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Resources for Families

We hope the following resources are helpful to your family.  Please check our district home page and your child’s school website and Facebook page for updates and new information.

School District

Internet Access

  • Internet service at a discount  
    Lifeline & the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service.  See if you qualify here.

  • Hotspots are now available. 
    Please contact Shelley Werner at 513.429.0207 to see if your child is eligible for this service.

  • Free Mobile Phone Service
     

Food and Nutrition

Clothing, Shoes and Household

  • Assistance with clothing, shoes, household items & more can be found through Care Closet. Please email your request for items to Carol Weinel, careclosetnky@gmail.com.  Be sure to include sizes when necessary.  Also include that you were referred by Erlanger-Elsmere Schools.
  • Furniture - Bed Assistance - St. Vincent DePaul 859.341.3219. Monday through Friday, 10 am - 2 pm.
  • Rooms of Love - Furniture for those needing a new start (singles and families moving out of homelessness, rehab, and incarceration). Call Kim Harrison, 513.305.6918 or email teamharrison120118@yahoo.com

 

Child Care

Emergency Resources

Utility or Rent Assistance and Eviction Prevention

Below is the contact information for various organizations that may be able to assist if you are having difficulty maintaining your housing.  Please know, if you lose your housing due to economic hardship or an emergency, your EES students have the right to remain in our district.  Please contact Shelley Werner to see if you qualify for services under McKinney Vento.  Please visit our website for more information.

  • Step by Step Guide for People At Risk of Eviction

  • Rental assistance no matter where you live can be found through the American Rescue Plan.  Housing counselors are also available to assist.

  • The teamkyhherf.ky.gov offers rent assistance to approved applicants – 100 percent of past-due rent, dating back to April 2020, and up to three months of future payments.  Details are available here in English and Spanish.  For those who are undocumented, please contact HHERF Customer Service line at  833.597.3687.  When prompted, press 2.  State that you are requesting a placeholder ss# in order to complete the online application.

  • Homeowner Assistance Fund  Mortgage assistance for up to six (6) months and/or mortgage reinstatement of past due balance. One-time reinstatement of past due, non-escrowed, property tax bills.  teamkyhaf.ky.gov

  • To apply for Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenton County, please visit here

  • Team Kentucky Funds mail in application – Complete on-line form and return to: 

  • Kenton County Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 20 W. 18th St. Covington, KY 859-655-2959.  Spanish speakers contact: Laura Torres 859.788.8998 

  • Also through NKCAC, is help with water and sanitation.  Some assistance with heat or rent may also be available.  Please call Lisa Meier,  859.292.5222 to schedule an appointment for assistance.

  • NKCAC is now accepting applications for their LIHEAP (Heat assistance for Low Income clients).  For Kenton County residents, please contact or visit Kenton County Neighborhood Center, 13 W. 7th Street, Covington, KY 41011, Phone: 859.655.2959.  Eligibility requirements found here.

  • Brighton Center - Home Ownership program and Financial Coaching, Contact Stephanie Stiene – ssteine@brightoncenter.com or 859.491.8303 ext 2324.  They also offer free Tax Prep.

  • For those needing utility assistance, please contact Madison Smith at 859.491.8303 ext 2305.

  • St. Vincent dePaul, 859.341.3219, between 10:00-2:00 Mon. - Fri.  They are equipped to help with rent payments (Services not dependent on immigration status).

  • *Know Your Rights during COVID19 - Effective September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an emergency public health order to temporarily halt most evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  To be covered by the order, an eligible tenant MUST execute a CDC declaration form AND submit it to their landlord certifying to the accuracy of a number of eligibility elements. 

    The CDC's emergency order does not prohibit evictions resulting from issues other than nonpayment of rent. The eviction moratorium does not require landlords to forgive housing payments.  In other words, rent is still due.

  • KY Government Assistance Programs - If your family meets the government's financial income guidelines, you may sign up on-line for assistance with food, childcare and medical assistance.

  • Assistance Through the American Rescue Plan Act FAQ's

  • Housing Assistance - Welcome House offers case management for those looking for housing and may be able to help with extended hotel stays and additional housing related services.  Fill out their on-line application to receive an appointment to complete their intake in person.  

  • Mortgage Assistance – Contact Laurent Houekpon at (502)564-7630 ext.304 or lhouekpon@kyhousing.orgApplication here.
     

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance for Kentuckians found at Legal Aid Network of Kentucky

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass  is hosting individual legal appointments for Erlanger families at no cost.  See flyer for details.  You can make an appointment here.
 

Employment Assistance

 

Mental Health Providers and Other Supports

  • SAMHSA Treatment Finder – Find treatment for mental health and/or substance use challenges for any age.
  • The Northern Kentucky Addiction Helpline offering: Treatment Placement Assistance, Recovery & Reentry Resource Connection, Casey’s Law Assistance, FAQ about Addiction and Local Addiction Services, Naloxone Training, Case Management and Uber Health: Call 859.415.9280 for free transportation to health appointments involving the treatment of substance abuse. 

 

Health Care

  • Help signing up for Medicaid - Please call Healthpoint at 859.655.6100 and follow the prompts for setting up an appointment.  When you leave your voicemail, let them know you were referred by Erlanger Elsmere Schools and are calling for Christine Wuest

  • Assistance with prescription medication costs: Faith Community Pharmacy 859.426.7837

  • Crisis Text Line: Text Ky to 741741

  • Crisis Line of NKY (substance use help) 859.331.3292

  • Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing in Erlanger, schedule an appointment online or you can call 800.737.7900 to determine if a test

  • Free drive-thru testing in Covington, schedule and appointment here.

 

Adult Education

  • Gateway GED Program – Send completed form to Gina Deward, dewardgina@gmail.com. If you have questions, please call 859.443.9762. Once you are registered, you will complete a pre-test.  Free classes, on-line or in-person are offered for those needing additional academic assistance.  There are four sections to the test at a cost of $30 per test (total $120).  Be sure to ask for financial assistance if needed.
  • Remote Learning Parent Supports: Providing parents with resources to assist their child with on-line learning.
  • On-Line Academic Assistance for Students - www.khanacademy.org  Once an account is created, students can search by subject.
  • bjpinchbeck.com is also a searchable site to assist students with tutorials and games in most subjects.
  • Kenton County Library also offers assistance with academics.  A librarian is available for students to ask specific questions if needed.

 

Additional Resources

We are here to assist in helping our Erlanger Elsmere Families find resources. 
If you need further assistance, please contact: Shelley Werner at 513.429.0207 or shelley.werner@erlanger.kyschools.us.