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WKU Military Student Services

1906 College Heights BLVD

Tate Page Hall, 408

Bowling Green, KY 42101

p: 270-745-2180

f: 270-745-4351

e: military@wku.edu

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8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

There are a number of great resources around the WKU Community, Warren County, Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States that are in place to help you succeed!

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Campus Resources

Academic Advising and Retention Center

AARC provides a wide range of academic services to undergraduate students. The Center coordinates academic advising activities among undergraduate colleges and academic departments for undergraduate students. All degree-seeking undergraduate students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes until they have 90 hours and an Application for Graduation on file in the Office of the Registrar. AARC advises all Exploratory/ Generally Undecided students and helps these students plan for their potential major.

Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program

ABIRP offers information, services and support to individuals with acquired brain injury, their families and any other interested persons who reside in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD). The Department of Communication Disorders at WKU directs the activities of the program with the assistance of members from the community.

Adult Learner Services

Adult Learner Services is a program specifically designed to help adults pursue a college degree.  Thinking about entering college for the first time but don't know where to start? Considering going back to school to finish a degree you started years ago but didn't complete? Wondering how long and what classes you would have to take to finish? We can help with these and other questions.  WKU Adult Learner Services offers a wide variety of assistance to "non-traditional" students.

Alive Center for Community Partnerships

The ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships (ALIVE CCP) is committed to bringing campus and community together for the enrichment of both higher education and public life. We facilitate collaborative efforts that address local, regional, and global needs while enhancing the level of student learning and educational experience. We are dedicated to providing WKU students with opportunities that cultivate personal growth, ethical values, and public action for the common good. The ALIVE CCP supports engaged scholarship through service-learning and community-based research as part of the WKU curriculum. We also provide numerous opportunities for volunteerism and ongoing community service.

Billings

Home of the Offices of Billings & Receivables, Cashiers, WKU Debit Card and Perkins Loans.

Blackboard

Many classes at WKU require Blackboard as one of their educational tools, especially if you are taking an online course.

Campus Map

This maps shows where all the building and parking zones are on the main campus.

Counseling and Testing Center

We believe that the university experience should be challenging, not overwhelming, and universities have a duty to support students as they are being challenged. To this end, the WKU Counseling and Testing Center is committed to promoting the academic mission of the university by providing a variety of psychological services to students that will augment recruitment, retention, and graduation by strengthening students’ capacity to tolerate distress, form healthy relationships, and seek healthy expressions of their ideals and values. The Counseling and Testing Center also advances the university’s mission by providing educational programming, training, and consultation to the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of WKU.

Financial Aid for Veterans

Veterans Affairs at WKU does not work for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The office serves as a liaison between WKU student veterans and dependents and the DVA. We assist students with the processing of VA forms for DVA educational benefits, advise students about certain procedural requirements, and certify enrollment of veterans and dependents to the DVA. Student entitlement is based on VA regulations. Monthly payment is determined by the number of credit hours for which that student is enrolled. The VA Coordinator also closely monitors each veteran's enrollment status and academic program according to DVA guidelines.

Housing and Residence Life

The Department of Housing and Residence Life, in partnership with the student and the university community, will provide a premier living/learning experience that ensures student success.

The Learning Center

At The Learning Center (TLC), WKU undergraduate students provide free peer-to-peer course specific tutoring. Currently enrolled WKU undergraduate students should make appointments for one-on-one or group tutoring via our online scheduling system. In addition to tutoring course specific content, TLC offers assistance with academic skill areas such as note taking, time management, test taking skills, etc.

Office of the Registrar

We are responsible for the schedule of classes, student registration, enrollment verification, iCAP degree audit, degree certification, commencement, course inventory, academic calendars, and the undergraduate catalog,  in addition to a variety of other services provided to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Parking and Transportation

The mission of the Parking and Transportation Services department is to provide access to University programs and services through management of the University’s transportation resources. The goal of the Parking and Transportation Services department is to create a multi-modal campus to help faculty, staff, students and visitors reach their destinations. The department manages parking and transportation resources to meet these goals. This includes creating a safe environment for walking, biking, riding a bus, or driving a vehicle.

Student Accessibility Resource Center

The goal of the Student Accessibility Resource Center is to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided access to all facets of the Western Kentucky University experience; to facilitate and coordinate support services and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential; and to increase awareness among all members of the University so that students with disabilities are able to achieve academic success based on their abilities, not their disabilities.

Student Employment

The Student Employment Program at Western Kentucky University provides employment opportunities for students who are in need of earnings from part-time employment in order to pursue a course of study at the university. The program is also designed to assist University departments in meeting their objectives through the use of qualified student employees.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services at Western Kentucky University is a federally funded program which provides academic advisement, personal counseling, tutoring and other services designed to help students adjust to campus life, succeed academically and graduate from a post-secondary institution.

Talley Family Counseling Center

The WKU Talley Family Counseling Center provides a full range of counseling services to assist individuals and families in addressing issues related to school, social, marital, and family adjustment, including:  personal growth, wellness, peer relationships in school, self-awareness, social skills, strengthen peer and family relationships, life transitions, life satisfaction, job loss, child and adolescent issues, guilt, family adjustment to divorce, blended families, parenting skills, parent-child communication, anger, sibling conflict, couples communication, stress management, anxiety, couple/family distress and conflict, grief and loss, intimacy concerns, self-esteem, and substance abuse.

TRIO Programs

A listing of all the Federal TRIO programs offered at WKU.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

This is essential for every student. It shows majors, graduation requirements, and much more.

WKU Child Care Resource and Referral

The Western Kentucky University Child Care Resource and Referral is a community based organization that is dedicated to increasing the quality and accessibility of early care and education services for children.

We work with families, early care and education programs, businesses and industry, and the community.

WKU Elizabethtown/Fort Knox 

Regional Campus of WKU located in Elizabethtown and on post at Fort Knox, KY.

WKU Food Pantry

Free food is available to WKU students and employees.  Donations are completely supported by the WKU and Bowling Green community.

WKU Glasgow

Regional Campus of WKU located in Glasgow, KY.

WKU Health Services

Graves Gilbert Clinic at WKU Health Services is a full service primary care center dedicated to providing WKU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families with quality medical care. We have board certified physicians with multiple specialties. Our physicians also have admitting privileges at both The Medical Center and Greenview Hospital.

WKU OnDemand

We are proud to share our educational solutions with our service men and women. Western Kentucky University is a participating Servicemember Opportunity College (SOC). All WKU correspondence courses are approved for servicemembers of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans, and other persons eligible under the provisions of the GI Bill. Each student must assume the responsibility for submitting the proper forms to assure payment of appropriate entitlements.

WKU Online

At WKU, we are committed to bringing an ever increasing number of distance learning opportunities to you. Online and independent learning courses offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to balance school with other obligations like never before. There are several graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs to choose from, as well as general education courses and electives. Each year WKU offers more than 1,000 courses online!

WKU Owensboro 

Regional Campus of WKU located in Owensboro, KY.

WKU Restaurant Group

The WKU Restaurant Group offers a wide variety of dining and Meal Plan options whether you live on or off campus.

WKU Store

An on campus resource for textbooks and official apparel & souvenirs.

WKU Transfer Center

The Transfer Center in the Academic Advising & Retention Center is the one-stop shop for students interested in transferring to WKU. The Transfer Center can assist students with transfer admission, credit evaluation, advising, and much more.

Bowling Green/Warren County Resources

American Legion Post 23

270-781-1872

208 Dishman Lane

Bowling Green, KY 42101

The American Legion has a special visitation program for veterans in the nursing homes and convalescent centers in Warren County. The average number of veterans visited each month ranges from 50-60 residents. The Legion also provides travel support to veterans in the BRADD area for appointments at the VA Hospital in Nashville.  Transportation occurs five days a week.

 

American Red Cross

270-781-7377        

615 A Chesnut Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

The American Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money and resources from individuals in the local community, corporate partners and like-minded foundations to do its work.  Red Cross Services are provided throughout Kentucky thanks to the generous commitment of thousands of local volunteers who (1) help individuals and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; (2) teach lifesaving skills to tens of thousands of individuals; (3) offer support to U.S. service members and their families in Kentucky and across the world; (4) and provide lifesaving information to immigrant and migrant communities, promote international Humanitarian Law and reconnect families separated by war or disaster.

 

Barren River Area Safe Space (BRASS)

Crisis Phone: 1-800-928-1183

Business Phone: 270-781-9334

P.O. Box 1941

Bowling Green, KY 42102

The Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. is a regional domestic violence 26-bed shelter and program, founded in 1980 by a group of seven Warren County Citizens, to serve the community’s need to provide emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic  violence and their children.  The Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. is accredited by the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, and was one of the first six Kentucky domestic violence shelters to form the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.  The agency provides services to residents of the ten county Barren River Area Development District, and serves a large rural population.  Counties of service include Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren.  BRASS, Inc. also accepts referrals from across the state and nation. 

 

Bowling Green Military Liaison Board

Kim Bouchey (email: boucheycrew@yahoo.com)

The Bowling Green Military Liaison Board provides a forum that allows veterans to raise concerns to the city and county governments. It is also responsible for organizing brick laying ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial downtown and running the City of Bowling Green's Annual Veterans Day Parade. The board is comprised of 10 members who serve three-year terms. Prospective members are recommended by the board and appointed by the Mayor. The board meets on the last Monday of each month at 9a.m. All meetings are held in the City Commission's chambers at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public.

 

BG-WC Community Education

270-842-4281

1227 Westen Avenue

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104

Community Education offers before/after school and all day summer programs for elementary and middle school-age children, adult enrichment classes, youth activities, volunteer training, service-learning projects with schools and agencies, and community collaboration within Bowling Green-Warren County.

 

BG-WC Welfare Center

270-843-5340

429 E. 10th Street 

Bowling Green, Kentucky  42101

Provide help with prescription drugs if not controlled drugs; utilities and rent assistance if not in subsidized housing; fuel oil assistance; garden supplies; school clothing (when school starts); pauper burials in city and county.  Must have lived in Warren County for one year.

 

Bowling Green-Warren County Health Department

Main Telephone Number: 270-781-2490

24 Hours for emergencies: 270-202-5785

1109 State Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

The Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD), united as a District Health Department in 1982, serves the residents and visitors of Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren Counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  BRDHD and its staff are committed to providing essential public health services in the community.  To Promote and Protect the health of our community through the Prevention of disease, injury and disability.

 

Boys and Girls Club

270-781-3549

260 Scott Way                                                                                                                                                        

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.  Our Club was founded on October 5, 1950. We are a part of a movement that cares about children and wants them to be caring, productive and responsible citizens of the community. We serve ages 6-18 and provide a safe, caring environment for children to be during out of school hours.

 

Churches United in Christ Help Ministry

270-842-4307

First Week of the Month

First Christian Church-1106 State Street     Tuesday 10am-12pm

State Street Methodist Church-1101 State Street     Wednesday 1pm-3pm

Third Week of the Month 

Christ Episcopal Church-1215 State Street     Monday 1pm-3pm

The Presbyterian Church-1003 State Street     Tuesday 1pm-3pm

First Baptist Church-621 E. 12th Avenue     Wednesday 10am-12pm

Churches United is a joint ministry of downtown Bowling Green churches, providing assistance with utilities and other crisis matters.  Types of assistance include auto fuel (for emergencies and/medical transportation), bus transportation, goodwill, medical prescriptions and utility bills. 

Food bags are maintained at First Christian Church, State Street Methodist Church, The Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church. Christ Episcopal Church offers lunch most Wednesdays. Please contact each church for specific information concerning these services.

 

Commonwealth Health Free Clinic

The Medical Clinic: 270-781-9260

The Dental Clinic: 270-781-9687

740 East Tenth Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Commonwealth Health Free Clinic currently operates two programs that ease the financial burden to patients in need of basic medical and dental care.  The Medical Clinic offers free services to the working uninsured while The Dental Clinic offers a low cost alternative to those in need of basic dental care.

The Medical Clinic provides basic medical services to individuals who are currently and actively employed, but who do not have insurance or other forms of social assistance and do not have the means to pay for their healthcare.  Patients must provide proof of employment and meet the Clinic’s guidelines for eligibility.    Basic care includes acute care needs such as coughs, colds and flu as well as chronic care conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The medical clinic is a walk-in clinic, and appointments are not accepted.

The Dental Clinic, located within the Commonwealth Health Free Clinic building, provides discounted dental services to those who do not have private pay dental insurance and meet other Clinic guidelines for eligibility.  Basic care services such as extractions, fillings and annual cleanings are provided by appointment only.

 

Community Action of Southern Kentucky

270-782-3162

921 Beauty Ave.

Bowling Green, KY 42101

We have a heart for the people in our communities. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be safe, clothed, fed, warm, educated, healthy and most of all have hope. It is our privilege and responsibility to help people achieve these things and have access to all resources.

We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation funded by Federal, state, and local government funding, private contributions, and user fees.  Community Action is governed by a board of directors, representing elected officials, community representatives, and low income citizens and advocates. Professional and dedicated support staff are assigned to the various programs in each county. With a budget and assets over $15 million, Community Action maintains approximately 35 program facilities in our 10-county area.

 

Department for Community Based Services – Family Support

855-306-8959

1010-1020 State Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

DCBS Family Support provides food stamp benefits, Medicaid and other medical benefits for the elderly, medical transportation, K-chip and Kinship Care, KTAP, KY Works Program and KPC.

 

Fairview Community Health Clinic

615 Seventh Avenue

Bowling Green, KY 42101

(270) 783-3573

The entire staff at all clinics look forward to forming long-term relationships with you and your family to provide the type of health care that will enrich and enhance your life.  Our comprehensive services include: primary medical care, prenatal care, well baby and pediatric care, lab services, prescription assistance and Bosnian translation available.

In order to ensure that all of our patients can continue to receive healthcare that they can access and afford, we must bill patients based on their ability to pay. We will bill Kentucky Medicaid, K-CHIP, Wellcare, Coventry Cares, Humana Care Source, Anthem Medicaid, Passport Medicaid, and Medicare.  Uninsured patients (self-pay) can apply for participation in our sliding fee scale program by completing an application form and providing proof of income for all household members.

 

Family Enrichment Center

270-781-6714

1133 Adams Street                                                                                                                                                    

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Our mission is to empower families and prevent child abuse by providing education, social support, crisis intervention, and a safe environment for children and their families.  Over thirty years ago, Family Enrichment began as a crisis nursery. Today eight programs are offered to the Barren River Region including Parents as Teachers, Private Visitation, Wee Care Nursery, Adoption Resource Program, Parenting Classes, Support Groups, Safe Spot, and Child Abuse Awareness activities.

 

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Bowling Green Area & Western Kentucky

7790 Louisville Rd.

Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-282-2223

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. 

Goodwill provides jobs, job training, and employment counseling for people with disabilities or other disadvantages, including recipients of public assistance and people with limited education or work history. Goodwill collects and sells donated items to provide jobs and job training and fund the expansion of our services, including literacy and workforce development programs. Goodwill is regarded as one of the most highly-respected and effective nonprofit organizations in Kentucky.

Goodwill’s mission is carried out through a variety of programs and services, all with one goal—to help people with disabilities or other disadvantages become more successful, productive, and independent. Some of the programs operated by Goodwill include job placement, skills evaluations, adult education, and employment for people with disabilities or other disadvantages.

Goodwill donation centers and retail stores make every effort to provide job opportunities and training to people with disabilities. With 64 Goodwill stores throughout Kentucky, local communities benefit from our services in many ways. 

 

HANDS: Housing aNd Development Services Inc.

270-796-4176

213 East 12th Ave

Bowling Green, KY 42101

HANDS is a community based organization whose mission is to create affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income families and to revitalize neighborhoods.

 

Habitat for Humanity and Restore

270-843-6027

1232 B Adams Street 

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – A good deal for you, your community and the environment.

The Habitat ReStore in Bowling Green, KY  supports Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green/Warren County by selling new and used building materials, furniture, appliances and home goods to the public at discounted prices. All the items in the store are donated by businesses and people in and around the community. Proceeds from the Habitat ReStore contribute to the construction of new Habitat homes in the local area. The Habitat ReStore diverts thousands of usable materials from the local landfills each year.

 

Hope Harbor: A Sexual Trauma Recovery Center

Main Phone: 270-782-5014 

Crisis Phone: 270- 846-1100 

913 Broadway Ave

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Hope Harbor offers 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault and their friends and family.  Emergency legal and medical advocacy provides a trained volunteer to respond to police or emergency room calls to provide advocacy and help them to understand the legal and medical systems.  Counseling services provides a Masters level therapist for primary and secondary assault through individual, couples, or group setting.  Community education offers a variety of age-appropriate educational programs.  Victim advocacy provides a trained advocate to help victims understand and navigate through the legal system.

 

Hope House

270-904-1200

112 West 10th Ave. 

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Hope House Ministries exists to alleviate physical and spiritual poverty through gospel restoration. We offer two bible-based training programs throughout the year. Our Jobs for Life program helps individuals prepare better for a job by teaching such things as networking, interviewing, and resume building skills. Our Faith and Finances course provides opportunities for individuals and families to learn the key principles of managing money. In addition to educational programming, our ministry includes the Advocacy Program for crisis relief, Redemption Recovery for those with addictions, Sewing for Hope, Affordable Christmas, and our Community Store. 

 

Hotel INC (Helping Others Through Extending Love In The Name of Christ)

270-782-1263

1005 Boatlanding Rd. 

Bowling Green, KY 42101

As a faith-based non-profit, HOTEL INC breaks the cycle of poverty and homelessness to build self-sufficient households. Staff and volunteers develop innovative programs to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients, so they might break free from cycles of poverty and homelessness.

 

Housing Authority of Bowling Green

270-843-6071

247 Double Springs Road

Bowling Green, KY 42101

The Housing Authority of Bowling Green was established in March 1962, with the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing at an affordable cost. Almost four decades later the Housing Authority of Bowling Green not only provides housing at four locations throughout the city of Bowling Green but also provides numerous programs to assist low-income individuals and families throughout Bowling Green/Warren County become self-sufficient and move from rental to homeownership. Parenting with various community organizations including the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission, Western Kentucky University, the Salvation Army, Barren River Area of Development District, the City of Bowling Green, and others; the Housing Authority of Bowling Green strives to provide a hand up to its residents and other low-income to moderate-income families, moving them along the continuum of success.

The Housing Authority manages an After School Learning Center for youth residing in and around public housing in grades K-12. Services include tutoring, mentoring, improvement of Math, Reading, and Language Skills with educational, cultural, and recreational activities. Youth Sports Program includes basketball, flag football, soccer, swimming, softball, and cheerleading.

Ms. Annie's Place (270-843-6071, ext 135) is a clothing back of Housing Authority offering clothes and shoes to men, women and children.  Bedding is available as well.

 

Kentucky Legal Aid

800-782-1924

1700 Destiny LN

Bowling Green, KY 42104

The mission of Kentucky Legal Aid (KLA) is to assist and to enable low-income families, as well as the elderly, disabled and other vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky, to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self-sufficiency, and to provide these individuals an opportunity for an improved quality of life. KLA utilizes attorneys and other staff to provide direct legal assistance; coordinates referrals to volunteer (pro bono) attorneys; and also addresses these client needs through programs for Benefits Counseling and Domestic Violence Assistance.

 

Lt. Harold R. Cornwell VFW Post 1298

270-781-1872                                                                                                                                                             

1965 Highway185                                                                                                                                                         

Bowling Green, KY 42101

The VFW Post 1298 Sponsors an annual scholarship for the Veterans Upward Bound program, participates in Bowling Green's Annual Veteran's Day Parade, and they host their annual Veterans Day dinner for veterans and their families. Service Officer Gary Villereal helps veterans get their VA benefits, healthcare needs, and other services. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary does youth projects, donates to cancer aid research, organizes visits to nursing homes and helps the family readiness group at the local National Guard armory.

 

Life Care Ministry at University Church of Christ

270-781-8804

1302 Park St. 

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Life Care Ministry offers a food bank, clothing bank and household goods bank. 

 

Lifeskills

270-901-5000 

380 Suwannee Trail St.

Bowling Green, KY 42103

Lifeskills provides counseling, case management and therapeutic rehabilitation for adult mental health clientele; also has a Home Shelter program to aid with housing needs, a Supported Employment program and the Wishing Well Clubhouse for clientele.

 

Military Officers Association- Cumberland Trace Chapter

Bill Lytle, President

270-432-2638

Email: wlyte@scrtc.com

The MOAA is working with the BRADD offices to prepare a project proposal to go to the federal government requesting approval to construct the next veteran's nursing home in Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY. MOAA also presents community service awards, supports the Marine Corps League and sponsors the Col. Joe Wright Memorial Scholarship, given annually to a Veterans Upward Bound student.

 

Rolling Thunder, Chapter 3 KY
 
270-438-8995

PO Box 887

Bowling Green, KY 42102-0887

The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue: To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect the future Veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action. We are committed to helping American Veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a non-profit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW/MIA Issue that we are working on.

 

Salvation Army: Bowling Green

270-843-3485

400 West Main Street 

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Primary role is to provide shelter and food (soup kitchen and food boxes) to those in need, as well as make referrals to other community services; transportation vouchers, heating assistance when funds are available. 

Salvation Army also has a Thrift Store offering clothing for children and adults, household goods and furniture.  The thrift store accepts cash only.  The Thrift Store is located at 401 Main Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101.  To contact them, their phone number is 270-842-0880.

 

St. Vincent de Paul

31-W Thrift Store 

655 U.S. 31 Bypass

Bowling Green, KY

270-904-1832

Russellville Road Thrift Store

1901 Russellville Road

Bowling Green, KY 

270-783-7533

The St. Vincent de Paul, Bowling Green, stores are determined to provide for sale new and gently used clothing, furniture, and household merchandise at a fraction of the retail price. All merchandise is donated and furniture and appliance items can be picked-up free of charge. Some of the merchandise is given to those in need at no cost through the voucher program authorized by the Holy Spirit and St. Joseph Parish Conferences.

Sometimes, through no fault of our own, we find ourselves in situations where we are in need of assistance. St. Vincent de Paul is here to help those in the community that are in need of basic supplies and services. Whether it is through our food pantries, thrift stores, or financial assistance options, we have the tools necessary to help get you back on your feet. 

Glasgow/Barren County Resources

American Legion Barren County, KY Post 28

270-678-5736

 

American Red Cross

270-659-2050

200 S Race St

Glasgow, KY 42141

The American Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money and resources from individuals in the local community, corporate partners and like-minded foundations to do its work.  Red Cross Services are provided throughout Kentucky thanks to the generous commitment of thousands of local volunteers who (1) help individuals and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; (2) teach lifesaving skills to tens of thousands of individuals; (3) offer support to U.S. service members and their families in Kentucky and across the world; (4) and provide lifesaving information to immigrant and migrant communities, promote international Humanitarian Law and reconnect families separated by war or disaster.

 

Barren County Family YMCA

270-651-9622

1 YMCA Way

Glasgow, KY 42141

In 1992 the Barren County Family YMCA opened its doors, having an indoor pool, gymnasium, walking track, and nursery. Today, after several renovations, our YMCA serves over 6500 members. We offer financial assistance to those in need. The YMCA strives to meet the needs of the community, and promote safe, communal, family oriented activities.

 

Barren County Health Department

Main Telephone Number: 270-651-8321 

24 Hours for emergencies: 270-202-5785

318 W. Washington Street

Glasgow, KY 42141

Barren County Health Department is a part of the Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD), united as a District Health Department in 1982, serves the residents and visitors of Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren Counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  BRDHD and its staff are committed to providing essential public health services in the community.  To Promote and Protect the health of our community through the Prevention of disease, injury and disability.

 

Boys & Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County

270-629-3871

100 Cheatham St

Glasgow, KY 42141

The Positive Place For Kids!  Anyone from ages 6-18 or grades K-12 can join for just $25.00 for the entire school year! We are open for programming Monday - Friday from 2:30PM - 6:00PM.

 

BRASS (Barren River Area Safe Space)

Crisis Line: 1-800-928-1183

Phone: 270-659-0823

P.O. Box 1941

Bowling Green, KY 42102

The Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. is a regional domestic violence 26-bed shelter and program, founded in 1980 by a group of seven Warren County Citizens, to serve the community’s need to provide emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic  violence and their children.  The Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. is accredited by the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, and was one of the first six Kentucky domestic violence shelters to form the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.  The agency provides services to residents of the ten county Barren River Area Development District, and serves a large rural population.  Counties of service include Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren.  BRASS, Inc. also accepts referrals from across the state and nation. 

 

Commonwealth Health Free Clinic

The Medical Clinic: 270-781-9260

The Dental Clinic: 270-781-9687

740 East Tenth Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Commonwealth Health Free Clinic services patients who reside in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson or Warren counties.  We currently operate two programs that ease the financial burden to patients in need of basic medical and dental care. 

The Medical Clinic provides basic medical services to individuals who are currently and actively employed, but who do not have insurance or other forms of social assistance and do not have the means to pay for their healthcare.  Patients must provide proof of employment and meet the Clinic’s guidelines for eligibility.    Basic care includes acute care needs such as coughs, colds and flu as well as chronic care conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The medical clinic is a walk-in clinic, and appointments are not accepted.

The Dental Clinic located within the Commonwealth Health Free Clinic building, provides discounted dental services to those who do not have private pay dental insurance and meet other Clinic guidelines for eligibility.  Basic care services such as extractions, fillings and annual cleanings are provided by appointment only.

 

Community Action of Southern KY

270-651-8171

411 Happy Valley Rd

Glasgow, KY 42142

We have a heart for the people in our communities. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be safe, clothed, fed, warm, educated, healthy and most of all have hope. It is our privilege and responsibility to help people achieve these things and have access to all resources.

We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation funded by Federal, state, and local government funding, private contributions, and user fees.  Community Action is governed by a board of directors, representing elected officials, community representatives, and low income citizens and advocates. Professional and dedicated support staff are assigned to the various programs in each county. With a budget and assets over $15 million, Community Action maintains approximately 35 program facilities in our 10-county area.

 

Community Medical Care, INC.

270-659-0229

200 S. Race Street

Glasgow, Ky. 42141

Community Medical Care, Inc. is a local charity assisting Barren County’s low-income seniors with prescription medication, prescription glasses and hearing aids. Hearing aids are obtained through another charity program, The Starkey Hearing Foundation's Hear Now. 

Also, Community Medical Care assists low-income, working uninsured adults of Barren County by providing primary health care, prescription medication, emergency dental, optometric & hospital care, and specialist consultation. The primary health care is made possible through a residency program at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. 

Assistance is given by CMC paying 90% of the cost of medication up to $250.00 per quarter for adults and $200.00 per month for seniors. We also assist in filling out the paper work for indigent drug programs when available.

 

Community Relief Fund For Glasgow- Barren County

270-651-9006

317 Columbia Ave. Suite A,

Glasgow, KY 42141

The purpose of this corporation is to receive and administer funds and property, tangible and intangible, for the relief of the indigent, distressed and/or underprivileged citizens of Glasgow-Barren County Kentucky.

 

Community Soup Kitchen

270-834-8537

301 Bunche Ave

Glasgow, KY 42141

Glasgow Barren County Community Soup Kitchen is open for FREE MEALS to help the community on Mondays and Thursdays each week. Serving 11:30-1:00 pm...

 

Crossroads Life Center

270-651-2299

101 Mallory Drive

Glasgow, KY  42141 

Crossroads Life Center is located centrally between Nashville TN and Louisville KY off Cumberland Pkwy.  We provide information on the options you are considering, the questions and concerns you have, and provide support and compassion in your time of need.  We offer FREE parenting classes & community workshops, material help for families, including diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, baby and maternity clothes.  We have an educational program called Earn While You Learn where 'Family Bucks' are earned to buy needed baby & nursery supplies while learning about nutrition, life skills, parenting, etc.

 

DAV: Disabled American Veterans Glasgow Chapter 20

270-678-4021

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.  We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. 

 

Department for Community Based Services – Family Support

1-855-306-8959

746 D. East Main St.

Glasgow, KY 42141

The Division of Family Support is responsible for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP), Kentucky Works Program (KWP), Family Alternatives Diversion (FAD) Program, and the Medicaid programs.

 

Glasgow-Barren County Habitat For Humanity

270-629-5775

PO Box 186

Glasgow, KY 42142-0186

Glasgow Barren KY HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

Habitat ReStore is a program of the affiliate and their primary mission is to provide additional funding to support the affiliates house building goals, expand opportunities to serve a broader base of the low income community by providing low cost materials and provide good stewardship of sustainable resources in the community.  The ReStore is located at 506 West Main Str.

 

Goodwill Industries

270-651-8178

212 S. L. Roger Wells Blvd.

Glasgow, KY

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. 

Goodwill provides jobs, job training, and employment counseling for people with disabilities or other disadvantages, including recipients of public assistance and people with limited education or work history. Goodwill collects and sells donated items to provide jobs and job training and fund the expansion of our services, including literacy and workforce development programs. Goodwill is regarded as one of the most highly-respected and effective nonprofit organizations in Kentucky.

Goodwill’s mission is carried out through a variety of programs and services, all with one goal—to help people with disabilities or other disadvantages become more successful, productive, and independent. Some of the programs operated by Goodwill include job placement, skills evaluations, adult education, and employment for people with disabilities or other disadvantages.

Goodwill donation centers and retail stores make every effort to provide job opportunities and training to people with disabilities. With 64 Goodwill stores throughout Kentucky, local communities benefit from our services in many ways

 

Hope Harbor: A Sexual Trauma Recovery Center

270-659-3033

200 S. Green St. Suite 203

Glasgow, KY 42141

Hope Harbor offers 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault and their friends and family.  Emergency legal and medical advocacy provides a trained volunteer to respond to police or emergency room calls to provide advocacy and help them to understand the legal and medical systems.  Counseling services provides a Masters level therapist for primary and secondary assault through individual, couples, or group setting.  Community education offers a variety of age-appropriate educational programs.  Victim advocacy provides a trained advocate to help victims understand and navigate through the legal system.

 

Housing Authority of Glasgow

270-651-3859

111 Bunch Ave.

Glasgow, KY 42141

The Housing Authority of Glasgow exists to provide decent, affordable housing that is serviceable and economically efficient for eligible families and individuals and to promote the social well-being and economic independence of residents in an appropriate environment.

The Housing Authority of Glasgow was established in 1958, and over the years has grown to include not only our Public Housing units, but also the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Glasgow and Barren County.      

 

Kentucky Legal Aid

1-800-782-1924

123 E. Washington St.

Glasgow, KY 42141

The mission of Kentucky Legal Aid (KLA) is to assist and to enable low-income families, as well as the elderly, disabled and other vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky, to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self-sufficiency, and to provide these individuals an opportunity for an improved quality of life. KLA utilizes attorneys and other staff to provide direct legal assistance; coordinates referrals to volunteer (pro bono) attorneys; and also addresses these client needs through programs for Benefits Counseling and Domestic Violence Assistance

 

Lifeskills

270-651-8378 ext. 100

608 Happy Valley Rd.

Glasgow, KY 42141

LIfeskills provides counseling, case management and therapeutic rehabilitation for adult mental health clientele; also has a Home Shelter program to aid with housing needs, a Supported Employment program and the Wishing Well Clubhouse for clientele.

 

Pathfinders Food Pantry

270-773-3877

483 Mammoth Cave Rd.

Cave City, KY 42127

 

Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 2

PO BOX 473
Glasgow KY, 42141

Email: info@rollingthunderky2.com

The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize POW-MIA issues: To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars.

 

Salvation Army Thrift Store

270-659-2820

108 Shane Dr.

Glasgow, KY 42141

Federal/State Resources

American Council on Education (ACE)

This webpage takes you to the "Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces".  ACE's Military Guide presents credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military.  These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST).  All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review.

ASAP: Armed Services Arts Partnership

ASAP offers supportive, expressive arts programs at no cost to service members, veterans, and military families by partnering with artists, arts organizations, and colleges located in areas with high military and veteran populations.

Center for Minority Veterans

The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary. The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

Center for Women Veterans

On May 5, 2010, President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 into law. The law includes provisions that help provide support for the caregivers of seriously injured Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, helps improve services for our nation’s 1.8 million women Veterans, and helps expand the availability of health care for Veterans and services preventing Veterans from becoming homeless. These measures and others honor the sacrifices of our men and women who have served this country proudly, the commitment and dedication of those who care for our wounded service members every day, and our Nation's sacred responsibility to stand by our troops, our Veterans, and their families.

Centerstone

With a 58-year history, Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, offering a comprehensive array of mental health services, substance abuse and addictions treatment, educational services, housing and supports.

Centerstone is the result of the affiliation of 12 organizations (formerly nine 501(c)3 community mental health centers, one university sponsored mental health center, one rural health clinic and one veterans services organization).

Centerstone Military Services offers programs and services to American service members, veterans and their families. The organization works to ensure that all service members and their loved ones have the resources and supports they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives beyond military service. Programs are provided through a variety of initiatives including face-to-face counseling, couples and family counseling, therapeutic retreats, housing assistance, employment counseling, physical health and wellness services, support groups, online resources, and 24/7 crisis services. Select grant-based services are offered in TN and IN. The nationally recognized program Courage Beyond at Centerstone, offers free or low-cost services and can be accessed anywhere in the U.S. and Canada through a national provider network.

Community College of the Air Force

CCAF serves the educational needs of the Air Force enlisted community by offering associate in applied science degrees and other credentialing programs that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention and support the career transitions of enlisted Airmen. The college is the only federally chartered institution in the United States that awards college degrees solely to USAF enlisted personnel. CCAF is accredited by the Commission of College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans has never wavered in our commitment to serve our nation’s service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors. Our largest endeavor in fulfilling that mission is our National Service Program. In 88 offices throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, the DAV employs a corps of approximately 260 National Service Officers (NSOs) who represent veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Veterans need not be DAV members to take advantage of this outstanding assistance, which is provided free of charge.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

DANTES helps service members and veterans pursue their educational goals and earn degrees or certifications both during and after their service. DANTES is a Department of Defense agency that provides leadership and support for this important effort through partnerships across the education community.

eBenefits

Your gateway to benefit information.  This site is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).  We serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers.

Ending Veteran Homelessness

No veteran should be without a place to call home.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Our focus is threefold: (1) Conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance.  (2) Connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans withhousing solutions,health care,community employment servicesand other required supports.  (3) Collaborating with federal, state and local agencies; employers; housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits; and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.   In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

GI BILL

Official G.I. Bill information

Joining Forces

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities. Joining Forces works hand in hand with the public and private sector to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for Military and Veterans

Kentucky sponsored Financial Aid Programs

Military.com

Serving the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard.  Military.com is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America.

My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet is VA's online personal health record.  It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers.  My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team.  It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.  We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. 

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory connects Wounded Warriors, Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them. 

Real Warriors

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF/OND)

Have you recently returned from military service? If you've served, you've earned benefits.

Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville)

The Louisville VA Medical Center is an active, affiliated acute care and outpatient facility located on a 47-acre hilltop near downtown Louisville and overlooking the Ohio River. Louisville VA Medical Center’s main campus is located at 800 Zorn Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206. The medical center also operates three community based outpatient clinics in the greater Louisville area (Dupont, Newburg, and Shively), one in Grayson County, one in Fort Knox, KY, one in Scottsburg and one in New Albany, IN. These clinics make VA services more accessible for veterans residing in the Kentuckiana area. Additionally, Louisville VA Medical Center operates an approved TRICARE family practice and an outpatient mental health and behavioral sciences program at satellite locations within the Louisville area.

Social Security Online

The Social Security disability insurance program (sometimes referred to as SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Students Veterans of America (National)

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (Nashville)

The Nashville VA Medical Center is one of two main campuses in the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), comprised of the Nashville and Alvin C. York Medical Centers and nine outpatient clinics. The Nashville campus offers primary, secondary and tertiary care to veterans living in middle Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS is affiliated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, with active residency programs in all major medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. In addition, the Nashville campus supports a vigorous research program of over $26 million annually. The Nashville campus serves as a VHA resource for solid organ and bone marrow transplants.

Transition Assistance Program

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. This redesigned TAP is the result of an interagency collaboration to offer separating Service members and their spouses better, more easily accessible resources and information to make their transitions more successful.

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

The Bowling Green Humana Outpatient Clinic opened in 2014 and provides services for veterans in Kentucky and Tennessee.  Services provided include Veterans' primary care, laboratory, dietitian, pharmacist, state-of-the-art telemedicince services, social work and behavioral health services (part time).  For prescriptions: routine prescriptions processed through the mail or through My HealtheVet.

Vet Center

"We are the people in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner."

Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Veterans Service Records

A National Archives website to request your DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, and/or Medical Records.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP)

Enlisted veterans often entered the military directly from high school, resulting in a long absence from the classroom upon their transition out. This has caused many veterans to feel discouraged and lack the confidence necessary for success in academia.  To unlock the immense potential to succeed in higher education that veterans have, WSP addresses veterans' misperceptions about college and builds their confidence through an intense academic reorientation.

 

 

 

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