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We couldn’t do what we do without your donations. We need both funds and goods to stock our center.

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We are happy to work with these other wonderful agencies, and will provide referrals.

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Special Events

The Nest has some great annual events. Make plans now to attend!

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The Good Giving Challenge has just kicked off! What if all of the friends of The Nest gave $10?

Just $10 would give: 10 families shampoo & soap for a month; or 32 diapers for a newborn baby; or 1 small canister of formula for an infant... the list goes on! Please consider donating to The Nest and help children and families in our community to survive. ‪#‎goodgivingchallenge

Our 38th Annual Reindeer Express is on December 11th, 2015 this year!

We are in need of following donations for Reindeer Express:

Toys for Boys and Girls - Infant to 6 years Old
Coats, Hats, Scarves, Gloves and Any Other Winter Attire for Children Infant - 6 Years Old
Educational Items for Boys and Girls such as Books, Board Games, Crafts, etc.

Please drop off your generous donation to The Nest, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.
If you are interested in hosting a toy drive at your business or place of work, please contact Sheri Estill at (859)259-1974 ext. 231. 

Thank you in advance for helping us make every child's Christmas a special memory.


The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families provides a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. Our programs focus on the prevention of physical and sexual abuse and neglect of children and the stabilization of the family unit.

Our STARS-rated Child Care Program provides free, high quality full-time or respite child care for families in need. The Nest also offers the Self-Help Parent Program, a program designed to support families recovering from violence, abuse, and neglect, and to promote stronger family units and positive family communication.

Our Crisis Care Management Program assists families that are in need of emergency supplies, including food, toiletries, clothing, and cleaning supplies, and offers referrals for emergency financial and legal assistance.

Finally, The Nest offers individual and group counseling through our Domestic Violence Counseling and Support Program.

Support The Nest

The Nest has volunteer opportunities for individuals with a wide variety of interests and talents. If you want to help, we can find a place for you!

We depend on the generosity of donors to help us with both financial support and donations of goods for our Crisis Care Management Program.

Corporate donations and sponsorships are essential to our operations. Sponsor one of our events and help us make a difference in the lives of Lexington’s families.


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