Church is an Open and Affirming Community of Faith in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Everyone is welcome.

La Casita Center

We are a grassroots non-profit ​​located in Louisville, KY accompanying families in the Latinx community. ​Our mission is to empower these families, providing a foundation for systemic change with long-term effects.

Adelante Hispanic Achievers

Adelante is a non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky devoted to empowering Hispanic and Latinx youth. We engage our Achievers and parents in long-term academic, mentoring, and personal enrichment programs.

Backside Learning Center

The Backside Learning Center is an independent, non-profit organization building community and enriching the lives of equine workers and their families at Churchill Downs racetrack.

Doors to Hope

Doors to Hope opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement and engages in advocacy for immigrant women and families.

Americana Community Center

We provide programs for more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries each year. Our mission is to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community and help every individual realize their potential.


Happy Families served


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The crisis has made the level of stress experienced by immigrant communities even greater. Your contribution will allow us to distribute, in an equitable manner, funds for families and individuals to assist them during the crisis and recovery.

Douglass Boulevard Christian Church has graciously offered to accept donations on our behalf

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How Does it Work?

Collective Hope relies on three essential components of community

Donors and Funders

Community members can donate through this website or directly to Douglass Boulevard Christian Church. 100% percent of donations will go to serving Kentuckiana families in need.

Fund Administrator

Douglass Boulevard Christian Church will accept donations and administer the Colectivo Esperanza fund. Assistance requests from families will be vetted by our partner organizations and fulfilled by DBCC.

Partner Organizations

Colectivo Esperanza partners will submit requests on behalf of the clients they serve. Funds will be distributed in a manner that is most appropriate for each family.


To contribute to the Colectivo Esperanza Fund you can also contact Derek Penwell of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church.

Our Address

2005 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205

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(502) 452-2629