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1 English 36 1st Edition

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3 Climate and Holidays Holiday s Observed in America Depending on the holiday, businesses close early or close for the day. Before going to places of business, check to see if the business is open. America observes the following holidays: The Refugee Resource Guide provides the refugee and immigrant community of Bowling Green with information about community service agencies and resources. This guide was initiated by Heath Ray, Job Development Specialist at Community Action and created and designed by Mersiha Demirovic, a WKU intern. The resource guide is divided into specific sections based on refugee needs. Contact information and location is included along with public transportation and language accommodations (if available). We hope to better serve the needs of the refugee population and aid in their resettlement to their new home. -New Years Day: January 1 -Martin Luther King Jr. Day: third Monday of January -Abraham Lincoln s Birthday: February 12 -President s Day: third Monday in February -Memorial Day: last Monday in May -Independence Day: July 4 -Labor Day: first Monday in September -Columbus Day: second Monday in October -Election Day: first Tuesday in November -Veteran s Day: November 11 -Thanksgiving: fourth Thursday in November -Christmas: December Christy Beaty Heath Ray Ellie Harbaugh Ken Merideth This guide is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on the New Resident Resource Guide, contact Refugee Services at

4 Climate and Holidays Climate For Non-Emergency Situations, Call the Following Numbers: Bowling Green Fire Department Bowling Green City Police Department Warren County Sheriff s Office Bowling Green s climate contains four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The spring season starts in March and ends in May. The summer season starts in June and ends in August. The fall season starts in September and ends in November. The winter season starts in December and ends in February. The following is a table of the monthly average temperatures in Bowling Green. Month Average Average High Average Low Temperature January 36 F (2 C) 45 F (7 C) 26 F (-3 C) February 40 F (4 C) 50 F (10 C) 30 F (-1 C) March 49 F (9 C) 60 F (15 C) 37 F (2 C) April 58 F (14 C) 70 F (21 C) 46 F (7 C) May 67 F (19 C) 78 F (25 C) 55 F (12 C) June 75 F (23 C) 86 F (30 C) 64 F (17 C) July 79 F (26 C) 90 F (32 C) 68 F (20 C) August 78 F (25 C) 89 F (31 C) 66 F (18 C) September 70 F (21 C) 82 F (27 C) 58 F (14 C) October 59 F (15 C) 71 F (21 C) 46 F (7 C) November 49 F (9 C) 59 F (15 C) 38 F (3 C) December 39 F (3 C) 48 F (8 C) 29 F (-1 C) 04 33

5 Victims of Assault Services Emergency shelter, crisis intervention, 24 hour crisis line, counseling, emergency financial assistance, and permanent housing for victims of domestic violence. Services include: Counseling, crisis intervention, legal and medical advocacy, and community education. Community Action Services 6 Refugee Programs 8 Children and Family Services 9 Common Refugee Communities 11 Disability Services 12 Education 13 Employment Services 16 Food and Material Assistance 17 Health Services 19 Housing/Shelters 21 Legal Services 22 Mental Health Services 23 Recreation/Parks 24 Religious Services 26 Shopping 27 Transportation Services 30 Victim Assault Services 32 Climate and Holidays

6 Community Action Services Transportation Services LKLP Provides non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid or Vocational Rehabilitation recipients. Must make appointment 72 hours in advance. (Route 1 & :00 at Beauty Ave) JARC No Excuse Transportation *Free transportation to and from work in Warren County for low income individuals. Please call for registration. Services 1. Job Development pg Child Care and Head Start pg Emergency Food & Shelter pg. 17 & Family Nurturing pg Heating Assistance pg Refugee Services pg Senior Services pg. 7 Foster Grandparent Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Home Meal Delivery 8. Supportive Housing pg Public Transportation pg. 30 Komfort Kabs 325 Emmett Ave Yellow Cab 942 Shive Ln Old Louisville Rd Ron and Brenda s Transportation Adaptive Enterprises

7 Transportation Services Community Action Go BG Transit 921 Beauty Avenue PO Box ext 238 Go BG Transit offers traditional bus service and transportation and accommodates individuals with disabilities (ADA) Hours Monday-Friday See Bus Routes for Time Cost $2 per ride for adults (12 & older) GO Bus Pass $5 for 4 rides $10 for 9 rides $40 Monthly Unlimited Pass $50 Student Pass per semester Second Saturday Shuttle Only Routes 2 and 4 2nd Saturday of each month 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Route Maps available in multiple languages 30 Community Action Services Education and Human Services Center 200 East 4th Ave Quality care available for children 6 weeks of age and older -Head-Start program for 3-5 year old children -Food pantry, senior center, meals on wheels, heating assistance, tax assistance, Refugee Services -One time short term housing assistance and utility assistance for homeless and case management when funds are available Resource & Development Center (RDC) 171 Center St Head Start Program for 3-5 year olds -Food pantry, CSBG Garden Program, LIHEAP, heating assistance, scholarship budgeting, job development Little Scholars 701 Brownslock Rd # Quality care available for children six weeks of age to 2 years old -Head Start Program for 3-5 year olds Family Nurturing 921 Beauty Ave (Route 1 & :00 at Beauty Ave) Community Collaborations for Children (CCC) Increase the strength and stability of families and to prevent child abuse and neglect Access to Visitation Provides support and facilities non-custodial parents access to and visitation of their children 07

8 Refugee Programs Bowling Green International Center 806 Kenton Street (Route :12 at 10th/Kenton) Community Action Refugee Services 200 East 4th Ave Resettlement & Placement Services Job Development for newly arrived refugees Medical case management Social Services case management Immigration Services Donation Room Interpreting & Translating Services Job Development for arriving refugees up to 5 years Medical case management and social services case management Mental Health Referrals For more services, see pages 6-7 Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College 1845 Loop Dr Shopping Thrift Stores Thrifts stores sell used articles, including clothing, housing appliances, etc. usually at a cheaper price ABC s-a Baby Consignment Store 516 US 31 W Bypass Beverly Hills Bargain Boutique 1608 US 31W Bypass Elite Repeats 1508 US 31W Bypass Habitat s ReStore 1232 Adams St (Route :17 Adams Burkman Feed Store) Helping Hands 1901 Russellville Rd Salvation Army Thrift Store 401 W Main Ave Broadway Ave St. Vincent De Paul 1901 Russellville Rd (Route :22 Russellville Western Gateway) Goodwill English Classes and Cultural Orientation Training For more information, see pg

9 Shopping Children and Family Services Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) State St Himalayan Store 2800 Scottsville Rd # (Route :58 Shive Lane at Jewelry Barn) Arabian Nights Food Market 420 Old Morgantown Rd (Route :14 Old Morgantown at Plasma Center) Asian Market 1043 Pedigo Way Alma s Pita & Café 850 Morgantown Rd Family Support: -Medicaid -WIC -KTAP -Food Stamps -KCHIP -Kentucky Works Program Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): Provides access to quality child care, allowing parents to work, attend school and/or to participate in the Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program (KTAP) Protection & Permanency: To report child abuse and neglect, call International Supermarket 847 Broadway Ave Mediterranean Market 103 Creekwood Ave Social Security Administration 2724 Chandler Dr Gianni s 603 Old Morgantown Rd (Route :15 South Sunrise/Old Morgantown) Mercadito Hispano 204 Woodford Ave Apply for Social Security Cards, Medicare, retirement, disability services, social security income 09

10 Children and Family Services International Communities Liaison Leyda Becker 707 East Main Ave Shopping Greenwood Mall 2625 Scottsville Road (Route :23 Sheldons Express) The International Communities Liaison connects immigrant communities to city services Family Enrichment Center 441 Church Ave (Route : 01 at Jackson/Church) -Childcare for children birth-through school age -Child abuse awareness -Adoption resource program -Parent support groups -Private visitation -Respite childcare -Parenting classes WKU Child Daycare 125 Jones Jaggers Hall US 31W Bypass Scottsville Rd North Campbell Rd Nashville Rd (Route :29 Turner Ct at Russellville Rd) (Route :39 at Campbell Ln/Aldis) 2445 Nashville Rd Morgantown Rd Bryant Way (Route :01 at Bryant Way at Pedigo) Combined Head Start and Child Care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old E 6th Ave (Route :48 6th between Center at KY) 1347 Kentucky 185 # (Route :45 at Sugar Maple Square Sign) 5388 Scottsville Rd River Pl Ave

11 Religious Services Common Refugee Communities Religious Services Common Refugee Communities Bowling Green Islamic Society 2140 Morgantown Rd Myanmar Assembly of God & Iglesia La Hermosa 821 Old Morgantown Rd Barnwood (Route :57 at K-Mart/Kroger) Lovers Lane Route 3 (:01 Capitol Commons) Christ Episcopal Church 1215 State St Living Hope Baptist Church 1805 Western Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church 1740 Cave Mill Road International Burmese Temple 1044 Garvin Lane Bryant Way 247 Double Springs Rd Route 3 Way at Willow Creek) Way Shelter) Way at Pedigo) Double Springs Route 1 Webb and Ida) Webb and Scott) Webb and Ragland) Webb and Double Springs) First Baptist Church 621 East 12th Ave Corazones Cristianos Church 1205 Carla Drive Rockcreek Route 2 Rockcreek and Loop Ave) Rockcreek and Greenhaven) Rockcreek and Western Green) Jennings and Stonebrook Ct) Grant Way 1147 Grant Way Route 2 Grant at Angora) Angora at Crewdson) Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4754 Smallhouse Road University Church of Christ- Life Care Ministry 1302 Park Street St. James United Methodist Church 575 Winfield Dr Buddhaovada Monastery 1170 Craighead Ln Creekwood 109 Creekwood Ave (Route :42 at Jr Food) Lee Point 1225 N Lee St Route 2 Crewdson at Glen Lily) Collegeview at Glen Lily) 26 11

12 Disability Services Recreation/Parks Clinical Education Complex at WKU th St (Route :15 at center St Lot/ 13th) Services for children with autism, family counseling, services for children with acquired brain injury, communication disorders, and family resource programs Commission for Children with Special Needs 2040 Louisville Rd Medical services, speech therapy, audiology services, occupational and physical therapy Disability Medical Consultants 1131 Fairway Street Guidance through SSI applications; assistance for the homeless and insured with payment of hospital bills LifeSkills Inc. 380 Suwannee Trail Street About the BG International Festival The last Saturday in September each year, beautiful Circus Square Park becomes an International Paradise of nationalities coming together to proudly share their unique cultures. The festival is a traditional celebration that honors the heritage and diversity among our residents through music, dance, demonstrations, authentic foreign foods, educational activities, cultural displays, and an international bazaar. Contact Information: PO Box Bowling Green, KY or Location: Rain or shine in Circus Square Park, 601 State Street in downtown Bowling Green, Ky. Cultural Display, Activity, Food & Merchandise Booths Booths are hosted by professional vendors, community organizations, businesses, and individuals. Booth registration is required. Registration details and regulations may depend on the category of booth. Booth Categories: -Authentic Foreign Food -Internationally Themed Merchandise -Cultural Display and Free Activities -Special Interest (booths without a foreign theme) -Official Festival Booths Vocational Services Help with assessing and developing vocational skills and finding employment, job placement, school to work, supported employment, and adult day training 12 *Admission prices, registration information, and more information available at 25

13 Recreation/Parks Bowling Green Parks and Recreation 225 3rd Avenue Meeting rooms, gym, exercise equipment, reserve garden plots Preston Miller Park & Russell Sims Aquatic Center 2303 Tomblinson Way Education Services Warren County Public Schools 303 Lovers Ln Bowling Green Independent School District 1211 Center Street Warren Elementary School 1846 Loop St (Route :19 at Loop Ave/Skyline) Cumberland Trace Elementary School 830 Cumberland Trace Rd Lost River Elementary School 450 Modern Way Bristow Elementary School 6151 Louisville Rd Henry Moss Middle School 2565 Russellville Rd Bowling Green Junior High School 900 Campbell Ln

14 Education Services Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College 1845 Loop Dr English Classes -GED Program -Adult Education Warren County Public Library 1225 State St Diploma & 2 Year Degree Programs -Post Secondary Transition Services -Family Literacy Mental Health Services LifeSkills, Inc. 380 Suwannee Trail Street The Behavioral Health Division provides mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families of all ages in the form of outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is also available for those requiring more intensive services. LifeSkills Childrens Crisis Stabalization Unit 506 Chestnut Street (Route :42 at State) LifeSkills Adult Crisis Stabalization Unit 822 Woodway Drive The Gateway to Educational Opportunities Center (GEO CENTER) 509 Morgantown Road Staff help with school enrollment and administers English placement tests Talley Family Counseling Center Susanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex 104 Alumni Avenue Provide the community with professional counseling services at no cost to families and individuals in need. (Route :15 at Center St Lot/23th) Project EMPOWER 247 Double Springs Rd Project EMPOWER offers free counseling services for individuals, families, children, and groups as well as guidance and connections to local resources. Project EMPOWER is provided to any lowincome residents of Warren County. (Route :44 at 247 Double Springs) 14 23

15 Legal Services Warren County Justice Center 1001 Center Street (Route :12 Center/Main) Traffic violations, criminal and family court, licensing, and identification cards. Warren County Clerks Office 429 E 10th Ave # (Route :18 Between Center & College) Filing of deeds, mortgages, wills, notary commission, marriage license, vehicle title and registration, and voter registration. Bowling Green Police Department 911 Kentucky Street Education Services Highly ranked and nationally recognized academic programs in fields like Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Business, Engineering, and more. Sofia-Downing International Center 1536 State Street (Route :37 at Thompson Complex) Human Rights Commission 491 Double Springs Road (Route HABG Learning Ctr) T. Chris George Director of TRIO Programs Western Kentucky University Jones Jagger Hall Room 132 Phone: (270) Fax: (270) Warren County Regional Jail 920 Kentucky Street TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. 15

16 Employment Services Bowling Green Area Career Center 803 Chestnut Street Unemployment office, job searching, resume preparation, interview skills, internet access Barren River Area Development District Employment and Training Services 177 Graham Ave Job training, technical assistance, employment services, financial management, and general government operations Community Action Job Development 171 Center St Fax: Goodwill Employment Services Center 1806 US 31 Bypass On the job coaching and counseling Kentucky Works Program 803 Chestnut Street Job development classes, interview preparations, resume s, cover letters, job searching Training and education for KTAP recipients, literacy, adult basic education, job searching, and placement 16 Housing/Shelters Bowling Green Housing and Community Development Department 1017 College Street Provides Section 8 housing voucher program for short term housing assistance for homeless and low income families. (Route :44 at 247 Double Springs) Community Action Supportive Housing Program 200 East 4th One time short term housing assistance and utility assistance for homeless and case management when funds are available Habitat for Humanity 517 West 11th Ave (Route :06 at Salvation Army) Build and renovate decent affordable housing American Red Cross 1647 Scottsville Rd Provides emergency shelter, hotel vouchers, food, & health services The Salvation Army 400 West Main St Homeless shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry, and heating assistance 21

17 Health Services All About You Urgent Care 2508 Scottsville Rd Suite US 31 Bypass (Route :58 Cabell at Plaza Shopping Center) Urgent Care 1225 Fairway St Suite The Medical Center Hospital 250 Park St Greenview Regional Hospital 1801 Ashley Circle Emergency service, surgical procedures, healthy aging, cardiac care, health care classes, imagining, and critical care Quick Care Clinic 2435 Nashville Rd Offer x-ray, lab, EKG, and examination rooms. Treats injuries, illness, wellness screenings Emergencies Only Emergency Room visits and Hospital visits are very expensive Emergency services, behavioral health, cancer treatment, surgical procedure, healthy ageing, cardiac care, health care classes, imagining and critical care. 20 Food and Material Assistance Bowling Green Warren County Welfare Center 429 East 10th St (Route :19 State St/ 11th Shelter) Community Action (Route :39 at 200 E 4th Ave Shelter) Assistance with rent, food, prescriptions, school clothing, utilities, and pauper burials EHS 200 East 4th Ave (270) Food pantry, senior center, meals on wheels, heating assistance, supportive housing RDC 171 Center St (270) Food pantry, CSBG garden program, heating assistance Food pantry, clothing, furniture, appliances, and bill assistance 17

18 Food and Material Assistance HOTEL INC Boatlanding Rd M.E.A.L.S Inc Newborns in Need 908 E 11 th St St. Vincent De Paul 113 Adams St Suite U.S. 31W By-Pass Women, Infant, and Children (WIC Program) Barren River District Health Dept State St Home delivery meals for low income families on Saturday s Food pantry, limited emergency financial assistance, thrift store 18 Health Services Barren River District Health Department 1109 State Street Medical and environmental health services, immunizations, TB testing and treatment Fairview Community Health Clinic 615 7th Ave Medical services with sliding scale payments Commonwealth Health Free Clinic 740 East 10th St (medical) (dental) Basic medical and dental services, senior medication program, but need proof of income for sliding scale payments Kentucky Vision Project Provides eye and vision care to low income Kentuckians Graves Gilbert Clinic 201 Park Street Family medicine, general surgery, lab, x ray, pediatrics, etc. 19