MISSION LEXINGTON INC
230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
% Chris Skidmore
Lexington KY 40508-2603
Contact Information
Nonprofit MISSION LEXINGTON INC
Address 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
% Chris Skidmore
Lexington, KY 40508 2603
Phone (859) 272-0219
Fax 859 272-0434
Contact Name Chris Skidmore
Web and Social Media
Mission Lexington Free Dental Clinic
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2005
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer You may mail a check to:
Mission Lexington
230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508-2603
 
Or, you may donate using your credit card online at http://www.missionlexington.org/support.html or by calling 859-272-0219.  

To volunteer at the Dental Clinic, please call 859-519-8157.

To volunteer at the Medical Clinic, please call 859-272-0219.

To volunteer at the Vision Clinic, please call 859-272-0219.

To volunteer at Faith Pharmacy, please call 859-272-0219.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement

​THE DOWNTOWN LIFELINE TRANSFORMING LIVES BY PROMOTING HEALTH AND HEALING IN A CHRIST-LIKE MANNER.

Background Statement With the vision of a community where basic human needs are met, we formed Mission Lexington in March, 2005.  Mission Lexington is dedicated to meeting the needs of our poorest neighbors.  We are committed to serving and empowering our our community's most vulnerable residents.  We value building relationships and preserving dignity.  We strive to enhance each person's whole self, treating all with love and respect.  
Impact Statement

Every year Mission Lexington has existed, we have provided more patient visits than the year before. Though each clinic provides approximately 200 patient visits every month, it’s important to remember our patients are more than numbers. Donor investments in the Mission Lexington free Dental Clinic enable patients to greet potential employers with a smile, but many times the healing goes deeper than that. When you support Mission Lexington you truly transform lives like the mother whose smile we reconstructed after she'd stepped in between her daughter, and the crowbar of her daughter's abuser.

Donor investments in Faith Pharmacy and our Free Medical Clinic save lives. On the very first night I ever volunteered at the Mission Lexington free medical clinic, a mental health patient stopped me, grabbed me by the hand, looked in my eyes with the warmest expression, and said “Thank you. I can never thank you enough for everything this place means to me.” Then she looked at her physician, and looked back at me, and as a tear welled up in her eye, “This doctor saved my life. I can never thank you all enough.”

Another Mission Lexington Free Dental Clinic patient was born with such a severely cleft palate that only her closest family members could understand her when she spoke. A Mission Lexington volunteer maxillofacial prosthodontist built a special plate for her mouth—and now she has a voice that people can understand for the first time in her life.

Faith Pharmacy provides medications that save lives every week. Another new patient came to Faith Pharmacy for help obtaining his much-needed insulin and asthma medications. He’d had insurance, Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, but upon recertification he did not qualify any longer because his wife’s income put him over the limit-- it had increased slightly due to her employer’s addition of one hour per day to her schedule. He is not able to work due to physical injuries as well as memory problems he sustained in an accident. He has filed for disability and has an upcoming hearing. He was very thankful Faith Pharmacy could fill in during this ‘in-between’ time. He even returned the following Saturday for more education about how to take care of himself. Dr. McMahan was able to do extensive teaching about his inhalers and use of a peak flow meter as an early detection tool for asthma attacks.

Needs Statement
1.  Mission Lexington needs volunteers who are licensed Dentists, Pharmacists, and Optometrists.  We need interpreters who are fluent in Spanish and English.  We can also use volunteers in areas of social media, front desk reception, photography, snow removal, cleaning, and building maintenance and renovation.
2.  We don’t just get a dental patient out of pain, we work until they are fully restored.  It takes $12,000.00 to cover the costs of all dentures that we provide in a year. 
3.  $8,000.00 would cover the costs of all laboratory tests we must outsource during one year.  To save money we have in-house equipment for most tests, but some we must send to other labs.
4.  To perform eye examinations, we need an Ophthalmic Slit Lamp or $6,500.00 to purchase a reconditioned model.  Diabetic retinopathy presents no early warning signs without a proper exam, but with the proper equipment, early detection and timely treatment can prevent vision loss and blindness.
5.  A contribution of $2,500.00 would pay for an entire week of operating expenses.  It costs $423.45 a day to provide our patients with the primary care exams, wound dressings, psychiatric care, lab tests, medications, dental exams, x-rays, root canals, and other services they need.
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
During one of my first nights working at the Medical Clinic, one of our doctors invited a patient from the waiting room, welcomed her, and introduced the patient to me.  The patient squeezed my hand, thanked me profusely and then she said something I will never forget.  She looked at her doctor, and said “This doctor saved my life.  I can never thank you enough.”  
This is the type of difference we are making in the lives of our neighbors who need it most.
The same thing can be said about the transformation that our dental clinic brings.  One of our patients recently told me, "I was born with a cleft palette and Mission Lexington made special dentures for me.  Because of Dr. Henry and the other volunteers, I now have a beautiful smile and I am able to talk to where people can actually understand what I am saying.  I can't think of any other person that has ever helped me this much in my life."   Dr. Henry has also told me of other dental patients who have had a hard time getting a job with the condition of their teeth, but after having their smile restored by Mission Lexington, they were able to obtain work.  
Our staff really strives to not just serve, but to also empower our guests.  We just received a letter from a Medical Clinic patient who wrote, “Words cannot express how deeply I was touched by your services today.  As I left to go home, tears just poured down my face.  I was so overwhelmed with emotions that I could barely walk.  Every one of you made me feel like ‘somebody’ again.  I haven’t been going to the doctor for years because we cannot afford a health insurance plan.  I was so deeply moved by your hospitality, your welcoming heart, and your warm hands.”
Above all, we want to show respect and love.  Amanda Blackmon, a University of Kentucky School of Dentistry student summed up her work as a volunteer saying, “The whole atmosphere is amazing.  I always leave Mission Lexington feeling better about the world in general.  Being able to truly impact someone's health and self-esteem is such a blessing to me.  No one can be in the Mission Lexington environment and not be changed for the better.”
I hope you will join me in supporting Mission Lexington financially.  Together, we can provide life-saving and life-enriching care for our neighbors who need it the most and can afford it the least.
Board Chair Statement

To be eligible to place your name on the waiting list to become a patient at the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd., you must:

1.Be over 18 years of age,
2.Live in Lexington, KY
3.Have no dental insurance,
4.Have an annual household income at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines, and
5.Be willing to wait a couple of months for your first appointment, and make sure you keep in contact with us if your telephone number changes while you are on the waitlist.

Call 859-519-8157 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer at the dental clinic.
Please note: The Dental Clinic cannot provide dentures if we did not extract your teeth.

To become a patient at the Mission Lexington Medical Clinic at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd., you must:

1.Be over 18 years of age,
2.Live in Lexington, KY
3.Have no medical insurance or medical card, and
4. Have an annual household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.
Call 272-0219 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer at the medical clinic.

To become a patient at the Mission Lexington Visual Acuity Clinic and get free eyeglasses at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd., you must:

1.Be over 18 years of age,
2.Live in Lexington, KY
3.Have no vision insurance and
4. Have an annual household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Call 272-0219 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer at the eyeglasses clinic.

To become a patient at Mission Lexington’s Faith Pharmacy at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd., you must:

1. Have an annual household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.
2. Live in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and
3. Have no insurance and

Call 272-0219 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer at the eyeglasses clinic.

To receive mental health care at the Mission Lexington Medical Clinic at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd., you must:

1.Be over 18 years of age,
2.Live in Lexington, KY,
3.Have no mental health insurance coverage of any kind,
4. Have an annual household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines, and

5. See a Mission Lexington Prirmary Care provider to be referred to mental health services.
Call 272-0219 to schedule an appointment or to volunteer.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Tertiary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Counseling
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Fayette County
Kentucky



Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Karl Lange DMD
Company Affiliation retired dentist
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Rev. Dr. Robert G. Baker Calvary Baptist ChurchExofficio
David Bourne Immanuel Baptist Church
Michael Corky Carlisle Good Shpherd Episcopal Church
Dan Carman LawyerVoting
Rev. Dr. Mark Davis First Presbyterian ChurchExofficio
Mr. Kevin Deep Quest Engineers IncVoting
Ron Edmonson Immanuel Baptist Church
Matt Falco Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church
Eric W Fruge Retired
Andi Johnson Commerce Lexington
Dr. Lon Keith physcian
Carson Kerr LawyerVoting
Dr. Karl Lange DMDLange, Rider, and Reynolds DentistryVoting
Bob Livesay The Livesay group
Alicia Helm McCorvey Vocalist
Dr. Sam McGee MDMedical DirectorExofficio
Dr. Matt McMahan University of KentuckyVoting
Susan Mossman Community Volunteer
David Ruth pharmacist
John Saunders retired
Susan Sloss StudentVoting
Rev. Mark Sloss Faith Lutheran ChurchExofficio
Stephen Summers Chaplain
Rev. Michael Swartentruber South Elkhorn Christian ChurchExofficio
Dr. John Thompson retired
Rev. Brian Varble Calvary Baptist ChurchExofficio
Kristi Weaver Immunization Drug Rep
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 26
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 21
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 81%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mrs. Carla Blanton
Company Affiliation Carla Blanton Consulting
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Personnel
Finance
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Rev. Christopher Benham Skidmore M.Div
Term Start Oct 2010
Email chris@missionlexington.org
Experience Twelve Years as Associate Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches

Master of Divinity degree from Yale University
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Religion from Georgetown College
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 8
Volunteers 125
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Rev. Patsey E. Jacobs M.DivMar 2005 - Oct 2010
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description
Mission Lexington’s fully licensed and duly registered Medical Clinic (at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd) serves working, uninsured, adult residents of Fayette County with an annual income at or below $20,146.  The free Medical Clinic helps keep patients out of emergency rooms for primary care and helps working families continue to be able to make ends meet.  Staffed with volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nursing assistants, and pharmacists—the medical clinic provides free primary care, dressings, psychiatric care, lab testing such as urinalysis, pap smears, and blood tests of all kinds.
Budget 75814
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Care/Health Care Delivery
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, At-Risk Populations, Adults
Program Short Term Success One of our patients says one of our psychiatrists literally saved her life.  
Program Long term Success We envision a community where basic human needs are met.  The Mission Lexington Medical Clinic is one small piece that overarching goal, but as long as individuals are impoverished and without health insurance in Lexington, KY-- the Mission Lexington Medical Clinic will be a primary care home for those who need it.
Program Success Monitored By We celebrate success every time a patient gets her or his diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, anxiety, under control.  We share in the joy of each patient who tests results show they are disease free, whose wounds show progress of healing, or whose medications have stabilized their chronic conditions.  We are excited when we can diagnose issues, like diabetic retinopathy early, and treat it before it causes blindness.  Every time we can schedule a patient for a visit and provide health care, it is a success story, because the need for these services is so great, and the providers of free services are so few.
Examples of Program Success The Mission Lexington Medical Clinic was able to offer 470 patient visits in 2009, provide 702 patient visits in 2010, and 782 patient visits in 2011.
Description

The Mission Lexington Dental Clinic (located at 230 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.) serves uninsured adults in Fayette County, Kentucky whose earnings place them at or below the $10,890/year mark. Twenty-six volunteer dentists provide free exams, radiographs, restorative work, extractions, partials, root canals, emergency dental care, complex oral surgeries, and medications such as antibiotics.

 

Budget 65842
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Homeless
Program Short Term Success
One of our patients lost his job as a salesperson because of the condition of his teeth.  After the restorative work of the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic, he was able to regain and keep his job.  Every day we see patients in so much pain they can’t function properly at their jobs.  The Dental Clinic not only helps patients get relief from their intense pain, they work to restore their smile and confidence.
Program Long term Success We envision a community where basic human needs are met.  The Mission Lexington Dental Clinic is one small piece that overarching goal, but as long as individuals are impoverished and without dental insurance in Lexington, KY-- the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic will stay with each patient until each person is pain-free and fully restored.
Program Success Monitored By
We celebrate success every time a patient is rid of the constant pain they have endured.  We share in the joy of each patient who is no longer afraid to smile.   We can’t describe the feeling when a patient who has lived her entire life unable to speak because of a cleft palette, can now speak so that others can understand her because of the special plate our maxillofacial prosthodontist made for her.  We are excited when we can restore oral health to a patient who had been plagued by disease.  Every time we can schedule a patient for a visit and provide dental care, it is a success story, because the need for these services is so great, and the providers of free services are so few.
Examples of Program Success The Mission Lexington Dental Clinic provided 292 patient visits in 2006, provided 710 patient visits in 2007, provided 771 patent visits in 2008, provided 875 patient visits in 2009, provided 936 patient visits in 2010, and 971 patient visits in 2011.
Description We envision a community where basic human needs are met. The Mission Lexington Faith Pharmacy is one small piece that overarching goal, but as long as individuals are impoverished and without health insurance in Lexington, KY-- Faith Pharmacy will provide life-saving medications for those who need them.
Budget $41000
Category Health Care, General/Other Pharmaceuticals
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Homeless
Description Mission Lexington provides free visual acuity examinations and free prescription eyeglasses to uninsured adult residents of Lexington, KY who live below 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Budget $30,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments With the troubled economy, we have seen and increased demand for our services.  We have a robust infrastructure for providing care, but to we lack the funding to be able to expand to meet the need.  With our current volunteer base and our existing facilities, we could easily expand our services to provide twice the amount of patient visits that we currently provide -- if we had funding to provide twice the number of perishable supplies, additional minor equipment and maintenance, and program staff.  
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2015
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $472,014.00
Projected Expenses $472,014.00
Endowment Value $65,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$47,395$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$47,395--
Individual Contributions$296,177$254,783$297,007
$0----
$65,385$30,512$11,245
Investment Income, Net of Losses$30$75$50
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$25,606$20,698--
Revenue In-Kind$0----
Other$100--$3,055
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$200,183$188,426$198,290
Administration Expense$137,529$130,361$80,387
Fundraising Expense$0$7,401$500
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.081.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses59%58%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%2%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$153,077$120,838$99,137
Current Assets$153,077$102,471$91,737
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0--$5,574
Total Net Assets$153,077$120,838$93,563
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd
% Chris Skidmore
Lexington, KY 405082603
Primary Phone 859 272-0219
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Christopher Benham Skidmore M.Div
Board Chair Dr. Karl Lange DMD
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired dentist