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After more than 55 years on the campus of Louisville Seminary,
we are currently seeking a new location to call “Home.”
Thank you for your continued support. Click here for updates.

If you a missionary in need of a place to stay during your furlough in the coming months, please reach out to:

Mission Haven in Decatur, GA
Kelly Weirich, Communications Director
MissionHavenDecatur@gmail.com; Phone:  770/633-7333


House of Rest in Pasadena, CA


The Louisville Presbyterian Furlough Home, located on the Louisville Seminary campus, provides comfortable accommodations for up to four mission co-workers and their families on home assignment from overseas service to the church.

It affords the Seminary community an opportunity for dialogue with experienced missionaries, fraternal workers, and international visitors.

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The Furlough Home was built with support from various women’s groups in the Presbyterian Church. The present home was opened in October 1964 and is owned and operated by the Louisville Presbyterian Furlough Home, Inc., on the property of Louisville Seminary.

Click here for more history

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4 fully-furnished apartments are available to missionary families in need of temporary lodging in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky.

Two 2-bedroom units and two 3-bedroom units include:

  • linens
  • cable television
  • wi-fi
  • storage area
  • communal laundry
  • and more!

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“We loved the location — closeness to Cherokee Park so we could take regular walks. We also loved the grounds of the Seminary itself and the availability of the Seminary library.”

View more images of each apartment

Apartment Information and Policies

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In addition to providing a home away from home, The Furlough Home’s Board has established the following three funds to provide extended assistance in the form of grants to residents of the Home and their families, seminary students, and international visitors.

  1. The Muril Brooks Scholarship Fund is used to assist Seminary students to attend the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, CT or other approved educational events dealing with missiology.
  2. The Fund for Continuing Education for Missionary Families was established to assist families residing in the Home with their educational costs.
  3. The Fund to Aid International Students and Visitors residing in the home has been created from memorial gifts.

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Your tax-deductible donations are needed to maintain what we have and look to the future. Please consider the Furlough Home as a budget item or as a special project for your congregation or group in your church.

Louisville Presbyterian Furlough Home
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205

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For more information or to reserve an apartment please use the contact form below.

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