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FLOOD SURVIVORS: Did you know you can still make a FEMA appeal?


  HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The flood last July left thousands of people without a home or with one that needed severe repairs, and because of the level of disaster, FEMA applications were available for flood survivors. Which meant Eastern ...

"Peace of Mind:" $10,000 grant to help victims of domestic violence


  HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - AppalReD Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to people that qualify in 37 counties across the state. The organization received a $10,000 grant from WellCare to help victims of dom...

Precautions to take before buying or renting a home


  HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After the July 2022 flood and recent fires in the region, many Eastern Kentuckians have had to find other places to live. If you are renting, AppalReD Legal Aid staff recommend that the tenant and landlord sign a...

New WellCare Grant: Domestic Violence Survivors "Hope for the Future"


August 9, 2003 Prestonsburg, KY AppalReD Legal Aid’s Appalachian HOPE (Homeless Outreach Prevention Effort) has assisted hundreds of domestic violence survivors over the past decade to transition to safe stable housing, but this is the firs...

Pike Co. and Floyd Co. Long-Term Flood Recovery Meetings


As the year anniversary of the devastating flooding of July 2022 nears, there are two more opportunities to connect with resources and lend your voice to the community action planning process. A meeting with be held on July 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in ...

Recovery Central Celebration in Whitesburg


Recovery takes a village! That's actually one of the reasons AppalReD Legal Aid started Project Renew, which provides free legal help to people in recovery. Because people CAN and DO recover, especially when they receive community support.  M...

"Justice is the goal" Trauma-informed training for court professionals


HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Letcher Knott Leslie Perry (LKLP) Community Action is working to help those who work with different kinds of victims in the courtroom learn to navigate supporting their clients. “In dealing with people who are suffering from t...

Reentry Resources: Hazard Expungement Clinic and More


On July 11, 2023 from 9 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. AppalReD Legal Aid will be at the Passport Health One Stop Health clinic along with the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Swing by for help cleaning up your record, recovery and health resources, and to meet...

Resident Meetings for Long-Term Flood Recovery


Give Your Input and Get Help at Flood Recovery Meetings


HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky River Area Development District is hosting meetings starting Thursday regarding flood recovery in Breathitt, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties. KRADD Executive Director Michelle Allen said they want to hear from p...