Emergency Assistance

Surprises happen all the time.

We all have them. Some are wonderful and we are so grateful! However, others are not. Car accidents, unexpected loss of income, onset of a serious illness or injury, a relationship that crashes, utility bills that go through the roof.

Unless help comes quickly the consequences could trigger a downward spiral that leads to an episode of homelessness.

Emergency Assistance at PCM may be able to lend a hand with the cost of:



Prescription Medication

Stranded transportation assistance

Replacement Identification

What’s required for assistance?

Limited to one assist to a McCracken County household in a 12-month period

Photo ID, monthly household income & expense information, and Social Security numbers for each member of the household

Disconnection notice from utility company or rent eviction notice from landlord or non-narcotic prescription to local pharmacy

Assistance is generally limited to $100 per household

Due to COVID-19, information for all requests are handled over the phone. Call PCM at 270-442-6795 after 9:00 am and by 3:00 pm Monday-Friday. We close for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00.

Canned Goods

Arrival of shelf-stable food

All food donations are welcome, but here are a few of the items we especially need right now.

We take donations Monday-Thursday 9 am-noon and 1-3:30 pm, Friday 9 am-noon at 402 Legion Drive. Thanks for all your support.

Utilities support provided to these local providers

Paducah Water
Paducah Power
Jackson Purchase Energy

Interested in Volunteering?

PCM has many great volunteer opportunities, let us know how you'd like to help!