Social Services

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.

  • Adult & Tenant Services (residential support)
  • Aging & Disability Services
  • Family Services
  • Youth Services

Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment

Download the 2018 Opioid Needs Assessment

The Substance Abuse 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

Extended Social Resources Grant Program

COACH Fellowship


Partners for Youth announces “I DO” spring break list

Partners for Youth is pleased to announce the 2019 “I DO” Spring Break Program List. During Fayette County Public Schools’ spring break, parents can take advantage of enrolling their children in over 35 free and affordable positive youth programs.

Mayor appoints Census committee

Mayor Linda Gorton today appointed a Complete Count Committee to ensure Lexington counts every citizen in the upcoming 2020 federal Census.

Local businesses, community organizations invited to Summer Youth Job Training Program breakfast

The Summer Youth Job Training Program will host an informational breakfast for local businesses and community-based organizations. Employers will learn about the program, and how they can partner with the City to provide career opportunities for Lexington youth at no cost.