Wildcats for H.O.M.E.S.

Get Involved

Mentorship Program

The Wildcats for HOMES Mentorship Program sends UK students to local Fayette County Elementary Schools to volunteer with children either experiencing homelessness or at-risk for homelessness.  This is a 1-2 hour commitment every week, in which our mentors go to their assigned school and mentor, play with, and/or tutor Lexington’s at-risk children.

If this appeals to you, please fill out this interest form: https://goo.gl/forms/TxBU2RPlUCujVto12

For those interested, contact Lexi Lane at alexis.lane@uky.edu or (304)964-1039

Urban Impact

To successfully enter society, it is critical for individuals to be equipped with life and career skills. Although school does an amazing job of supporting most students, if he/she/they are impacted by housing or hunger insecurities, they may be more likely to fall off track. Wildcats for HOMES is accepting volunteers for the Lexington Leadership Program. LLF has 4 programs, one of them being Urban Impact. Our volunteers are working with Urban Impact to mentor Fayette County High school students through career readiness.

For those interested in getting involved or wanting to know more, contact Adrienne Poole at agpo222@g.uky.edu

Volunteering

Over the past semester, Wildcats for HOMES has been working to add short-term volunteering opportunities for students to become more integrated into Lexington society. Daily service opportunities will occur once a month, ranging from volunteering with children to other community partners. This is a 1-4 hour commitment for one day, in which students will be introduced and educated about hunger and homelessness in Lexington.

For those interested, contact Wade Hall (henry.hall@uky.edu)

Make An Impact

Basic Needs Campaign

Wildcats for HOMES is committed to working with SSTOP Hunger and the UK community to make sure that all UK students have their basic needs – including housing – met!  The Basic Needs Campaign is looking to:

  1. Establish and fund a physical Basic Needs Center
  2. Establish a Basic Needs Fund
  3. Creating a full-time Basic Needs Staff position

Learn more about the campaign here: https://www.tinyurl.com/BNCuky

Follow SSTOP Hunger for more information: https://www.facebook.com/sstopuky/

Previous Events

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

  • Saturday, November 10th – Day of Service
  • Monday, November 12th – Food and Housing Insecurity Volunteer Fair
  • Tuesday, November 13th – Incarceration Panel
  • Wednesday, November 14th – Oxfam Hunger Banquet
  • Thursday, November 15th – Rubbertown Screening
  • Friday, November 16th – Thanksgiving Basket Drive Ends
  • Monday, November 19th – Friendsgiving

If you attended these events, or are interested in participating in future awareness events, contact Danielle Doering at danielle.doering@uky.edu

About Us

Welcome to Wildcats for Housing, Opportunity, Mentorship, Employment, and Services (H.O.M.E.S.)! Our mission is to provide structured experiences, in part by developing sustainable campus and community partnerships, that motivate students to learn about, think through, and take action against homelessness.

We are looking for passionate, committed students to apply for this year’s Coordinator Team! If you are a UK student, have a passion for making the world a better place and stand against homelessness: find more information and the application at the link below!

https://uky.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/center-for-community-outreach

Contact Us

Director

Mentorship Chair

Volunteer Chair

Adrienne Poole

agpo222@g.uky.edu

Awareness Chair

Danielle Doering

danielle.doering@uky.edu 

Day of Service Chair

Wade Hall

henry.hall@uky.edu

Promotions Chair

Savanna Rowe

savanna.rowe@uky.edu

Young Adult Homelessness Chair

Beau Revlett

beau.revlett@uky.edu

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Participate in events all week dedicated to eradicating hunger and homelessness

VIA DONATIONS, SERVICE AND EDUCATION

Incarceration Panel

Thanksgiving Baskets

Day of Service

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