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Boyd/Greenup Counties

American Red Cross of Northeast Kentucky – the mission is to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. This chapter serves all of northeast Kentucky. Funding is used to provide emergency communication to military families and servicemen, to provide immediate disaster assistance, to organize blood drives for local hospitals, and to provide health & safety training and education opportunities.

Ashland Area YMCA – Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. United Way funding is used for youth and teen programs.

Ashland Area Young Professionals "Back Pack Program” – The purpose of this project is to provide needy students attending Boyd and Greenup County schools with back-to-school supplies needed for a successful school year. Funding is used to purchase backpacks and schools supplies for the students.

Ashland Child Development Center  -  ACDC provides quality early childhood educational programs for children ages 6 weeks to 13 years in the Ashland area. Funds will be used to update the facility, staff training and educational materials.

Ashland Community Kitchen – The mission of ACK is to provide any hungry person with a hot, nutritious meal and to treat each person with dignity and respect. Funding is used to purchase food and for operating expenses that result in direct service.

Ashland Senior Center – Their mission is to provide an engaging environment for conversation, activities, hot meals and fellowship for our seniors with a caring and helpful attitude. Funding is used to pay for necessary expenses directly related to the operation and to increase opportunities offered through the Center.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters – The mission of BBBS is to provide guidance and companionship to youth through a one-to-one relationship with a caring volunteer to assist them in achieving their highest potential. Funding is used for operating expenses that result in direct services to children.

Boyd County 4-H – 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. United Way funding is used to provide camping scholarships and education programs.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate of Northeast Kentucky) – Through trained community volunteers, CASA’s purpose is to advocate for children who have been victims of child abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Their goal is to walk with these children through a very overburdened and complicated legal system until their cases reach a permanent resolution. United Way funding is used to sustain child advocacy services.

CAReS (Community Assistance and Referral Services) – CAReS provides information and referral services to individuals needing emergency food, clothing and utility payments. Funding is used to pay for necessary expenses that are directly related to the continuance of operations.

Clean Start - Located in The Neighborhood, this organization provides individuals the opportunity to take a hot shower, obtain toiletry and cleaning items and is a licensed hair salon, providing free haircuts and shaving by appointment.

Community Hospice – Community Hospice provides medical, spiritual and psychosocial care to terminally ill individuals and their families. Funding is used to provide palliative care services to patients who cannot afford hospice services.

The Dressing Room – A community clothing closet that collects donations of gently used and new clothing and redistributes these clothes to low and moderate income families at no cost. Funding is used to purchase clothing to supplement donations, specifically underwear, socks, hats and gloves.

Friends of the Children – The mission is to provide new clothing and shoes for children in need who attend the Ashland Public Schools. United Way funding is used to purchase clothing.

Girl Scouts (Wilderness Road) – Girl Scouting builds girls of courage confidence and character who make the world a better place. Funding is used to provide scholarships for girls and for operating expenses the result in direct services to girls.

Greenup County Habitat for Humanity – Organization founded on the conviction that everyone should have a simple and decent place to live. Funding is used to purchase construction materials.

Greenup 4-H - 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. United Way funding will be used for camp scholarships and the Cloverbud Day Camp program.

Greenup Meals on Wheels – The mission if to work to help end senior hunger in Greenup County, to see that no senior has to make a decision between purchasing food and medication. Funding is used to cover food purchase and preparation expenses and to increase the number of clients served.

Helping Hands of Greenup County – The mission is to assist with emergency and immediate needs of persons or families in Greenup County through direct distribution of food and clothing, referral and education. Funding is used to provide food, utility assistance and cleaning supplies for clients

Hillcrest Bruce Mission – The agency's purpose is to embrace, encourage, empower and equip the low-income clients we serve and to assist with their survival by meeting their needs. Funding supports the free preschool.

Hope’s Place – Hope’s Place is a victim-focused, Children’s Advocacy Center that provides a safe atmosphere, lessens trauma and promotes healing by maximizing services through a multidisciplinary team approach for child victims of sexual abuse. United Way funding is used to provide services to the child victims and their families.

Kentucky Child Assault Prevention - KCAP exists to educate school staff, parents, and children to stop the cycle of hild abuse in eastern Kentucky. Funding will be used to purchase educational materials for use in the classrooms.

Northeast Kentucky Care Center – the purpose of NEKCC is to provide health care to residents of Boyd and Greenup counties who are at increased risk of developing the complication of chronic disease due to being medically uninsured through the operation of a free health and dental clinic. Funding will be used to purchase medical supplies for the clinic.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Meals on Wheels -  The mission is to provide nutritious meals and good help to elderly/disabled individuals to enable them to live in their own homes, safely and comfortably as long as possible. Funds are used to provide meals to indigent clients.

Partners in Pride – The purpose of this organization is to provide clothing for needy students in the Russell School System. United Way funds are used to purchase clothing for students.

Pathways – Pathway’s mission is to plan, coordinate and provide the Behavior Health Services needed by the people in the FIVCO and GATEWAY Area Development districts. Funding will be used for job readiness and job development, training and follow-up services.

River Cities Harvest - River Cities Harvest serves area organizations that feed the hungry through the collection and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food items. United Way Funding is used to upgrade temporary food storage areas, promote programs and projects run by RCH and increase the ability of their recipient agencies to supply food to their clients.

R.O.S.E. Society – ROSE stands for Reaching Our Students Everyday. The mission of the ROSE Society is to provide opportunities for all Boyd County Students. Funding is used to purchase socks and underwear for the annual Readifest event, shoes as needed throughout the year and other needs as requested by parents and teachers.

Safe Harbor of Northeast KY – Safe Harbor provides residential services and crisis intervention, adult counseling, life skills, and GED tutoring to victims of abuse. Funding is used for necessary expenses that are directly related to providing services to clients.

Salvation Army – The purpose is to disseminate Christian truths, supply basic human necessities, provide personal counseling and undertake the spiritual and moral regeneration and physical rehabilitation of all persons in need who come within its sphere of influence. Funding is used to assist families and individuals with expenses for basic needs and for the delivery of services relating to these basic needs.

Shelter of Hope – The mission is to provide extended emergency shelter and transitional housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless: provide them with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient during their transitional time. United Way funding is used to cover agency operating costs.

South Shore Meals On Wheels - The mission is to provide nutritious meals and good help to elderly/disabled individuals to enable them to live in their own homes, safely and comfortably as long as possible. Funds are used to provide meals to clients.

Boy Scouts (Simon Kenton) - The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. Funding is used to support membership, program and Unit service functions.

Two Hearts Pregnancy Center – the mission of Two Hearts is to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care in a Christian setting to those experiencing pregnancy-related crisis.

Westwood Boys/Girls Club – The purpose is to provide a positive environment while building self-esteem, integrity, sportsmanship and respect. United Way funding is used to support operating and maintenance costs.