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.
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.
If you would like to get involved in any way, let us
know. All funding is through donations; all food and supplies are
donated. Food, clothing, supplies, personal care items and caring people
are always needed!