Mayor Linda Gorton established the Mayor’s Fund for the Greater Good in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the Fund is to help social service organizations that are providing critical services to Lexington’s most vulnerable citizens in the midst of the pandemic.
The initial six social service agencies included as beneficiaries in the Mayor’s Fund for the Greater Good include organizations providing unique and vital support to the community. They are:
Arbor Youth Services - Arbor Youth Services' mission is to end youth homelessness by providing a safe and supportive environment to youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment or are at-risk of being victimized. The organization provides emergency shelter for unaccompanied children under age 18, and helps youth between age 18 and 24 transition from homelessness to housing.
AVOL Kentucky - AVOL Kentucky’s mission is to end HIV for good. AVOL’s prevention services offer free HIV testing and healthcare connections for persons most at-risk, and they also provide housing and empowerment services to those living with HIV.
Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass - CACBG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual abuse. The organization provides many services, including forensic interviews, medical examinations, counseling and support.
GreenHouse17 – GreenHouse17 is committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. They provide crisis intervention and stabilization services, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, individual and group support, medical and dental treatment, budget counseling, supportive housing and transportation assistance.
National Association on Mental Illness Lexington – NAMI Lexington offers support, education, and advocacy for persons and their family members or providers, affected by mental illnesses. Ongoing programs include free workshops, crisis intervention, suicide and crisis hotlines, peer programs, recovery plans, and numerous support groups and educational programs.
Salvation Army – Salvation Army works to help individuals and families overcome poverty with food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and rent and utilities assistance. They offer job training, life skills classes, and children’s education programs.
The Mayor’s Fund for the Greater Good is working together with community representatives to distribute this fund.
Blue Grass Community FoundationAttn: Mayor’s Fund for the Greater Good499 E. High Street, #112,Lexington, KY 40507
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