Louisville Stimulus Money Used to Direct People to Social Services

by scrosby on February 10, 2010

A program being run by Louisville Metro government partially through stimulus funds is helping people who may find themselves in need because of the recession. A growing number of previously middle-income families are seeking social services because of the loss of a job or home.

The program is called “Through Any Door” and is run by Roy Templeton. He says they work to help people who may only recently have started needing food stamps, K-CHIP, or earned-income tax credits.

“We know people who take advantage of those benefits that need them are going to perform better at work, their kids are going to perform better at school,” says Templeton, “so we want to make sure that level of achievement continues even though there’s maybe some difficult economic circumstances in the household.”

The program is funded by a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture Department and a $250,000 grant from stimulus act.

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