107 East 1st Avenue, Lexington, NC 27292
Gene Ingram, Coordinator/Special Events Chairman
About: Crisis Ministry Adult Shelter
The adult shelter has 48 male beds in their dorm and 16 female beds in their dorm. The building consists of kitchen, showers, and laundry facilities. The shelter opens Monday through Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until closing at 6:30 a.m. Each guest is provided a continental breakfast, coffee and juice, every morning. A hot meal is served every evening by one of the local churches or service organizations. Shower and laundry facilities are available. A day room is also provided for residents to come in from the weather. Residents are required to work, be looking for employment, and or to apply for SSI/SSDI. One half of their earned income is set aside in a savings account. The goal is for residents to save enough funds in order to pay deposits and rent their own homes. The facility has full time case managers on duty to assist all residents.
First UMC serves the evening meal on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. See schedule.
About: Genesis House Family Shelter
In 2001, the Genesis House for families was added. The facility can accommodate up to eight families. Each family is provided a private room and bath. A small kitchen and pantry provides the residents the liberty of preparing their own meals. Every evening, residents eat together in the community dining hall. Local churches and services organizations provide a delicious meal every evening. There is a large living room for watching television and a playroom for the children to enjoy games and read children books. Residents are required to work, be looking for employment, or to apply for SSI/SSDI. One half of their income is set aside in a savings account so residents can save enough money to pay deposits and rent. Residents are hopeful they will reach their goal of having a home of their own.
About: Emergency Food Assistance
The program offers emergency food assistance in our local community helping families that are truly in need. The program works closely with the Department of Social Services and other service agencies to assist families that are not receiving food stamps or families that are only receiving the minimum of $50.00 food stamps per month. Food is donated by churches, schools and civic organizations. The Food Bank is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.
About: Clothing Bank
The Clothing Bank is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m.--4:00 p.m. Donations are received from the local community. There is no charge for the new and or gently used clothing. An individual can receive assistance with clothing one time every six months. Many of our local families in the community are able to receive help for school clothes and clothing for special occasions. Residents enjoy and appreciate receiving clothing from the clothing bank.