What is The Neighborhood?

The Neighborhood aim is to provide a safe, secure, clean, and convenient one-stop center for those in need of assistance in the northeastern Kentucky region. Part of the mission’s goal is to increase the employability and reduce the risk of homelessness for families in the region.

With multiple nonprofits located together in a common location, The Neighborhood can facilitate access to services and help meet the needs of families served. The Neighborhood routinely serves hundreds of people daily.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD NONPROFITS

Video Walkthrough

Take a tour through the halls of The Neighborhood and learn about the work its agencies are doing:

History

The Neighborhood was formed in 2002 to ultimately provide a centralized facility where nonprofit agencies could serve the needs of  low income individuals with basic assistance. In 2004, land and a building was purchased on Central Avenue in Ashland, KY and work began to determine how it could be refurbished to best serve the mission’s objectives. By 2007, structural repairs and improvements were completed and the interior spaces for CAReS and River Cities Harvest were operational. In 2011, The Dressing Room’s new space was completed. In early 2012, Ashland Community Kitchen joined; and in 2013, Clean Start was opened.

Services

With multiple nonprofits located together in a common location, The Neighborhood can facilitate access to services and help meet the needs of families served. The Neighborhood routinely serves hundreds of people daily.

Services provided at The Neighborhood include:

  • Food distribution to area food pantries
  • Emergency food
  • Utility assistance
  • Help with birth certificates and ID cards
  • Health care referrals
  • Prescription medication assistance
  • Case/care management
  • Household goods
  • Free clothing and miscellaneous items
  • Hot, nutritious meals 5 days a week
  • Showers, hair cuts and mailboxes
Contact Info

2516 Carter Ave.
P.O. Box 1703
Ashland, KY 41105