There are several different non-profit organizations, Untied Way supported agencies, and community action agencies to turn to for help. They include those listed below.
Aaron McNeil House, Inc. - This non-profit agency may offer the highest number of potential financial assistance programs. They offer services that will assists qualified local families with paying for bills and their basic needs such as food, housing expenses (including rent and mortgage payments), utility and energy bills, and provide funds to pay for prescription medication. In addition, the center wants to ensure people become self-sufficient over the long term. To help there they provide such assistance as educational opportunities for youth and adults with tutoring, summer camp, debt counseling and assistance programs, reading program, advice on foreclosures, self-esteem and budgeting skills. Dial 270-886-9734.
Christian County Salvation Army is a local faith-based non-profit organization that is providing assistance through character development and limited financial assistance. They offer resources for that provide direct material aid without discrimination based upon color, faith, or other issues. Some of the limited financial assistance they offer can provide emergency help for rent or transitional housing, emergency food, counseling, and family building programs, clothing and disaster services. There is also free Christmas toys, school supplies, and other items for very low income families.
The charity operates as a church, but human services are offered. While financial aid is not common from the Hopkinsville Salvation Army, the workers may give referrals to security deposit programs, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Dial 270-885-9633.
The local community action agency, Pennyrile Allied Community Services, which is based in Hopkinsville and can be reached at (502) 886-6341, can direct people to both federal and state of Kentucky government assistance programs. They also partner with local non-profits and charities. Some of the services they may be able to offer include weatherization energy bill conserving programs and the Community Services Block Grant. The grant can help pay for rent, offer Kentucky mortgage help programs, limited funding for such bills and utility and medical, and other forms of financial support.
If you have a civil legal issues, and need help with such matters as a foreclosure, divorce, consumer debt issues, utility disconnections, or more call Kentucky Legal Aid at 1-800-452-9243. Attorneys from this non-profit law firm provides free civil legal help and representation to low income, elderly, people facing a crisis, and disabled individuals who live in Christian County and Hopkinsville and throughout western Kentucky. Click here to learn more.
Some local non-profits can provide elderly and senior assistance programs. They include the PACS/Senior Citizens Center (phone 270-886-6341) as well as the PACS/RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) dial 270-886-6341.
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