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KENTUCKY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

Kentucky Happenings

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RELATED MATERIALS ARE NOW LOCATED ON OUR “KENTUCKY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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Free Encore Entrepreneur Event – July 13 in Newport, KY

If you’ve ever dreamed about being your own boss, make that dream come true!

AARP, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite you to join us at the Campbell County Library, Newport Branch on July 13th for a Want to Start or Grow a Small Business – Encore Entrepreneur event to help put your small business plans into action.

Get advice from experts. Hear their experiences while learning about programs and services available through AARP and SBA and its network of small business resources. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, this is information you can use. The SBDC will help you fast-track your idea, and the Campbell County Library will tell you about their free small business resources.

Seating is limited, so register today.

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Campbell County Public Library, Newport Branch, President’s Room
901 East Sixth Street / Newport, Kentucky 41071

Register or call 877-926-8300 for more details. Get Driving Directions.

Co-sponsorship Authorization #15-6010-43 SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

POSTED 06-27-16
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SBA Kentucky District Office

Kentucky District Office

Interested in starting a small business? Want to grow your small business? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can connect you to free small business counseling services, answer questions about loans, help you obtain government contracts or explore exporting.

Meet with a representative from the SBA Kentucky District Office at the Jeffersontown, KY Chamber of Commerce the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 3:00 pm or the Louisville South Central Government Center the third Thursday of the month from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

By appointment only. To make an appointment or obtain more information, send an email to michael.ashcraft@sba.gov or call 502-582-5971, extension 225.

By appointment only. First Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 3:00 pm:

Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce, 10434 Watterson Trail, Louisville, KY 40299

By appointment only. Third Thursday of the month from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon:

Louisville South Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop, Room 129, Louisville, KY 40228

SBA: Helping You Start and Grow a Small Business

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Kentucky Head Start
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and as participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Parents are also provided social services, including assistance with childcare. Services are also available to migrant and seasonal farm worker families.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
For enrollment information, contact the program nearest you:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices

Program Contact Information
You can visit the Kentucky Head Start Association at: http://www.khsa.org/
You may also call: 1-800-869-9257

Updated 12-05-13

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Kentucky Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income Kentucky families pay high heating bills. High-energy costs can break a low-income family, or force a family to choose between heat and food or medicine.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Contact your local community action agency to apply:
http://www.communityactionky.org/Agencies/AgenciesbyCounty/tabid/412/Default.aspx

You will need to bring the following information with you when you apply:

Your most recent heating bill or verification that heating expenses are included in the rent;
Social Security Numbers or Permanent Residence Card Number for each member of the household; and
Proof of all household income from the preceding month.

Please note: If you are requesting assistance for natural gas or electric, you must bring a disconnect/past due notice (e.g. past due notice, termination notice, final notice). Applicants whose rent includes heat must bring an eviction notice from the landlord.

Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit: http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dfs/liheap.htm

Updated 11-21-13

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Kentucky School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are part of the Division of School & Community Nutrition within the Kentucky Department of Education. Today, over 1,300 public, private, and parochial schools and residential child care institutions provide a daily breakfast to more than 180,000 students in Kentucky. The oldest of the school nutrition programs, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides lunches to approximately 480,000 students every day in public, private, and parochial schools and residential child care institutions in Kentucky.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for free or reduced price meals, please visit:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/applying-free-and-reduced-price-school-meals.

Program Contact Information
For additional information about the program please visit the Kentucky Division of School and Community Nutrition website: http://education.ky.gov/federal/scn/pages/school%20and%20community%20nutrition.aspx
You can call the Kentucky Division of School and Community Nutrition to speak with a state representative regarding the programs: 502-564-5625

Updated 10-08-13

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Kentucky Special Milk Program
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and non-profit childcare institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses institutions for the milk they serve. Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the SMP to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.

General Program Requirements
Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child’s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
http://scn.ky.gov/milk.htm

Program Contact Information
For more information visit: http://education.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
For more information, please contact the Department of Education at: 502-564-5625

Updated 09-03-13

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Kentucky Summer Food Service
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The Summer Food Service Program was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. To ensure all Kentucky children receive proper nutrition throughout the year, SFSP reimburses organizations that prepare and serve meals to eligible children during the summer and school vacation periods.

General Program Requirements
For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Summer Food Service program, contact your state’s child nutrition program office. Contact information for your state can be found here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Program Contact Information
For more information visit: http://scn.ky.gov/nslp.htm

Updated 08-08-13

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Kentucky Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency program. Trained inspectors and crews with state of the art equipment aim to reduce the cost of energy for low income families.

The mission of the Kentucky Weatherization Assistance Program is to improve energy efficiency, household safety, and to educate the public about maintaining energy efficiency. The program’s focus is on low-income families and children, the elderly, and the disabled.

The goal of the Weatherization Program is to keep Kentuckians warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all year long.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,340
2 $30,260
3 $38,180
4 $46,100
5 $54,020
6 $61,940
7 $69,860
8 $77,780
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,920 per additional person.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply, call 1-800-456-3452.

Program Contact Information
For more information on the Kentucky Weatherization Assistance Program, please visit: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/weatherization/state_activities_detail.cfm/state_abbr=ky
To learn more about the program call the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children at: 502-564-7130

Updated 07-16-12

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Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)
Managing Agency Kentucky http://www.kentucky.gov

Program Description
The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) provides free or low cost health insurance for Kentucky’s children. KCHIP covers everything from checkups to prescriptions, from broken bones to booster shots, eyeglasses, hearing aids, dental care, hospital care and more.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Kentucky, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,340
2 $30,260
3 $38,180
4 $46,100
5 $54,020
6 $61,940
7 $69,860
8 $77,780
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,920 per additional person.

Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state’s program information for details.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To download or request an application, for information on the application process, and phone numbers to call with questions or to call for assistance with the application, please visit this website:
http://kidshealth.ky.gov/en/kchip/apply.htm

Program Contact Information
For more information, visit: http://kidshealth.ky.gov/en/kchip/

Updated 05-21-12

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Hugh Edward Sandefur Training Center (HESTC)

HESTC is a nonprofit community rehabilitation program that provides vocational evaluation, adult daily living skills, job placement and long-term employment for people with disabilities.

For more information visit https://www.disability.gov/state/kentucky/employment.

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MSRRC is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. MSRRC provides technical assistance to state early intervention lead agencies, departments of education and other related state agencies. The Centers work to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, birth through 21years, and their families.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/kentucky/education

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Program Description
The Kentucky Medical Program is intended to provide medical and health-related assistance to low-income individuals and families who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. Generally, the program serves: persons aged 65 or older; blind or permanently disabled persons; members of families with dependent children; children in foster care homes; pregnant women; and individuals under age 21 in psychiatric hospitals.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky, a US national, citizen or permanent
resident in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. If very low income, you must also be pregnant, have a child(ren) with a disability, or be responsible for children under the age of 19 years.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
To apply to the Kentucky Medical Program, visit:
http://chfs.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/FA348ECD-C622-4D27-B22D-5A06B69D907F/0/Map205MSPApplication.pdf

Program Contact Information
For more information on the Kentucky Medical Program, visit their website at: http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/

You may also contact the office at:
The Medicaid Office of Kentucky
275 E Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621

Or Call:
502-564-3232

Or TTY:
1-800-635-2570

Managing Agency
Kentucky
http://www.kentucky.gov

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Program Description
The Food Stamp Program helps people with little or no money buy enough food for healthy meals. It does this by providing people
with food stamp benefits, which can be used to buy food at participating stores. Food Stamp benefits increase the household’s food
buying power when they are added to the household’s money.
Food stamp benefits will be deposited into a food stamp benefit account for you each month. You will receive an Electronic Benefit
Transfer (EBT) card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the mail to access your food stamp benefits. You may use your
EBT card to purchase almost any food item, except ready-to-eat hot foods.
The Kentucky Cabinet runs the Food Stamp Program for Families and Children.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Kentucky and fall into one of two groups: (1) those
with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and
checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a
disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less
than $13,284 if one person lives in the household; $17,808 if two people live in the household; $22,332 if three people live in the
household; $26,856 if four people live in the household; $31,380, if five people live in the household; $35,904 if six people live in the
household; $40,428 if seven people live in the household; or $44,952 if more than seven people live in the household.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
For more information about the Food Stamp Program, call the food stamp office in the county where you live or call the
Ombudsman toll-free at:
800-372-2973

TTY available at:
800-627-4720

Managing Agency
Kentucky
http://www.kentucky.gov

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Program Description
The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant,
breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully
eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have
certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Kentucky, pregnant, breastfeeding and
postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at
nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has
family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
See the Kentucky WIC website for detailed application information:
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/Applying+For+WIC.htm

Program Contact Information
Please see the following Web Site for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

For more information on Kentucky WIC, please visit the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH):
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/ns/wic.htm

If you have questions about the WIC program you can also call the Kentucky DPH toll-free at:
800-462-6122

Managing Agency
Kentucky
http://www.kentucky.gov

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