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Kenton and Campbell County Salvation Army assistance programs.

People who need help can meet with a case manager from the Salvation Army. A number of centers operate in the region, including in Covington, Kenton, Newport, and Campbell County. The Family Services program may be able to offer direct assistance or refer people to who to call for help.

Qualified residents of these counties can receive free food from the pantries, bus tokens, clothing vouchers or utility bill and rent assistance. Social workers partner with clients and seek to enrich their lives and to importantly empower them to become self-sufficient. Assistance and emergency services are offered to individuals and families regardless of their race, creed, color, or age. Salvation Army clients may be referred by non-profit agencies or self-referred. Some examples of the types of Emergency Assistance that are provided in northern Kentucky include.

  • Everyday basic living needs such as food, furniture and clothing vouchers.
  • Financial assistance, which can include rent and utility bill help.
  • Support services for employment and housing, including maybe even gasoline vouchers or bus tokens.

If the agency can't meet your needs, the get referrals for other programs and non-profits in Kentucky. Resources and programs may be able to help with providing birth certificates and photo IDs. Or learn about local job training programs or government benefits.

Emergency Shelter is in effect temporary housing for those that need a place to call home for a short period of time. The local centers also participate in the Family Shelter Partnership collaborative, to better serve families across the northern part of the state and even in southern Ohio.

The transitional housing program provides lodging to single women and their minor children from the area, including in Kenton and Newport County. Assistance is for those who are homeless. The Salvation Army will offer a safe, stable and clean environment with free hot meals and case management in order to promote self-sufficiency.




Other social services are offered too. Individuals in the housing assistance program develop service plans with a case manager. Learn the skills and gain the knowledge to become self-sufficient. Assistance may include access to and information on job training programs, employment, money management, credit repair and life skills.

Some of the holiday resources include Holiday Gift Baskets, Adopt-a-Family/Senior, Toy Shop and Angel Tree. Hundreds of lower-income families from the greater Kentucky community now have an opportunity to receive free gifts, toys and clothing. Centers will have gifts for their children and the Salvation Army can also offer funds to purchase food for a Christmas dinner celebration or meal.

Adopt-a-Family/Senior will normally help hundreds of families. Local Salvation Army facilities in Campbell and Covington, as well as dozens of other local non-profit agencies and schools, refer lower income families and seniors for consideration to receive assistance from the Adopt-a-Family program. Those senior citizens and families will receive holiday assistance from sponsors who purchase and wrap gifts and drop them off at their distribution facility.

Other regional services that operate during Christmas include the Toy Shop as well as free Holiday Gift Baskets. The agency depends heavily on the generosity of local donors, individuals, and businesses to supply the contents for these bountiful holiday gift baskets.

Children and students can also enroll into summer camping programs, snack programs, and their parents can learn about affordable child care. School supplies and other goods may be offered too.

While there are multiple Salvation Army centers in northern Kentucky, two of the main locations are 1806 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41014, dial 859-261-0835. Or a second center is at 340 West 10th Street
Newport, Kentucky 41072, telephone 859-431-1063.




By Jon McNamara

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