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New resource, KARES, makes finding help go more quickly

Adair County Fiscal Court has joined the new KARES (Kentucky Area Resources) program to get help for residents in need. KARES is a web based directory and information portal that provides up to date contact information for, and access to, local resources throughout the community.


No matter the category of help that's needed, this resource should speed researchers to solutions.

Through the KARES portal, anyone can browse by category or request individual help from any of the agencies that handle the following areas: Career Training, Child Care, Clothing, Food Banks, Health Care, Housing, Local Government, Offices, Substance Abuse Help & Addiction Assistance.

Find KARES online at www.kares.us


This story was posted on 2022-04-07 08:17:08
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Information to help in crisis



2022-04-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
ACSU (Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit) handouts were among the information sources shared at the recent KARES meeting. Resource sharing is going to be done much more efficiently now between agencies, according to the new program presentation.

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BJ Wilkerson and Aaron Poynter share help details



2022-04-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
At the Kentucky Area Resources (KARES) introductory meeting for Adair County, BJ Wilkerson, Job Entry and Retention Support Specialists, at left, spoke about her Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program and what it can do to help people. Details can be found online at www.ekcep.org. KARES Director of Re-Entry Programming, Aaron Poynter, at right, spoke about how Adair County can now fully utilize the resources. He can be reached online at www.southcentralworkforce.com or be reached through email at aaron@/cadd.org.

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Bringing KARES to Adair County



2022-04-07 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Adair County Fiscal Court has adopted the new KARES (Kentucky Area Resources) program to get help for residents in need. KARES is a web based directory and information portal that provides up to date contact information for, and access to, local resources throughout the community. From left at the introductory meeting are: BJ Wilkerson, Job Entry and Retention Support Specialists; Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan; Aaron Poynter, Director of Re-Entry Programming; and Myra Wilson with the Program.

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