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A family, hugging, in a field of tall grass.Services and programs to serve Kentucky's Families.

Physical Health

Diseases and Conditions: Information about a variety of diseases and conditions. Includes AIDS/HIV, diabetes and SIDS and prevention and treatment options.

Mental Health

Mental Health: At the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, our mission is to provide leadership, in partnership with others, to prevent disability, build resilience in individuals and their communities and facilitate recovery for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness, substance abuse or intellectual disability or other developmental disability.


Child Abuse: The Child Safety Branch provides oversight, technical assistance and services related to in-home services and collaboration to keep children and families together and safe.

State Guardianship: Guardianship is a legal relationship between a court appointed party that assumes the responsibility of guardian and a ward being the individual that has been declared legally disabled by the court and is unable to care for personal needs and /or unable to manage his/her financial resources.


Family Assistance: The Division of Family Support is responsible for the administering several programs including Electronic Benefit Transfer  cards/food benefits, Kentucky Temporary Assistance and Medicaid programs.

Food Benefits The Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, provides food benefits to people with little or no money to use to buy food at participating stores.

Medical Transportation: Provides non-emergency transportation through local brokers.


Last Updated 8/14/2013