"I would not want to send these women and children out to live in one of those places... out in the cold." -Debbie Chandler, B.R.A.S.S. Finance Administrator
"How do your turn a homeless person away? How do you tell them they don't have a place to stay?" said an emotional Debbie Chandler.
Harsh reality is what some face every day in Warren County, and they rely on resources in the area to help get them back on their feet. Now, a federal grant is expected play a big part in that process.
"It's a federal program that's designed to help local organizations expand their work with families who've had a non-disaster related emergency." stated Charity Parish of Community Action of Southern Kentucky.
The funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program comes in at a little more than $40,000 and it's up to a volunteer based board made of community leaders like County Judge-Executives to decide how it'll be divided between area non-profits.
"It's very important to us that we have the money to feed our clients in the shelter." added Chandler, who works as the B.R.A.S.S. Finance Administrator.
Barren River Area Safe Space is one of the non-profits who received money from the grant last year and the group was able to feed 615 people three meals a day with it. Chandler said if the group receives the money once again, it could provide a much better life for someone down on their luck.
"It's amazing the people we find living out in the fields, under the bridges, that don't have a place to stay. I would not want to send these women and children out to live in one of those places... out in the cold."
Local organizations can apply for the funds through Community Action up until October 30.