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Family Scholar House

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Lamont Campbell
Lexington Regional Coordinator
(859) 246-6322

Leestown Campus
Building C - Student Services

Newtown Campus
Science Education Center, Room 207


Family Scholar House provides resources you can utilize on your path to success.

Below are opportunities available to you at no cost with Family Scholar House:


Success Coaching

  • Advising and support with coursework progress and completion
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid and scholarships

Health & Wellness Coaching

  • Individualized meal planning and workout plans based on experience
  • Meditation and yoga practice
  • Support navigating community resources

Technology Assistance

  • Support in navigating online coursework
  • Assistance to apply for Affordable Connectivity Program

Advocacy Support

  • Help navigate solutions to any problems you may face that could hinder your success
  • Assistance in applying for necessary welfare benefits
  • Connect to resources such as food pantries, childcare, transportation, etc.

Career Coaching

  • Career exploration
  • Resume building, interview preparation, and professionalism
  • Job Search

Emergency Assistance

  • When circumstances are warranted, FSH can assist financially with basic necessities and educational/apprenticeship needs

The Trager Response Center is available you Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. EST.

  • Phone: (877) 677-9177.

Assistance Request

Request Assistance from Family Scholar House by filling out our online form. You may be prompted to log in with your KCTCS credentials.

Request Family Scholar House Assistance

KPCA kynect

Medicaid or Qualifying Health Insurance Plans

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Jacqueline Ringo
KPCA kynect Coordinator
(859) 246-6891 

Newtown Campus
Classroom Building, Room 213

The kynect coordinator provides assistance to students, faculty and staff with obtaining and maintaining affordable health insurance through Medicaid Benefits or a traditional Qualified Health Plan with or without Payment Assistance.

“Your health is your wealth, your most valuable asset. It is a privilege to be able to assist our community with securing these assets and allowing them to focus on building their future and achieving continued success.” – Jacqueline Ringo 

Additional Resources

No matter where you are in your academic journey, BCTC Welcomes You!

Below you can find resources that can help you as an adult returning to school.  

Still have questions?

Contact Morgan Dow, Director of Online Learning and Adult Education, at or (859)246-6943.

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Childcare Assistance

BCTC’s CCAMPIS program provides childcare assistance to eligible students.

KY Childcare Assistance Program provides childcare assistance to eligible Kentuckians.

Find quality childcare.

Career Assistance

Handshake is an online job search platform for BCTC students.

BCTC Career Services.

Transportation Assistance

Free LexTran Bus Pass for BCTC students.

BCTC Parking information.

Technology Assistance

BCTC Technology Loans

Lexington Public Library Laptop Loans: search “dell laptop” in the catalog.

Affordable Connectivity Program (wifi and laptop discounts)

BCTC IT Helpdesk

Mental Health Support

BCTC Counseling Services are free and available to all students


Military & Veterans

Military Education Benefits:


Donovan Scholars provides tuition waivers to eligible Kentuckians 65 and older.

Other Academic and Life Resources

BCTC Student Success Hub is your one-stop-shop for help here at BCTC.

Family Scholar House provides free assistance to students with a wide variety of life- and school-related challenges.


Friend of the Court

Child Access

Comprehensive Care Center

Counseling Hotline

Bluegrass Domestic Violence Programs

The Nest - Center for Women, Children, and Families

Ampersand (Formerly Rape Crisis Center)

UK Psychology Services Center

UK Counseling Psych Services

Family Counseling Center


Hospice of the Bluegrass

Jewish Family Services

County Attorney Advocates

Commonwealth Attorney

Cabinet for Families and Children

Bluegrass DV Program

Brenda D. Cowan Coalition

Sheriff's Office

Police Department Family Abuse Unit

Detention Center

District Court Criminal

Court Ordered Monitoring Center

LFUCG Adult Probation

State Probation and Parole

Division of Police

CFC, Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Hotline

Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program

GreenHouse 17

District Court, EPO's and DVO's

Sheriff's Office

UK Police

UK Campus Phones

  • 911*

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Employment services for individuals with disabilities

Journey Provisions

Non-profit thrift store for professional dress clothing

  • 560 Fielding Drive, Versailles, KY 40383

LFUCG Adult Services

Catholic Action Center

Catholic Social Services

Christians Community Services

Community Action Council

Department for Employment Services

God's Pantry Food Bank

Salvation Army

Helping Through Him Ministries (Southland Church)

Sunshine Ministries

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services (DCBS)

SNAP benefits

Amen House

Clothing and food pantry, offers financial assistance for families in need

  • 319 East Main Street
    Georgetown, KY 40324

Lighthouse Ministries

Food, shoe, and hygiene bank

  • 190 Spruce Street
    Lexington, KY 40507

Baby Health Services

Health Department

WIC, public health and education, needle exchange, food handlers testing and permit

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Salvation Army Drop-In Medical Center

Planned Parenthood

Central Baptist Hospital

Eastern State Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital

Women's Services

UK Medical Center

Veterans Medical Center

The Ridge

AIDS Services


Housing Authority

Community Action Council

Hope Center

Salvation Army

Volunteers of America

Tenant Services

Lexington Fair Housing Council

R.E.A.C.H. Inc.

Brenda D. Cowan Coalition

Florence Crittenden

Lexington Rescue Mission

Brenda D. Cowan Coalition

Central Kentucky Housing and Homeless Initiative

Lexington Rescue Mission

Support for those experiencing homelessness

One Parent Scholar House

Affordable housing for single parents and children, on site child care

Fayette County Attorney

Commonwealth Attorney

Legal Aid (EPO/DVOs, divorce)

Fayette County Bar Association, Pro-Bono Program

Public Defender's Office

UK Law School Legal Clinic

Lawyer Referral Service

Maxwell Street Legal Clinic

Kentucky Equal Justice Center, free and/or low cost legal services

LFUCG Domestic Violence Prevention Board

Lex Give United Way of the Bluegrass

  • 211

KY Domestic Violence Association

KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs

Governor's Office of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services

Prevent Child Abuse KY

KY Attorney General's Office

National DV Hotline

Battered Women's Justice Project

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Resource Center on Domestic Violence & Child Abuse

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

The Trevor Project Helpline

Crisis Intervention for LGBTQ

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Arbor Youth Services

Aunt Bertha - The Social Care Network

Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help

Comprehensive Care Center

Lanham Counseling

Family Violence Project

Broader Horizons Counseling

Status of Criminal Complaint

Status of Someone Arrested

United Way's First LINK

Bluegrass Rape Crisis

Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program

Catholic Social Services

Operation Read

First Link of Bluegrass

Cardinal Valley Center

Legal Aid

Susy Aparlcio (offender treatment)

Sheriff's Office Safety Planner

VINE (notification of offender release from jail/prison)

Crime Victims Comp Boars

HOPE Center for Women

HOPE Center for Men

Chrysalis House

Swartz Center

Morton Center

Alcoholics Anonymous