Lexington Rescue Mission

Reaching Hearts. Changing Lives.

Financial Services

The Mission helps families in crisis through our Homeless Prevention Program, which provides emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills. Those who come to us for help are often facing eviction or having their utilities shut-off. We work one-on-one with them, providing budget counseling, resource referral and case management.

Last Year

In 2016, we prevented 204 families from eviction or utility shut-off.

To make an appointment for assistance please call the mission on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 9am. To qualify you must have proof of a current source of income. Calls are taken ONLY at (859) 368-8057 until appointments are filled, which usually happens before noon.

For more information (but not to schedule an appointment!), call Olivia Gipson at (859) 381-9600, ext. 231.

Other Rent and Utility Resources:

Community Action Council
913 Georgetown Street Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 233-4600

Catholic Charities
Calls accepted every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. 
1310 West Main Street
(859) 253-3339

We also recommend calling your school’s family resource center or your home church for further assistance. For referrals to other organizations that help with rent or utility bills, contact United Way 211 by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone.