Questions? Contact us: missions@Journeyky.church

Simmons Elementary is seeking adult role models to mentor students facing adversity through the Bulldog Buddies program.

From helping a student read to shooting hoops in the gym, you have the opportunity to make a real difference!

Adult volunteers will be matched with a Simmons student to build a positive relationship. The Bulldog Buddies will meet for 30 minutes once a week during the school day (10:00-2:30pm) at Simmons Elementary School (830 Tyrone Pike).

Please contact Eric Rice at eric@journeyky.church with any questions! Thank you for supporting our Simmons Students!

“From the moment I was given the honor of being named principal of Simmons, the community outpouring of support has been overwhelming. In today’s world, it is so refreshing that organizations such as Journey Church are willing to support, love, and appreciate the students and staff at Simmons. It truly takes a village to ensure the best for the next generation and the ministry and outreach programs at Journey have already had an impact on our students. In fact, in our initial meeting, a need arose for assistance and Raf immediately jumped in to assist and in turn made a connection with a child that may have otherwise never been made. Together, we were able to turn what could have been a difficult situation into a truly moving and spiritual one. I am humbled and truly grateful for the ministry of Journey.”

– Tiffany Cook, Simmons Principal

Journey Provisions

Our shopping and donation hours are 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday
We are located at 560 Fielding Dr, Versailles, Ky

Connect with us:

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/journeyprovisions/
Instagram: @JourneyProvisions
Phone 859-873-7421 ext #3

Journey Provisions will be a low cost thrift store that provides gently used clothing, shoes, holiday items, home decor, household items, and more at extremely low costs. Items are also provided for free for those in great need, through our voucher program. The profits of the store will are used to serve the Woodford County community through several outreach programs (see below for our list of supported programs)

Journey Provisions is a volunteer driven ministry. Volunteers are desperately needed Tuesday-Saturday 11-6. Volunteers can help with customers, security, hanging clothes, organizing, sorting items, and more. There are both sitting and standing jobs available. You can serve as little as 1 hour a month or as much as you’d like. Families and Small Groups are welcome to serve together, teens and adults are welcome to come serve on their own. Sign up to Volunteer here, and receive email updates about volunteer needs, and more.

At Journey Provisions, we do take donations any time we are open. We accept gently used or new items only. Nothing very worn, torn, stained, broken, or with missing pieces please. We do provide a tax donation receipts for items meeting those requirements.

Supported Ministries/Programs

  • Celebrate Recovery – Support for those dealing with addictions, anxiety, depression, etc. There will be a weekly meeting where childcare and a meal are also provided. This will be fully funded by Provisions
  • The Nile  – Women’s drug recovery program.  Provision collects what they need such as specific shirts, pants and underclothes for the resident’s uniforms. Upon graduation week, the Nile brings the residents to shop for a whole new free wardrobe and for uniform clothes. Once they are out on their own, they come back to shop for free for housewares, etc.
  • Fire Crisis – Provide all necessities from furniture to socks. Funds are sometimes used to purchase items provisions may not have on hand, such as the children’s shoes for a family of 3 devastated by fire.
  • Veterans’ Hospital – Clothing closet for veterans. Provisions sets aside adult backpacks and bags, coats, shoes, and clothing to supply the Veteran’s Hospital in Lexington with items needed for homeless Veterans.
  • Natalie Sisters – Ministry to help women being secually exploited through prositution and strip clubs. Provisions provides clothing to fill their free clothing closet, as well as toiletries, shoes, and other personal needs for the women.
  • St. Leo’s Christmas Store – The St. Leo’s Christmas Store Served over 800 children last Christmas in Woodford County. Provisions collects and provides new or gently used toys and baby items. Supplied 12 truckloads of new toys and baby items to St. Leo’s for the 2017 Christmas program.
  • Free books – 4 times a year, including a huge giveaway at Christmas time, we set up events for free books for kids and families.
  • Simmons Elementary – New/used uniforms for students are given to families for free, or donated directly to the Family Resource Center to be given away there.  In last school year, Provisions bought more than $300 on socks and underwear for families. All school supplies donated are given away for free, also.
  • New Hope Church – Collects small toys and beanie babies for Operation Christmas Child through New Hope Church. New Hope made 500 shoeboxes in 2017.
  • Teacher Supplies – Collects and donates school supplies to schools/teachers, books, as well as costumes/dress up clothes/creative play items for classrooms and programs such as ETC (after school care). All teachers shop for free for their classrooms at JP.
  • WC Family Resource Centers – The Resource officers come and choose changes of clothes to keep on hand for students – in case of accidents, or dress code issues, etc. They also can come get coats, gloves, hats, etc. for students
  • WC Detention Center – Supply the poorest of inmates socks, underwear, and T-Shirts. Also provided soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.
  • RAW Raising Awareness Woodford County – Partners with RAW to provide those coming out of recovery programs, or those simply struggling financially as they fight their addiction issues with free clothing and household items.
  • Headstart – Welcomes the directors of Headstart (who work with some of the poorest families in Woodford County) to shop for free at any time for items needed for their children in the program. Provided boxes of winter items for the children, as well as hats and gloves
  • Free Warm Hats and Gloves – Teachers, social workers, and community members are welcome to come at any time to get free warm winter hats, gloves, and scarves for anyone who needs them. No voucher needed.
  • Baby Items – Journey Provisions provides diapers, wipes, formula, and other necessary baby items to those in need.
  • Emergency Baby Ministry – Foster parents, grandparents suddenly given grandchildren, single moms, and more find themselves in need of baby items such as cribs, high chairs, diaper bags, clothing, baby linens, playpens, etc. These items are given for free to those who have these emergency situations. They are typically referred by those in the community who know about our program.
  • Hispanic Community – Outreach to supply needs for the families. Many could not receive vouchers due to language issues, or legal ones. These families are brought to Provisions by Pastors, friends, and neighbors and are welcomed. Those who cannot afford to pay, pay nothing. Those who can pay, pay a little. The volunteer staff is working to learn Spanish to better serve this underserved community.
  • Workforce Development – Supplies interview outfits and shoes for free to anyone seeking a job. No voucher needed.
  • Unity Outreach, Inc. – Collecting gently used and new sheets and blankets, etc. for the the Homeless Shelter that will be starting in Woodford County.
  • Prom Dress Ministry – Has supplied over 200 prom dresses to girls in need in Woodford County, as well as prom shoes.
  • Senior Care Ministry – Gives away all senior care items, such as walkers, bath chairs, wheelchairs, etc. that are donated.
  • Food and Toiletries – All food and toiletries that are donated are placed on bookshelves to give away to those in need. When our shelves run low, we seek donations of more and also provide more ourselves, to make sure this essential service continues.
  • Recently Homeless Ministry – For those who are starting over after being homeless, Provisions provides free furniture, linens, household goods and decor, dishes and cookware. They are given anything they need. Many of the volunteers will bring from home items the families need, if it isn’t currently on the shelves at Provisions.
  • Low Cost or Free Beds and Furniture – When furniture is donated, the items are set aside and sold on a sliding scale. Beds and dressers are $5 for low income families, or free for those who cannot afford to pay.
  • Free toys and gifts – We were able to help provide a free Christmas for 11 local families this year, and through partnering with Journey Church and Glenn’s Creek Baptist, we gave away 20 free Christmas dinners as well.
  • Community Service Volunteer Program – Provides a safe, temperature controlled, child friendly, welcoming environment for members of the community to serve their Community Service Hours. Many of those needing to fulfill these hours are single or underprivileged mothers living in public housing, or in recovery programs. Provisions provide a safe place for them to achieve those hours and get the appropriate paperwork signed.

Are you a mother of a preschooler? If so, join us for some mom to mom talk time along with themed crafts, occasional guest speakers, and of course food! If you’re interested or want more information please contact our MOPs coordinator (info below). Our meetings are held in the Student Center (upstairs) at Journey Church 1-2 Fridays a month from 9-11am. Childcare is available for registered members.

Interested in helping out our moppets ministry? We are always looking for volunteers to love on our children while the moms have a much-needed break. If you are willing to serve 1 to 2 Fridays a month or even just occasionally please contact our Moppet Coordinators (info below).

MOPS coordinator: Cathy Mayer: {cathycurtis78@hotmail.com / (859) 608-3038}

Moppets (childcare) coordinator: Jenni O’Nan: {jennionan@yahoo.com / (859) 753-1405}

Meeting dates for the MOPs 2016-2017 year are: September 16th & 30th, October 21st, November 4th & 18th, December 9th, January 13 & 27th, February 10th & 24th, March 17th & 31st, April 21st, May 5th

Celebrate Recovery has officially begun at Journey Church!   

We meet every Monday at 6:00, and begin with food and fellowship.  At 7:oo we jump into our our main session with worship, teaching and testimonies from people like you. Following the main session, there is Breakout Groups for men and women and focused on specific challenges we face in life.  There will be a program for children and for teens as well.  Whether your interested in serving or attending we’re excited to have you take part in this incredible ministry.

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