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UWBG’s WayPoint strategy was born out of an in-depth analysis of our regional community and current demographics, and a meaningful understanding of what our community needs to evolve into a better, more resilient Bluegrass.

WayPoint’s mission is to create an access point for families and individuals, and to provide vital programming to people living in underserved neighborhoods and communities of color. Each WayPoint center brings together the region’s most effective nonprofit, government, and business organizations to leverage their strengths against our community’s biggest issues. WayPoint centers coordinate an ecosystem of partners and programs to have the greatest impact on local families from a physical and place based anchor in their communities.

Visit Us In-Person

WayPoint Center at Charles Young Center
540 East Third Street 
Lexington, KY 40508

 

Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spotlight Event:

Child Tax Credit Webinar

Wednesday, July 28    |   7 p.m.    |   via Zoom

Join the Community Impact team of the United Way of the Bluegrass for a webinar discussing these upcoming changes to the Child Tax Credit and what they will mean to you and your family.

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Available Services

The below services are available at the WayPoint Center located in the Charles Young Center: 

  • In-person assessment and referrals to available services to help support basic needs
     

  • Case-management
     

  • One-on-one budget, credit, and financial counseling
     

  • No cost income tax filing and preparation services
     

  • Access to mainstream banking products
     

  • Periodic no cost financial workshops covering topics like budgeting, home ownership, business startup, etc.  
     

  • Full suite of workforce development programming designed to address all aspects of un/underemployment

  • Youth mentoring and tutoring
     

  • Kindergarten readiness training for parents and care-providers
     

  • Parenting classes and family support services
     

  • Neighborhood safety initiatives, including mentoring for teens and youth
     

  • Educational support services for students.