A one-stop center for those in need in the Ashland area
What does The Neighborhood do?
The Neighborhood provides a safe, secure, clean, and convenient facility for those in need of assistance. With seven nonprofit agencies serving low to moderate income people in our area, The Neighborhood aims to increase the employability of individuals and reduce the risk of homelessness for families in our region.
2516 Carter Ave.
Agencies at The Neighborhood
ASHLAND COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Established in 1983, it provides hungry people with a hot, nutritious meal in a clean and safe environment. The kitchen also provides meals for the Ashland Meals-on-Wheels program. Over 70,000 meals are prepared annually by the kitchen. VISIT WEBSITE
(M-F: Breakfast—8 to 9 a.m. • M-F: Lunch—11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • Dinner—M-TH: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. w/dinner bags given at lunch time)
CARES (Community Assistance & Referral Service)
Established in 1990, it provides assistance and referrals to individuals and families in Boyd County during times of need, crisis and emergency. They provide a leadership role in helping to minimize duplication of valuable services by acting as an information clearing house for a variety of area agencies and churches. VISIT WEBSITE
(Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Established in 2012, it is a faith-based organization. It provides emergency relief for those in need of personal care items, cleaning and laundry supplies not covered by food stamps. Individuals are provided with shower facilities, haircuts, and mailboxes at The Neighborhood location. VISIT WEBSITE
(Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Hope Central is a resource center and can point you to any one of seven other organizations at The Neighborhood that can provide the emergency care that you need. Plus, if you have other questions — educational, parenting, expongement, literally any question that you don’t know who to ask — ask Hope Central. VISIT WEBSITE
RIVER CITIES HARVEST
Established in 1991, it collects perishable and non-perishable food that would otherwise be wasted from area restaurants and food stores. It distributes approximately 400,000 pounds of product to 29 agencies that feed low income people in Boyd and Greenup counties in Kentucky and Lawrence County in Ohio. VISIT WEBSITE
(Not open to Public)
THE DRESSING ROOM
Established in 1920, it is the oldest of the nonprofits within The Neighborhood. It collects, cleans and repairs clothing and miscellaneous household items, then redistributes them at no cost to individuals and families in need. They serve over 35,000 individuals annually. VISIT WEBSITE
(Monday-Friday: 10-11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.)