Marshall County Family Assistance Information

Bags of hope Food and Clothing Pantry
270-252-9266

Bags of Love
270-527-1071

Benton First United Methodist Church
Food Pantry Open Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m 
845 US Hwy 641 Spur, Benton, KY
270-527-3990 | www.Bentonfirstumc.com

Bloodriver Baptist Association 
Food pantry open on MONDAYS AND THURSDAY ONLY – 2-5 p.m.
MUST BRING PROOF OF Income, Address, Driver’s License or picture I.D., 
Social Security Number and Food Stamp Verification. 
47 Aurora Hwy, Hardin, KY  
270-437-4203

Cabinet for Families and Children Ombudsman
Public Defender
400 Park Ave B, Paducah, KY 42001
800-372-2973 | dpa.ky.gov

Calvert City United Methodist Church
Open the Third Monday of each month in Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. (Go to back of church under canopy and watch for sign)
571 Oak Parks Boulevard, Calvert City, KY 42029
www.calvertcityumc.org

Child Watch Center (Children’s Advocacy)
Free Counseling for Abused Children, Counseling for all others with Medicaid Insurance, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Program), Child Abuse Prevention Education Program, Community Awareness Programs, “Kids in Crisis” Advocacy Program
1118 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001
270-443-1440 | www.childwatchcac.org

Commission for Children with Special Needs
Mission is to enhance the quality of life for Kentucky’s children with special health care needs through quality service, leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.
2040 Louisville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
800-232-1160 | 800-443-3651 | chfs.ky.gov/ccshcn

Division of Family Support
Responsible for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program, Kentucky Works Program, Family Alternatives Diversion Program and the Medicaid programs. Clothing assistance. 
211 E Seventh Street, Benton, KY 42025
270-527-1354 | chfs.ky.gov/dcbs

Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Center: assists children and their families in meeting their basic needs by providing community services at the center and by linking families to agencies in the community.

Benton/Central
905 Joe Creason Dr, Benton KY 42025
270-527-7003 | www.marshall.kyschools.us/Content2/120

Calvert City/Sharpe
427 Cedar St, Calvert City, KY 42029
270-395-4664 | www.marshall.kyschools.us/Content2/124

Jonathan/South
9207 U.S. Highway 68 E. Benton, KY 42025 / 155 sid darnell, Benton KY 42025
270-354-6450 | 270-527-1581 | www.marshall.kyschools.us/Content2/128

Marshall Co. Middle Youth Service Center
3110 US Highway 95, Calvert City, KY 42029
270-395-2611 | 270-527-8628 | MMS Youth Service Center

First Baptist Church
Food Assistance by Appointment Only
910 Main Street, Benton, KY  
270-527-7575 | www.Bentonfbc.org

Hardin Baptist Church
270-437-4868

Heartland Cares (Financial Assistance)
Provides disaster relief and/or emergency hardship assistance to employees of Heartland Payment Systems and their immediate dependents (which may include individuals with a significant relationship to such employees) who experience a qualifying financial hardship for reasons beyond their control, and as a result are in need of immediate assistance.
619 N 30th St., Paducah, KY 42001
270-444-8183 | www.heartlandcaresfoundation.org/assistance.html

Marcella’s Kitchen (Free Meals)
Serving hot meals during the day, located near Draffenville. 
242 Griggstown Road, Benton, KY 42025
270-705-3402

Marshall County Caring Need Line (Food, Clothing, Household, Utilities)
Offering food assistance for those in need.  Must bring proof of: Household income for everyone in home, Social Security Cards for all household members, General Notice of Action (food stamp letter), & Picture ID for anyone over 18 in household. 
270-527-0024 | www.mcneedline.org

Marshall Co. Exceptional Center
Serves individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We are a multi-service agency as we focus on servicing people with various disabilities and have many programs intended for the disability population.
198 Old Symsonia Road, P.O. Box 423, Benton, KY 42025
270-527-1327 / Fax: 270-527-2299 | TDD: 800-648-6056 | www.m-c-e-c.org

Merryman House
24 hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline, 24-hour emergency shelter, Lethality Assessment Program, Assistance with Emergency Protective Orders, Medical advocacy, Crisis Counseling for adults and children, Relocation Services; Mental health support, Support groups, Comprehensive Case Management, Psychoeducation, Financial Assistance, Housing Search and Placement, Financial Literacy Classes/Economic Empowerment, Transportation, Resource connection and referrals, Children’s services; Housing case management, Housing stabilization, Credit repair, Micro-loan programs/Savings plans, On-going case management and support, Purchase Area Spouse Abuse 
PO Box 98, Paducah, KY 42002 
800-585-2686 or  270-443-6001 | merrymanhouse.org/about

Parents Anonymous Help Line
Helpline for parents
800-432-9251 | chfs.ky.gov/hotline

University of Kentucky Extension Office
4H Club, Community and Economic Development, Ag and Natural Resource, Family and Consumer Sciences. Clubs and classes for all ages. 
1933 Mayfield Hwy, Benton, KY 42025-0658
270-527-3285 | marshall.ca.uky.edu

West Kentucky Allied Services (Emergency food, clothing, housing services)
Alzheimer’s Disease Respite Program, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Energy Assistance, Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP),  Home Care , Purchase Employment Program, Senior Community Services, Employment Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, Weatherization, WinterCare  
1101 Main Street, Benton KY 42025 
270-527-9766  | www.wkas.info