Owsley, Lee, Wolfe, and Breathitt County assistance programs.

Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, Inc. - Some examples of the assistance programs offered by this non-profit are below. If the agency can’t meet your needs then case managers can provide referrals and/or help people apply for public assistance.

An Aging Program and resources for seniors and the elderly are offered at your local Senior Citizen Center. Assistance offered includes congregate and home delivered meals and nutrition education. Or learn about health care options such as Medicare.

Other programs offered as part of the Title IIIB Social Service Program include transportation, recreation, chore, outreach, advocacy, education, telephone reassurance, friendly visiting, health promotion, and public education. Information/education/counseling on medical care is offered too, along with prescription medication management. Click here Kentucky aging programs.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program is federal government funded and is offered in Owsley, Wolfe, and Breathitt County. Receive grants and funds for paying rent and utility bills. Participants in the program must also meet low income and program guidelines, and aid is targeted at homeless prevention.

Head Start is offered by Middle Kentucky Community agency. This will help prepare children for school. They also take part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and will also provide surplus commodities along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can assist low-income households with paying home heating bills. Apply for a subsidy or crisis utility assistance. This is federal government funded.

WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Program can help people in Lee County and middle Kentucky get a job. Explore self-directed job search activities. Take part in tests and assessments of skills, aptitudes, and interests. Case managers will help with job-search techniques. Develop a career plan, and take part in workshops for resume writing, marketing self to employer, job interviewing tips, portfolio development.




The free Weatherization program can help seniors in Kentucky and low-income clients with saving money on utility bills. It will also help them maintain adequate housing and a suitable living environment.

Call (606) 666-2452 to reach Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, Inc. The main office is at 1137 Main Street, Suite 106, Jackson, KY 41339.

Helping Hands Christian Resources of Breathitt County can provide monthly groceries. This can include, but is not limited to, purchased and donated food items and TEFAP. Call to see if you qualify to receive TEFAP assistance. The center also oversees the CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program. This is provided to adults over the age of 60 as well as their spouses and/or immediate family members. Read more on Kentucky food programs.

Some of the emergency assistance/services offered include free food, clothing, and other items if available. While rare, some financial aid may be provided by Helping Hands Christian Resources. Call 693-0605.

Low income families in Wolfe County can also turn to the so called Family Resource Center. This non-profit serves families in the Rogers Elementary and Campton Elementary districts. The main goal of the non-profit centers are to enhance student's abilities to succeed in school by assisting students and families in addressing some of their basic needs. The agency can provide lots of activities for students from low income families as well as parents. The center and its staff are committed to ensuring that students and children have access to high quality educational programs and services.

DBCAA is a regional community action agency. The location only provides only limited services in Wolfe, Osley and Lee County. Low income families can be referred to everything from affordable day care to rent help from emergency solutions grants. Another in demand request is for weatherization, which is effective for saving money on utility bills. More Daniel Boone Community Action.







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