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Clark County Community Services
The mission of Clark County Community Services (CCCS) is to provide a central location where individuals and families can receive assistance in time of crises, and to empower responsive families toward self-sufficiency. CCCS is a local organization responsive to the basic needs of low-income individuals and families in Clark County.
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
We resolve the most important problems of low income and other vulnerable people by providing high quality legal assistance through direct representation, education, advice, advocacy and coordination with other community resources. We envision a community where all are treated with dignity, respect and fairness and do not lack the basic necessities of life.
The mission of Woodford Theatre (WT) is to provide the best quality theatre in Central Kentucky by 1) involving volunteers in all aspects of our work, 2) utilizing a professionally trained staff to offer educational opportunities in theatrical arts to people of all ages, and 3) maintaining a sound business structure that is fiscally responsible. Our intention is to cultivate an appreciation for live theatre in our audiences as well as valuable and employable skills for our participants.
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
The Carnegie Center, winner of two national and several state and local awards for programming excellence, empowers people to explore and express their voices through imaginative learning and the literary arts. The Center is a regionally-respected leader in education outside the school systems, offering low-cost/free programs and scholarships to all in need. Whether it's K-12 tutoring in math or reading, a family literacy night, or fun educational classes, we offer something for everyone!
Lexington Humane Society
Among other things, the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) is the largest pet adoption agency in Central Kentucky, we educate the community on responsible pet care and the compassionate treatment of all animals, and we spay/neuter the pets of qualifying families at a low cost. Simply stated, we Give Love, Teach Love, and Adopt Love.
Arbor Youth Services
Arbor Youth Services provides a safe and supportive environment for unaccompanied youth (from birth through 24 years of age) who have suffered abuse, neglect or are at-risk of being victimized and may be homeless. We provide emergency shelter the youth under 18, and we help youth over 18 transition out of homelessness. All the youth we serve find themselves homeless often at no-fault of their own, whether they've been removed from or kicked out of their home or have aged-out of foster care.
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
Philanthropic support is essential for the Kentucky Horse Park to continue operating as a working horse farm, a world-renowned competition facility and an international center for equine education. The Foundation supports the work of the Kentucky Horse Park by providing annual operating support, and funding special projects and educational programs.
Habitat for Humanity of Madison & Clark Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties partners with homeowners to build or improve a place they call home. Habitat homeowners work alongside community volunteers to build a safe, decent, affordable home that is energy efficient. Habitat also performs exterior home repairs to help low income neighbors maintain housing stability. Many homeowners don't have the necessary resources to perform critical repairs. These repairs restore a good, overall quality of life.
Lexington Rescue Mission
Every day, we see people struggling with poverty and homelessness. We provide help to meet their critical needs -- food, clothing, housing, and employment -- and build a relationship of trust to minister to their deeper needs. Through prayer, education, mentoring, and pastoral counseling, we offer healing from the inside out. Ultimately, we invite hurting people into the presence of Jesus Christ, who provides hope for tomorrow and for eternity. Help. Healing. Hope. That's what we're all about.
The Hope Center's mission is to care for homeless and at-risk persons by providing life-rebuilding services. For twenty years we have focused on the root causes of individual homelessness, such as addiction, mental illness, lack of skills or the need to connect with the appropriate resources. The Hope Center is much more than just a shelter. It is a multi-location, comprehensive social service agency delivering a variety of programs to help people get off the street and stay off the street.
One Parent Scholar House
One Parent Scholar House is a program for single parents who are full-time students in a post-secondary educational institution. The primary purpose of the program is to help parents and their young children develop the educational and family life skills needed to achieve self-sufficiency. Parents fulfill academic or vocational training coursework as full-time students, while the children attend the One Parent Scholar House Child Development Center, a Five-Star rated facility.
Step By Step, INC.
Our mission is to empower and embolden young single mothers to improve their lives, their families, and their communities through healing, encouragement, faith and education.
Bluegrass Heritage Museum
The Bluegrass Heritage Museum brings the history of the area to life by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting objects valuable to the history of Winchester, Clark County, and the region. We offer three floors filled with continually evolving galleries focusing on agriculture, Civil War and other military history, instrument-maker Homer Ledford and more.
Urban League of Lexington
The Urban League: LIVE | LEARN | LEAD LIVE: Affordable Housing Providing a safe and affordable place for families to live that allows students to focus on their academics. LEARN: Youth and Workforce Development Providing job training, college and career readiness, college scholarships and reducing youth violence. LEAD: Advocating for equality and equity. Developing leaders and advocating on behalf of low-income families for social and economic equality.
Chrysalis House, Inc.
Celebrating 40 years! Licensed quality, expert treatment for women with substance use disorders. We recently opened our 4th residential treatment facility. We provide case management, domestic violence counseling, job readiness, medical care and children's services. Credentialed staff integrate mental health and substance use treatment using evidence-based practices.