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.
Temporary Operating Hours
until further notice
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. - Noon | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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WayPoint Center at Charles Young Center
540 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Coming soon, Lexington's new East End neighborhood WayPoint Center!
Waypoint Centers serve as a neighborhood resource to support family financial success and stability, using bundled social services in partnership with community agencies.
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
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.