The Well of Lexington is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization committed to helping women live free from sexual exploitation, addiction, and homelessness. We provide a two-year residential program of recovery and renewal for women who have survived sex trafficking or prostitution, and most often also suffer from substance disorder, and want a safe and healing environment in which to rest, recover, and create new and healthier lives for themselves.
Modeled after the Magdalene Program at Thistle Farms® in Nashville, Tennessee, we take a "housing first" approach. Women who enter The Well have a welcoming home and community to live in, free-of-charge, for up to two years while they participate in the Program. During this time, each Resident receives comprehensive professional case management to help her obtain all of the services necessary to begin the process of healing.
We work closely with other non-profit organizations and government agencies in Central Kentucky to make the following available to our Residents: medical and dental care; mental health services including intensive outpatient drug/alcohol rehabilitation and individual therapy; ongoing addiction recovery support; and legal help as needed. After a woman has been at The Well of Lexington for four months, she will receive vocational and educational training applicable to her circumstances. In addition, she will have the opportunity to work part-time for an employer in the community approved by The Well or through any social enterprise The Well may sponsor.