ARH COVID-19 Employee Emergency Assistance Guidelines

Due to the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities has initiated an Employee Emergency Assistance Fund. Through the generous donations of our employees, vendors, and the general public, we are grateful to be able offer some limited assistance to our employees during this difficult time.

This fund was established to help employees and their immediate families navigate financial stress and unforeseen circumstances that call for immediate action and an urgent need for assistance or relief (immediate family for the purpose of this program is defined as legal spouse or legal dependent child).


Hardships brought on by COVID-19 such as:

  • Loss of Primary Residence
  • Death of an employee or immediate family member which causes financial hardship
  • Care for an employee or immediate family member which causes financial hardship
  • Utilities Assistance
  • Rental/Mortgage Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Grocery Assistance
  • Other Emergent Financial Hardships resultant of COVID-19
  • Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current ARH employee (these include furloughed and reduced staff as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic).
  • Applicant must complete and submit the attached application including appropriate supporting documentation (ex. Foreclosure/eviction notice, medical bills, past due utilities, police report, funeral expenses, or other related documentation)
  • In order to provide assistance to the most employees possible, employees are limited to apply for the same financial hardship only once
  • Process:

  • Please CLICK HERE and complete the entire application. Provide as much detail as you can regarding your circumstances. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Employee will be required to submit appropriate supporting documentation once the application is completed.
  • Applications and documentation will be reviewed as soon as possible in the order that the ARH Emergency Employee Assistance Fund Committee receives them.
  • Decisions will be at the sole discretion of the ARH Emergency Employee Assistance Fund Committee and there are no guarantees of approval or level of funding.
  • Employees will be notified by local HR of the decision as soon as possible
  • The limited funds will be distributed through the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities, delivered by local HR in the form of a check to the employee.
  • Supporting documentation can be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to:

    ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities
    Attention: Margie Spaulding
    2260 Executive Drive
    Lexington, Kentucky 40505
    Telephone: (859) 226-2512
    Fax: (859) 226-2657

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