Programs and Services
Child Care Aware focuses on the quality of early childhood programs through the coordination of training opportunities and on-site technical assistance for current and potential child care providers.
The Foster Grandparent Program is a volunteer program for low-income seniors in which they are assigned to assist children with special needs to enhance their academic, social, or behavioral skills. Volunteers receive a stipend and other benefits for participation.
The Green River Intra-county Transit System (GRITS) provides clean, safe, and reliable public transportation at no or low cost. Medicaid eligible clients without vehicles are provided transportation to approved medical appointments without cost. Para-transit services are provided for free to those who cannot use public transportation and a fee-per-mile service is available to the general public.
Horizon Place provides 34 two-bedroom for senior 55 and over and people with special needs allowing them to maintain their independence.
Independence Heights provides 24 affordable housing units to ease the housing related expenses of foster youth transitioning form the foster care system and other low-income families.
The Kentucky Works Program provides career assessment, job skills training, job development and placement, and one year of career support after employment to recipients of public assistance. The goal is to provide the work experience and support necessary to obtain and maintain employment.
Kynect is a new program that was added in August of 2013 to provide support and training for the Affordable Care Act.
Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire North are two adjacent Section 8 apartment complexes that provide 208 safe and affordable units for low-income families.
Owensboro Regional Recovery is one of the ten Recovery Kentucky centers and provides both housing and substance abuse recovery solutions for up to 100 men at a time.
Presidents Place provides 60 units for senior 55 and over and people with special needs allowing them to maintain their independence.
Refugee Employment Services provide career assessment, job skills training, and job development and placement for unemployed refugees in the U.S. for more than eight months and up to five years.
RSVP is America's largest volunteer programs for seniors. RSVP provides opportunities for older adults to use their knowledge and life experiences to help meet local critical needs by volunteering in elementary schools, food preparation sites, hospitals, and other nonprofit agencies.
The Senior Companion Program is a volunteer program for low-income seniors that can offer services to the frail, needy and home bound elderly. Senior Companions encourage their clients to live independently in an effort to prevent or delay institutionalization.
Senior Service Corps taps the skills, talents, and experiences of more than half a million Americans aged 55 and older to meet a wide range of local community needs through three unique programs: Foster Grandparent program, RSVP, and the Senior Companion Program. Senior Corps programs are administered through the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal entity whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
The Learning Villa Scholar House provides housing for low-income students with children. There are 56 two-bedroom units, a computer lab and onsite child care. Enrichment programs are focused on parenting skills, financial responsibility, and other life skills.
The Training Center at Audubon Area Community Services is the local source for approved professional development opportunities for home and center based child care professionals in the 16-county area surrounding Owensboro, Henderson, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville.
Weatherization Assistance focuses on energy conservation, health, and safety by performing energy audits and other services to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families.