Supportive Local Agencies in NKY

Five resources for schools, parents, & communities.

Go Pantry: Feeding Hungry Children in Northern Kentucky

Beth McIntire


(859) 760 - 6480

Go Pantry is a local service organization sponsored by area churches in Boone County. The mission of the group is to provide food for students and their families for weekends and long school breaks. Through their Go Boxes and Go Bags, Go Pantry feeds thousands in our community weekly. The organization works in tandem with local schools to identify families in need of additional nourishment, to coordinate food drives, and to pack Go Bags and Go Boxes.

First Steps: Early Intervention for Birth to 3

Kentucky Office

275 E. Main St. HS2WC
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone (502) 564-3756
Fax (502) 564-0329

Northern Kentucky District Point of Entry
718 Columbia Street
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 859-308-5963, 859-655-1195 or 888-300-8866
Fax: 859-508-5973 or 859-655-1194

Counties served: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton

First Steps is a government organization with the primary mission of identifying children ages birth to 3 with developmental delays and matching the children and their families with services and supports that will allow the child to be more successful when he or she enters public school. There are 15 points of entry across the state. Our point of entry in Northern Kentucky is in Newport, KY.

Decoding Dyslexia Kentucky: A Parent Grassroots Movement

Parents across the United States, feeling a lack of attention at school to the needs of their children diagnosed with Dyslexia, formed state Dyslexia groups in an effort to provide awareness of the disability and to equip educators, parents, and legislators with information to make better choices, laws, and expectations for all children. The volunteers at Decoding Dyslexia Kentucky often have informational presentations or awareness training for the public for free or for a nominal fee.

The best information about the Kentucky organization is on their Facebook page. You can link to it here:

Cincinnati Center for Autism: A Place For Learners

305 Cameron Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246

For the parent of a child with autism, life can be unpredictable, scary at times, nerve-wracking, and exhausting. Finding help can be difficult when you don't know where to turn. The Cincinnati Center for Autism provides exemplary services for parents and their children diagnosed with Autism. The center creates an individualized plan for each student to cater to their learning needs and gaps. The organization operates social skills groups, information for parents about Touch Math, Counseling, Speech Language Therapy, Music Therapy, Summer Camps, School Based Services, and personal appointments.

NKCES: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

NKCES Business Office
and Training Center

5516 E. Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076
Phone (859) 442-8600
Fax (859) 442-7038

The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services unites 17 districts, 4200 teachers, and 60,000 students across the Northern Kentucky geographical area. The mission of the organization is to partner with schools to align resources, provide needed training for staff, and help create the workforce of the 21st century. Teachers, principals, and curriculum directors can all work directly with the Cooperative to offer high-quality professional development for staff and ultimately students to push students to proficiency and beyond.