The Department of Social Services (DSS) is mission driven and service oriented. Three Divisions: Adults & Tenant Services, Family Services and Youth Services along with a Senior Citizens Center, and other programs provide a broad array of services including utility and relocation assistance, language interpretation, preschool and childcare, summer youth employment opportunities, as well as a host of other youth programs and adolescent support services. The Department is proud to be accredited by the national social service accrediting body Council on Accreditation and of its collaborative efforts with community partner agencies. DSS recognizes the importance of having all residents healthy and fully engaged so together we can help move Lexington forward ensuring its rightful place as a vibrant and progressive twenty-first century community.
EXTENDED SOCIAL RESOURCE PROGRAM FUNDING PRE-APPLICATION MEETING
If your agency is considering applying for Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Extended Social Resource Program funding for Fiscal Year 2016, we are holding a mandatory pre-application meeting for all Social Services agency applicants in Fayette County. All applicant agencies must attend this meeting in order to be eligible to submit an application.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 19, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library (140 E. Main Street). Parking is available in the adjacent Lexington Public Library Parking Garage.
Funding priority is being placed on programs addressing one or more of the following service areas:
• Services for Senior Citizens
• Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
• Positive Youth Development
• Violence Prevention
• Public Health
• Basic Human Needs
For additional information, please contact Theresa Maynard, Administrative Officer at (859) 258-3807 or email@example.com
STUDENT INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Department of Social Services offers unpaid internship, practicum placement and volunteer opportunities throughtout the year. If you are a college student studying Social Work, Juvenile Justice, Family Studies, or a related human service major, LFUCG's Department of Social Services offers the opportunity for students to gain experience and learn on the job skills. To apply, please follow this link for the Student Intern & Volunteer Application
For more information, follow this link to the LFUCG Intern Directory to view the job descriptions and duties
for the internships available in the Department of Social Services.
* Due to the confidential nature of the work performed, students must also submit to a criminal background check.
||ADULT & TENANT SERVICES
|Offers specialized programs to help Lexington youths and their families. The programs try to support and strengthen family life, assist with family crisis and prevent family breakdown.
||Offers financial, and social services and case management to people 18 and older who live in Fayette County.
|Helps families become self-sufficient. The Division of Family Services is funded through a combination of local, state, and federal governments as well as private dollars.
||Establishing programs to meet the need of senior citizens.
Responds to Title VI language accessibility requirements for UCG and the community and provides consultation for the benefit of all non-English speaking Fayette County residents.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION BOARD
Mission: To promote safe and healthy individuals and families through the prevention of interpersonal and family violence.