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.
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 case worker 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.
“God wanted me to be here.” Steve grew up in a home where his family "didn't really go to church a lot.” His Mom was God-fearing, and his father became that way later in life, but Steve didn’t really start growing in his faith until he learned to lean on the Lord. Drinking and drugs got him “in a bad way,” eventually leading to a separation from his wife and arrest. “That changed my life forever,” he says. “I might not be alive today if that hadn’t happened. I realize that God was looking out...
Lexington Rescue Mission
444 Glen Arvin Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508