Lexington and Fayette County regional Salvation Army assistance programs.

The Lexington Kentucky Salvation Army supports families in the Fayette, Scott, and Jasmine County Kentucky regions. Some of the resources they offer qualified individuals can help people with rent, utilities, food, clothing, and shelter. Job training programs may also be offered or referred too as well.

Case managers from the local Salvation Army centers are a good resource when you or your family is faced with a crisis. There are also donation programs from the Salvation Army in Lexington and Fayette, and those include everything from a low cost Family Store to free back to school supplies, Christmas toys, as well as Thanksgiving turkey dinners for the low income.

Salvation Army resources to help pay rent or bills

Emergency rent and utility bill assistance, including for electric, heating, and water bills, is offered in the region. The Salvation Army of Lexington Kentucky administers financial aid in the three county region. in some cases vouchers are given for medical needs too, including prescription drugs or medical equipment. The following numbers should be called to learn more or apply.

  • People who live in Jessamine County need to dial (859) 885-3512.
  • Families in Lexington and Fayette County should dial (859) 252-7706 in order to learn more or to make an appointment. A formal application process is in place for housing and energy bill assistance.
  • If you live in Scott County, dial (502) 863-1551 to reach the Salvation Army program.

All financial aid is limited and has income as well as other conditions. The main Corp center is at 228 East New Circle Road Lexington, Kentucky 40505, dial (859) 255-5791.

Food, clothing, and other household items may be distributed as per below. Emergency assistance given includes one or more of the following.





  • A food pantry, which also includes holiday meals. Fayette County residents can apply for emergency grocery or food assistance from the Salvation Army. This application process requires an interview with a case manager to determine eligibility. You also need to bring a copy of your bills, Social Security card, identification, a rent receipt, and verification of total household income.
  • Personal care kits, clothing and diapers and other household items. There are also referrals to free diapers for single mothers in the region.
  • Medical assistance, including prescription drugs or information on community clinics.
  • School supplies such as backpacks and uniforms.

Transition housing and shelter is available for single women and families. Several family units and individual rooms are available. In addition to finding housing, case managers get to the heart of the individuals’ problem by assessing their needs. They will work closely with you to develop an action plan. People will receive aid such as comfort supplies, meals, bus tokens, and more.

Free items and seasonal help from Lexington area Salvation Army

Christmas and general holiday assistance - The Salvation Army of Lexington Kentucky makes an extra effort during the Christmas season to put toys, gifts, and clothes under trees and a meal on the table. This program mainly runs off the donations and contributions from the community, and thousands of children benefit yearly.





  • Adopt-A-Family – This program provides food and gifts for an entire family.
  • Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinner – Free meals are open to the public. The elderly and homebound in Fayette County may even have meals or food delivered to them.
  • Back to school supply - Students from low income families can get backpacks, pens, pencils, tablets and many other free school supplies.
  • Angel Tree and Food - Provides new clothing and gifts to children, as well as food assistance.
  • League of Mercy – Is a holiday program for veterans, nursing home patients, and inmates.

The Salvation Army works closely with local businesses, churches, and charities to ensure that as many families as possible receive assistance and that community resources are used efficiently.

Case management and social services

Job training is offered too, and includes life skills and computer classes and partnering with collaboration with other agencies. A medical clinic is available as well, and the Salvation Army partners with the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine, facilitates mental health counseling, and medications for those who need them. Case management and referral services are offered. Transportation may be offered to a job interview or doctor appointment. Child care and after-school programs may be offered too.

The Salvation Army works to end poverty in the region, including Fayette County, the city of Lexington, and other communities. The main tools are training, credit counseling, budgeting and more. They help minorities close the income gap, provide information on avoiding predatory lenders, and give free computer coding and unsafe workshops (among other services). Find more details on job training for new career skills.

Emergency disaster assistance is offered. The Salvation Army can help deal with fires, hurricanes, or other emergencies by supplying items like free food, supplies, shelter, HOPE and counseling. They serve people in time of need.

The Salvation Army Red Shield continues to serve as a beacon of immediate aid, compassion, psychological support and spiritual counsel to families and individuals whose lives have been disrupted or shattered by forces beyond their control. Receive additional family security and well-being, including a number of emergency services.

Apply for assistance from Salvation Army of Fayette, Scott, and Jasmine County

As noted above, there are multiple intake sites, thrift stores, and emergency financial assistance programs. Anyone can apply, regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity or religion.





Locations include 736 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508, phone (859) 252-7706 for Lexington. The Scott County center is at 100 Washington Square, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324, dial (502) 863-1551. Or Jessamine County residents can try the Salvation Army Service Unit at 205 South First Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356. Call (859) 881-4241

By Jon McNamara

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