Fayette, Jessamine, and Scott County service centers provide emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in an effort to prevent homelessness. Funds are limited. Assistance is rendered by appointment. Persons in need should call the office in their county of residency.
Our goal is to enable our residents to become self-sufficient and obtain permanent housing. Central Kentucky Area Services operates homeless programs with a total bed capacity of 182 and numerous cribs at our Lexington Campus, 736 W Main St.
Emergency Shelter/Hanger Lodge for women and children. If all beds/rooms are full, residents will be accommodated on sleeper chairs or mattresses until beds/rooms become available.
Last year over one quarter of the individuals housed at our shelter were children.
- Way House Transitional Living Center/Step Up Program for single women from our Emergency Shelter who have acquired income and moved to the transitional phase.
- Booth Units for single men with children.
Our Solution Driven Approach
Our case managers address to root causes of homelessness by assessing the individual needs of each resident and developing an action plan. During our resident's stay they receive three meals per day, comfort supplies, access to laundry facilities and bus passes.
Other vital services include:
- Case management
- Mental health counseling
- Job training in collaboration with other agencies
- Referral services
- Assistance in obtaining housing and jobs
- Life skills and computer classes
- Child care and after-school programs
- Medical clinic through a partnership with University of Kentucky's College of Medicine
- Safe Haven support group for individuals in recovery
- Bible study and Spiritual counseling
For more information, please call: (859) 252-7706