Charmoli Neighborhood Place to close in late October; result of city budget cuts
Programs and services relocating to other locations
Charmoli Neighborhood Place in Middletown will officially close in late October, as part of the FY 2019-2020 Louisville Metro Government budget cuts. The cuts are in response to the city’s budget shortfall of $35 million driven in large part by a 12% increase in the state pension obligation.
Located in the East Government Center at 200 Juneau Drive, Charmoli is one of eight Neighborhood Place locations in Jefferson County. Administered by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS), Neighborhood Places offer blended services from multiple agencies including Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and Centerstone.
Partner agencies at Charmoli began relocating services in August:
- As of Aug. 16, CHFS’ Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Family Support Services no longer has staff at Charmoli. Those seeking information about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Child Care, Medicaid and KTAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program) should call 1-855-306-8959, or visit benefind.ky.gov for another DCBS location.
- By early this month, JCPS will close its truancy and school support services, and child abuse intervention and prevention programs from Charmoli. These services will continue to be offered at other Neighborhood Place locations (see full listing at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/neighborhood-place)
- Dare to Care USDA commodity deliveries will continue until the end of October. Residents in need of food can also contact Dare to Care at 966-3821 or visit http://daretocare.org/need-food/ to find food assistance near them.
- Centerstone and UK Target Assessment, Substance Abuse Assessment, is offered at First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road.
The city’s Resilience and Community Services will continue to provide financial and housing assistance with case management services until Oct. 29, the final closing date.
Residents are encouraged to seek services from any of the other seven Neighborhood Places.
“Louisville Metro Government and all of the partner agencies remain committed to our mission to bring services and supports to all of neighborhoods and communities,” said Eric Friedlander, director of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. “We recognize that this network of collaborative services is more important than ever to ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals and families, and we will do all we can to see they are available to people from throughout the city.”
To find a Neighborhood Place in their area, residents may call Metro311 at 311 or 574-5000, or visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/neighborhood-place.