If you live in one of these two counties, you are no doubt aware of how rural they are. There simply aren’t a lot of transportation assistance programs available locally at this time. If you do learn of something in the area, please drop us a line and let us know so we can update the information posted here.
United Way of Northeast Kentucky
Your local United Way provider is United Way of Northeast Kentucky. Here is their list of agencies. This page gives a list of agencies in Boyd and Greenup Counties and a description of what they do.
CAReS of Boyd County
CAReS is a community based nonprofit agency that acts as a clearinghouse of information, including information on local church based services and programs. If there is something in the area which can address your situation, they may be your best bet for finding out where that is and what it entails. Their own services include help with rent, utilities, prescriptions and “other needs”
Helping Hands of Greenup
This local agency helps with an assortment of problems, primarily food, utility bills and Christmas baskets. However, they also do referrals and may be able to help you find what you need to help with your automobile. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Greenup, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in South Shore. They have a Facebook page. You must be a low income resident of Greenup to qualify for any of their services. The phone number for their Greenup office is (606) 473-6916.
The nearest Salvation Army office is in Ashland at 2212 Carter Ave. Their phone number is (606) 329-2874. Transportation assistance may include finding someone to drive you to a doctor’s appointment or a job interview. They may be able to refer you to car repair programs. In extreme crisis situations, they may be able to offer free gas. The Ashland office has a Facebook page which may be a means to connect with them.
If you are a Medicaid recipient, you may qualify for free transportation to medical appointments. You can call the number below and ask about eligibility for free non-emergency medical transportation. You will need to call at least 72 hours ahead of a scheduled qualifying appointment. Have your Medicaid card available and all details of your appointment, such as date and time of the appointment, plus name and address of the provider. You can call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are closed on major holidays (New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; The Fourth of July; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas).
LKLP Community Action Council Inc.
Toll Free: 800-245-2826