Arbor Youth Services is in need of youth winter clothing and cleaning supplies.
“When freezing weather hits, some parents have to separate from their children while they go to the adult shelters and the children go to Arbor Youth Services,” said Polly Ruddick, Director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. “Currently, all of our adult shelters are full and have extended capacity.”
Arbor Youth Services is the only emergency shelter for unaccompanied children in central Kentucky. They provide shelter for children as young as 6 weeks old and as old as 17. Arbor provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to children who may be homeless, abused, neglected or at risk of being victimized.
Donations can be dropped off at 540 W. Third St.
The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention weather plan is activated and will remain in effect through Dec. 14. The plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees so people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have warm, secure shelter.