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Fayette-Lexington Kentucky transitional housing programs.

A wide range of housing programs are available in the Lexington Kentucky region and surrounding counties. Resources range from eviction prevention, transitional housing, emergency shelters, and more. Clients of these non-profits and programs will also participate in case management type services, including job search and other forms of counseling.

Assistance is offered for both the currently homeless as well as families facing imminent eviction. Housing resources are available across the entire region, including the counties of Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Kentucky. Thousands of families use these services or request help every month, and resources are very limited. If a non-profit or service is not available in your region, then referrals may be offered.

In addition to using a transitional housing program, case managers will help clients regain self-sufficiency and also find an affordable home or apartment to live in. This can include everything from locating and paying for government subsidized homes in the greater Fayette County area to private residences. The bottom line is that all agencies and organizations are focused on homeless prevention and also on assisting those who currently do not have a place to reside.

The Gilmin Group Eager Boys Home
Address is 597 Pine Woods Road
Berea, KY 40403
Dial (859) 985-9164
Short term housing is available, with a focus on younger residents of the region. Applicants are accepted on a case by case basis. People will be allowed to reside in the transitional housing program as long as needed.

Hospitality House of Scott County
110 E. Main St.
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 542-0800
The non-profit will provide short-term housing and other social services for homeless families and for persons somehow affected by homelessness. While limited, there may be hotel rooms, vouchers and some other transitional housing units offered. In addition, case managers will help people transition from the instability of homelessness to a new, long-term permanent residence. During your stay, also receive financial counseling, credit repair, life skills, and even job training.




Canaan House
Address: 379 S Broadway Park
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
Call (859) 255-2611 for intake.
Housing for formerly homeless that have a mental illness.

Catholic Action Center - Divine Providence Way
Location is 420 South Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508
Main phone number is (859) 514-7210
This is a transitional housing program for residents that have no other options for shelter or affordable housing. People who stay at the units will need to pay a portion of their income towards their monthly rent. Case management type services are required from clients that use the facility.

New Life Day Center
224 N Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-3012

Access - Shelter for Men and Soup Kitchen
Address - 311 W 2nd St
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 223-5179

Community Action Council
There are several offices in Fayette County. The transitional housing resource they run is known as Project Independence. It is for homeless families and the very poor in the community. Once housing has been established, Community Action staff work with clients to set goals, provide information on any rent subsides, and learn tools to maintain stable housing.

  • East End Center, 913 Georgetown Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40511, (859) 244-2215
  • West Neighborhood Center, 1902 Cambridge Drive, Lexington, KY 40502, dial (859) 246-1192
  • Winburn Center, 1169 Winburn Drive, Lexington, KY 40511, telephone (859) 294-5249
  • Bourbon County location is at 1414 High Street, Paris, Kentucky 40361, call (859) 987-5277




Cowan Coalition Supportive Housing Program
1364 Devonport Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
Main phone number is (859) 276-4457

Dismas Charities, Inc.
Location is 909 Georgetown Street
Lexington, KY 40511
Telephone number is (859) 231-8448
This location serves as a half-way house for female and male ex-offenders. Also get help from staff in finding employment.

Florence Crittenton Home
Location is 519 West Fourth Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Call (859) 252-8636 for intake.
Support is for young mothers. Short term housing, nutritional, medical, educational, and other counseling services are offered.

Hope Center - One Parent Scholar House
Location of the center is 1156 Horsemans Lane
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
(859) 252-4828
The agency works to help single parents receive a college education. It includes housing and child care assistance.

Lighthouse Ministries - Nehemiah House
Main address is 185 Elmtree Ln
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 259-3434
Men can receive transitional housing, helping men when they are released from jail or prison get a new start in life. Clients must agree to take classes and job training during stay. In addition, free meals and basic necessities are available.

Saint James Place
Main address: 169 Deweese Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Telephone: (859) 252-6642
Assistance is for the working homeless. All apartments and homes are HUD insured, but not government subsidized.





Simon House, Inc - For Pregnant Women
208 W Campbell St
Frankfort, KY 40601
Main phone number is (502) 223-2138

Lexington Rescue Mission
Location - 444 Glen Arvin Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-9600

Saint James Place II Homeless Veterans Program
Location is 169 Deweese Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Main number is (859) 252-6642

Shepherd’s House Inc.
Main address is 154 Bonnie Brae Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
(859) 252-1939
This is a short term, transitional and treatment program for younger men and teenagers. Among other things, it also promotes personal responsibility and accountability.

All Gods’ Children
Main address is 122 Danville Road, Loop 1
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
Telephone number is (859) 881-5010
Programs offered, in addition to housing, include comprehensive care, treatment and education. They also accept referrals and work with public agencies, churches, charities, and low income, poor families.

KRF - New Liberty Family Shelter
Main address: 132 Pine Street
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 623-4564
The non-profit organization provides temporary shelter for homeless and recently evicted families for up to six months. Case managers will also work with families to help them find and pay for permanent housing and the rent going forward.

Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women
218 Lake Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
(859) 625-0104

Nile Ministries
Main address is 4185 Lexington Road
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
(859) 873-9277
Rooms and housing for single mothers and those that are pregnant. Support can also be provided in the form of transitional housing.

Clark County Homeless Coalition
19 Wainscott Avenue
Winchester, KY 40391
Call (859) 744-8733 for information and services.
The non-profit center provides qualified clients with a transitional living facility, services, support and even financial aid. Other support includes employment search assistance, Intensive Case Management, and Referrals to community organizations.

By Jon McNamara

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