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’s (CASI) Floyd County team moved into offices on the second floor. They will operate their Energy Assistance Program (EAP) for Floyd County from the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace. They will not be open to walk-in clients but are available by phone 812-920-4782 or email eapassistance@casi1.org. The EAP Program runs from November 1 and ends mid-May. There is no Summer Cool program for the foreseeable future. The program will run on a mail-in system or clients can apply online at https://ihcda.rhsconnect.com/.

The primary administrative offices of CASI are located in Jeffersonville, at 201 East 15th 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
201 East 15th 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 Community Music Alliance orchestra and choir has rehearsed regularly at the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Neighborhood Resource Center since 2017.

The purpose of the orchestra is to allow more experienced musicians to 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!

  • Orchestra rehearses in Community Room every Sunday evening.
  • Choral group rehearses in Community Room every Monday evening.


Learn more at www.communitymusicalliance.com.



A neighborhood troop of the Girl Scouts meets regularly in the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Neighborhood Resource Center.