LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Hope Center and emergency shelter along with several other area organizations are teaming up to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

It’s made possible through a partnership with Anthem Medicaid, which provided The Hope Center with 300 COVID-19 test kits. Test kits were also provided to the Lexington Rescue Mission and Salvation Army.

The Hope Center plans to use the rapid tests for people experiencing homelessness. Staff at The Hope Center said that the population often has a difficult time gaining access to needed supplies so they want to do their part to bridge the gap.

“It’s pretty hard to get those rapid tests in store so we’re really excited that we got a big donation of those and it’s going to be super easy for our clients to have access to those. We want to make sure that all of our clients here at The Hope Center that are here for a long time or just one night, that they’re staying safe and can go back to their community safely,” said Morgan Griffey – Communications Manager, The Hope Center.

Anthem distributed five thousand covid test kits across Kentucky. For more information about The Hope Center or ways to help visit The Hope Center.