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The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families

The Nest is a safe and healing place for education, counseling, advocacy, and support - reaching thousands of individuals, parents, survivors, and children each year.

www.thenestlexington.org Tax ID 31-0904247


Our purpose is to embrace, encourage, and empower without bias. 

Since 1977, we have been a lifeline for all individuals and families in crisis, facing adversity, or who have unexpected needs. Our holistic approach incorporates four FREE programs: early childhood education, family assistance for basic human needs, counseling and advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence, and education and support for parents.  We are proud to provide support in English and Spanish.

Together, we transform lives through education, counseling, advocacy, and support. Our vision is to be the leader of real and sustainable change by creating a safe, equitable, and thriving community.  Our values that guide us each day towards that vision include:

PASSION: We promote life-long learning and are committed in heart and mind.

RESPONSIBILITY: We provide quality service by being adaptable, accepting ownership of our actions, and taking accountability for our results.

INCLUSION: We create a welcoming environment of mutual respect, acceptance and dignity for all.

COLLABORATION: We effectively communicate, support one another, and combine our strengths to achieve greater goals.

EMPATHY: We take the time to understand and recognize each other’s journey.

SAFETY: We prioritize the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our clients, team and partners.