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Kentucky State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
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For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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Kentucky State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities||Advocacy body for people with developmental disabilities.||502-564-7841, 877-367-5332|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Office of Vocational Rehabilitation||Information on state and public resources to assist Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.||502-564-4440, 800-372-7172|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Kentucky Commision on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing||Resource referrals, counseling, educational, and consulting services for the hearing impaired.||502-573-2604, VP: 502-416-0607, 800-372-2907|
|Aging Services||Kentucky Department for Aging & Independent Living||The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) oversees administration of statewide programs and services on behalf of Kentucky's elders and individuals with disabilities.||502-564-6930, 502-564-4595|
|Agricultural Aid||USDA Disaster Assistance Programs||USDA's Disaster Assistance offers a variety of programs and services to help communities, farmers, ranchers, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events.||859-224-7601|
|Agricultural Aid||Kentucky USDA Rural Development||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||859-224-7300, Online directory for local offices|
|Animals/Pets||Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV)||Contact for livestock and poultry emergency response to Foreign Animal Disease outbreaks and natural disasters of flood, tornadoes, or earthquakes.||502-573-0282, 800-327-6568|
|Consumer Services||Office of Attorney General-Consumer Protection||Information on fraud, identity theft, price gouging and consumer complaint services.||Main: 502-696-5300, Consumer Protection: 502-696-5389, Consumer Protection Hotline: 888-432-9257, Identity Theft Hotline: 800-804-7556|
|Contractors||Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction||Online search for contractor licensing and permit search. Department of Housing, Building, and Construction. State Licensing is required for the plumbing, electricians, heating & HVAC trades. For all others, including construction and general contracting, licenses will be governed by the city/county level.||Main number: 502-573-0365, HVAC: 502-573-0395, Plumbing: 502-573-0397, Building Code: 502-573-0373|
|Contractors||Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction||Kentucky licensing is required for the plumbing, electricians, heating & HVAC trades. For all others, including construction and general contracting, licenses will be governed by the city/county level.||Licensing Branch: 502-573-2002|
|Crisis Counseling||Kentucky Suicide & Crisis Hotline||24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help. Directory of crisis hotlines and mental health services.||Emergency: 911, 800-784-2433 Online local office and hotline directory|
|Crisis Counseling||Mountain Comprehensive Care Center||Serves Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike counties. Providing behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services.||606-886-8572, 800-422-1060|
|Crisis Counseling||New Vista||New Vista serves children and adults in 17 central Kentucky counties with services in mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Providing a full range of services in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford counties.||859-253-1686, 800-928-8000|
|Crisis Counseling||Cumberland River Behavioral Health||Dedicated to planning and providing quality mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and substance use services in our eight-county service area, including Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle, and Whitley counties.||606-528-7010, 877-454-3702|
|Crisis Counseling||Kentucky River Community Care||Serving Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties. Providing behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services.||606-666-9006, 800-262-7491|
|Disaster Unemployment Assistance||Kentucky - Career Center||When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information. This assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.||502-564-2900|
|Environment||Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection||Report an incident or contact the Environmental Response Team. For Hazardous Spills, call 911 first, then report to the Emergency Response Team (ERT) Hotline.||ERT Hotline: 800-928-2380, 502-564-2380|
|Essential Needs||Kentucky Division of Family Support||Information and application assistance for public assistance programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program, Kentucky Works Program, Family Alternatives Diversion Program, and the Medicaid programs. Online directory of local offices.||855-306-8959, 502-564-3440, 502-564-9810|
|Essential Needs||Kentucky Health & Family Services: Nutrition Services Branch||Nutrition Service Branch administers the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program).||502-564-3827, 800-462-6122, TTY: 800-648-6056|
|Essential Needs||Feeding America - Kentucky's Heartland||Acquires and distributes donated food, grocery items, and government commodities throughout almost 16,000 square miles of Kentucky. We serve 42 of Kentucky’s counties through a network of more than 229 partner agencies.||270-769-6997, 877-532-2767|
|Essential Needs||Kentucky United Way 211 - Information & Referrals||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance. Directory of counties currently being served by Kentucky 211.||211|
|Essential Needs||Metro United Way 211 - Information & Referrals||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance. Serving Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Indiana.||211, 502-292-6107, 877-566-4968|
|Essential Needs||United Way of the Bluegrass 211 Information and Referrals||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance. Serving the counties of Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford.||211, 859-233-4460, 866-362-6211, Text zip code to 898211|
|Family & Protective Services||Kentucky Child Protection Branch||Provides consultation and state program guidance for child protective services cases.||Emergency: 911, Office: 502-564-2136, To report child abuse and neglect call toll-free any of the numbers listed here: 877-597-2331, 877-KYSAFE1, 800-752-6200|
|Family & Protective Services||Kentucky Adult Protection Branch||Supports the state's service regions that provide adult protective and general adult services through case consultation, development of standards of practice and development of data systems.||Emergency: 911, 502-564-7043, 877-597-2331 Adult Protective Services (DCBS)|
|Financial Assistance||Kentucky Transitional Assistance (K-TAP)||Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP) is the monetary assistance program established using federal funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant. KTAP provides financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children in Kentucky and the parents or relatives with whom the children live. KTAP also helps families find jobs or get training that leads to a job.||502-564-3440, 502-564-9810, 855-306-8959|
|Health Care Services||Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS)||Kentucky Medicaid is a state and federal program authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide health care for eligible low-income residents including children, families, pregnant women, the aged and the disabled. Eligibility is determined by a number of factors, including family size, income, and the federal poverty level. Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income recipients, the aged, blind, and disabled are based on additional requirements.||Locate or call your local office - Department for Community Based Services: 855-306-8959|
|Health Care Services||Kentucky Children's Health Insurance K-CHIP Program Hotline||The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free health insurance for children younger than 19 without health insurance. Children in families with incomes less than 213 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible.||877-524-4718, TTY/TDD 877-524-4719, Spanish: 800-662-5397|
|Housing||Kentucky HUD - Public & Indian Housing Resource Center||Applicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance in applying for Section 8 rentals or Public Housing assistance.||502-582-5251, 800-955-2232|
|Housing||Kentucky HUD Resource Page||Applicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance with HUD mortgage services.||800-569-4287|
|Housing||Kentucky USDA Rural Development Resource Page||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||859-224-7300|
|Identity Theft||Office of Attorney General||Individuals whom identity may have been comprised.||Identity Theft Main: 502-696-5300, Identity Theft Hotline: 800-804-7556|
|Insurance||Kentucky Department of Insurance||There are different types of complaints that are accepted by the Department of Insurance. The Division of Consumer Protection investigates these complaints: Consumer Complaint: (for private health insurance, life, auto, home, general liability) A consumer complaint is filed by a consumer, or their representative, who is having difficulty settling a situation with an insurance company, agent, or adjuster. To file a consumer complaint online. Medical Claims: If you are a medical provider and want to file a complaint against a health insurance company. Pharmacy Complaint: If you are a pharmacy representative and want to file a complaint against a health insurance company or a pharmacy benefit manager about MAC pricing.||800-595-6053, 502-564-3630, TTY: 800-648-6056|
|Legal Services||Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service||Information and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.||502-583-5314|
|Legal Services||Appalachian Research & Defense Fund Hotline||Known as “AppalReD,” Offers free civil legal help to eligible, low-income people in 37 counties in the Appalachian Mountains and rolling hills of eastern and south-central Kentucky, a region where more than 240,000 people live in poverty.||866-277-5733, Online application available|
|Legal Services||Legal Aid of Kentucky||Information and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.||270-782-5740, Online directory of local offices|
|Legal Services||Legal Aid Society||The Legal Aid Society offers our services to residents living in the following counties: Jefferson, Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Washington, Marion, Nelson, Bullitt, Larue, Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge, and Meade.||502-584-1254, 800-292-1862, Veterans HL: 844-268-0838|
|Legal Services||Legal Aid of the Bluegrass||The Legal Aid Society offers our services to residents living in the following counties: Anderson, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Elliott, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Jessamine, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, and Woodford.||859-431-8200|
|Roadside Assistance||Kentucky Transportation GoKY||GoKY traffic map with traffic conditions and restrictions. Travel resources, WAZE application, Safe Patrol report incidents, Facebook, and Twitter.||n/a|
|Tax Preparation||Kentucky - Department of Revenue - Individual Income Tax||State tax information assistance.||502-564-4581|
|Veterans Services||Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.||800-572-6245 or 502-564-9203, Crisis Line: 800-273-8255|
|Vital Statistics||Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics||Replacement birth/death/marriage certificates or other vital document services.||502-564-4212|
|Vital Statistics||Lexis Nexis - Vital Chek - Telephone & Online Orders||Fee for service provider replacement birth/death/marriage certificates or other vital document services.||877-817-7362|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY - Serve Kentucky||Volunteer management||(502) 564-7420|
|Voluntary Organizations||Kentucky Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)||Association of organizations that provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.||n/a|
Referrals Last Updated: June 2023