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News Update

Haiti has been redesignated for TPS (Temporary Protected  Status). Those Haitians in the U.S. already in possession of TPS can now extend it through August 3, 2024.  Haitians in the United States before November 6th, 2022 but not having TPS can now qualify for TPS.  Click here for details in Créole, and here for English.

OUR MISSION
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CRCKY is an all volunteer staffed nonprofit, created to help immigrants in Kentucky negatively impacted by immigration issues. We  provide individuals and families with direct assistance, using interpreters whenever needed.  Whenever possible, we also give referrals to trusted community partners.  CRCKY helps client with needs arising from catastrophic events such as the pandemic and other serious illnesses. We deliver weekly food packages to clients, refer those clients we cannot deliver to to other food sources, arrange for transportation, connect clients with medical and mental health services and pay for a consultation with an immigration lawyers when legal help is needed.   

CRCKY also provides educational activities, to provide factual information to clients and to the general public about local resources, worldwide migration, and US immigration.  

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

CRCKY helps immigrants clients by:

  • Referring clients to reputable immigration lawyers and paying for their initial consultation with a reputable lawyer

  • Helping households at risk of eviction and/or with serious illnesses (such as Covid-19, cancer, or an injury that prevents individuals from working) pay their rent and/or utilities on an emergency basis

  • Delivering food to families in need and referring those we cannot help to other agencies

  • Providing emergency baby supplies (diapers, wipe, and formula)

  • Helping clients learn how to ride the bus

  • Referring clients to community partners for extra assistance, as needed

  • Maintaining a regularly updated "Where to Find Help" resource packet, which lists resources for immigrants that may not have traditional forms of identification

Click here for a list of other languages our resource packet is available in.  Please email dominiqueolbert@gmail.com for a copy translated into your preferred language.
EVICTION  SUPPORT

 

RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE AT RISK OF EVICTION

CRCKY assists immigrant families who do not qualify for government assistance, and need emergency assistance.  In order to receive help with rent or utilities, someone in your household must be in danger of eviction or have a  life-threatening illness.  In such cases, we can help pay rent and/or utilities for a month, provide food, and whatever else you need to stay in your home. 

EVICTED FROM YOUR HOME BECAUSE OF COVID?

Have you been affected by COVID and evicted from your home via the court system? If so, you may qualify for relocation assistance to help get you into a new home. Contact Catholic Charities to speak with a caseworker at (859) 253-3339 to learn more.  Spanish speakers can  ask for Kathy Nuñ​ez, 859-253-1993, extension 1041

FOOD ASSISTANCE

If you are an immigrant in need of food, please call us at 1-800-674-9217.  We collaborate with Trader Joe's to bring fresh produce and meats to clients on Saturday mornings.  While there is a waiting list to receive these weekly food packets, CRCKY can refer you to other organizations in the meantime.  Please look at our "Where to Find Help" resource packet (see yellow button above) to get a list of food options in Lexington, arranged by zip code.

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