The Self-Sufficiency program works with families and individuals who are striving for self-reliance. Services include case management, goal setting, employment skill development, educational enhancement, house-hold financial management and financial support. Caseworkers help participants set goals and assist them in achieving their goals.
Contact or visit one of our offices to receive information on local resources.
Staff can assist clients with applications to the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program, eye exams and prescription eyewear. Please contact your local office for more information.
If you have a loved one that needs an exterior wheelchair accessible ramp built at their home, you may contact the Shelby County office. This program is only available in Shelby County.
We are currently teaching ZUMBA for children who attend Spencer County Schools. Call our Spencer County office for more information on this program.
Food boxes are provided on a monthly basis to eligible senior citizens over the age of 60 in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.
Fresh produce is provided in Shelby and Spencer counties weekly.
Shelby & Spencer Counties distribute Temporary Food Assistance Program Food Boxes monthly. Call the local office for distribution dates.
Emergency Food Boxes are distributed throughout the month in Shelby & Spencer Counties. You can receive 4 Emergency Food Boxes in a fiscal year. (July 1-June 30)
LIHEAP (LOW-INCOME HEATING ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)
LIHEAP (Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program) provides assistance for heating expenses during the winter months. The Subsidy component operates from November through December. Participants must meet income guidelines and be the responsible party for their heating expenses. The Crisis component operates from January through March or until the funds are expended. To qualify for the Crisis assistance the participant must meet income guidelines AND have a disconnect notice OR be within 4 days of having no heat.
Weatherization provides energy related repairs to help lower heating and cooling expenses. Repairs may include fixing or replacing the heating system, adding insulation and stopping air infiltration.
COMMUNITY WINTERHELP (Funds in Bullitt County Only)
Community Winterhelp is a 501© 3 charitable organization composed of agencies in the metropolitan Louisville area. Founded in 1983, its mission is to assist low income families with utility bill assistance during the winter months (January through April) to assure that families have heat in their home. In partnership with LG&E, Community Winterhelp funding is comprised of donations from LG&E customers. LG&E provides a 25% to 100% donation match per dollar donation from LG&E customers made throughout the year.
WINTERCARE (Funds in all Three Counties)
The WinterCare Fund was established in Kentucky in 1983 when local Community Action Agencies and Utility Companies partnered to address the needs of low-income Kentuckians. The program is targeted to people who are not eligible through other heating assistance programs and have demonstrated financial need. Currently 31 utilities and 22 Community Action Agencies serving 119 of the state’s 120 counties participate in WinterCare, which is managed by the Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nickolas Counties and administered by community action agencies.
These programs are funded, in part, under a contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.