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hometown connect

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

pillars of focus

Healthcare Accessibility & Medication Affordability

Behavioral Health Addiction Recovery & Social Work

Homelessness and basic needs accessibility

First Responder & Grief/Tragedy Ministerial Response


Cheryl Williams
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Dr. MeLeigha Milby
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Dr. Nelda Eads
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Dr. Robert Romines
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behavioral health

Dr. Jason Roop
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Theresa Young
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homelessness & Accessibility

Ayla Hargis
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Mike Stein
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first responder & Grief

Daniel Cook
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Dr. James Jones
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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.

Our prayer is that God will use this ministry to connect those resources to the most vulnerable individuals when they need it most. On a preventative measure, Hometown Connect will also align people with valuable educational resources to BUILD KNOWLEDGE on their overall well-being. In addition, we will strive to increase our neighbors’ accessibility to quality affordable healthcare and follow up with skilled medical professionals.

Lastly, we want to collaborate with like minded ministries and resources at the local, state, and federal level to provide the highest quality of care to our neighbors, community members, and brothers and sisters in Christ. We want to share the gospel through this ministry and provide hope and truth that is found in Christ alone.

Did you know?

746,000 Adults in Kentucky have a mental health condition

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

Kentucky faces a Health Professional Shortage

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.

Kentuckians cannot afford to take their prescribed medications

1 in 4 Kentuckians do not take their prescribed medications properly due to a financial burden.

In Kentucky, 800 lives were lost to suicide

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.

Coming Soon to Taylor County

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.