It’s quite possible that you or someone you know has benefited from the services of LKLP Community Action. Our diverse programs and services allow us to touch the lives of thousands each and every year. From babies and toddlers to our most fragile elderly citizens, LKLP is making a major impact in our four-county region. Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry counties are the communities we call home.

We care deeply about the people that live here. That’s why our work is so deeply rooted in fulfilling the Community Action Promise. Established as a private, non-profit corporation nearly 60 years ago, we have made it our mission to make the lives of others better. We invite you to explore the many resources available through LKLP and reach out so that we may help you or someone you love.

Community Action Promise

LKLP changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

LKLP Community Action Mission Statement

To empower individuals and families, improve quality of life in our communities, and combat poverty by providing necessary knowledge, skills and resources.

Director’s Message


As expressed in our mission statement, our agency is designed to help empower people and strengthen our communities. It is a mission that my team and I are committed to delivering upon each and every day. For more than half of a century, our agency has advocated on behalf of the disadvantaged, fought to end poverty and celebrated the accomplishments of the people we serve.

As an engaged community partner, LKLP is making a profound and much-needed impact on the social and economic health of our four-county region. Through strategic partnerships and the steadfast work of hundreds of volunteers and dedicated LKLP Community Action team members, we are able to offer a variety of life-enhancing programs and services to those in need.

Whether it’s improving one’s job skills, taking parenting classes, enrolling a child in our nationally acclaimed Head Start program, making energy-saving home improvements, securing transportation, or removing any other barrier that allows our citizens to improve their economic standing, LKLP Community Action is there.

With outreach offices in Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry counties, LKLP offers a plethora of customized programs and services tailored to meet the individual needs of each of our communities.

We know that by providing a hand up to our friends and neighbors in need, we are not only strengthening families and building better communities, we are investing in Eastern Kentucky’s future. We invite you to reach out, get involved and explore the many ways we are working to make a difference in the lives of so many. Together, we are LKLP Community Action.

Eric Sims
Interim Executive Director
LKLP Community Action Council, Inc.

Annual Report

Click below to download the 2022-2023 annual report.

Annual Report

Community Action Kentucky Network

LKLP is proud to be part of a 23-member statewide network of Community Action Agencies. Through Community Action Kentucky, our collective work is making a big impact on the lives of low-income Kentuckians. We’re all also part of the National Community Action Partnership umbrella, extending our resources and impact across the nation.


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