In 2011 PCM provided funds to help with the following urgent needs: 915 households received utility assistance; 124 households received rental assistance; 16 individuals received help with prescription medications; 44 individuals were helped with emergency transportation; 110 households received a fan to help with summertime heat; 123 households were helped with infant needs; 608 meals were funded by the emergency Meals-On-Wheels program; PCM provided emergency groceries on 4,211 occasions; the cost of the homeless shelter for 2011 was $95,915. PCM helped administer other programs through the Kentucky Housing Corporation as well as the Federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Many women released from jail have no place to call home. One of the newer programs PCM is sponsoring is the Fresh Start Program. This program provides an effective support system for women released into the community from incarceration. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and help women find success creating a “fresh start” for their lives. This year the Fresh Start House was completed by community volunteers. It is a 3.000 sq. foot single story building that is the former home of the Army Reserve Medical Detachment Unit. You are invited to the Fresh Start Open House on Sunday, August 19, from noon to 4 p.m.