LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2017) — The new Catholic Action Center in Lexington will hold an open house on Sunday, ahead of its official opening date on April 28. The open house will from 1-4 p.m. at 1055 Industry Road. The new center will operate as a 24-hour shelter.
The building is the new home of the Catholic Action Center and Community Inn, facilities operated by the non-profit, Divine Providence Inc. The city sold the Industry Road building to Divine Providence for $550,000 last year. As part of the sale, the city also received title to the building that formerly housed the Catholic Action Center on East Fifth Street.
“The new facility allows an increase in on-site services, more opportunities for our community to connect and build relationships with our citizens on the street, and a path from the street to a home,” said Ginny Ramsey, the center’s co-director. “One location affords our guests more dignity, opportunity and safety.”
Police will remain in their Central Roll Call, located on the second floor of the building, in the short-term. This summer, Roll Call will move across the street to Eastland Shopping Center, as the city maintains a police presence in the Winchester Road area.
The city’s Division of Adult and Tenant Services, which had been located on the first floor, has been moved to the Black and Williams Center, 498 Georgetown St.