The Hope Center provides emergency shelter, food and clothing to homeless people but it is much more than just a shelter.  The Hope Center is a multi-location, comprehensive social service agency delivering a variety of life-sustaining and life-rebuilding programs to help the homeless get off the street and stay off the street. For more information about the Hope Center or to make a donation, click here to visit their website! Email Trey Kramer ( if you’re interested in volunteering through 2Pres. 

Second Presbyterian Church:

  • provides volunteers for serving dinner on the 3rd and 4th Mondays of every month.
  • sponsors one of the dinners for the men during the Hope Center’s 12 Days of Christmas celebration each year (we shop, pay for, cook, and serve the meal).
  • provides the food, prepares and serves a meal to the men at least once during the summer.
  • provides snacks and drinks and solicits door prizes to be given away while the residents watch a televised UK basketball game every season.
  • has for the past two years jointly or fully sponsored the Community Thanksgiving dinner where anyone in the community that wants a Thanksgiving meal can come out and eat.
  • has provided the drinks and desserts (with a volunteer staff to distribute them) since 2007 for the Community Christmas party.
  • provides funding, shopping, and delivery of coffee for meals, for AA meetings, and for the Detox Unit; coffee is considered a luxury there and Second has provided coffee every month for several years.