A principle purpose of the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation 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 are pleased to accommodate the following organizations.



In December 2009, Louisville based Home of the Innocents (HOTI) announced they would establish a southern Indiana base of operation at the Ritter House in New Albany. By spring of 2010, they began serving our community.

Home of the Innocents enriches the lives of children and families with hope, health, and happiness.

Established in 1880 in Louisville, Kentucky, the Home provides a range of important residential and community-based programs. Serving more than 11,300 children and their families last year, programs include a safe haven for at-risk children, clinical treatment services, crisis and intervention services, therapeutic loving foster care and adoption services, a pediatric convalescent center for children who are medically complex or terminally ill, and an integrated pediatric medical facility, Open Arms Children’s Health. For many of these children, this is where hope begins.

Centrally located in the Cardinal Ritter House in New Albany, Home of the Innocents serves more than 750 children and family members in Southern Indiana each year. Programs offered from our Southern Indiana location include: Parents Acquiring Skills and Strength (PASS) classes, outpatient services, and community based services.

See feature story  – “Home of the Innocents coming to New Albany’s Cardinal Ritter House” News and Tribune, December 7, 2009.

OTHER Home of the Innocents NEWS FEATURES:

September 27, 2019, News & Tribune –  Home of the Innocents awarded $106,000 by Impact 100 Southern Indiana”

Kentuckiana Musicians and Singers

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/