Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Kentucky

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Kentucky - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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Food Assistance

Portland's Food Pantry
3713 W Market St
Louisville, KY 40212
Phone:  (502) 778-3641

America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland - History of the organization, service-area map, volunteer needs, and sources of food donations. Part of the America's Second Harvest network.

Dare To Care - Volunteer needs, how to start a food drive, news, list of programs, and organization history. Part of the America's Second Harvest network.

Dare To Care
3802 W Market St
Louisville, KY 40212
Phone:  (502) 778-3641

God's Pantry Food Bank
1685 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-255-6592

Virtual food drive, hunger statistics, frequently asked questions, hunger quiz, newsletter, and virtual tour. Part of the America's Second Harvest network.

NeedyMeds helps find assistance resources

Where to get private fuel funds to help with your utility bills

Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone number of the fuel fund nearest you, or go to www.nationalfuelfunds.org.

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Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Kentucky - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes


Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky, Inc.
250 E. Liberty St., #710
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 585-5433 / (502) 585-1445 (Fax)
Website:
http://www.nkfk.org

The Community Care Clinic (offers diabetes services)
1025 Sanible Way  Ste. F
LaGrange, KY  40031
Phone: 502-225-4564 or 502-222-6414
Contact: Joyce P. Monroe, Clinic Manager
Email address:
  jmonroe@hdbservicegroup.com
Website:   http://www.hdbservicegroup.com

U.S. Department of Energy - Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program

Low-Income Utilties Assistance

Louisville Gas & Electric - Provides a year-round fixed credit that varies by month and is based on the household’s income, size and utility bills for the previous 12 months, an adjustment for monthly normal heating degree days, and any significant changes in utility pricing. The credit can be applied to arrearages. Customers with household income at or below 110% of federal poverty guidelines must have a minimum monthly household income of $100 and household utility arrearages under $700 and to participate.
502-589-1444 or 1-800-331-7370

Kentucky Utilites - Eligible customers will receive a fixed amount of $294 per year in seven monthly installments of $42 that are applied to the current bill. The credit will be applied to bills during peak heating and cooling months and cannot be used to reduce arrearages. Customers must use electric heat and have household income at or below 110% of federal poverty guideline to participate.
1-800-981-0600  

Low-Income Energy Efficiency Assistance

Duke Energy  - Eligible households receive a furnace/heat pump clean and tune, energy efficient light bulbs, energy saving tips and, if needed, hot water heater wrap, weather-stripping and pipe wrap. Depending on the condition of the home and its energy usage, other services may include duct sealing, wall and attic insulation and other air leakage sealing measures. For additional information and to see if you qualify, call People Working Cooperatively (PWC) at 859-331-1991 or e-mail kathy.schroder@duke-energy.com.

Louisville Gas & Electric - WeCare.  Participants receive a walk-through inspection and energy education. Many will receive HVAC and water heater system inspection, air sealing and attic insulation. Eligibility: income 125% of the federal poverty level or less, priority is given to  elderly and disabled.
1-800-251-7808

Kentucky Utilities - WeCare.  All participants receive a walk-through inspection and energy education. Many will receive HVAC and water heater system inspection, air sealing and attic insulation. Eligibility: income equal to or less than 125% of the federal poverty level, priority is given to elderly and disabled.
1-800-251-7808 or email at
ku.dsm@lgeenergy.com

Emergency Charitable Utilities Assistance

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

Atmos Energy - Sharing the Warmth.  Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit

Duke Energy - WinterCare Fund.  Eligible customers will receive a one-time payment available November through March or until funds are depleted. For additional information or to apply for assistance, please contact the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission at 1-800-456-3452 or 1-800-372-2973.  

Louisville Gas & Electric - Winterhelp.  Helps low-income customers pay their heating bills. LG&E will match residential customers' donations to Community Winterhelp on a dollar-for-dollar basis through April. Applications are accepted in early February of each year at the Community Ministry location nearest the applicant’s home.  502-561-6830 ext. 150.

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation - E.N.U.F. (Emergency Needline Utility Funds). The Calloway County Needline office or other agencies familiar with emergency needs distribute an emergency fund created by customer donations.  270-247-1321.  

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