Hardin County Kentucky Assistance Programs.

Learn about programs funded by the United Way, local community action agencies, and other non-profits that can provide help with bills, rent, free food, weatherization and other services to low income families.

Senior programs and prescription medications

The United Way provided funding to create the Central Kentucky Senior Corps/(SHIP) State Health Insurance Program, (SCP) Senior Companion Program and (RSVP) Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Senior citizens who are living on fixed or limited incomes often have to make the difficult choice between buying their prescription medication or buying food. So in order to help seniors, the United Way of Central Kentucky began funding a program, in a partnership with the Central Kentucky Community Action Senior Corps which provides Seniors in the area with free or reduced rate prescription drugs. Dial (270)737-0669 to learn more or apply for help.

Food, clothing and shelter

A local Hardin County non-profit, Hope and Helping Hand, provides people with emergency and crisis assistance. The agency tries to ensure that low income and others in need have access to basic necessities such as food, clothing, groceries, housing and shelter.




In some cases, there may be emergency rental assistance provided to those facing an eviction. Other financial help includes prescription drugs, grants for security deposits, and no-interest loans for housing needs. The goal of the agency is to ensure people in a crisis have what they need to survive over the long term, so budgeting is also provided to those that need it. The charity is based in Elizabethtown Kentucky and the phone number is (270)769-3092. Or find details on Helping Hand of Hope emergency assistance.

Salvation Army of Hardin - Various social services are run. They can provide referrals to families living in poverty. Clients can learn about local food pantries or back to school and Christmas assistance programs. Basic needs such as clothing, information on job training, and more may be provided too. 1006 N Mulberry St, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-2037, call 270-982-0833, or more on the Salvation Army in Hardin County.





Housing solutions, for the homeless and tenants facing eviction, are available. Several charities and churches provide one time rent help, referrals, shelter, and even security deposit assistance. The goal is to prevent both short as well as long term homelessness in the community. Find additional programs that provide rental assistance in Hardin County.

Health care

Contact Community Health Charities of Kentucky at 1-888-336-3611. This non-profit supports local charities and clinics throughout Elizabethtown, Hardin County, and other local communities. They may be able to direct patients to location for low cost or charity medical services.

Help from Central Kentucky Community Action Council

These non-profit offers low income people numerous services, resources, and assistance programs. They are the local Hardin County community action agency, and their goal is to provide short term aid, and also help people gain long term success.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - This federal government and state run utility assistance program offers customers with help paying for natural gas, electric bills, and bulk fuels such as: heating oil, propane, fuel oil, kerosene, and wood.

Emergency services and assistance - Gain access to food, groceries, and other nutritional support. The FEMA Emergency Assistance program also will help qualified low to moderate income households to prevent utility shutoffs, provide financial assistance for utility reconnects, resources for winterize homes, or the program can help enroll individuals in various other utility bill assistance programs.

Conserve energy - The Weatherization Assistance Program lowers the energy bills, consumption levels and home heating bills and costs for households in the area. Qualified homeowners and renters can save hundreds of dollars per year on their bills.

WinterCare Fund - This is another option that may be have some limited funding to help with heating bills.




Homeless and rent assistance - From time to time the non-profit may have rent assistance funds. If they do not, they can refer people to various programs. There may be loans or other funds from charities, national government and state of Kentucky rent assistance programs.

If you need help in difficult times, call the Central Kentucky Community Action Council at (270) 692-2136.


By Jon McNamara

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