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

Extended Social Resources Grant Program

Extended Social Resource (ESR) Grant Program
Community Informational Workshop Webinar for Fiscal Years 2025 & 2026

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 2 p.m. on Zoom

Representatives of local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and community service agencies are encouraged to attend. The workshop will serve as an orientation to the program guidelines for the upcoming grant proposal cycle. This meeting will cover the Community Wellness & Safety, Childhood & Youth Development, & Food Insecurity & Nutritional Access, and Mental Health ESR Priority Areas, and Emergency Shelter.

ESR Grant funding supports programs & initiatives focusing on community-based priority areas.

March 26 ESR Grant Program FY2025 – FY2026 Informational Webinar Presentation

View the March 26 Webinar Recording
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ESR Grant Program FY2023 – FY2024 Awarded Agencies Catalog
ESR Grant Program FY2023 – FY2024 Jan. 20, 2022 Informational Webinar Presentation
ESR Grant Program FY2021
Council General Government & Social Services Committee ESR Subcommittee Report Out March 9, 2021
ESR Grant Program FY2021
ESR Grant Program FY2020
ESR Grant Program FY2018 – FY2019

FY24 – FY25 Nonprofit Capital Grant Program

The City of Lexington is once offered 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 was September 20, 2023.

The Fiscal Year 2024–2025 program was locally funded at $479.300.

Nonprofit Capital Grants Awards List FY24–FY25

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.