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988

Too many people experience a suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress without the support and care they need. There are urgent mental health realities driving the need for crisis service transformation across our country. In 2020 alone, the U.S. had one death by suicide about every 11 minutes—and for people aged 10-34 years, suicide is a leading cause of death.

There is hope! 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat at 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.


New I.D. Requirement for Unemployment Insurance Claimants 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2021) — In an effort to mitigate fraud and allow state unemployment officials to focus on assisting Kentuckians with legitimate claims, the Office of Unemployment Insurance will require all claimants to meet a new identity verification requirement beginning next week.


Effective Nov. 4, all unemployment insurance (UI) claimants who have not verified their identity with ID.me, a third-party ID verification vendor, will be required to register an account with the company and verify their identity to access their claim. ID.me is a federally certified technology partner utilized by more than two-dozen states and several federal agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration.

Click here to register for an ID.ME Account


If you have been through the reentry process in the past, or have been recently released from prison or jail in the South Central Kentucky Region, we can possibly help pay for your ID. If you need an ID send us a message below to see if we can help.


Need Help and do not where to turn? Below are resource guides to help navigate you to the right people!  The Districts are listed above for each county.

Just click the button below or any of the links below. 

2020 Reentry Resource Guide

EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATIONAL, HOUSING, MEDICAL SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT, SUBSTANCE ABUSE REFERRALS, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, FINANCIAL RESOURCES, LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES

Region 2 – Department of Corrections Website 

  • District 2 – Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Simpson
  • District 3 – Barren Metcalfe, Monroe, Warren
  • District 5 – Hart

Kentucky Justice Department – Frequently Asked Questions


The Federal Bonding Program

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) allows employers to insure their business against theft, forgery, larceny, or embezzlement if they hire at-risk job seekers who cannot get private coverage. The bond covers the first six months of employment and has no deductible so there is no out-of-pocket.

Who is Eligible?
New hires in one of the following categories are eligible:
• Ex-offenders
• Individuals in recovery from substance use disorders
• Public assistance recipients
• Individuals with poor credit records
• Economically disadvantaged youth and adults who lack work histories
• Individuals dishonorably discharged from the military
• Economically disadvantaged persons who lack a stable work history
• Anyone already employed who needs bonding to prevent termination or secure a transfer or promotion

How to Apply: Contact your local Kentucky Career Center or KCC Federal Bonding Coordinator at:
Melody Westerfield
275 East Main Street, 2-WA
Frankfort, KY 40621
Office (502) 564-7456
Direct (502) 782-3638
Melody.Westerfield @ky.gov

You may also visit the Federal Bonding Program website at www.bonds4jobs.com for more information.


Supportive Service Request Form

At times people will need help with things like transportation, identification, driver’s license, housing, etc. We can possibly help.  Please fill out the form and return it. ***Note: The person must have gone through the reentry process within 16 months to be considered.

Download Supportive Services Application

Our Email: info@southernkyreentry.org

Mailing Address:

The Southern Kentucky Reentry Council
2530 Scottsville Road, Suite 1
Bowling Green, KY 42104

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