HopeMobile working to fill a void during pandemic

Posted at 8:41 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 21:21:01-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Hope Center's HopeMobile has been providing essentials to Lexington's homeless population to try to fill a void during the coronavirus closings.

The HopeMobile's mission is to fill the gap left behind by businesses that have been forced to close during the pandemic.

“Many spaces that serve as a safe place for the homeless have been forced to close their doors temporarily,” said Janice James, interim executive director of the Hope Center. “As we move through uncertain times, the HopeMobile staff provides comfort and care to those in Lexington who need it most. It’s also especially important during these hot summer days.”

A product of the Hope Center, the HopeMobile provides food, water and other every day necessities some people take for granted.

As the days go on during the pandemic, the HopeMobile needs donations such as PPE, hand sanitizer and toiletries to continue to help the most vulnerable.

The HopeMobile runs Monday through Friday at various churches downtown.

Donations may be dropped off at the Hope Center Men’s Emergency Shelter, 360 W. Loudon Ave. Please call the front desk at 859-252-7881 to drop off donated items, or contact Carey Cairo at for more information.