| PACS RSVP Offers Free Tax Services: || Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Phase begins January 12, 2015. |
| It is that time again. Tax Season is upon us and it is time to get those taxes done. Starting Feb 2, 2015, PACS Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will have qualified and trained tax preparerís to prepare your taxes.
For more information, call the local PACS office at (270)886-6341 . We look forward to assisting you in this tax season.
Remember, PACS strives to meet the needs of our community. || The purpose of the Crisis phase of LIHEAP is to provide assistance to eligible households experiencing a home heating crisis.
Applications can be made from January 12, 2015, through March 31, 2015, or until available funds have been expended. Applicants who are unable to apply for themselves must contact the local PACS Community Services (CSBG) office to make other arrangements. Applications will be taken at the local PACS Community Services (CSBG) office or designated sites in their county of residence. Applicants MUST bring the following:
(1) Your most recent heating bill or verification from your landlord that the heating expenses are included in your rent.
(2) Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
(3)Proof of all householdís (all members) income from the preceding month.
In addition, applicants requesting assistance for natural gas or electric MUST bring a disconnect notice. Applicants whose rent includes heat must bring an eviction notice from their landlord.
To submit an application for assistance or seek answers to questions concerning this program, please contact the PACS Community Services office in your county of residence.
Caldwell County 270-365-5097
Christian County 270-885-4959
Crittenden County 270-965-4763
Hopkins County 270-821-8114
Livingston County 270-928-2827
Lyon County 270-388-7812
Muhlenberg County 270-338-5080
Todd County 270-265-5422
Trigg County 270-522-3265 ||
|The mission of the Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. is to reduce and eliminate poverty by providing the opportunity for education, training, work and the opportunity to live with dignity and decency. This philosophy focuses on self-sufficiency for the client and the reduction of dependency where possible.|
In carrying out the acknowledged mission, the key elements in the functions and operations of PACS are:
a. To coordinate human service efforts throughout the Pennyrile Area to avoid duplication, improve delivery of services and relate programs to one another;
b. To plan and evaluate long range and short range strategies for overcoming poverty in the Pennyrile Area;
c. To mobilize public and private resources in support of low income and elderly programs;
d. To encourage participation, to the maximum degree feasible, by low-income residents of communities in the development and operation of community action programs for their betterment;
e. To collect and assemble pertinent information and data available from all agencies of the State, Federal and local governments, as well as private agencies concerning issues of elderly and poverty and disseminate such information to interested parties;
f. To provide technical assistance, directly or through service contracts, and to improve and enhance programs of a human service nature;
g. To measure and evaluate, directly or through contracts, the impact of the human service efforts in order to determine the effectiveness of programs in achieving state goals, impact on related programs, and the structure and mechanism for the delivery of services; and
h. To coordinate and mobilize volunteers to enhance human service programs and promote community services.