Emergency Assistance

Social Worker Office Hours

The Office is staffed on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday but please note that due to Covid, we remain closed to in-person appointments

Our Social Worker welcomes you to leave a message on the phone number listed below and she will return your call during the following days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Leave a Voicemail Message

Please leave requests on the Social Worker voicemail, at phone 859-233-0723.

Emergency Assistance during Covid 19 closures

Due to the precautions we are taking to continue to keep our community safe there are some changes with the services our Social Worker can help with. While the Church office is closed our Social Worker is helping as many clients as possible. She is no longer seeing clients in person at the office but she is returning calls to messages left on the client line 859-233-0723 at any time.

Unfortunately we are currently unable to help with the following:

• Food Handler’s Permits because that requires you to come in person to take the test on the computer.


We can help with:

Client line 859-233-0723 – please leave a message and your call will be returned during office hours (Mon, Tues, and Thurs)

• ID’s and Drivers Licenses by appointment only. Please call to make arrangements.

• Birth certificates – Call for more information to see if you are eligible.

• Laundry cards can be mailed directly to clients. Call to make arrangements.

• Bus passes – LexTran is currently free until January 31. Once they are charing fare again we may offer bus passes again.

• Prescription Medications – Our Social Worker can still purchase medicine at pharmacies that will allow her to pay for it and leave it there for clients to pick up.

• Gasoline Assistance – by appointment only. Call for more information to see if you are eligible. You MUST HAVE a valid drivers license and valid car insurance.

• Toiletries, cleaning supplies, work boots, etc. – Call to make arrangements. Our Social Worker can leave these items outside the door.

• Utilities etc – Maxwell Street may be able to help with rental assistance and utilities. Call for more information to see if you are eligible.

• Thursday Night Meals – Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Thursday Evening Meal Program has been adapted to meet safety guidelines. We currently serve to-go meals from 3:00-5:00pm on Thursday afternoons at the playground entrance door. All are welcome; we ask that you follow safety precautions and wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will be happy to supply you with a mask and hand sanitizer. We look forward to serving you!


OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

  • God’s Pantry
  • Job Resources
  • Budgeting
  • Clothing Bank(s)

Social Worker Office Hours:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30am-1:30pm

Phone number: 233-0723

In 1999, MSPC hired a part-time social worker to administer an emergency assistance program which has grown from serving 17 individuals/families and $461.16 in 1999 to serving 1032 individuals/families and $25,136.92 in 2019.  The table displays the dramatic increase.  The emergency assistance program primarily assists with rent and  utilities,  but also helps purchase forms of identification, medication, auto parts, etc.

Year

# Families/Individuals Served Total Amount

Per Person/Family Average

1999 Sept-Dec 17 $470.16 $27.66
2000 25 $870.62 $34.82
2001 48 $2,259.00 $47.06
2002 91 $3,244.58 $35.65
2003 169 $9,380.33 $55.51
*2004 368 $12,786.26 $34.75
*2005 410 $8,645.72 $21.09
2006 440 $11,850.76 $26.93
2007 552 $13,124.32 $23.78
2008 636 $18,395.95 $28.92
**2009 852 $44.222.62 $51.90
**2010 908 $44,648.26 $49.17
2011 801 $23,188.53 $28.95
2012 941 $23,796.04 $25.29
2013 1127 $31,043.00 $27.54
2014 1102 $25,786.04 $23.40
2015 943 $25,608.00 $27.15
2016 1127 $24,728.00 $21.94
2017 1016 $22,916.00 $22.56
2018 1172 $28,486.35 $24.31
2019 1032 $25,136.92 $24.36

*In 2004,MSPC started distributing Lextran bus passes, which cost $15.00 each.  For this reason, the number of people that we helped increased significantly, but the amount per person/family decreased. In 2005, the trend continued as more bus passes were distributed.

**In 2009 and 2010, MSPC received federal funds to distribute to the community in addition to the church budgeted funds.  With the federal funds, we were able to help with a full month’s rent or utilities.  For this reason, the number served, the total amount distributed, and the amount per person/family all increased.  In 2011, MSPC did not apply for federal funds, and numbers returned to normal trends of gradual increase.