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.

Addiction and Recovery
Clothing Assistance
Food Assistance
Housing, Rental and Utilities Assistance, and Shelter
Sexual Violence
Transportation

 

Addiction and Recovery

AA Meetings

Kingdom Life Fellowship
800 S Main St
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Due to COVID, AA meetings are currently held online. Visit the Bluegrass Intergroup website to join a meeting via Zoom.


Jessamine DUI & Substance Abuse Program

(859) 213-2283
202 Edgewood Dr., Nicholasville, KY

Hours:
Monday-Tuesday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Wednesday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Thursday-Saturday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Provides state mandated DUI education, outpatient, and intensive outpatient treatment.


Revive Life House

(859) 881-4505
111 Coconut Grove, Nicholasville, KY

Provides a Christian clinical addiction recovery program for men.


Stepworks of Nicholasville

(800) 712-0905
151 Coconut Grove Dr., Nicholasville, KY

Stepworks of Nicholasville is a women-only rehab facility. They offer a 30-day detox and residential rehab program as well as a short stay detox-only program.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

  • 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.

Sexual Violence

Ampersand: Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass

24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Business Line: 859-253-2615
2025 Regency Rd., Lexington, KY 40503

  • A resource for anyone impacted by the spectrum of sexual violence, including recent trauma, multiple assaults, and adult survivors of childhood sexual violence.
  • Can meet locally if you are unable to travel to Lexington.

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 12/10/2020.