History

Founded in June, 2000, in Lexington, KY, the Catholic Action Center is based on the Catholic Worker Movement, began by Dorothy Day. The center is a house of hospitality that welcomes all who are in need. It is a faith based outreach of volunteers who strive to provide all guests a welcoming place to receive their basic needs with dignity.The mission of the center is to “fill in the gap" of services for our brothers and sisters in need with no government funding by providing an opportunity for people of faith to connect with and serve the marginalized of our community. Three meals a day, shower and restroom facilities, mail receipt, a telephone, clean clothing and a place to gather are all a part of the hospitality offered. Caring ears to listen and connections with social service agencies are also available. Daily prayer services are held for those who hunger spiritually.

Over 5.5 million meals served.  Over 890,000 nights of shelter provided.  Over 2.5 million items of clothing given.  Over 225,000 showers taken.  Over 95,000 loads of laundry cleaned.  Over 90 funerals for souls who had no one.  Millions of prayers raised to the heavens.  Unlimited offerings of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, mercy
by over 200,000 volunteers - no government funding no paid staff.
That is the Catholic Action Center: 
2000-2016

Future

Beginning April 2017, the Catholic Action Center will be a 24HR operation. In addition to daytime shelter, the Catholic Action Center will offer overnight shelter all in one location: 1055 Industry Road. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the center. Helping hands and caring hearts are always welcome in preparing and serving meals, sorting donations, and being part of the ministry of presence to the marginalized and homeless of our community.

We needyour prayer support & financial support as the new location is being readied to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe our sisters & brother and offer dignity, hope & connections. The building & retrofit of the building cost $1,100,000. With the sale of properties, the final debt will be $550,000. The mortgage has been secured on the property that is valued at $2,100,000. Renovations should be completed by early Spring & we hope to celebrate Easter in the new facility. 

Please prayerfully consider donating to the new Catholic Action Center. All donations are tax deductible & every dollar is directly giving life, dignity, food & shelter to those who Jesus named the "least of my people". 

Thank you for considering this request. May you & your family be blessed!

Donations can be made by: 
Check: Mail to Catholic Action Center
P.O. Box 324
Lexington, KY 40588
Stock Donation: Call 859-514-7210
 for more information
Online Donation: Visit our Donate Tab