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Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
We explain why the legacy of Henry Clay is still relevant and worth understanding. We preserve Clay's beloved "Ashland" as a testament to his life and his love of Kentucky. Even though he never became president, there are few politicians who have done more to shape the nation and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We maintain the 17-acre estate as a park-like arboretum that is free and open to the public. And, we do so without government funding.
The mission of Natalie's Sisters is to extend hope, support and God's unconditional love to sexually exploited women through a first-touch approach providing respite, relationship and referrals to community resources. We serve sexually exploited women working or involved in: adult entertainment clubs street prostitution online escorting human trafficking
Central Music Academy
The Central Music Academy provides free music education for economically disadvantaged children who live in Lexington, Kentucky. CMA offers both private lessons and group classes. 100% of our students are low-income.
Surgery on Sunday, Inc.
Surgery on Sunday is a not-for-profit organization that provides essential outpatient surgeries to income-eligible, uninsured or under-insured individuals who do not qualify for federal or state assistance. Even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many people are still not able to procure health insurance. Some who do have deductibles so high that they are unable to take advantage of their policy's benefits. We exist to provide surgical care for these members of our community.
Sunrise Children's Services, Inc.
Sunrise is one of Kentucky's oldest and largest, licensed Private Child Care (PCC) organizations. Ours was the first PCC in the commonwealth to be licensed as a Behavioral Health Service Organization (BHSO) for family services. We focus on therapeutic foster care, independent living, residential treatment, and an array of community-based services. "Supporting the whole family unit sets the child, caregivers, and the community up for success," says Sunrise President Dale Suttles.
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.
Safe Haven Equine Ministries
We are a therapeutic farm providing a safe place for youth in our community. We provide a national program curriculum called Stable Moments, which serves primarily foster and adoptive youth in need of support. This program pairs one youth with one mentor and horse team for an hour a week for ten months. During this time we work strategically to teach them responsibility, self-esteem, emotional awareness, self-regulation, healthy relationships, and independence.
Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop
Our mission is to provide better access to better bicycles for all people and to empower individuals to perform their own bicycle maintenance. At Broke Spoke you can buy used bikes and parts. You can rent workstand time. You can ask one of our mechanics if you are doing something right. And, if you can't afford to pay you can volunteer your time for $8/hour, otherwise known as sweat equity.
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.
Paws 4 The Cause
Paws 4 the Cause serves the homeless and injured animal population of Central Kentucky. We are a 100% No-Kill Non-Profit Animal Rescue that relies on our volunteers and the generosity of our donors to complete our mission, which includes receiving animals from high-risk situations who are facing life threatening illness, injury or euthanasia. Most of our animals come from the rural shelters of Kentucky, or are surrendered voluntarily by people for various reasons.
KyADAPT is the only organization in the state that exists solely to serve deaf and hard of hearing adults with other disabilities. We provide group and individual learning experiences to teach our clients to live safely and as independently as possible. We assist clients to obtain needed services from other agencies and to set and achieve personal goals. With the Housing Authority of Danville, we operate a small residential program. We are a Heart of Kentucky United Way Community Partner.
New Life Homeless Day Center (NLDC)
Our goal is an out of the weather, off the streets peaceful refuge where we can be a "connecting point" to jobs, housing, and other services to get homeless clients permanently off the streets.
Baby Health Service, Inc.
Baby Health Service has been caring for children in Central Kentucky since 1914! We provide free preventative and primary healthcare to uninsured children. We work with families from near and far to get children into school and to support them in staying there by providing physicals, sick visits, and vaccinations. We also support children's mental well-being, dental health, and dietary educational needs. It has been our honor to care for children for over a century.
Pride Community Services Organization
PCSO creates safe spaces where every LGBTQ+ Kentuckian is celebrated and supported. We protect and support LGBTQ+ youth, elders, and those in between. Our free services include support and social groups, a meal program, community referrals, a library, wifi, meeting and drop-in space, a monthly magazine, and a directory of affirming businesses. We produce the Lexington Pride Festival and help keep a sense of Pride alive all year long for those we serve through our free programs and services.
Voices of Hope
We help people in recovery stay in recovery. Our community center at 450 Old Vine Street is a warm, spacious and welcoming place for people from all pathways to recovery to support each other. We have one-on-one peer support, an innovative telephone recovery support program and sober social activities. We promote life-long recovery from addiction through recovery support services, advocacy, research and education.