New Life Day Center provides assistance to those in need in the Lexington, KY area. Through multiple different services, NLDC is able to empower individuals to become stable, independent and proud. With your help, we are able to contribute and serve in multiple life-changing ways. We use your support to help offer medical services, get panhandlers off the streets, house individuals, and ultimately connect them to Christ.
Clients of New Life Day Center will have an opportunity for full time employment, with benefits, at Toyota Tsusho Jobs in Georgetown, KY. Clients will work a ten month program where they will learn essential job skills and recovery skills to not only get a job, but to keep a job long term.
In 2016, there were upwards of 125 panhandlers on the streets at any given time in Lexington. Other cities had success with a public awareness campaign and panhandling van to reduce the number of panhandlers on the streets. Mayor Jim Gray tasked New Life Day Center with benchmarking and operating the End Panhandling Now Van to reduce numbers across the city.
Not only has the van reduced the number of active panhandlers by over 85%, hundreds of miles of city roads have been picked up in our first three years! The panhandlers also prefer to work for their money, rather than standing on the street corners which is dangerous and demeaning.
How the Panhandling Van Has Helped:
11: Number of panhandlers that work per day
2-10: Number of miles cleaned per day
150: Number of bags of litter picked up per day
*In April of 2016, 125 panhandlers were counted on the streets.
In September 2019, 15 panhandlers were counted on the streets.
Bluegrass Community Health Clinic has partnered with New Life Day Center to provide an on-site official clinic site. Medical professionals offer preventative and on-going medical care for the clients at NLDC.
The Services Provided by Nurses Include:
The Services Provided by Medical Providers Include:
The Services Provided by Mental Health Providers Include:
40 % of our homeless clients have regular income, yet they are homeless. A huge barrier for them, was coming up with first month’s rent AND the required rental deposit (often as much as one month’s rent). Our Rental Deposit Assistance Program was developed from a client opinion service where we asked what services aren’t being offered in Lexington that they need. Our laundry program also came from a survey.
The concept is simple, if a homeless individual receives enough verifiable monthly income to support themselves in stable housing, they qualify for a rental deposit grant.
New Life Day Center assists the individual who earns income through employment, Social Security, VA benefits, or other verifiable income sources, into a stable living environment by assisting with costly rental deposits. If the client is not a New Life client, they must have a referral from a verifiable agency (VA, Public School System, Church etc.)
How the Rental Deposit Assistance Has Helped:
315: Number of clients housed since 2016
75%: Percentage of those clients that stay housed
(for at least a 1 year period)
While working to end homelessness is our mission, our first and most important goal is to share the grace, love and salvation of Jesus Christ. Our center is not affiliated with any one church or denomination, but simply serves the community and shares our love for Jesus through each and every interaction.
There is true freedom in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Whatever it is you are going through in life (homelessness, addiction, loss, unemployment, disease) we know that a personal relationship with Jesus is the answer.
Through staff and volunteer testimonies, our three weekly faith-based services, and through client redemption stories we are able to show the love of Jesus to our community.
Open Door Policy: New Life Day Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Worship Service Information: Sunday, 1:00 pm
(Experience worship, testimonies, sermons, and fellowship)
Weekly Bible Study: Hosted at 9am by Grace Fellowship
(Discover more about what the Word of God says about life’s problems and solutions!)
224 N MLK Blvd, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-721-2325 | Fax: 859-721-2325