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

Nonprofit Capital Grant Program

Agencies and their projects funded under the ARPA Nonprofit Capital Grants Program

The Nonprofit Capital Grants program (NCG) is a new initiative designed to recognize the strains upon infrastructure within our local network of community agency partners, which are affecting their service delivery to residents. These American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded capital project grants for Fayette County 501(c)(3) nonprofits and are subject to federal reporting and spending requirements.

Agencies with established proven track records of performance located in or serving residents of Lexington-Fayette County were invited to apply for this competitive grant program.

Download the presentation from the May 11 workshop webinarYou can watch the workshop webinar recording online. You may register to receive the Request for Proposal documents released Monday, May 16, at

To be considered, proposals had to be received by June 21, 2022, before 2 p.m.

An informational and question and answer meeting were held on Zoom on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
Watch the recording of the Zoom Q&A meeting.

For more information, contact Todd Slatin at (859) 258-3320 or

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.