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CASA OF THE BLUEGRASS -- FRANKLIN COUNTY


                   Franklin County office -- 315 W. Main St., Suite 207B -- Frankfort, KY 40601
                  Main Office & Mailing Address -- 1153 Perryville Rd. -- Danville, KY 40422


 

Main Office: 859-936-3510

Frankfort Office: 502-875-0702

www.casaofthebluegrass.org

     
       

          CASA of the Bluegrass - Frankfort is a non-profit volunteer-powered network of committed people -- from all walks of life -- who believe society has a fundamental obligation to children of abuse and neglect.  A Court Appointed special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by The Honorable Squire Williams, our Family Court Judge of Franklin County.  They speak up for the best interests of abused, neglected or dependent children in Franklin County who are brought before court and bring urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of the courtroom.  CASA volunteers advocate for safety, permanency and well-being for children through independent recommendations.

Click HERE to watch this video to see what being a CASA volunteer is all about.

Eligibility:  Children who are appointed a CASA volunteer by the court

Cost:  None

Executive Director:  Laura Guerrant


     
       

     
                                LEGAL AID OF THE BLUEGRASS
                                        104 East 7th Street
                                             Covington KY 41011
 
T: (800) 928-4556
www.lablaw.org

       

Provides legal services for the indigent within 125% of federal poverty guidelines; addresses family law, private landlord/tenant issues, public housing, benefits eligibility (AFDC, SSI, Food Stamps), unemployment, consumer and collection issues. 

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Director:  Joshua Crabtree   
jcrabtree@lablaw.org

     
     
       
       
                                                SIMON HOUSE
                                           208 West Campbell Street
                                             Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
 
T: (502) 223-2138
simonhouseonline.org
       

The Simon House is a transitional living home for adult women who are pregnant and/or have children to stay, for up to 24 months, in order to learn independent living skills and prepare themselves for a productive return to society. The home contains six family units that help women and their children feel safe and comfortable while creating positive self-esteem and confidence throughout the house. The Simon House, also, provides continuous help to our community by giving out food and other basic essential items to help individuals and families live day to day.

Eligibility: Women 18 years of age or older, who are homeless and are pregnant and/or are caring for children

Cost: Free (Participation in Financial Counseling is required)

Office Hours:  M-F (9:30 am - 4:00 pm) to public.  Open 24 hours a day to residents.  

Executive Director: Rachelle Foley    director@simonhouseky.org 

     
     
       
       
                                     THE SUNSHINE CENTER
                               212 Steele Street 
                                     Frankfort, KY 40601
 
T: (502) 875-3495


     

Since merging with Family Abuse Services, The Sunshine Center has expanded its focus from the problem of child abuse to breaking the cycle of all family violence in our community.  As part of its mission, they maintain the community's only Safe House/shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse and operate as a clearinghouse for victims to receive critical information and assistance. The target population regarding child abuse services includes the adult survivors and child victims in our community who have been, or are currently suffering from abuse.  The Sunshine Center strives to create a safe, neutral and nurturing environment for children and families in our community through:  Education for improved parenting and life skills; Counseling and referral services to break the cycle of abuse; Charitable interventions to support families in crisis; Strengthening public awareness and understanding of the impact abuse has on families and children; and Supervised visitation with a non custodial relative to establish or maintain a relationship between the child and the relative (parent, grandparent, other).  In summary services available are victim therapy, parenting classes, supervised visitation, and crisis intervention. 

Preventing Child Neglect Pamphlet

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Pamphlet

Eligibility:
For victim therapy:  The individual must be a victim, witness, or survivor of some form of abuse, i.e. child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse.
For other services:  Anyone with these needs

Cost: The only fees are for supervised visitation at $20/hour.  Parenting classes for people living outside Franklin County are charged $50.00 for 12 weeks.

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Executive Director: Mary Cook     frankfortsunshinecenter@gmail.com
     
     
       
       
         THORN HILL EDUCATION CENTER
                                                     700 Leslie Avenue
                                                       Frankfort, KY 40601
 
T: (502) 875-1481
Website: www.thornhilled.com
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Provides GED, English as a Second Language, Teen Parenting, and Adult Education classes and tutoring for grades K-12 and high school courses. 

Director: Rita Rector   rita.rector@ffclc.com