During the month of April, 928 families were served by the Clark County Community Services.
According to Judy Crowe, executive director, 32 of this number were new clients. Food was given to 789 families, clothing to 15 families, housing to 18 families and 36 families received assistance with utilities.
Thirty-five families received Family Self-Sufficiency service, 24 received Safe Haven and 11 received tenant-based rental assistance.
Donations reported by Crowe included food pantry, nine; Thrift Satore, 465 and monetary, 15.
Crowe said that soup and pasta are needed for the food pantry, hand soap or dish detergent is needed for the personal care packs and that these items can be brought to 30 Taylor Ave. She added that monetary donations help with the emergency needs and can be sent to P.O. Box 574, Winchester, KY 40392.
Crowe added that requests for emergency assistance are at an all-time high.
"Community Services requires clients needing help to be in good standing. This means they have a 2007 application on file that is up to date with a Clark County I.D. and documented attendance at a budget class within the past year."