901 York Street, Newport, KY 41071 info@hoseaserves.org ‎1.859.261.5857



Henry Hosea House

Located at:  901 York Street, Newport, KY 41071

Hours of operation:  Open 10:00 – 6:00 for drop offs (open 4:00 – 5:30 for dinner)


Who We Are

Marking 28 years of service to the Northern Kentucky/greater Cincinnati area, the mission of Henry Hosea House continues to focus on the provision of food and nourishment to the bodies and souls of the men, women and children of this great community.

Founded in 1991, Henry Hosea House was built on bringing the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati communities together to serve the needy, elderly and homeless. We are the “soup kitchen” that serves full, hot and nutritious meals, seven days a week (some 175 meals each evening.) In addition to our meals, we reach out to the less fortunate by partnering with community members to create Thanksgiving Food Baskets, a Christmas Adopt-A-Family program and Easter Baskets. And beginning in 2019, Hopeful Cuts offers our diners the opportunity to access a complete salon experience.

What We Do

Our primary focus is to provide a nutritious meal to those in need. In 2018, we served nearly 60,000 meals! And while hunger is certainly an issue with the poor and homeless, a further cause of suffering, we believe, comes from the three plaques of loneliness, helplessness and boredom. We do our best to combat these by treating each-and-every person entering Henry Hosea House as if they were dining in a fine restaurant, meeting with friends and building community.

What’s Our Why?

We believe that every person, regardless of age, condition or circumstance, deserves a life worth living. While we cannot cure all the ills of this world, we can offer delicious meals, prepared with love and served with respect in an atmosphere of hospitality, community and relaxation. This we can do. This is why.

Value of our Mission

The fact that we serve a daily meal to so many people speaks to the need for our mission. Many are aware of the growing affluence along the banks of the Ohio River, but many more miss the plight of those barely surviving a few blocks away and just over the river (or under the bridge.) What we do is important, but the health and wellbeing of those we serve is invaluable.


  • Executive Director: Bruce Stelzer
  • Operations Manager: Kim Rechtin
  • Kitchen Manager: Charlie Bagley
  • Weekend Manager: Amy Thornton

Board of Directors


  • President: Steve Ader
  • Finance Manager: Megan Redmond
  • Secretary: Patty Steinman

Board Members

  • Megan Abner
  • Bill Biery
  • Tami Bravo
  • Angela Cook
  • Jim Hilgefort
  • Josh McIntosh
  • Natalie Orme
  • Dana Pendry
  • Kim Rechtin
  • Amy Sizemore
  • Bill Theis
  • Katie Walters