List of all programs
KCEOC Community Action Partnership is dedicated to recognizing human potential, improving communities, and creating opportunities for change.  KCEOC has been a part of Southeastern Kentucky since December 17, 1964.  KCEOC is a private, nonprofit corporation operating programs with federal, state, local and private funding.  Within these programs, KCEOC works to identify the causes of poverty within the service area, so programs can be targeted on the elimination of those causes. These programs include:

Aquatic Club (Paul Dole- (2000) (competitive swimming program for the youth of Southeast Kentucky)


At-Risk Afterschool Meals (Brendia Moses- (2016) (provides a meal or snack to children participating in after school programs)

Child Development-Early Head Start (Missy Saylor- (1996) (comprehensive child development program for pregnant mothers and children ages zero to three years; also provides center based and home-based options, child development activities, parent education/training/skill development, safety, nutrition, health, immunizations, home visitation, and socialization)


Child Development-Head Start (Missy Saylor- (1965) (comprehensive child development program serving children ages three to five, educational assessment and development, nutrition, health related assessment, treatment and follow-up, parental involvement in the classroom, policy making, training, adult education, supportive services to the families, referrals to other providers, services to special needs children, home-based and center-based classrooms)


Child Development- K-4/Blended Classrooms  (Missy Saylor- (1991) (comprehensive educational preschool program targeting children, ages three to four years, that are at-risk or have developmental delays; also involves parental skill development and involvement in the classroom, supportive services to the families, and referrals to other providers)


Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) (Jennifer Smith- (1964) (provides support for services designed to address asset building, employment, economic development, education, health, housing, income management, self-sufficiency, and emergency services; provides opportunities for agency community participation)


Emergency Fund Services Incorporated (EFSI) (Angie May- (1966) (as a separate non-profit organization housed at KCEOC, it provides emergency loans for vital needs, including utilities, rent, and medical assistance. In return, participants volunteer in self-help craft programs to repay loans)


Emergency Support Center (ESC) (Shawn Bingham- (1996) (provides temporary emergency shelter to  women, accompanied children, and men in families who fall under the McKinney Act guidelines for homeless assistance; provides outreach services to homeless men and intact families; provides clothing for burn out victims or other community members in need; provides homeless counseling and other supportive services)


Homeowner Rehabilitation (Katrina Burton- (2000) (provides home repair and rehabilitation through the use of grant funding and work group collaborations; minor, moderate, and substantial rehabilitation are components of this program)


Housing Counseling/Workshops (Beverly Isom- (1997) (provides information and financial counseling to individuals and families wanting to buy a home; provides post counseling for new home owners; provides foreclosure prevention, provides rental counseling)


Housing Development (Beverly Isom- (1999) (as a designated Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), provides homeownership opportunities to low-income residents by providing financial assistance with construction hard/soft costs and land acquisition costs; assist clients with leveraging other resources to make homeownership possible while fulfilling the American Dream)


Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Rapid ReHousing Program (Bonita Mason- (2012) (helps rapidly re-house and stabilize homeless individuals and families)


KCEOC Senior Housing/Mixon Manor/Sowders Manor (Shawn Bingham- (2011, 2008, 1989) (project based rental assistance units reserved for very low income elderly households)


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) (Angie May- (1983) (provides energy assistance to eligible applicants with heating resources during winter months, assistance is determined by household income and size)


Murrell Mitchell Apartments (Shawn Bingham- (project based rental assistance units reserved for low income households)


Safe Sitter (Ali Hill- (2016) (provides training on youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone or babysitting)


Senior Citizens Center (Victor Jordan- (2019) (provides congregate and delivered meals, homemaker, and personal care services to the elderly)


Service Coordination (Brittany Maynes- (2005) (provides linkages to outside service providers and resources for elderly, disabled, and special needs tenants and community residents. Within Services Coordination, case management, supportive services, and empowerment are provided on an ongoing basis. In home services are monitored to assure clients are receiving needed quality services. The goal of the program is to assist clients in successfully aging in place and sustaining their home)


Southeast Kentucky Housing & Homeless Alliance (SKHHA) (Danielle Ellison- Smallwood- (1997) (provides supportive services to those who are literally homeless or in imminent risk of becoming homeless; made up of three organizations serving all eight counties in the Cumberland Valley Area Development District)


Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) (Brendia Moses- (1993) (provides a lunch and snack during normal lunch hours for children at no cost, during the Summer months at various sites in Knox County)


Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) (Beverly Isom- (2002) (provides rental security deposits only or a combination of rental security and utility deposit assistance)


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) (Brendia Moses- (1987) (assist low-income eligible persons in tax counseling and preparations; operated in Knox and other surrounding counties)


Weatherization (Katrina Burton- (1976) (energy conservation program that assist eligible households in reducing their energy cost by providing weatherizing maintenance to their homes, including insulating.  Measures are determined by dwelling needs evaluation/heat energy audit, including heat duct diagnostics; serves Knox, Harlan, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties)


Winter Care (Angie (1985) (assists eligible families with heating cost assistance by resorting or maintaining the energy source to their home, funded by donations through citizen utility bills)


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Becky (1993) (provides career guidance and counseling, job placement, work experience, occupational skills training, classroom training, leadership skills, resume writing, job club, and other employment services for adults and youth offenders ages 18-24)


  • INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative (Ali (2021) (addressing the substance abuse disorder crises by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem that will lead to workforce entry or re-entry through  post-treatment to employment continuum, which could include investments in healthcare networks that support substance use disorder recovery professionals, recovery-focused job training programs, as well as initiatives designed to coordinate, or link, recovery services and training that support the recovery ecosystem, among others. 


  • Prosper Appalachia Youth Program (Becky Miller- (2021) (empowers and connects young people(16-24 years of age) with opportunities to work and thrive in Eastern Kentucky, by providing a solutions-based approach to the region’s most persistent problems and barriers to success)


Youth Homeless Demonstration Program- Ryan’s Place Crisis Housing (Joanna (2018) (provides crisis housing and supportive services to homeless youth ages 18-24; serves Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley counties)


Youth Homeless Demonstration Program- Rapid ReHousing Program (Joanna (2018) (provides rental assistance, and security and utility deposits to homeless youth ages 18-24; serves Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley counties)


Special COVID Funding


KCEOC currently has the following programs available due to the COVID funding:


Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-COVID) Rapid ReHousing Program (Danielle Ellison- Smallwood- (2021) (helps rapidly re-house and stabilize homeless individuals and families in Bell, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley Counties)


Homeless Prevention (ESG-COVID) (Brittany (2021) (provides homeless prevention services to help stabilize and prevent homelessness for individuals and families in Bell, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley Counties)