New community-focused resource for mental health care opens to save lives and restore families in Hillview

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Isaiah House, Kentucky’s community-focused nonprofit network of mental health and addiction recovery resources, proudly announced the opening of its Real Hope Behavioral Health Center in Hillview Tuesday, continuing the organization’s mission of offering help, hope and healing to the people of Kentucky. Isaiah House is Kentucky’s largest non-profit addiction treatment […]

University of Kentucky selected as member of Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health Investor Catalyst Hub network

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky The University of Kentucky has been selected as a spoke for the Investor Catalyst Hub, a regional hub of ARPANET-H, a nationwide health innovation network launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). UK Innovate, UK’s innovation, entrepreneurship and economic enterprise for University research, is leading the initiative […]

Lexington nonprofit tying haircuts to health

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky In many communities, the barbershop is more than just a place for a haircut. It’s a gathering place where stories are told, and information is exchanged. Project Ricochet, a community-based organization working diligently to increase equity in health care, hosted its first Barbershop Showcase and Public Health Fair at Lexington’s […]

Health, wellness and recovery resources in the Commonwealth

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Kentuckians have faced unprecedented challenges over the past few years. Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss, isolation, frustration and financial hardships that came after took a toll on the Commonwealth, which has resulted in harmful habits for many. Finding and utilizing resources to help with mental or behavioral health, […]

Maryhurst celebrates 180th anniversary of serving children and families in greatest need

By Jamie Johnson, Building Kentucky Maryhurst, Kentucky’s oldest child welfare nonprofit, is celebrating 180 years of fulfilling its mission – to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need. On Tuesday, February 6th, the organization brought together community leaders, volunteers, supporters and staff to celebrate the significant achievement of 180 years. “Celebrating 180 years […]

Metro United Way invests in solutions for systematic issues, commits to new priorities and focuses on equity for all

By Stephanie Smith, Building Kentucky Metro United Way is no longer a community chest pass-through organization, but one that strategically invests in solutions to persistent and systemic issues to help our community achieve better outcomes. Metro United Way supercharges organizations through capacity building, resources, training, mental health support, public policy collaboration and more. Republic Bank […]

Dare to Care welcomes historic leadership team to lead, feed and conquer the cycle of need

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky As Dare to Care works to better understand its neighbors, improve its practices and redefine food banking, the local nonprofit welcomes three integral new leadership team roles.  “Ann Brown, Dr. Ursula Mullins and Jacquelyne Richardson will play an important role in stewarding a new, more innovative approach to food banking […]

Kentucky nonprofit pioneers international clean water effort; donation honoring Old National Bank victim to fuel further work

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky An anonymous $500,000 donation made in honor of Tommy Elliott, who died during the mass shooting inside Old National Bank last April, will launch the expansion of Louisville-developed clean water technology that will transform health outcomes for millions of people around the world. WaterStep, a Louisville-based nonprofit whose mission is […]

Kentucky’s non-profit leader in addiction recovery services celebrates largest program graduation to-date

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Isaiah House, Kentucky’s largest non-profit addiction recovery organization, recently celebrated its largest graduating class to-date. Isaiah House recognized 143 individuals who successfully completed its program, 26 of whom graduated from the long-term recovery program. “I’m so proud of our newest graduates and their tenacity, resilience and dedication to their recovery […]

Shively Area Ministries seeks to help neighbors maintain health coverage

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky As Americans everywhere become at risk of their health coverage because of the national Medicaid unwinding, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid of Kentucky continues to travel the state and work with community-based organizations throughout the Commonwealth to prevent Medicaid members from losing their health coverage. . Shively Area […]

Food insecurity rises dramatically across the U.S., Kentuckiana

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky The number of people living in food insecure households in the United States grew drastically in 2022. In the U.S. 1 in 7 people, including 1 in 5 children live in food insecure households, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In total, 44 million […]