When partnered with a caring community…

…those in need can find solutions to everyday problems!

Creating Hope & Fostering Change

94 Cents of Every Dollar Raised in the Encore Shop Thrift Store Goes to Our Ministries

Operation Care is a Christian ministry striving to nurture a warm and welcoming environment to help those in need, whether physical, spiritual, emotional, or social.

Founded in 1988, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to offering hope, compassion, and healing to those in our community who need support. Through the warmth and generosity of our devoted staff, donors, and volunteers, we are able to provide services that are making an impact in people’s lives. With a transitional housing program, a state-licensed medical clinic, and The Encore Thrift Shop, we are well-rounded in the resources we provide to those in need.

Our Housing Program Has Provided Shelter To More Than

Homeless Women And Children

Our Medical/Dental Program Has Administered More Than

Medical And Dental Services To Indigent, Uninsured People
Our Helps Program Has Provided Assistance To More Than

Mission Statement

Operation Care is a Christian Ministry that seeks to provide for the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being of people in need of a loving, compassionate environment in the name of Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

For 36 years, Operation Care has offered help, hope, healing, and compassion to hurting people through Jesus Christ and with the financial assistance of generous people in the community. With your help and the grace of God, Operation Care continues to uplift people through the services we provide.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Operation Care is glad to openly share our Annual Performance Reports, Financial Reports, and Form 990.

What We Provide

Medical and Dental Care at Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY

State-Licensed Medical and Dental Care at Mercy Medical Clinic

Emergency Assistance Program at Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY

Emergency Assistance Program for Those Facing Catastrophic Loss From Flood, Fire, or a Financial Crisis

Community Christmas Program at Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY

Community Christmas Program To Support Families in Need During the Holidays

Transitional Housing Program at Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY
Shelter and Transitional Housing Program for Women and Children
Food Pantry at Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY

Food Pantry

Prescription Drug Program at Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY
State Licensed Charitable Pharmacy

Statement of Faith

Operation Care is a Christ-centered, non-denominational ministry. We are believers in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, who was crucified, died, buried, and resurrected, and we who believe in Him have Eternal Life in Christ. We believe He will come again in great power and glory.

We believe that individuals are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative written Word of God.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer, enabling him or her to live a godly life of obedience as he or she reaches maturity. We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together, they form one body, the church. We especially believe the greatest Gift is the Love of Jesus Christ – the motivating force behind all our efforts.

Caring for the Community

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”

Donate Today

Donate Today to Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY

Shelby County is a great place to live, but some people in our community find that everyday life is a struggle.

The best way to support our mission is to make recurring monthly donations when you donate online. Monthly donations provide the most support to us because they allow us to manage our budget and plan with more confidence, knowing we can count on regular support. You could also volunteer in one of our ministries, such as the Encore Thrift Shop or at our Mercy Medical Clinic.

Stories & Artwork

Financial Reports


Form 990 Public Inspection Copy

Annual Performance Report

Audited Financial Statement

Annual Performance Report

06/30/2022 Audited Financial Statement
Form 990 Public Inspection Copy
Annual Performance Report
06/30/2021 Audited Financial Statement
Form 990 Public Inspection Copy
Annual Performance Report
06/30/2020 Audited Financial Statement
Form 990 Public Inspection Copy

For more information, get in touch with us at 502-633-1965.

Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY Logo
Mon – Sat: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday
Donations Are Received

Tue – Fri: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Or by appointment