224 North Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington KY 40507
Contact Information
Address 224 North Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone (859) 707-6082
Contact Name Tyler Hurst
Web and Social Media
Morning Check-in at New Life Day Center
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2013
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donation checks can be mailed to 224 N. MLK Blvd Lexington, Ky 40507
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The New Life Day Center serves as a "connecting point" to other needed services for those that are homeless or low income in need of assistance.  Our assistance focuses on providing a welcoming and safe environment where we are able to learn about individual needs and help meet those needs through the many offerings currently available throughout the Lexington community. 

Background Statement

The founding vision for the Day Center initially evolved through a partnership between most of the homeless service providers in a collaborative effort in fund raising called Sleepless in Lexington(an overnight fundraiser with area youth at the Legends Baseball stadium held in 2009 and 2010). In the development phase of that effort, the collaborative board for Sleepless met with many providers and homeless representatives to identify the greatest unmet need for homeless in Lexington. What they found was that many needed services for night shelter, medical treatment, and feeding exist in Lexington but there was no general access Day Center where clients could find shelter from the weather, get referrals for needed services, find support for making appointments and get transportation to/from those appointments.  The New Life Day Center was founded in December 2011 to meet this need and continues to fill that gap in homeless services today.

Impact Statement
 Top Accomplishments since  we opened in December of 2011:
Average 175 - 200 per day in the center as a peaceful place of refuge off the streets
In past 24 months, have helped over 300 homeless leave the streets to permanent housing by providing rent deposit assistance
Have led the campaign for the City that reduced panhandling by 80% through establishing and running a "Panhandler Van" each week to pick up panhandlers and supervise them working as paid city employees to pick up litter 
Have established a free Medical Clinic onsite that is open three times weekly with physicians, nurses, and mental health professionals  
Top Goals
Establish a "First Steps" job training and life training program to help transition homeless from the streets into a full time recovery program
Expand job assistance support, including a second Panhandler Van and additional job opportunities through partnerships with local industry
Establish ongoing financial base for operations with a stable donor base. 




Needs Statement
Top Needs:
Bus passes for client support ($2/pass)
Sponsorship for rent deposit assistance (approximately $250 per client assisted) 
Support for monthly rent payment for building ($3500/month)
Support for utilities costs ($1000/month)
Supplies for coffee, refreshments, toilet paper, cleaning supplies ($275/week)
Volunteers to staff check-in desk, locker access, and kitchen (9 – 3 Monday through Friday)
Volunteer driver to transport clients to offsite appointments
CEO/Executive Director Statement

We have the opportunity each day, to make a positive impact in the life of the down and out in Lexington. By bringing the services the homeless need directly to them through our Day Center, we take pride in our efforts to permanently help the homeless off the street.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Homeless Shelters
Tertiary Organization Category Employment / Vocational Rehabilitation
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
We are located in downtown Lexington.  We serve anyone that comes through our doors.  This can include transitory clients who are "passing through" but is usually local clients who are living on the streets of Lexington or are in overnight emergency shelters.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

The New Life (Homeless) Day Center (NLDC) has three distinctive purposes:

· Get Lexington/Fayette County homeless off the streets and out of the weather,

· Get them to homeless services by van transportation that will help them into jobs and housing, and

· Make them less dependent on emergency medical care and less likely to serve jail time by having drug therapy, alcohol treatment, chiropractic care, etc. available at the Day Center facility. 

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

Long-Term Program Goals:

1) Be a "Connecting Point" to other homeless related services in the Lexington and Fayette County area to help them permanently get off the streets with jobs and housing.
2) Be an our of the weather, off the street refuge with secure personal storage lockers.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?




Safe Shelter

(Out of the weather, bathrooms, clean water, morning snack, beverages)

1) 260 days of shelter, 120 clients per day

2) 2600 lbs of coffee annually

3) 7000 sq ft of public access rooms

31,200 shelter-days per year out of the weather, off the street refuge. Helps draw homeless off the street, less dependent on emergency medical care, and less likely to serve jail time for behavior related issues.

Access to Social Security Offices, Food Stamp Offices, and VA Services

1) ~2000 Van trips to appointments annually

2) VA Services offered onsite weekly

200 clients helped into Jobs and Housing annually

Access to Jubilee Jobs Services

1) 10 clients to Jubilee job assistance

150 clients helped annually into Jobs process

Access to Housing Facilitator

1) Facilitate housing placement through criteria matching of client/opportunities and application completion assistance

50 clients into housing annually

Access to Communication

(Computers, Phones, Website to navigate available services, transportation)

1) Computers, phones available

2) ~600 Van trips to appointments made by clients or staff in addition to social services van trips

Internet and phone access to other area services for establishing appointments to assist in finding jobs and housing. Van transportation to and from appointments made via client use of phones and computers

Secure Storage

(Lockers for protection of personal belongings and emergency clothing)

1) 105 lockers

2) 24 onsite storage “cubbies” for day use

Secure personal storage preventing loss of medicines and critical belongings.

Life Patterns Improvement

(Mental health support, chiropractic services, and faith based "life coach" counseling)

1) Weekly mental health counseling on site by volunteer PhD Psychologist

2) Twice weekly faith based chapels

Clients referred to Mental Health Treatments, and strengthen spiritual outlooks regarding their future

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
On track for all planned goals.
Board Chair
Board Chair Steve Polston
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Dec 2015 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Wayne BraswellRetiredVoting
Sgt April BrownSouthland Christian ChurchVoting
Mike BuckleyComfort Heating and AirVoting
Brittany DouglasLawyer - UnaffiliatedVoting
Ed HartleyRetiredVoting
Tyler HurstNew Life Day CenterVoting
Larry JonesCommunity Trust BankVoting
Mike LavenderToyotaVoting
Phillip MillerIntegrity ITVoting
Steve PolstonNew Life Day CenterVoting
Dr. Lowell QuenemoenRetiredVoting
Leigh Ann ReevesCommunity VolunteerVoting
Wayne SimmonsRetiredVoting
Karl WetzelWorth Insurance GroupVoting
Dr. Steve WrightsonBluegrass Community HealthVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mike Buckley
Company Affiliation Comfort Heating and Air
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2017
CEO Comments
The NLDC was started under the auspices of the Lexington Leadership Foundation. The strategic vision for the NLDC was to become a self-sustaining entity with its own governance within 4 years of start-up. This was accomplished 13 months after start-up with the incorporation of the NLDC in January 2013 as a stand alone 501.c.3 organization.  
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Tyler Hurst
Term Start Dec 2015
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 30
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Steve PolstonDec 2011 - Dec 2015
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually

The primary mission of the New Life Day Center (NLDC) is to provide safe shelter during the day for anyone needing to come in off the streets. NLDC is the only Day Center that provides all access, shelter during the daytime hours plus provides services to meet the needs of those who come to the Center. NLDC provides coffee, juice, donuts, and bagels in the morning and lemonade in the afternoons. Clean, restroom facilities are also provided.

Budget $5000/month
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Homeless, Adults

As clients come into the Day Center for shelter, the NLDC provides assistance on an individual level to meet the needs of each person. Through meeting immediate needs, such as location of night shelters, social security or other agency assistance, medical help, and clothing, the NLDC has the long-term goal of assistance that will break destructive cycles of behavior and establish sound life patterns to sustain a life off the street. On a daily basis this is accomplished through providing phones, making appointments, providing computers with individual thumb drives to retain individual information, providing lockers for secure storage of personal possessions, and providing transportation to needed services.

Budget $400/month
Description The New Life Day Center has led the campaign for the City to reduce panhandling on the street of Lexington.  By providing them jobs, panhandlers have been reduced by over 80% in the first year of operation.  Our ultimate goal is to connect homeless panhandlers with other services that can help move them beyond these starter jobs and become permanently employed. Recently, Toyota Tsusho America has agreed to hire homeless job seekers directly into their company.  A recruitment and retention process for these Toyota job opportunities is under development.  
Budget $100,000/year
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Homeless, Adults
Description Provides homeless or impoverished individuals who have monthly income a free rental deposit. This breaks a major barrier that often keeps homeless on the street unable to afford the cost of rent and a rental deposit.
Budget 20,000
Category Housing, General/Other
Population Served Homeless, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, At-Risk Populations
Program Short Term Success In the short term, funding becomes the major barrier. Ten thousand was awarded in a grant which resulted in 57 homeless being housed. Now the money must be raised privately. 
Program Long term Success We estimate, based on six months of program history, that we can house 50 homeless clients per six month period and 100 a year. Based on our waiting list which sits at 50 clients, the need for this program is there.
Examples of Program Success Only one client of the 57 housed in the first month is no longer housed. We consider this a major success. In the first 57 clients we have also housed 15 children. Children who were homeless and now have a place to sleep at night.
Description Each Wednesday we offer a free medical clinic in the mornings to homeless and low income neighbors.
Program Comments
CEO Comments

The NLDC programs are amazingly simple to execute. Currently, 90% of the staff of NLDC are volunteers. This creates a need for commitment in order to ensure continuity of services. Additional support in volunteer coordination would be helpful. Despite its natural volatility, the beauty of this staffing arrangement is that it allows the Day Center to function with 100% of its funds dedicated to the facility and its services. Current support is primarily needed for the monthly rent/utilities of ~$4500/month. In addition to that need, funds to make facility modifications for handicapped accessibility (which it does not have) and to allow additional locker storage would be beneficial.

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2017
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $150,000.00
Projected Expenses $145,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$144,043$97,033$101,499
Administration Expense$38,514$11,767--
Fundraising Expense$7,483$2,267$3,973
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.831.201.27
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%87%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$29,485$63,532$39,233
Current Assets$28,369$61,779$2,373
Long-Term Liabilities$1,388$2,772$1,198
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$28,097$60,760$38,035
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments

NLDC is a stand alone 501.c.3 organization and is handling its own financial management.

The year 2016 marked a different structure for financial performance as NLDC hired a paid Executive Director with the retirement of Steve Polston as Executive Director in December 2015 (unpaid volunteer). Additional expenses were incurred in 2016 as some services were contracted or part-time workers used to cover services previously provided by volunteers. 
Foundation Staff Comments
New Life Homeless Day Center has filed an extension to file its 2015 990.
Address 224 North Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40507
Primary Phone 859 707-6082
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Tyler Hurst
Board Chair Steve Polston
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired