2465 C Nicholasville Road
Lexington KY 40503
Contact Information
Address 2465 C Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone (859) 619-4397
Contact Name Shelley Elswick
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2016
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement We envision a community supporting people impacted by addiction by connecting them with the resources they need for sustained recovery and by combating stigma with education.


Background Statement
2013   Alex completes the Salvation Army program from a pain pill and heroin addiction.

2013   The video “Hope in the Face of Addiction” including the Elswick family’s story is produced.

2014    First Overdose Awareness Day event is held.

2015    Meet Hope Overdose response training begins. 

2015    Second Overdose Awareness Day event offers resource  information as well as overdose training.

2015    Voices of Hope - Lexington, Inc formally organizes.

2016    GetHelpLex.org online recovery resource locator launches
2017    American Advertising Federation-Lexington gifts Voices Of   Hope a three month multi-media Living Proof campaign
2017  The Living Proof Scholarship is launched.  
Impact Statement
Our Fourth annual Overdose Awareness Day event welcomed 500 guests  with a speaker in recovery who shared a message of hope,  a tree planting to memorialize those we have lost to addiction and to support their families, and resources for those seeking recovery. Our Overdose Response education and naloxone distribution distributed 800 naloxone kits in the community .GetHelpLex.org, a free online resource locator served 3500 in 2016.  
To continue to fund raise and apply for grants which allow us to purchase and distribute naloxone to the community.
To increase awareness of the hope that is in recovery and decrease stigma by speaking publicly and hosting Overdose Awareness Day.  
Needs Statement
We need $25,000 to endow our scholarship award. 
We need $8,000 to purchase naloxone to distribute to the community at Overdose Awareness Day. 
Geographic Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair michelle elswick
Company Affiliation community volunteer
Board Members
Michelle Smith Elswick Community VolunteerVoting
Alex Clayton Elswick University of Kentucky Intern TherapistVoting
Amanda Fallin-Bennett University of Kentucky PHD, RNVoting
Kelsey Otten University of Kentucky Wellness InitiativesVoting
Steve Shannon KARP-KY Association of Regional Programs, IncVoting
Sharon Tankersley Bluegrass Prevention CenterVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
CEO Comments    
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Michelle Elswick
Term Start Dec 2015
Email shelley.elswick@gmail.com
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Description Overdose Response education teaches opiate overdose response and distributes naloxone.
Budget $15,000.00
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Diseases & Disorders
Population Served People/Families of People with Health Conditions, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Description The goal of this event is to reduce overdose death and the stigma associated with addiction. It is in part a memorial program for families who have lost loved ones to drug overdose and is observed with a memorial tree planting. This is done in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day which is August 31st each year. We schedule our event at a local public park on the Saturday, in August, closest to the 31st. Last year over 500 people attended. A resource fair is presented to provide information to the public about local resources for drug and alcohol addiction and recovery. This event allows the public to put a face with recovery in an effort to reduce stigma surrounding this disease.
Budget 8000.00
Population Served , ,
Description In collaboration with SAVI -A project of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Voices of Hope – Lexington, Inc. DBA Voices of Hope and Open Lex, a nonprofit programming group, created and maintains an online and mobile drug and alcohol recovery resource locator. This locator allows the public to find available resources for treatment or support by filtering factors that determine which resources might be helpful. Primary information for those facilities is then presented so that people in need of help can contact those resources. Continual updates are made by Voices of Hope as we are notified of data that has changed. An annual solicitation of the facilities for information changes will be made to ensure updated and accurate data. Improvements will be communicated to the programmers on an as needed basis.
Budget volunteer hours
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2016
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $90,000.00
Projected Expenses $88,000.00
Detailed Financials
Form 990s
2017 990N
2016 990n
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 status in 2016 and does not yet have a full year of financials.
Address 2465 C Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Primary Phone 859 619-4397
CEO/Executive Director Michelle Elswick
Board Chair michelle elswick
Board Chair Company Affiliation community volunteer