A principle goal of the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Inc. and it’s restoration of the Ritter Homestead is to “Provide office and service space to non-profits committed to serving neighborhood needs and offer assistance to local residents.”  To that end we currently accommodate the following organizations.


In April 2021, the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana moved into offices on the first floor of the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace.

The goal of the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana is to end homelessness in southern Indiana. According to their website, they seek to “build a community of collaboration. Through education, advocacy, and awareness, we want each member of the community to know they have a role to play.”  They actively “work with local government, organizations, businesses, and other volunteers to coordinate services to those homeless and at-risk. Through collaboration and partnership with our community, we minimize the time an individual spends homeless.”

For more information, visit https://www.soinhomeless.org/



In May 2021, the Community Action of Southern Indiana (CASI) moved into offices on the second floor. They will operate their Energy Assistance Agency of Floyd County (EAFC) program from the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace.

The primary administrative offices of CASI are located in Jeffersonville, at 1613 East 8th Street. From there they administer seven other programs: Early Childhood Education, Family Development, Housing Choice Voucher, Life Literacy, Minority Health, Self Initiative – Self Development, and Weatherization.

Mr. Phil Ellis
Executive Director
1613 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812 288-6451 ext. 2144
Fax: 812 284-5252
Email: pellis@casi1.org

For more information, visit http://casi1.org/index.html




The Kentuckiana Association of Musicians and Singers (KAMS) have rehearsed regularly at the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Community Room since 2017.

The purpose of this young orchestra is to allow more experienced musicians come together with beginners, or those who’ve not played for a long time, creating a nurturing and teaching environment that helps each member to grow, learn, and be inspired.

Dust off that old instrument in the back of your closet, and come join us!

  • Instrumental group rehearses in Community Room every Sunday evening.
  • Choral group rehearses in Community Room very Thursday evening.

Learn more at http://gokams.org/



A neighborhood troop of the Girl Scouts meets regularly in the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Community Room.