Get on the path to a better life for you and your family with Paths 2 Promise!

If you receive or qualify for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, or Whitley County, you could get the following benefits:

  • Prepare for a new career while receiving SNAP benefits
  • Help with transportation (up to $200) and child care expenses each month
  • Free training, worth thousands of dollars, to help you gain employment with good pay in a high demand career field
  • Get matched with employers for immediate work experience and internship opportunities
  • Support from a personal Career Navigator and Success Coach

LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE. TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PATHS 2 PROMISE, REGISTER HERE, OR CONTACT A CAREER NAVIGATOR IN YOUR COUNTY:

Bell County: Martha Williams - 606-337-3044, ext. 207

Clay County: Edwina Blevins - 606-598-5127, ext. 267

Harlan County: Beth Craig - 606-573-5330, ext. 237

Knox County: Candace Smith - 606-546-2639, ext. 16

Perry, Leslie, & Letcher County: Allison Brown - 606-436-3161, ext. 5016

Whitley County: Emily Devers - 606-258-2250

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Funding provided by United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Partners include Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), Department for Community Based Services, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Kentucky Adult Education, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Partners and employers in the Promise Zone counties are coordinating to help educate and skill up participants through work-based learning opportunities, internships, and on-the-job-training (OJT), as well as educational and training programs.

Eligible participants in the pilot include current SNAP recipient work registrants who are deemed eligible by DCBS. Involvement in the program is voluntary and participants will not lose benefits if they decline to participate in Paths 2 Promise.

Participants will be randomly split into expanded services and general services categories. Once assigned, participants in the expanded group will begin the process of intensive career advising services with a personal career navigator to create a personalized career plan. Then, a team of experts, including a success coach, will help support the participant in meeting their goals outlined in the career plan. For example, enrolling in classes at the local community college to become a certified medical assistant.