Overview of Services

Throughout the state, nearly 20 percent of Kentuckians are in poverty, and many struggle to meet basic family needs. In addition, Kentucky residents struggle with mental health issues at a higher rate than the national average. When untreated, illnesses like depression and anxiety can lead to substance use, suicidal thoughts and other health concerns.

KVC Kentucky is a private, nonprofit organization that offers a range of community-based services for children and families. Our team of professionals collaborate with a wide range of partners from state leaders to community members, and advance child and family wellbeing in measurable, meaningful ways. KVC Kentucky is a part of KVC Health Systems, a family of nonprofit organizations working to ensure every child is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.

For over 22 years, KVC Kentucky has provided an array of services that target the problems that families face. We positively impact the lives of over 12,000 children and families each year by providing in-home behavioral healthcare and substance use treatment, family preservation and reunification, and foster care services. KVC Kentucky is committed to strengthening and supporting the well-being and vitality of Kentucky’s children, families and communities through our high-quality, impactful services designed to empower clients by building on their unique strengths.

Services We Provide

Family Strengthening Programs
We bring in-home support to families experiencing mental health distress and trauma to help them safely stay together or reunite. Our services include Family First Prevention and Reunification and Kentucky Strengthening Ties and Empowering Parents.

In-Home and Virtual Behavioral Health Services
We provide mental and behavioral health treatment utilizing a wraparound approach to best meet each individual’s unique needs. We work in families’ homes, schools, communities and virtually to support them in making healthy and positive changes.

Prevention and Foster Care Programs
We recruit and train foster parents to provide a safe place for a child while their family learns new skills and overcomes challenges to bring their child safely home. When that’s not possible, adoption may be explored.

Substance Use Treatment
We provide evidence-based substance abuse assessments and treatment to youth and adults. Our services include outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment options. We also have a walk-in clinic that provides immediate assistance and directs individuals to the treatment that will best meet their needs.

Referral and Support Services in Jefferson County

KVC Kentucky is proud to partner with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Jefferson County Department of Community Based Services in serving children and families in Louisville.

KVC Kentucky’s Referral and Support Services is an innovative public-private partnership designed to provide support to DCBS in completing family assessments, connecting families with needed community services and resources, and strengthening the safety, permanency and well-being of at-risk children and families.

This unique team-based approach allows for families to receive support from both KVC Kentucky and DCBS in concluding their child welfare involvement and offering referral linkages or services including behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, recovery supports, medical services, pediatric care, and academic services. Additionally, KVC Kentucky is implementing evidence-based risk assessment and consultation tools in order to better understand the complex and unique risk and safety needs of the families served by Jefferson County DCBS.

For more information, contact Megan Moore at mmoore@kvc.org.

Get Involved

We need your help! You can make a positive difference for children and families:

  • Volunteer your time to help children and families directly
  • Donate financially or give essential items or fun gifts
  • Advocate for children and families by following KVC Kentucky on Facebook and joining our email list.
  • Sign up for the free training class to learn about becoming a foster parent.
  • Contact us to discuss new partnerships, creative collaborations, or any problem you’d like to solve related to child and family wellbeing.