COVID-19 (coronavirus) information
God's Pantry Food Bank is working to distribute millions of pounds of food throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky. With confirmed cases of coronavirus, God's Pantry needs help feeding our hungry neighbors. Currently, operations are continuing and their trucks are traveling their routes to deliver nutritious food to the more than 400 food pantries and meal programs they support. God's Pantry Food Bank is in need of donations. Learn more about how you can help.
Also, Nourish Lexington has been formed to utilize recently unemployed hospitality and service industry staff to help provide prepared meal for those needing immediate access to food. Visit Nourish Lexington's website for more information.
Social Services operates four core divisions 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
- Community & Resident Services
- Family Services
- Youth Services
Opioid Misuse Resource & 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
A service division within Lexington’s Department of Social Services has officially been renamed to Community & Resident Services, effective July 1, 2020.
The City has announced the cancellation of this summer’s Senior Intern Program and Summer Youth Job Training Program.
Mayor Linda Gorton today announced the city will suspend programs for seniors, effective Friday, March 13, because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).