Inspiring Transformation through Compassion

A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit on a Mission

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Operation Care is dedicated to providing essential services to individuals and families in crisis. With “care” in the name, our drive to show compassion to those in need is at the heart of our mission. We are eager to provide support to people in need of shelter, a food pantry, education, or medical care, all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Operation Care is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit on a Mission in Shelbyville, KY

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We are changing lives in Shelbyville, KY and the surrounding areas

Our Services

Transitional Housing Program

Omega House | Hall Manor

Our housing program addresses the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social issues faced by the women and children we serve.

How We Help the Women & Children in Our Housing Program

  • Engaging in case management and financial planning with each family.
  • Partnering with local mental health agencies and Christian counselors to address psychological needs.
  • Coordinating with a team of pro bono attorneys to handle possible legal concerns.
  • Providing tutoring by certified teachers who volunteer to work with the children.
  • Aligning volunteer mentors with the women in our program to teach parenting and life skills.
  • Partnering with local churches to ensure our residents are connected with a Christian community.
  • Helping women and children receive an education by coordinating with state and local schools.
  • Helping women find employment outside of the program.
  • Offering weekly voice, guitar, and piano lessons for the children provided by a certified music teacher.
  • Providing job training for any unemployed woman in our program through our Encore Shop Thrift Store.
  • Matching each woman in our program with a volunteer Friend in Christ to help build a social network of support, encouragement, accountability, and friendship.

Our Team Is What Makes Our Mission Possible

Emergency Assistance

The Encore Shop Thrift Store

We are so grateful for your support in helping us receive the necessary funds to provide the many programs offered by Operation Care. Our store is open to the public Monday through Saturday, and we would love to have you come and shop with us! Whether you’re able to donate items for sale or looking for some great finds at affordable prices, we encourage everyone, regardless of your financial background, to join us. By donating and shopping here, you are directly contributing to our mission of helping those in need.

Operation Care’s Helps Program

The Encore Shop also offers Operation Care’s Helps Program. Through that program, we distribute the following items to qualifying individuals in crisis:

  • Non-Perishable Food From The Operation Care Food Pantry
  • Clothing
  • Furniture and Other Household Furnishings
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Book Bags
  • School Supplies
Operation Care offers free Bibles and a community Bible study every Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM in the Encore Shop Library. We welcome you to join us in learning more about God from His Word.

We welcome volunteers at the Encore Shop! If you are interested, please apply here or call us at 502-633-1965.

Did you know that 94 cents of every dollar raised in The Encore Shop Thrift Store go directly to supporting our ministries?

Your generosity truly makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Thank you for being a part of our community and for helping us turn donated merchandise into valuable funds that provide assistance to those in need.

Mercy Medical Clinic

Mercy Medical is a warm and compassionate Christ-centered clinic dedicated to providing medical and dental care to those in need. We are proud members of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. At Mercy Medical, we have a dedicated team of volunteer medical and dental providers, nurses, ancillary medical staff, pastoral caregivers, interpreters, and office professionals who are committed to serving our community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that uninsured and financially disadvantaged individuals receive the healthcare they need. As space becomes available, we accept qualified patients with an average wait time for an initial appointment of less than one week. We primarily serve patients from Shelby County, but we also extend our care to individuals from Jefferson, Henry, and Spencer counties.

How to Qualify

To qualify for treatment, patients must demonstrate a need for financial assistance and be lacking health insurance, and proof of income is required. We understand the importance of affordable healthcare, which is why we ask each patient to contribute a $10 co-pay when seeing a provider. Additionally, we are proud to provide laboratory services at a greatly reduced cost to our patients.

At Mercy Medical, we believe in nourishing not only the body but also the spirit of each patient to help them regain or maintain their health. We are here to support you on your healthcare journey and provide the compassionate care you need.

Thank you for considering Mercy Medical as your healthcare provider. We look forward to supporting you and your family.

Clinic Hours
Mon – Thur: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
2nd and 3rd Sat of Each Month: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
By appointment only

Interested in volunteering at Mercy Medical?

Fax your application to 502-647-4615 or mail it to:
615 Washington St
Shelbyville, KY 40065

At Operation Care, we provide services to families in crisis through each of our programs regardless of race, religion, gender, or national origin.

What We Believe

What You Can Do

What You Can Do for Operation Care in Shelbyville, KY
The majority of the financial support we receive comes from individual donors, church partners, and local businesses.
We are also proud to receive a portion of our funding from Metro United Way. Here are just a few of the ways that you can provide assistance to those in need through Operation Care.

Operation Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and donations to Operation Care are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


  • Gently Used Clothing, Household Items, and Furniture
  • Children’s Clothing and Toys
  • School Supplies
  • Seasonal Goods, Such As Christmas Trees and Decorations, Heavy Blankets, etc.
  • Financial Support To Help With Program Expenses

Volunteer at The Encore Shop Thrift Store

  • Arrange, Size, Hang, and Display Clothing
  • Dust Housewares
  • Gather Empty Hangers From Sales Floor
  • Create Clothing Displays
  • Clean Floors, Restrooms, and Windows

Apply to Volunteer Here

Adopt a room in the Housing Program

Each time a resident moves, the room needs to be refreshed for the next resident. This involves painting, cleaning, and overall preparing the room for the next resident.

Volunteer at Mercy Medical/Dental Clinic

We are always accepting qualified professionals to volunteer at the clinic. Please consider volunteering if you are a:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Hygienist
  • RN
  • Spanish/English Bilingual Interpreter
  • Medical Office Administration/Reception
  • Pastoral Caregiver

Download the Volunteer Application

Financial Donations

Financial donations are always appreciated. This helps to pay for utilities and supplies and overall support our mission. We appreciate recurring monthly donations since that allows us to manage our budget, knowing there is regular support.

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Volunteer Maintenance Services

  • Change Light Bulbs
  • Perform Minor Building Repairs
  • Paint
  • Sweep Steps and Sidewalks
  • Take Trash to Dumpster
  • Change Furnace Filters
  • Maintain Landscaping

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

To receive services or get involved, contact us us at 502-633-1965.

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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