The goal of the Family & Consumer Sciences Program is to improve the quality of life for indiciduals and families.  We address the challenges of critical issues affecting people's daily lives in a changing environment.  Programs focus on economic, social and physical well-being of our clients.  We strengthen personal and family relationships, encourage healthful choices, and identy resources to extend income.

Join Extension Homemakers

Source: Kim Henken, director of communications and strategic partnerships for the UK School of Human Environmental Sciences


If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, you may consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new individuals.

The goal of KEHA is to improve the quality of life for families and communities. Each group carries out this objective differently based on region or interest.

More traditional groups focus on food, nutrition, health and family development while other groups delve into cultural arts, heritage and 4-H. Anyone can join KEHA and find a group that suits their specific interests. Emerging special interest clubs have cropped up in several counties including cooking, quilting and photography groups.

One of the more important aspects of KEHA is the group’s commitment to volunteer service. In the past year, KEHA raised $37,257 for the University of Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Research and Screening Program. Likewise, KEHA members donated 1,080 pillowcases and more than 200 quilts and comforters to the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville.

KEHA’s longstanding history of excellence in community and leadership development across the state has been a way for many homemakers to dedicate a portion of their time to volunteer service and to their families and communities. 


For more information, contact: Nanette Banks, CEA for Family & Consumer Sciences at the County Extension Office;478 Extension Dr.; P.O. Box 784; Whitesburg, Ky.  41858 or call - 633-2362.