KRFDC embraces a philosophy of needs-based strategies and family-based services leading to family self-sufficiency and economic self-reliance in the community.
Dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
FOUNDED IN WINCHESTER, KY IN 1962, KRFDC RECEIVED DESIGNATION AS A COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY TWO YEARS LATER. THE AGENCY PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS.
The agency employs a highly skilled, professional team of program administrators, social workers, counselors, transportation drivers, and health care providers. KRFDC is governed by a volunteer corporate board of directors whose members are active in community service. Staff are guided by Executive Director/CEO David Estepp.
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council primarily serves four central Kentucky counties. Our core service area is Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell Counties.
KRFDC improves its communities by assisting low-income families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency by providing direct services and working with partnering organizations to develop additional resources to reduce poverty and create opportunities for those in need.
In a truly strong community, no family is expendable. KRFDC believes that communities must work together – in partnership – to enable all persons to live with dignity, responsibility and opportunity. To support this vision, KRFDC offers a myriad of services that promote stability and independence throughout the life cycle. KRFDC is Social Service Agency, providing services focused on improving individual’s general well-being.
The agency’s strategic plan guides all of the organization’s service efforts toward reaching successful and measurable outcomes in the lives of families and individuals. Although part of Foothills vision is to always provide various safety nets for crises intervention and emergency services, it is also our vision to provide a combination of services that are designed to help identify barriers, teach ways to overcome enabling negative factors and to change one’s focus for new opportunities.
Our Strategic Plan consists of five goals and strategies – all of which are aimed at helping people and improving lives. Emphasis is placed on objectives that are culturally appropriate and responsive to those residing in our target area. This plan was derived from extensive research, client needs assessment surveys, and key informant interviews. Although this Action Plan outlines KRFDC’s intentions, the agency is aware that circumstances and conditions regarding community need and funding availability can quickly change. As a result, this Action Plan is reviewed annually and updated or revised as necessary.
Goal 1 : Increase access to employment opportunities, health care, and community/civic engagement through the reduction of individual and family barriers.
Goal 2: Increase community health outcomes and health education awareness for individuals and families.
Goal 3: Reduce homelessness and increase access for low-income individuals and families to obtain stable, safe, and affordable housing.
Goal 4: Respond to opioid epidemic and increase supportive services to individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders.
Goal 5: Build Agency capacity through communications, technology, fund development, and Strategic Human Resources Management to realize the mission of KRFDC.
The KRFDC Proposed Expenditures Budget for FY 2021-22 is $22,722,947.
Supplies, maintenance, office: $907,924
Utilities, phone, rent: $810,335
Interest expense: $59,000
Professional cost and contracts: $218,838
Services and assistance: $3,700,000