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 162 and numerous cribs at our Lexington Campus, 736 W Main St.
Emergency Shelter/Hanger Lodge for single women with/without minor children. There is never a waiting list for emergency shelter services. If all beds/rooms are full, single women with/without minor children will be accomodated on sleeper chairs or mattersses until beds/rooms become available.
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.
Our Solution Driven Approach
Our case managers get to the heart of the problem 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
A variety of group programs are offered through the life skills training
program. They include: job readiness, housing, parenting, money
management, nutrition, computer lab, substance abuse awareness and
education. For more information, please call: (859) 252-7706