Often, those who are blessed enough to own a home have misconceptions about homeless people. Take the time to stop a homeless person on the street and ask about their life story and how they became homeless.
Homeless shelters in Lexington are filled with talented, professional, and educated people. I personally know homeless people who have Art Degrees, Security Degrees, Paralegal Degrees, Health Administration Degrees, RN Degrees, Human Resource Degrees, etc., etc., etc.
This Saturday, August 21st at 7:30 p.m., a live performance will take place by The Actors Guild. The title of the play is “Don’t Call Me Homeless – I Don’t Call You Homed.”
The performance is free. Monetary donations will be taken if you are interested in helping the homeless. Lexington’s Actors Guild is located at 903 Manchester Street. Their phone number is 866-811-4111. Their web-site is www.actorsguildoflexington,org.
If you are interested in attending, please call for reservations, eventhough the event is free. What better way to spend a Saturday night in Lexington – entertainment, laughter, and enlightenment for no cost whatsoever.
If you are interested in becoming actively involved in assisting homeless people to be productive again, you have several options. You can donate money, clothing, food, and supplies, OR simply do volunteer work. The following are homeless shelters in Lexington:
***Salvation Army – located at 736 West Main Street – phone number 859-252-7706 or 7707. There are other excellent services provided by Salvation Army. Their Day Care / Kindergarten Center is located at 722 West Main Street – phone number 859-252-7709. The Boys and Girls Club is also located at 722 West Main Street – phone number 859-258-2582.
*** Salvation Army is the only shelter in Lexington that houses both female residents and families. It is an excellent resource for those with substance abuse problems. The program is a 12-step program called “Safe Haven.” Recovery is presented from a spritual view.
***The Men’s Hope Center Emergency Shelter is located at 360 West Loudon Avenue – phone number 859-389-9820 or 859-252-7881. This shelter also offers a substance abuse recovery program. Due to the large number of men living there, donations are desperately needed.
***The Women’s Hope Center is located at 1524 Versailles Road – phone number 859-252-2002. This program is for addicts who desire to recover. The program is a 12-step program that usually takes 8 to 12 months to complete. Completion depends on the rate at which the participant progresses.
If you are impacted by this article, get involved. Remember, ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Update: The response to this play was overwhelming. Numerous people have told me that they called for reservations, and there was no availability. The play will be performed again in September and October.
One person that attended the live production reports that it was wonderful entertainment – funny, engaging, and well worth your time. Call now for reservations if you plan to attend in September or October.