Connecting Our Neighbors
Hometown Connect is a non-profit, philanthropic organization working to address unmet needs in our community. It is our mission to love our neighbors by connecting the most vulnerable and broken-hearted individuals and families in the community to established ministries and resources.
We will be focusing on the most
vulnerable social determinants of health that cause physical and emotional gaps that are becoming more prevalent in our hometown such as homelessness, impact of addiction and drugs, material needs, access to nutritional foods, access to affordable health care and comprehensive follow-up, medication copay assistance, mental health provider accessibility, grief counseling, and social work.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” - Matthew 16:24
Why Hometown Connect?
pillars of focus
Healthcare Accessibility & Medication Affordability
Behavioral Health Addiction Recovery & Social Work
Homelessness and basic needs accessibility
First Responder & Grief/Tragedy Ministerial Response
empowerement, communication, and awareness
Our ministry will focus on empowering communication and awareness to all facets of what makes up our hometown; the business community, churches, non-profits, government agencies and political affiliations. While providing support to our local first responders and emergency services and other agencies to serve those in need quickly, and provide ministerial support when our community members are faced with unexpected events and tragedy. It’s simple: many people in our community want to serve and give back – but just don’t know how, when, or where.
This ministry will be funded by individuals and ministries in this community that believe in our vision for helping our brothers and sisters in their time of need. We humbly ask you to prayerfully consider donating to Hometown Connect, Inc.
You can make your tax deductible donation by mailing your gift to the address below, or by using our virtual donation options. If you would like to be involved with Hometown Connect more directly, please contact our directors by emailing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know?
Kentuckians struggle to get the help they need nearly 232,000 adults did not receive any treatment last year and 40.9% of that number was due to costs
More than 2/3rds of the Kentucky counties have been officially designated as health professional shortage areas, for primary care by the HRSA with Central Kentucky being listed as some of the top counties in underserved primary care providers.
1 in 4 Kentuckians do not take their prescribed medications properly due to a financial burden.
47 Emergency Response calls from January to April were responded to locally for suicidal attempt, psychiatric episode, or emotional upset. In Kentucky, 800 lives were lost to suicide and 157,000 adults had thoughts of suicide in the last year.
We've all had those moments where we need help and are unsure of where to turn.
Often our pride, or fear for our safety, keeps us from asking for the assistance we need. When individuals are in need, we want to make sure a helping hand is free, easily accessible, up-to-date and safe. From that desire, Louieconnect.com was created by Family Scholar House in collaboration with Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 program, and is our community’s safety net web-based app.