Southeast KY Homeless & Housing Alliance (SKHHA)

Partnering to provide resources to move families from homelessness to housing.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for services, individuals must meet one the following eligibility criteria:

 

Literally Homeless-  Individual/family lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning: has a primary nighttime residence place not meant for human habitation; OR is living in a publicly or privately operated   shelter;   OR  is  exiting an  institution  where (s)he has resided for 90 days or less AND who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution.

 

Imminent Risk-  Individual/family who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence, provided that the residence will be lost within 14 days of the date of application for homeless assistance, no subsequent residence has been identified, AND the individual/family lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.

 

Fleeing/Attempting to Flee Domestic Violence-  Any individual/family who is fleeing or is attempting to flee, domestic violence, has no other residence, AND lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.

"In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. 

The worst thing you can do is nothing." –Theodore Roosevelt

Services

The SKHHA is made up of three organizational members experienced in crisis and intervention programs, to provide assistance to individuals  and families who are homeless.

The SKHHA program provides services that include the following:

- Case Management

- Education

- Employment Assistance & Job Training  

- Housing Search and Counseling

- Life Skills Training

- Outreach

- Transportation

 

How You Can Help

Below is a list of items that will help in our efforts to serve the homeless. Please contact one of our Partners to make donations or to learn how you can volunteer to help the homeless.

 Linens

(towels, washcloths, pillows, blankets, sheets, etc.)   

Paper Items

(paper towels, toilet paper, tissue, etc.)

Non-Perishable Food

(canned meats, soup, macaroni, etc.)

Cleaning Supplies

(bleach, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, etc.)

Household Items

(dishes, lamps, silverware, furniture, etc.)

Hygiene Products

(shampoo, lotions, deodorant, combs, razors, etc.)

Baby Items

(diapers, baby wipes, powders, lotions, etc.)

Housing First

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Housing First is “an approach that centers on providing homeless people with housing quickly and then providing services as needed. What differentiates a Housing First approach from other strategies is that there is an immediate and primary focus on helping individuals and families quickly access and sustain permanent housing. This approach has the benefit of being consistent with what most people experiencing homelessness want and seek help to achieve.  A Housing First approach rests on the belief that helping people access and sustain permanent, affordable housing should be the central goal of our work with people experiencing homelessness. By providing housing assistance, case management and supportive services responsive to individual or family needs (time-limited or long-term) after an individual or family is housed, communities can significantly reduce the time people experience homelessness and prevent further episodes of homelessness.”

SKHHA Partners & Information

Daniel Boone Community Action Agency

Rockcastle/Jackson Counties

www.danielboonecaa.org

Natasha Hubbard

Natasha.Hubbard@danielboonecaa.org * 606-256-5315

Harlan County Community Action Partnership

Harlan County

www.harlancountycaa.org

Sherri Jennings

sjennings@harlancountycaa.com * 606-573-5335

KCEOC Community Action Partnership

Bell/Knox/Laurel/Whitley Counties

kceoc.org

Danielle Ellison

ddellison@kceoc.com * 606-546-3152

 

Bonita Mason

bdmason@kceoc.com * 606-546-3152

 

Jackie Smallwood

jasmallwood@kceoc.com * 606-546-3152

 

“ This project has been accomplished as a result of financial assistance from Kentucky Housing Corporation and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development”

"This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

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