The greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others
J. Michael Straczynski’s Midnight Nation
Directory of Charity & Non-Profit Organizations
American Heart Society
Address: 220 Albany St. Paducah KY 42003 Phone: (270) 205-0004
To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. http://www.heart.org
Bags of Love
Address: 2714 Oak Level Road, Benton, KY 42025 Phone: 270-527-1071
This project was inspired by the growing need of the children of our community who are misplaced due to poor choices of their parents. Child Protective Services removes many children each year who are victims of abuse and neglect by their parents or caregivers. When children are removed from their home most end up with nothing of their own. They lose their toys and clothes, their home, and their parents. Although we cannot replace all they lost, we can help make their lives a little brighter. Bags of Love help provide items for the immediate needs of these children. Our handmade quilt, duffel bag and contents are often the only item they possess. All children who are removed from their homes are victims. Bags of Love provides one small way to help ease the pain and let them know that they are loved. With your help and the help of our community, we can provide a “bag of love” to each child. www.facebook.com/BAGS-OF-LOVE-271627749598/
Baptist Health Foundation Paducah
Address: 2501 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003 Phone: 270-575-2871
Donations allow Baptist Health Paducah to enhance patient services. They also help programs that tend to the emotional and spiritual needs of Baptist patients. These include support groups, outreach for stroke and cancer patients and their caregivers, staff education and other requests that may make the patient’s stay more comfortable. SupportBaptistHealth.org/Paducah
Benchmark Family Services
Address: 3524 Park Plaza Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone: 270-408-1361
We are a therapeutic foster care agency that serves all of western Kentucky. What we do is we are partnered with the state’s Department for Community Based Services to provide therapeutic foster homes for children who have experienced extreme trauma in the form of abuse or neglect who need more support than a state sponsored foster home can provide. We offer a myriad of services to both the children in our care as well as our foster parents. We provide initial and ongoing training to our foster parents that goes beyond the basic state requirements so that our parents are better equipped to care for children who come from traumatic backgrounds. In addition to this we have a team of individuals who work together to help provide each child we serve with all the support and tools they need to begin to overcome their past traumas and move forward to succeed in whatever their futures hold for them. We have an in house therapist who provides therapy services to our youth as well as therapeutic support specialists who work with the children on a weekly basis both in and out of the foster home to ensure that their needs are met. The need for high quality foster homes is always growing so we are always looking for quality parents to join our team and help these children. Several of the children who come to us come with nothing but the clothes on their backs or trash bags of what little belongings they have so we rely on our foster parents and community support to provide them with the simple things they need to begin to restore and reassemble their lives when initially placed into care. We tell those who are unable to foster but still want to help that donations of luggage or Walmart gift cards are always helpful. We are part of a larger network that covers our basic operating costs so all donations given to us go directly to the children we serve and we utilize community support to provide special events such as holiday parties and summer programs for our children. We appreciate the communities we work in and are always looking to help support the communities that support us however we can. benchmarkfamilyservices.org
Book for Hope, Inc
Address: 22 Barington Circle, Paducah, KY 42003
Book for Hope, Inc.® is a nonprofit childhood cancer
organization with non-paid board members. Our mission is to
give hope to children and families that cancer is not always a
death sentence. In order to fulfill our mission we are using
the book It's Christmas Again to educate children and
families about experiences they may undergo after being
diagnosed with cancer, through words a child can understand
as they fight to become a survivor. Our ultimate goal is to
give the gift of hope until cancer is wiped off the face of the
Our events will benefit families in the 14 county Purchase
Area and funding for childhood cancer research. By
attending one of our events or through your donations you
will be helping join in the fight against childhood cancer.
Book for Hope, Inc.® is organized and will be operated
exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within
the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1954 or its successor provisions. www.bookforhope.org
Address: 100 Kentucky Ave, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone: (270) 450-4444
The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is defined by the needs of the people it serves. Those parameters include:
A regional, multiple-use facility with adequate space for public and private events of all types. Superb staging and acoustics for a wide variety of entertainment, cultural and education programming.
The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is located in downtown Paducah and overlooks the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. It also has become a significant component of the existing revitalization of Paducah’s downtown area. The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
CASA by the Lakes
Address: 1003 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071 Phone: (270)761-0164
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a volunteer organization that is appointed by the family court system to advocate for children who have been reported to be abused or neglected. We are a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization. www.CASAbythelakes.org
Address: 6075 Clinton Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone: (270) 554-4040
Cassidy’s Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help individuals grow and develop through recreational activities with horses. It is our mission to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities, while on a horse. Our state of the art facility sits on 22 acres of beautifully groomed pastures. The rolling country side provides a relaxing environment that some might consider therapy in itself. CCTRA has become a home away from home for students, parents, volunteers and all who visit. We encourage you to visit and see firsthand all we have to offer! www.cassidyscause.org http://cassidyscause.org
Charity League of Paducah
Address: 1921 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 442-2925
Charity League of PaducahThe mission of the non-profit, volunteer organization, Charity League, Inc. is raising funds for Easter Seals West Kentucky and assisting other local non-profits that support the health, welfare and general care of women and children. While creating a legacy of friendship and passion for our community, our primary purpose is to financially assist Easter Seals West Kentucky. http://www.paducahcharityleague.com
Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center
Address: 1118 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 443-1440
Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy CenterThe mission of Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center is to provide children and families in Western KY with education, advocacy, and treatment that prevents child abuse, encourages family stability, promotes healthy relationships, enhances individual well-being, and cultivates safe, nurturing families. http://www.childwatchcac.org
Collaborative Women's Conference
Address: 100 Lutes Road Paducah, KY 42001 Phone: 270-554-2804
Collaborative Women’s Conference began, in spirit, nearly 36 years ago. It is an extension of communities, the local church, a supporter of all churches, pastors and their wives, women’s ministries, women ministers and wives of associate ministers, and organizations designed to assist women and their families. The CWC loves and supports, unconditionally, women and children who are unsaved and unchurched, and who are struggling in any shape, form, or fashion. We are imperfect creations striving to reach a higher standard in all things, while remaining conscious of the truth that each of us is only one step, one stumble, from a mistake. We do not judge for we love unconditionally, and we genuinely care about the condition of our community and our nation. Confirmation has come through women from California and Las Vegas to Washington D.C., over to Nebraska, down to Illinois, Florida and Texas, and points between. Women who are Caucasian, African-American, from various ethnic groups, as well as, women with special needs, have confirmed the need for such a community and faith-based, non-denominational organization. The CWC crosses all denominational, racial and socio-economic lines. GOD, the awesome creator of diversity and the internal and external need for positive and productive relationships imparted this great vision, this great addition to our great community and nation, therefore HE is the “Founder”. http://www.collaborativewomensconference.com
Community Foundation of West Kentucky
Address: 333 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone: (270)442-8622
The Community Foundation of West Kentucky is a public charity which builds endowed funds for individuals, businesses
and nonprofit organizations. Annually the Community Foundation grants more than $1.5 million back into the local
community. Two of its signature events are the Fun Walk for Charities (former the Fund Run) where $100,000 is given away in matching funds. The other is the Philanthropy 360 Event where community grants are disbursed. www.cfwestky.org
Community Options, Inc.
Address: 329 N 5th St Phone: (270) 444-9470
Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities. – See more at: http://www.comop.org/about-us/mission/#sthash.VXmcO252.dpufhttp://www.comop.org
Easter Seals West Kentucky
Address: 2229 Mildred St Phone: (270) 444-9680
Address: 801 N 29th St Phone: (270) 444-9687 child development center
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. http://www.easterseals.com/westkentucky/?referrer=https://www.google.com
Empty Bowls Project of Paducah
Address: 514 N. 7th St Phone: (270) 908-0090
The Empty Bowls project is a national grassroots phenomenon that occurs in approximately 400 different communities around the country every year. In each community, artists, students, and everybody else who wants to, makes bowls- hundreds of bowls- and donates them to the project! In each community restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops donate food and beverage to the cause.
On the day when all of these donations meet in one place, the participating public purchases a ticket that offers them the opportunity to choose any one of the 100’s of bowls that were donated and then have that bowl filled by the any one of the restaurants for a wonderful lunch. All of the proceeds of the event are then donated to fight local hunger.
In 2016, this event will take place at the Convention Center from 11:30am to 2pm on February 20th, 2016. We plan on having 1700 bowls made and contributed and offered for sale at $15 each… After we pay our bills, we, as a community, can write a check for around $23,000 to the Community Kitchen- an open kitchen that serves free meals each day, 5 days a week… they are serving somewhere around 70,000 meals a year to people who live here in Paducah, people whose bowls are empty more often than we should be comfortable with.
What a wonderful way for us all to push back the borders of hunger where we live- in our own home town.
You can support the Paducah project in a few different ways: if you have a restaurant, consider donating your expertise to the effort; if you make bowls, make some and drop them off at Terra Cottage Ceramics, 514 N. 7th St.; if you can hold a brush, come to Terra Cottage and help glaze the bowls that are already made; you could be a volunteer before and on the day of the event, (there’s lots to do!) www.terracottageceramics.com
Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
Address: 982 Eastern Parkway Louisville, KY 40217 Phone: 502.637.4440 or 866-275-1078
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Family Service Society, Inc.
Address: 827 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 443-4838
Family Service Society provides assistance to residents of Paducah/McCracken County in need by assisting with basic needs such as food, clothing, prescription medications, emergency dental, utility assistance, personal hygiene items, household goods and Christmas food assistance. http://unitedwaypaducah.galaxydigital.com/volunteer/agency/display/family-service-society/?agency_id=3635
Freedom Forever Ministries
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Address: 2560 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 554-9298
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Kentucky whose mission is to help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. http://www.goodwillky.org
Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation
Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation exists to provide education and resources to our schools, our parents, and to our community about the impact bullying has on the bully, the bullied, and to the quality of life measurements of our state. http://guessantibullying.com
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center
Address: 1101 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 442-1166
Hope Unlimited Crisis Pregnancy Center began in 1989 when several concerned citizens saw others experiencing unplanned pregnancies with no place to go for help. The ministry has grown considerably since that time into what it is today. Now, Hope Unlimited Family Care Center supports and empowers the entire family, assisting women with pregnancy tests and prenatal medical services, engaging fathers in the parenting process and educating school-aged youth. Free and confidential services are available from Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s Metropolis and Paducah centers. Hope Unlimited Family Care Center receives no federal funding. Instead, the centers’ doors stay open because of the many businesses, churches and individuals who support us. http://hopeunlimitedfcc.org
Housing Authority of Paducah
Address: 2330 Ohio St, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 443-3634
The Housing Authority of Paducah was established on July 18, 1938 in accordance with the US Housing Act of 1937 and KRS 80. The Housing Authority of Paducah is committed to providing housing opportunities of all types to low and moderate income families. We administer 868 units of traditional subsidized rental units as well as offer homes for purchase at our Heritage Place site and other locations around the community. We also assist our residents by developing and offering programs to help them achieve self-sufficiency through education and employment. An on-site day care at the Elmwood community has been established to serve the child care needs of our residents. We have a strong elderly community and administer activity programs designed for our senior residents. Youth services and programs are available for our younger residents. The Housing Authority offers housing alternatives without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. We invite you to consider the Housing Authority of Paducah when making your housing choice. www.paducahhousing.com
Junior Achievement of West Kentucky
Address: 1195 Wing Ave, Owensboro, KY 42303 Phone:(270) 684-7291
Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/114735/26
Address: 1901 Kentucky Ave, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 575-3247
KentuckyCareOur caring team of board-certified doctors offer medical services for every member of your family, from babies to older adults. Our providers are highly trained and offer services using the latest in medical advances to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible. http://www.kentuckycare.net
Kira Lives On
Kira Lives OnWe want to make a difference daily in the lives of others just like Kira did. Whether big or small, we believe that through people’s generous hearts and giving of their time, love, and donations the Kira Lives On foundation will achieve that goal. http://www.kiraliveson.org
Kiwanis Club of Downtown Paducah
Address: 701 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communites. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, fee the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. http://www.paducahkiwanis.com
Livingston Hospital Foundation
Address: 131 Hospital Drive, Salem, KY 42078
Livingston Hospital Foundation is here to serve you, your loved ones, your friends and your neighbors by helping to bring you quality, compassionate care at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services. Through generous gifts from area businesses, community groups and friends like you can help our Livingston Hospital continue to advance our programs, services, technology and facilities. Your support will help assure that the excellent care we count on today will continue for many tomorrows.
Lourdes Hospital Foundation
Address: 1530 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone Number: (270) 444-2387
Lourdes Foundation strives to make lives better and communities stronger, with a special emphasis on those who are poor or under-served. We raise charitable funds for the not-for-profit programs and facilities of Lourdes Hospital such as the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center, the Lourdes Women’s Center, and community outreach programs. You can help to ensure care for those most at risk, advance the level of healthcare in your neighborhood, enhance education for caregivers, and support community health programs. https://foundation.mercy.com/
Made to Stay
Made to Stay is a non-profit, membership organization that enables seniors (and disabled adults) to remain in their own homes as long as they can safely do so. We have volunteers who provide transportation to those who can no longer drive and we can help with small things around the home. We do not provide any kind of personal care or sitting services. Our greatest need is for volunteers.
Address:126 Cambridge Drive, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 331-9288
Address: 1100 N 12th St, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 575-0021
Religious organization https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marthas-Vineyard/126070010782051
Mayfield-Graves County United Way
Address: 424 S 9th St, Mayfield, KY 42066 Phone:(270) 247-7454
At Mayfield- Graves County United Way we are working to strengthen individuals, families, and our community. We can only do it with your help. http://www.mgcunitedway.org/home.html
McCracken County Humane Society
Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center
MHDCC in the only certified domestic violence program in the Purchase Area Development District. Along with a 24 bed emergency shelter, the MHDCC offers a variety of intervention and prevention programs. The Purchase Area Development District is made up of the 8 most western counties in the state of Kentucky: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. http://merrymanhouse.org
Missing Bella Rescue, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 585, Paducah, Kentucky 42002
We are a 501c3 organization started by Lisa Lauck & Christie Bell to help lost/found pets, rescue, rehome, humane treatment and general animal advocacy. https://www.facebook.com/MissingBella/info/?tab=page_info
Murray Art Guild
Address: 500 N 4th St, Murray, KY 42071 Phone: (270) 753-4059
The Murray Art Guild, established in 1967, is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting arts enrichment. We welcome participants of all ages and abilities. Our programming promotes awareness of the visual arts for the community and provides a creative work environment for artists. https://www.murrayartguild.org/
Murray's Kids Against Hunger
Address: 301 North 12th Street, Murray, Kentucky Phone: (270) 753-1492
Murray’s Kids Against Hunger is a satellite in Murray that was established in 2010 and is a 50lC3. This is a charity with Kids packaging nutritional food for kids. Distribution is through churches, Needline, Soup for the Soul, Community Luncheon. All members of the board and packagers are volunteers. No one receives financial remuneration. Budget is obtained by contributions only. Direction is by a board of directors. Co-founder, Chair of the board and director of the satellite is Loretta Jobs.
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Paducah, Inc
Address: 304 S 17th St, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 443-3448
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need. We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many. We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is. – See more at: https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI#sthash.QFW6GkS9.dpufhttps://www.nami.org/About-NAMIhttps://www.nami.org/About-NAMI#sthash.QFW6GkS9.dpufhttps://www.nami.org/About-NAMI
NECCO Foster Care
Address: 125 Eagle Nest Dr, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 898-1293
We believe in the power of all types of families to help individuals overcome adversity and give them the best chance to succeed. Whether it’s the family you’re born with, the one that fostered or adopted you or some other circumstance – everyone needs a family. http://www.necco.org
New Pathways for Children
Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah, Inc
Address: P.O. Box 203. Paducah, KY 42002-0203. Phone: (270) 444-9124.
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially thos who need us the most, to be all that they can be as productive, responsible and caring citizens. http://www.oscarcrossbgc.org
Paducah Business & Professionals Women's Club, Inc.
The Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women is a state federation that promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. KFBPW is a powerful network of workingwomen seeking to advance their career goals, earn higher salaries, build stronger business, achieve pay equity and equal opportunities, and establish rewarding careers. As all women gain earning power and spending power, they are reshaping U.S. consumer trends. And KFBPW members are on the leading edge of that trend. KFBPW means business for you! http://www.bpw-ky.org
Paducah Community Kitchen
Address: 1237 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 575-3400
Paducah Cooperative Ministry
Paducah Day Nursery
Address: 2425 S. 25th St. Paducah, KY 42003 Phone: (270) 442-5437
Paducah Day Nursery strives to invest in the lives of children and their families. Our early care professionals use evidence-based practices to promote social skills in young children. “The emotional, social and behavioral competence of young children is a strong predictor of academic performance in school.” (Zero to Three, 2003) http://www.paducahday.com/about.html
Paducah Life-Line Ministries
Paducah - Ladies Living Free
Address: 2000 Bloom Ave, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 448-0961
Ladies Living Free (a division of Paducah Lifeline Ministries, Inc.) is a residential and non-residential community-based recovery program that helps women who struggle with life-controlling problem through Jesus Christ. http://paducahlifelineministries.com/?page_id=8
Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity
Address: 100 Fountain Ave #207 Phone: (270) 444-2060
At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. www.paducahhabitat.org
Paducah McCracken County Senior Center, Inc.
Address: 1400 H C Mathis Dr, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 443-8579
The Paducah/McCracken County Senior Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the senior citizens of this area with services that will allow them to maintain their independence and dignity. http://paducahseniorcenter.org
Paducah Moose Lodge #285
Address: 185 County Park Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 442-0969
Our mission is to provide opportunity for the “young at heart” to meet and enjoy a wide variety of social, educational, health, and recreational activities and programs and to promote the positive aspects of aging to them, their families, and the community at large. https://www.facebook.com/paducahmooselodge285
Paducah River City BPW
Through programs designed specifically for the homebound seniors, many older citizens are able to remain in their homes continuing to live independently. The more active seniors enjoy the opportunity to socialize, learn, and generally enjoy their leisure time. https://www.facebook.com/PaducahRiverCityBPW
Address: (Board Room at Lourdes Hospital) 1530 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003
Rotaract Paducah meets the first Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m.
The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. paducahrotaract.wordpress.com
Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Address: 760 Broadway, Paducah, KY | Phone: 270-444-0065
The mission of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra is to bring the rewards of great music to a growing and diverse regional audience. As the orchestra-in-residence at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center, the PSO encompasses a wide range of ensembles, including the PSO Professional Orchestra, an auditioned adult Symphony Chorus, a Youth Orchestra program, a Children’s & Youth Chorus, a Summer Music Camp, as well as several other Music Education Programs and Services.
Volunteering for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra is an enriching and exciting experience. The PSO could not function as it does without the generous help of its passionate volunteers. There are many opportunities, from help with specific events to office help to parent volunteering for our education ensembles. Each and every volunteer is greatly appreciated and anyone interested is welcome! If you would like to volunteer for the PSO, please go to http://paducahsymphony.org/
Address: P.O. Box 403, Paducah, KY 42002
God has blessed us with a splendid world. Homeschooling gives us, as parents, the opportunity to explore and learn of His creation as we teach our children. We have chosen to take on the responsibility to guide our children through life’s lessons and prepare them for the responsibilities of God’s world. P.A.T.C.H is a cooperative organization whose success requires that each member contribute time and energy to planning and implementing our activities. If our homeschool programs interest you and you want to join our active community, please contact us, new members are always warmly welcomed May God richly bless your family and may your homeschooling adventures be a success! http://www.patchky.org/
Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County
Address: P.O. Box 594, Paducah, KY 42002
The Police Foundation of Paducah McCracken County represents a public/private partnership designed to assist our Police Department in building positive relationships within the community. Our goals include funding improvements in officer proficiency and safety, as well as law enforcement equipment and technology in order to enhance public safety and the quality of life within the City of Paducah. www.paducahpolicefoundation.org
Address: 911 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 Phone: (270) 538-6844
The goal of project CARAT is to make Assistive Technology and Durable Medical Equipment more accessible to those who need it in rural Kentucky. https://www.facebook.com/Project-CARAT-Paducah-Medical-Equipment-Recycling-Program-1434960123443499/timeline
Purchase Area Development District
Address: 1002 Medical Center Cir, Mayfield, KY 42066 Phone:(270) 247-7171
The Purchase Area Development District (PADD) offers a diverse collection of services, touching every aspect of life in the Purchase Region. Located in the far-west Kentucky, PADD services include programs for human support, community infrastructure planning, economic development, and special projects – – the blending of these offerings provides a well-rounded approach to meeting the current and future needs of our region.
The PADD is governed by those we serve. Our board of directors includes judge/executives, mayors, and citizen members from the eight counties Purchase Region, including Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. Over 250 community members actively participate in committees and task forces that provide input and guidance to the program areas they support. Funding for these programs is provided through a blending of federal, state, and local funding sources.
The Purchase ADD is one in a network of 15 area development districts serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These districts were formed through state legislation to assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of services. Since 1969, Kentucky Area Development Districts have evolved from conduits for regional and local economic development planning to catalysts of change in almost all aspects of life throughout the state and in our individual regions. http://www.purchaseadd.org
Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center
Paducah Address: 1605 N Friendship Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Paducah Phone: (270) 534-4422 Murray Address: 607 Poplar Street Ste. J Murray, KY 42071 Murray Phone: (270) 753-5777
Our purpose is to reduce the impact and prevalence of sexual violence and child abuse by promoting empowerment, resiliency, and justice in our community. We envision a nonviolent world with freedom for every person to live fully. We are committed to safety and trust, equality and inclusivity, leadership and collaboration. PASAC is the regional rape crisis and child advocacy center for the Purchase Area serving all-age survivors of sexual violence and child abuse in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken counties. As part of Kentucky’s victim service networks, PASAC is a member of both the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) and the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy centers (KACAC). These coalitions work to promote victim’s rights and ensure quality services across the state. PASAC’s intervention specialists provide specialized services to survivors from crisis through long-term recovery including specialized therapy, advocacy, forensic, and crisis response services. PASAC is one part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals working together to ensure the best decisions regarding investigation, prosecution and follow up care for children and families affected by child abuse. Our specialists also facilitate Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) to improve the community response to sexual violence. PASAC also works with schools, churches, community and civic organizations to educate and empower youth and adults to join our community efforts to end interpersonal violence. hopehealgrow.org & facebook.com/hopehealgrow/
River City Mission, Inc.
Address: 1466 Bechtold Rd, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 442-7921
In addition to coordinating Multidisciplinary Team efforts serving children, PASAC facilitates regional Sexual Assault Response Teams aimed at improving the primary response to all-aged victims of sexual violence as well as the community response to sexual violence. We work with other community professionals to improve the provision of services to survivors at the individual and systematic levels, including providing victim-sensitive and coordinated services, increasing the number of trained professionals in our area, and ensuring accurate evidence collection to promote the apprehension and prosecution of perpetrators. https://www.facebook.com/rivercitymission/
Rotary Club of Paducah
Address: 333 Broadway St # 408, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 442-3418
In 1915, the Rotary Club of Louisville sponsored the charter of the Paducah Rotary Club as the second club in Kentucky and 139th of the now more than 1.2 million Rotarians in 31,000 clubs located in 166 countries. The Paducah Club began with 55 men committed to service. Today the club has approximately 200 members, more than 40 of which are women.
The early members met for dinner at the Palmer House but later moved to the Irvin Cobb Hotel, where it met until October of 2008. The club now meets each Wednesday at noon at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in downtown Paducah. Members enjoy fellowship and song, and are entertained and informed by guest speakers ranging from politicians, university, business and industry leaders, and fellow Rotarians, to regional and local performing groups.
The Rotary Club of Paducah is part of District 6710, which is comprised of 60 clubs in 64 counties. Rotary members are busy people who fully and cheerfully accept the additional responsibilities of club membership. http://www.paducahrotary.org
Salvation Army of Paducah
Address: 3100 Irvin Cobb Dr, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone:(270) 442-2198
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPaducah/
Scholar House of Paducah
Address: 1035 Old N Friendship Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 554-3838
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) invests in affordable housing solutions by offering an array of programs and services designed to develop, preserve, and sustain affordable housing throughout the state. http://www.kyhousing.org/Pages/About.aspx
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky
St. Nicholas Family Clinic Foundation
Address: 300 S 3rd St, Paducah, KY 42002 Phone:(270) 408-4828
St. Nicholas Family Clinic Foundation is a public charity that provides payment assistance to uninsured/underinsured working adults in our region who cannot afford one or more of the following: dental care, primary care, prescription medicine, prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids stnickfoundation.org
Starfish Orphan Ministry
Sunrise Children's Services
Address: 3503 Clinton Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 554-3714
Sunrise Children’s Services provides care and hope for hurting families and children through Christ-centered ministries. Sunrise Children’s Services has been at the forefront in the fight to protect Kentucky’s children since 1869. Today, Sunrise is a home for children who have been abused and neglected — children whose lives have been scarred by unspeakable physical, sexual, and emotional abuse — and who have been removed from their homes. From the president of our organization down to our direct care staff, our goal every day is to provide a place of refuge, of hope, of love, and of healing to these children whose lives have been devastated. For these children, Sunrise is a place where they can begin to feel safe, a place where they encounter adults who give unconditional love, a place where they can begin to learn that the world can be a good place. https://www.sunrise.org/overview/
Towing for Toys, Inc
Address: 516 South 12th St, Murray, KY 42071 Phone: 270-752-0759
Towing for Toys is a 501c3 non profit charity designed to impact the children of our community who are less fortunate than their peers. Towing for Toys holds several events throughout the year to raise money and collect Toys, clothing and other necessities that are then passed on to our local family resource centers who then distribute to the families at Christmas time. Our goal is to insure that every child has the opportunity to enjoy a Christmas holiday with gifts under the tree! Our love for children and community inspired us to do something that could make a difference in a child’s life. towingfortoys.com
Address: 520 Foston Chapel Road Hopkinsville, KY 42240 Phone: (205) 535-9414
Tymeless Hearts, Inc. is devoted to providing financial and emotion support for children with congenital heart defects and their families. We have local and online support groups as well as a variety of fundraisers to help raise money to assist the families with whatever they may need . . . food, care packages, Christmas gifts, electric bills, rent/mortgage payments, travel money, lodging, etc. We also raise money to help with research as there is not yet a cure for CHDs and the cause is unknown. www.tymelesshearts.com
UK Cooperative Extension Service-McCracken County
Address: 2705 Olivet Church Rd, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone:(270) 554-9520
(part of the University of Kentucky and Kent State University off-campus information network) Let us connect you to UK, KSU and the world. We deliver information, education, and solutions. And we grow ideas into better communities, stronger local economies, and healthier lives. Contact us today and see how we can make a difference in your life. https://mccracken.ca.uky.edu
Unchained Love Inc
Address: P. O. Box 336, Eddyville, KY 42038 Phone:(812) 463-2331
We are proud to be the only dedicated bully rescue and advocacy group of Western Kentucky. It is our goal to save and rehome as many pits and bully breeds as we can. We work with local officials to build safer, more humane communities for our four legged friends. We offer spay/neuter programs for bully breeds and educate children on how respecting all life makes communities better for all. We stand against dog fighting. We offer food for animals in need. We support our local shelters to lower the euthanasia rate of bullies. During summer months we have community pack walks in surrounding towns. We also host Pit Bull Awareness Day in October. Please check us out on Facebook and join the largest Western Kentucky rescue organization. With you we can make a bigger difference. We are a 501c3 accredited rescue.
Follows us on twitter and instagram along with Facebook. www.unchainedloveinc.org
United Way of Paducah-McCracken County
Victory Through Grace Ministries
Phone: 1 270-564-4252
Empower young women who are survivors of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and all forms of abuse, to gain self-worth, restoration and wholeness in Christ and become a productive citizen who will impact future generations. https://www.facebook.com/Victory-Through-Grace-Ministries-685958961458685/timeline
Wesley Senior Ministries
Address: 1615 Appling Road, Cordova, TN 38016 Phone: (901)213-1939
Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation/GOLDEN CROSS Senior Residents Fund™ is committed to providing resources to enhance the quality of daily living and well-being of the elderly residents of Wesley Living communities.
The Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund is a Christian ministry that uses individual donations to provide for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of low income independent living and assisted living communities of Wesley Living Communities throughout West Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and Eastern Arkansas.
Serving the needs and transforming the lives of the elderly residents of Wesley Living communities.
100% of your gifts to the Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund go toward direct assistance for rent, food, and medical emergencies, plus programs and activities that promote a healthy and well-balanced life.
Wesley at Murray and Wesley Murray Meadow of 440 Utterback Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071 is supported by this ministry. Do you want your donation to stay local? Simply indicate that you would like for your funds to support Wesley at Murray and Wesley Murray Meadow.
The Yeiser Art Center
Address: 200 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001 Phone: (270) 442-2453
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. It started as a small volunteer organization with founding members Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black and Bob Evans leading the way. Today, YAC has a permanent exhibition space that hosts seven shows annually and a permanent collection of over 300 works. The center offers visual art based programming including educational classes for both children and adults, public gallery talks and artist lectures. We have grown to employ a full-time executive director and a part-time administrative assistant. YAC also has a supporting membership program as well as many loyal and terrific volunteers.
As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary. The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges and community organizations. Through our exhibitions and programs, YAC also provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional and national artists.
YAC strives to be a good community partner. We foster collaborative projects where possible, seeking to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The center serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district, which adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination. YAC strives to carry out our original mission and to further continue the development and appreciation of the visual arts by operating as a non-profit visual arts organization that serves adults and children of all ages throughout the region without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, sex or disability.
Zonta Club of Paducah
Address: 1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 900 Oak Brook, IL USA 60523 Phone: 270-444-0664
Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1200 Zonta clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas. We believe making a difference worldwide begins in our local community of Paducah, KY. www.zonta.org