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Family Services


Mailing Address 1135 Red Mile Place
Lexington, KY 40504


(859) 288-4040
Fax Fax: (859) 288-4061

Director: Joanna Rodes



Our Mission

The Division of Family Services, based at the Family Care Center facility, provides services to families with priority given to young parents. Our Center uses a strength-based approach to assist parents in their efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through a number of services provided and coordinated under one roof.   

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"For these are our children and we shall profit by, or pay for,
 what they become." –
James Baldwin

Today the Division of Family Services offers the following services on-site: 
Parent Education, Early Child Care, HANDS, and the University of Kentucky Clinic.

View the Family Care Center brochure.

Parent Education Program

Secondary education and career skills targeted at young mothers

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*High school education for young mothers provided by Fayette County Public Schools
*Parenting and enrichment classes
*Transportation and child care available

Early Child Care Program

Child Care for our program participants and the community

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*Full-day quality child care to children 6 weeks to 4 years old
*Early Start state funded preschool for low income families
 and children with disabilities provided by Fayette County
 Public Schools
*Child Care Assistance, foster care and self-pay accepted
*Experienced staff, low classroom ratios

HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services)

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Home visitation and education services (HANDS model) for first time parents

*Services are provided to families in their homes and involve fun activities to learn
 about health, pregnancy, home safety, bonding and infant development
*Participation begins during pregnancy or anytime before the newborn reaches 12
 weeks of age and continues until age 2
*Services are offered through state and federal funding and at no cost to participants

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University of Kentucky Clinic at Family Care Center

A health clinic, under the ownership of the University of Kentucky, provides medical services for Fayette County residents.

*Diagnostic, preventive and treatment services to children from birth through adolescence
*Primary care
*Clinical social worker
*Spanish language interpretation
*For an appointment, call 859-218-2273

The Family Care Center Wish List

* New baby bottles 
* New infant and toddler supplies 
* $10 Wal-Mart gift cards (for formula ) 
* Disposable diapers 
* Baby shampoo, lotion, wipes 
* Infant toys (no stuffed animals) 
* Onesies, bibs 
* High chairs 
* Strollers 
* Underwear for boys and girls, 5T and smaller 
* Sweat pants for boys and girls, 5T and smaller 

* $10 and $20 gift cards for rewards and incentives to grocery stores, department stores, nail salons, restaurants, etc. 
* Alarm clocks 
* School supplies 
* Teen toiletries

Thank you for your support!








Last updated: 7/8/2015 9:30:20 AM