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Lexington Rescue Mission Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: Lexington Rescue Mission exists to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered ministry that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area.

Target demographics: hurting people

Direct beneficiaries per year: serve 40,135 meals to the hungry, provide 1,112 people with free clothing, assist 68 people with transportation, provide 682 free medical visits for the uninsured, prevent 80 families from eviction, prevent 74 families from having their utiltiies shut off, provide transitional housing to 89 men and women, prepare 48 people for employment, provide 883 people with resource referral, case management and couseling, and minister to 1,601 people through chapel, small groups and pastoral care

Geographic areas served: Lexington, Kentucky

Programs: food, clothing, health care, emergency financial assistance, transitional housing, employment training, case management, pastoral counseling, and spiritual care.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

I became interested in the Lexington Rescue Mission after hearing testimonials from some of their clients at a banquet. It was very moving to hear how the Mission had opened up to them, helped them find a job, help with their rent, fed them and now they are on the road to recovery in many aspects of their lives. In a busy world it is an honor to devote time to such a wonderful place.

1 Christian T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm an attorney, a graduate of the United Way's "Get on Board" 14 week board member training program, a board member of a statewide non-profit and am now married to the person who oversees "Get on Board" for central Kentucky so I have had a lot of experience with nonprofit boards and all of their failings. The Lexington Rescue Mission is beyond reproach. Every board meeting is done in order, on time and all of our board members are prepared for the meetings, knowledgable about the subject matter and volunteer their time and talents to the mission outside of their board service. Beyond that, all of the employees of the Lexington Rescue Mission have a heart for the mission and the clients we serve and our founder and executive director, Mr. Jim Connell is exceedingly knowledgeable and hard working. I am so blessed to be a part of the Lexington Rescue Mission and plan to remain involved long after my board service, for the rest of my life.