Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Kentucky
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Portland's Food Pantry
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
God's Pantry Food Bank
Virtual food drive, hunger statistics, frequently asked questions, hunger quiz, newsletter, and virtual tour. Part of the America's Second Harvest network.
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.
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.
The Community Care
Clinic (offers diabetes services)
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
Page Updated 09/27/2007