An Environment That Supports Recovery

Hillrise ApartmentsHill Rise Place

Recovery Program clients who are ready to move back into the community benefit greatly from living in an environment that supports their recovery. That’s the idea behind Hill Rise Place and the Rouse House.

Hill Rise Place is a 40-unit efficiency apartment building that is operated in a drug- and alcohol-free, recovery-oriented environment. Residents, who are all male, have access to the Hope Center’s employment, recovery and social services programs as well as the Health Clinic.

The facility has a number of amenities, including a community room for AA and NA meetings, a community kitchen, coin laundry facilities and an active tenant council.


The Barbara H. Rouse House

The Rouse House provides the same opportunity for women who have been through a recovery program. The Barbara H. Rouse Apartments is a 44-unit building next to the Ball-Quantrell Jones Center for Women. The building was opened in November 2010. The facility provides drug- and alcohol-free permanent housing to women in recovery and provides an atmosphere that supports their continued sobriety. The Hope Center owes thanks for the funding of this building to the Rouse Family Foundation, a Neighborhood Stabilization capital grant awarded by the Kentucky Department for Local Government, and competitive funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.


Housing First

The Hope Center was awarded the Housing First grant from the Lexington Fayette County Urban County Government which began in January 2015. This program has been proven to combat chronic homelessness and save millions of tax payers’ dollars in other cities across the country including Louisville, Seattle and New York City.

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Housing First is an approach that offers permanent, affordable housing as quickly as possible for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and then provides the supportive services and connections to the community-based supports people need to keep their housing and avoid returning to homelessness… Read More


Hill Rise Place Apartments
709 N. Hill Rise Ct.
Lexington, Ky. 40504
Phone: 859-255-8077


The Barbara H. Rouse Apartments
1518 Versailles Road
Lexington, Ky. 40504
Phone: 859-252-2002