Community Resources

United Way of the Bluegrass 2-1-1

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the list below, United Way of the Bluegrass 2-1-1 can help you connect to community services.

  • Dial the phone number 2-1-1.
  • Text your zip code to 898-211.
  • Call the toll-free alternative phone number (866) 362-6211.
  • Search their website.

Clothing Assistance
Food Assistance
Housing, Rental and Utilities Assistance, and Shelter
Transportation

 

Clothing Assistance

Jessamine County Homeless Coalition

(859) 813-0233
218 E. Maple St., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Always open.

Provides emergency clothing, food, shelter, and other services.


Salvation Army Clothing Bank

(859) 881-4241
205 S. First St., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Food Assistance

Bethel Harvest Church/Harvest of Hope Food Pantry

(859) 881-3939
3260 Lexington Rd., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Thursday, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Bring a photo ID with a current address or a recent utility bill with name and address.


Community Service Center of Wilmore and High Bridge

(859) 858-2819
209 E. Main St., Wilmore, KY

Food Pantry Hours:
The last Saturday of the month, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM for eligible Wilmore and High Bridge residents. (For Nov. and Dec., the pantry is open the Saturday before the holiday.)

Food Distribution Hours:
Thursday & Friday, 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Bring a photo ID, a bill, and proof of income.


Jessamine County Food Pantry

(859) 312-4003
Nicholasville Christian Church
104 S. Second St., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Tuesday, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Thursday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Bring a photo ID and proof of residence (such as a utility bill).


Jessamine County Homeless Coalition

(859) 813-0233
218 E. Maple St., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Always open.

Provides emergency food, shelter, clothing, and other services.


Nicholasville United Methodist Church

(859) 885-4481
303 W. Maple St., Nicholasville, KY

Pre-COVID, provided weekly Manna Meals. Currently provides free bread.

Hours:
Saturday, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM


Salvation Army Food Bank

(859) 881-4241
205 S. First St., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Bring a photo ID and proof of residence (such as a utility bill). If you have children, bring their medical cards.

Housing, Rental and Utilities Assistance, and Shelter

Blue Grass Community Action

213 S. Main St. Suite 103, Nicholasville, KY 40356
859-885-3512

Provides:

  • Rental assistance
  • Housing
  • Assistance paying electric or other utility bills (except water bills)
  • Weatherization on older homes for home owners
  • And other services.

Community Service Center of Wilmore and High Bridge

(859) 858-2819
209 E. Main St., Wilmore, KY

Needs Assistance Program is designed to help individuals within the Wilmore and High Bridge 40390 zip code.

Helps with:

  • Utility payments
  • Housing and rental payments
  • Clothing: Related to fire, flood, or unexpected relocation

Habitat for Humanity, Jessamine County

PO Box 649 Nicholasville, KY 40340
(859) 285-9775

You can apply to receive assistance through Habitat for Humanity if you:

  • Have a demonstrated need
  • Meet the income guidelines
  • Help build your home
  • Attend training classes
  • Help build others’ homes
  • Make monthly payments
  • For more information on qualifying, visit the website.

Housing Authority of Nicholasville (HAN)

601 Broadway St., Nicholasville
(859) 885-4324

  • Offers one Public Housing community with 54 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.
  • Does not participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Jessamine County Homeless Coalition

(859) 813-0233
218 E. Maple St., Nicholasville, KY

  • 3 to 4 day emergency shelter.
  • 90 day case-managed shelter.

Salvation Army

(859) 881-4241
205 S. First St., Nicholasville, KY

Offers utility and rental assistance.

Transportation

Blue Grass Ultra-Transit Service (BUS)

  • Public transportation services are available from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Saturday services are available from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Public transportation fares are $1.75 per mile, with a $5.00 minimum per trip.
  • Offers Medicaid recipients free rides to and from doctors appoints to those who qualify.
  • Rides can be scheduled with 72 hour notice.
  • To schedule a ride call 1-800-456-6588.

JessLex

  • Provide rides to and from Lexington and Nicholasville.
  • $5 per round trip.
  • Pick up and drop off times are 10:00 AM, noon and 2:00 PM.

NichTran

  • Runs Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:50 PM.
  • $2 per ride each way.
  • Bus pass is 10 rides for $10.
  • Veterans ride free with a military ID.
  • Free rides with a Jessamine County Public Library Card.

Last updated 11/23/2020.