Arbor Youth Services is the ONLY emergency shelter for unaccompanied children in Central Kentucky.
We 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.
Arbor Youth Services relies on the generosity of our community to ensure that many youth and shelter needs are met.
Monetary gifts are critical in Arbor’s efforts to continue to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to children who may be homeless, abused, neglected or at risk of being victimized. Please consider making a financial donation by clicking Give below. Every contribution makes a difference in the lives of our children and young adults.
we regularly need
Monetary donations can be mailed to or dropped off at 540 West Third St. Lexington, KY 40508
In-kind donations can be dropped off at 536 or 540 West Third Street. Please note that Arbor Youth Services cannot accept donations of used clothing or coats at this time.
Hygiene supplies (deodorant, soap, hair brushes, etc.)
Individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, etc.)
Sports equipment (balls, etc.)
Twin sheets (white/new)
Twin comforters (new)
Towels and washcloths (white/new)
Dishcloths and potholders (new)
Nonstick pots and pans
Plastic containers for food and supply storage
Grocery gift cards
Fuel gift cards
Non-perishable food items
Socks and underwear (adult size L, XL, XXL)
volunteer at Arbor
Lead a Life Skills group
Adopt a room to decorate at our shelter
Help us maintain our garden
Provide supervision on outings
Join our Board of Directors
Organize our donation room
Mow the lawn or rake leaves
Tutor our youth in basic math or science
Organize a donation drive
Recruit or maintain Safe Place sites
Be a mentor
536 West Third Street Lexington, KY 40508 • Phone: (859) 254-2501 • firstname.lastname@example.org