The mission of the Department of Social Services is to provide and support an easily accessible system of human services for Fayette County. The Department is proud to be accredited by the Council of Accreditation, a national social services accrediting body. DSS strives to promote its collaborative efforts with an existing network of local non-profit organizations and human services agencies.
Local and state governmental partners include the Fayette County Public Schools, the Kentucky Department for Juvenile Justice, the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging, the Lexington Department of Public Safety, the Lexington Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention, the Lexington Division of Grants & Special Programs, and the Lexington – Fayette County Health Department.
The Department of Social Services is comprised of four operational divisions:
The Commissioner's Office administers four community-based programs:
The Department has program personnel located in various areas across the city:
||Commissioner’s Office and Youth Services
|Red Mile Campus
||Family Services and Youth Services
|Central Kentucky Job Center
||Adult & Tenant Services
|Lexington Seniors Center
||Aging & Disability Services
|Global Engagement Center
||Carver; Charles Young; Gainesway; Black & Williams