Community Service Organizations

Take a look at our list of community organizations and charities. Many of these could always use volunteers or donations to help meet the needs of the less fortunate in Lexington and the surrounding area. So take a look at their websites, email the people in charge, and make an impact in our community!

Food

God’s Pantry
Emergency food pantry and food bank
www.godspantry.org

Movable Feasts
Prepares and delivers meals five days a week to people living with AIDS or HIV-related illnesses as well as individuals who are patients of Hospice of the Bluegrass.
www.feastlex.org

Meals on Wheels
Helps fill the need that many frail and recovering seniors have by providing nutritious meals.
www.mealcall.org


 

Shelters & Rehab Facilities

HOPE Center
Provides three meals a day, a place to sleep, detox, and a health clinic.
www.hopectr.org

Salvation Army
Emergency food, Thanksgiving dinner, lodging, clothing, some travel assistance, daycare center, and community recreation.
www.salvationarmylex.org

Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Program provides refugees with apartments and furnishings, helps enroll children in school, gets families to medical treatment, and secures employment for family members who are able to work.
www.kyrm.org

Lexington Rescue Mission
Strives to meet basic physical needs of the broken, vulnerable, and the poor, as well as teaching life skills, providing housing, employment, counseling, and helping men overcome addictions to drugs and alcohol.
www.lexingtonrescue.org

Chrysalis House
Substance abuse treatment program for women and their children.
www.chrysalishouse.org

Lighthouse Ministries
Provides hot meals to the hungry, poor, and needy in local communities. The Nehemiah House is a crisis induction home for men with life-controlling problems. The Rachel House is for women and their children who are victims of abuse, poverty, or life-controlling problems.
www.thelighthouseministries.org

Catholic Action Center
Serving the marginalized of our community. Three meals a day, shower & restroom facilities, mail receipt, telephone, clean clothing, a place to gather, and connections with social service agencies.
www.godsnet.info

Natalie’s Sisters

Serves at-risk women who work in the sex industry by building relationships with each woman, loving them unconditionally, and walking hand-in-hand with those ready to make significant life changes.

www.nataliessisters.org


Housing

Habitat for Humanity
Building homes in partnership with communities. Based on income and need.
www.lexhabitat.org


Family Crisis

YWCA Spouse Abuse Center
Shelter for victims of spousal & partner violence and their dependent children. 24-hour crisis line, counseling, casework, vocational services & safe school for shelter residents, counseling referrals, legal & hospital advocacy, and community education.
(859) 225-9808

Hospice of the Bluegrass
Home care for the terminally ill, including respite care for family members and family counseling.
www.hospicebg.com

Substance Abuse

Side by Side
In conjunction with Lexington Leadership Foundation, provides a mentoring program for individuals rehabilitating from drug & alcohol dependence.
(859) 277-3087


Employment/Training/Education

YMCA
Working with young people through areas such as tutoring, mentoring, and coaching.
www.ymcaofcentralky.org

Youth for Christ
After-school program includes feeding and tutoring young people.
(859) 273-4406

Sports for the Disabled

Special Olympics
Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
www.soky.org

Bluegrass Miracle League
Recreational baseball league for children ages 3 – 18 with developmental and physical disabilities.
www.bluegrassmiracleleague.org


Children/Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Helping to establish one-on-one relationships for a child from a single-parent home.
www.bbbs-bluegrass.org

Pregnancy/Teen Parenting

All God’s Children
Provides care and support to young mothers and their children and families. Through Christ-centered ministries they offer safe temporary shelter and programs which address physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs.
www.kyallgodschildren.org

AA Pregnancy Help Center (Assurance)
Free pregnancy testing, abortion information, pregnancy education, counseling, and support groups.
www.assurancecare.org

Florence Crittenden Home
Offers both residential and non-residential programs to assist young women experiencing the problems associated with single-parent pregnancy. Prenatal and aftercare services are designed to aid the physical and emotional well-being of the mother and her baby.
www.flocrithome.com

Step by Step
A ministry designed to reach out to young unmarried women, ages 14-24, who have become mothers due to unplanned pregnancy.
www.sbslex.org


Elderly Care

Faith in Action
Elder outreach care provides transportation to medical and other appointments, help with shopping, reading & bill paying, minor home repairs, friendly visiting & telephone support, and respite care for family caregivers.
(859) 252-1365


Miscellaneous

Serve the City
A volunteer effort of multiple churches and organizations banded together to serve the community in which they live to reach out to neighbors in need.
www.servethecityky.com

Seedleaf
Giving people a chance to grow food, to cultivate an appreciation for healthy, local, nutritious food, and promoting availability to such food by installing and maintaining such gardens in and around Lexington.
www.seedleaf.org