Arbor Youth Services

Envisioning a community where all at-risk children and youth are strengthened and supported to regain ties with their family, their community and other encouraging adults.

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Arbor provides the following services to children, youth, and families throughout Central Kentucky

• Emergency Shelter for children ages 6 weeks – 17 years
• 24-Hour Crisis Intervention
• Safe Place Services
• Counseling and Case Management
• Parenting Support
• Independent Living Skills Development
• Respite Care
• Information and Referral
• Street Outreach

Supporting Youth

In Transition

Our history

We’ve been supporting youth
in Lexington since 1976

In 1976, the Junior League of Lexington and the Orphan’s Society of Lexington, in partnership with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government had the vision to support youth in transition by opening a coed adolescent group home in a Fourth Street duplex in Lexington.

For 43 years, Arbor Youth Services has continued to support youth by providing a safe environment and caring staff during teens most vulnerable time of need.

“I was given no other option when my grandmother didn’t want me. I went to the Arbor Youth, it was such a blessing to be there. They brought me in and gave me everything I could need as a 15 year old man.”

Did you Know?

1 in 7 youth will run away before age 18.
A child is abused or neglected every 35 seconds in the United States.
40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ.
We made a difference by helping:

Youth sheltered and serviced in 2017

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Stay in contact with our latest events and updates on the organization, as well as information on the Lexington youth community.

Emergency Shelter

“It was the first time I felt like
anybody listened to me.”

We’re Central Kentucky’s only emergency shelter for children 6 weeks to 17 years old. We offer a safe, home-like environment for children in transition.

Reach us

We’re always available by phone, but feel free to reach us via email as well.

536 West Third Street Lexington, KY 40508

(859) 254-2501

536 West Third Street Lexington, KY 40508    •    Phone: (859) 254-2501    •