Emergency Shelter

Food, shelter and clothing are fundamental human needs, and they are the first things we provide to homeless people who show up at our door.

We average 200 clients

sleeping in the emergency shelter each night. During colder months, the men served at the shelter averages about 250. We turn no one away if they need assistance.

The Emergency Shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each month on average, the Shelter provides 6,000 nights of lodging and the Jacobs Hope Cafeteria serves 12,000 meals. Many volunteers help serve the meals, and clients also participate in work crews in the kitchen.

Typically, homeless individuals don’t have access to regular health care. That means two things: they develop health problems that become compounded by years of neglect, and their health problems help keep them homeless.

The Healthfirst staff treats an average of 500 clients each month at the Hyde Hope Health Clinic. Health Clinic nurses also educate them on health care issues, helping prevent future health problems.

Each client has a Caseworker to connect them with the services they may need. It could be an assist to find a job, working through a language barrier, or just connecting them with services from which they could be receiving assistance. Caseworkers work directly with clients in the Emergency Shelter. The Hope Center Emergency Shelter is for adult males only. Women and families may obtain shelter from the Salvation Army on West Main Street.


Emergency Shelter

360 West Loudon Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508

Call Us: (859)-252-7881

Call our Emergency Shelter line for more info on:

Emergency Shelter for Men, Mental Health Program, Homeless Veterans Program, Street Outreach, Hope Mobile, Housing First, and Drug & Alcohol-Free Housing

If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

Get Help

Emergency Shelter

360 W. Loudon Ave. Lexington, Ky 40508: 859-252-7881

Hyde Hope Health Clinic: 859-225-5035

(For Recovery Program intake, call the Emergency Shelter and ask for Intake)

Reach Us

Men's Recovery Intake Number


Women's Recovery Intake Number


Donations & volunteers


The Hope Center is a 501c3 non-profit.
For all donations or volunteer assistance contact the Development Department at 859-721-0144.

For Men’s Emergency Shelter and Recovery Program questions and intake call 859-252-7881.
For Women’s Recovery Program intake call 859-252-2002.

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Last Updated: 1/4/2022