What Drives Us
We exist to glorify God through a Christ-centered ministry that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area.
Taking it to the streets
It was on a cold day this past January that our Street Outreach Team noticed Billy sitting in a wheelchair outside in the rain.
“I was down on the corner, and they saw me there with no leg in a wheelchair freezing to death in the rain,” Billy remembers. “And I said, ‘Yeah, I’ve been like this now for three years.’ And they said, ‘We’ve got to get you off the streets.’”
Through support from people like you, our Street Outreach Team was launched last year to reach unsheltered people.
“We try to meet the people right where they’re at,” says Chris Lunsford, our Street Outreach Coordinator. “And just love on them, give them hope and dignity and let them know about Jesus.”
Our team accomplishes this by distributing hygiene packs, backpacks and other supplies. They help individuals obtain ID’s and other documents, and they help connect individuals with housing, rehab and medical care.
In Billy’s case, the support we received made it possible for the team to provide him with food and new clothing. They were also able to connect him with medical care, including a prosthetic. And they were able to connect him with housing.
“Now I can lie down and sleep and feel safe,” Billy says. “It’s made such a difference, nobody would understand."
Help continue to make our Street Outreach Team possible through your partnership!
We Exist to Serve and Glorify God
Through Christ-Centered Ministry
Since 2001, Lexington Rescue Mission has worked to rebuild lives that have been broken by poverty. Poverty steals peace. It crushes dignity. It destroys hope. So in all that we do, we invite people into the presence of Jesus Christ.
He alone offers peace that passes understanding, the dignity of being a child of God, and lasting hope for eternity. He is the one who redeems that which is broken. And through Him, we see lives changed.
What we do
Caring for those in need
People who are hurting will find help meeting their basic needs at the Lexington Rescue Mission. We offer nutritious meals to anyone who is hungry, clothing for those in need, and a place to rest for the weary. All of our guests are invited to meet with our caseworker who will help them regain financial stability and take steps out of poverty.
Preparing people for work
Men and women who need employment will find help getting back to work at the Lexington Rescue Mission. Our Jobs for Life classes teach the skills necessary to find and keep lasting employment, and graduates are placed in jobs in local businesses so they can provide for themselves and their families.
Helping people get off the streets and out of shelters is at the core of our ministry. We offer transitional housing for homeless men and women who need help getting back on their feet. We also provide housing counseling to help homeless individuals and families move into a home of their own.
Restoring Broken Lives
Men and women whose lives have been broken by trauma, addiction, and incarceration can find healing and hope through the Lexington Rescue Mission. We lead classes in jails, prisons, and in the community that get to the root of self-destructive behaviors and offer lasting freedom in Christ.
We need your time and your talents to reach more of our neighbors in need. Come attend one of our tours, and we’ll introduce you to our team and prepare you to serve at Lexington Rescue Mission.
Rescue & Restore: Annual Banquet & silent Auction
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 1 for an inspirational evening celebrating what God is doing at the Lexington Rescue Mission. The event will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa on Newtown Pike, with the auction starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Reserve your tickets here.
“God works through the women here every single day.” Abused as a very young child by a family friend, Bennett never told her parents because her abuser threatened to harm them. This trauma created a huge “hole” in her life which she first filled with achievement in school, and then, as an adult, with drugs. When Bennett was only eight years old, a family friend began sexually abusing her. “I kept it to myself because I was warned not to tell, or my parents would die. So, I didn’t tell...
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Lexington Rescue Mission
444 Glen Arvin Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508