Safety Net Alliances helps low-income families

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - When the Safety Net Alliance first met in June 2007, representatives of five nonprofits discussed ways they could work together to avoid duplication of services and better serve Northern Kentucky families in need.

Today, the Safety Net Alliance has grown from a handful of social service agencies, churches, educational institutions, government entities and other groups to a collaborative representing more than 100 organizations and nearly 250 individuals. Safety net services are considered those that meet basic human needs, including food and shelter.

Northern Kentucky's Safety Net Alliance has become so successful that it inspired Clermont County's social service agencies and other nonprofits to form a similar group.

Founded in 2010, the Clermont County Safety Net Alliance has nearly 50 member partners. And like Northern Kentucky's Safety Net Alliance, it's constantly growing.

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