Social Services

The Department of Social Services operates three core divisions and three community engagement programs providing an array of multi-generational services, from the “cradle to the rocking chair.” The department also supports collaborative efforts with an existing network of local non-profit organizations and human services agencies.

  • Aging & Disability Services
  • Family Services
  • Youth Services
  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition
  • Partners for Youth
  • Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program

FY24 – FY25 Nonprofit Capital Grant Program Applications are open!

The City of Lexington is once again offering Fayette County 501 (c)(3) Nonprofits the opportunity to compete for capital grants for the Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025 beginning Aug. 31, 2023. The deadline for these Requests for Proposals is before 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2023.

This year, the program is locally funded at $476,979.76.

Download the presentation from the August 30 informational webinar

Register to download the Request for Proposals on

On the site, register under the “Government, Civil Affairs, Non Profit, Political, Public Works, Social, and Tax Services” Commodity and you may then download:

  • RFP #37-2023 Nonprofit Capital Grants Facility Improvements
  • RFP #38-2023 Nonprofit Capital Grants Operational Investments

For more information, contact Theresa Maynard at


American Rescue Plan Act Nonprofit Capital Grant Program

Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment

Download the 2018 Opioid Needs Assessment

The Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program, in consultation with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, recently published the Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment. The assessment was designed to:

  • characterize impacts on health and behavioral health providers, first responders, and other services
  • identify the strengths of the service delivery system in response to the opioid epidemic
  • identify unmet needs or barriers to accessing available resources for individuals who misuse opioids


Awards ceremony for Metro C.A.T.S students

This eight-week program provides youth access to coding workshops, job training, skill building and hardware.

2022 Partners for Youth/Toyota scholarship recipients announced

Scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education program that encourages recipients to continue their education.

Tenants’ Rights Workshop

The workshop will take place on Monday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. – noon and 5 – 7 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch.