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HELP: Crisis Resource Center list offers services available

CRISES RESOURCE CENTER & COLUMBIA MAGAZINE provide this list of helping sources and the phone numbers and locations available at present.

Included below are sources of help for: violent abuse, food, counseling and addiction recovery, pregnant and new moms, housing assistance, clothing, employment, education, help with utilities, and more.

In addition to the list below, the new KARES portal, allows anyone to browse by category or request individual help from any of the agencies that handle the following areas: Career Training, Child Care, Clothing, Food Banks, Health Care, Housing, Local Government, Offices, Substance Abuse Help & Addiction Assistance. Find KARES online at

The Crises Resource Center information comes from Maggie Coleman, board member of JOY Ministries.

Child Services

Family Resource Center for Adair County Schools 270-384-9752 270-384-9752 270-384-6050 Adair County Primary Center Adair County Elementary Adair County Middle School (Youth Services Center

Agape House for pregnant and new moms 270-380-1699 114 Office Park Drive Columbia, KY 42728

Chrysalis House 859-254-6026 Lexington, KY WOMEN ONLY Treats pregnant and parenting women who are addicts Addresses domestic violence

Adolescent Recovery Center (ARC) 888-344-8066 All MCO's accepted, sliding fee scale ($10-50/night) 1311 North Dixie Ave., Building D Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Contact: Lora Beth Bland

HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) for pregnant and new moms, but must enroll before baby is 3 months old. 270-384-2286 502-564-3756 703 Jamestown St. PO Box 279 Columbia, KY 42728

Office of Child Support 270-384-5932 500 Public Square, Ste. 2 Columbia, KY 42728

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (859)-225-8879

Child Abuse Hotline (877)-597- 2331

Pregnancy Crisis Centers (800)-552-4585

Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center 270-343-6922 Jamestown, KY

Disability Services

Protection and Advocacy 502-564-0848 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Ste. 302 Frankfort, KY 40601

Center for Accessible Living 502-589-6620 305 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Louisville, KY 40202


Adair County Food Pantry Tuesdays 9-12 Columbia United Methodist Church parking lot, 202 Burkesville St., Columbia, KY

Trinity United Methodist Church Saturdays (quarterly) 9:15 270-384-3259 to sign up Fellowship Hall of Trinity UMC 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, Kentucky 42728 For elderly and disabled, families with children

Praise Assembly of God Church Food Pantry Tuesdays 8-1 Jamestown Street

Columbia Church of Christ food pantry and clothing 270-384-6467 Jamestown Street

Royal Harvest Food Bank 270-572-9459 Campbellsville

Community Based Services - Foodstamps, KTAP, WIC 270-384-2163 703 Jamestown St. Columbia, KY 42728

Meals on Wheels Gwen Landis - 270-866-4200

Lake Cumberland Community Service Organization Phone 270-384-2147 1115 Jamestown Rd. PO Box 406 Columbia, KY 42728

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of KY, Inc. 270-384-4707 301 Greensburg St. Columbia, KY 42728

Jobsand Education

Bureau of Manpower Services 270-864-5122 Public Square Burkesville, KY 42717

GED (270) 384-4497 (270) 384-7475 (270) 384-1741 Adult Education Center 403 Indian Dr. Columbia, KY 42728
and 210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, KY 42728

Employment Office 270-384-6335 Courthouse Annex 424 Public Square Columbia, KY 42728

Vocational Rehabilitation 270-789-2359 (Campbellsville) 190 W. 1st Street, Ste. 104 Campbellsville, KY 42718


Shepherd Shop for clothing 270-384-4528 1217 Greensburg St. Columbia, KY 42728

County Clerk for help after a house fire, Lisa Greer - 270-384-2801 Courthouse Annex 424 Public Square Columbia, KY 42728

Gathering Place 606-787-6088 614 Campbellsville St. Liberty, KY 42539


Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800)-273-8255

Housing Authority (270)-343-4284 922 Carrie Bolin Dr. Columbia, KY 42728

HUD Office 270-564-9946

Electrical and Heating Assistance Green River Ministries (Taylor County Residents only) 270-465-9880

Counseling and Addiction Recovery

Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention 800-928-8000

The Healing Place for Recovery (270) 789-0176 Men and Women FREE 105 Hiestand Farm Road Campbellsville, KY 42718

Adair County Substance Abuse Coalition (Action Generation) Ellen Zornes 270-250-3400


K-TAP - Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program 502-564-3440 Gap measure to assistant individuals already receiving assistance with temporary funding. State program.

Salvation Army, Bruce White or Gerald Reliford

Chrysalis House 888-677-0215 Ex-offender assistance and advocacy 1589 Hill Rise Dr. Lexington, KY 40504

Victims of Domestic Violence, Esther House (for female victims of domestic violence but also offers Celebrate Recovery programs) Kelly Guffey 270-864-2200 Emergency: 270-406-3193 email: P.O. Box 690 Burkesville, KY 42717

Bethany House for Women 606-679-1553 1-800-755-2017 PO Box 864 Somerset, KY 42501

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association 800-799-7233

Spouse Abuse Hotline 800-544-2022

Abuse Hotline 800-799-7233

Rape Crisis Hotline 800-656-4673


LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 270-384-2147, 1115 Jamestown Rd., PO Box 406, Columbia, KY 42728

Department for Community Based Services 270-384-4731 703 Jamestown St. Columbia, KY 42728 is proud to carry this information and keep it available to spread the word among all who know of someone in need. Check the resource list and if you know of any changes or additional services that should be added to this list, please click "comment" below, then select "Linda" in the drop down menu. Thank you in advance for helping us help others! -- Linda Waggener

This story was posted on 2016-05-27 11:22:57
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