As the Community Mental Health Center for South Central Kentucky, LifeSkills receives State General Funds (SGF) to provide a variety of supports and services to persons with intellectual disabilities and families living in this region (Region IV). 

Program Director: David Wheeler (270) 901-5000 ext 1211

Regional Case Managers

Regional Case Managers serve as the point of intake, and assist people and their families in identifying and obtaining needed supports. They assist with obtaining medical, clinical, residential, employment, and other services.  Case Managers work closely with the person and family to ensure that supports are in place that will assist the person to achieve his or her personal goals.

Intake Coordinator: (270) 901-5000 ext. 1326.

Family Support Services (FSS)

Family Support Services (FSS) provides grant funding to families to purchase services such as respite, personal/attendant care, home management, transportation, home or vehicle modifications and adaptive or therapeutic equipment. Services are designed to be flexible and self-directed. The person has the opportunity to choose his or her support providers and to manage his or her own FSS budget. Support services may be provided on an hourly or daily basis.

Family Support Services Coordinator: (270) 901-5000 ext 1076

Hart Supported Living (HSL)

Hart Supported Living (HSL) is a grant-based program designed to provide persons with disabilities the supports needed to live in the home of their choice in the community. A broad range of flexible and individualized services are designed and coordinated to help the person enhance his or her community living skills and competencies. Emphasis is placed on promoting individual rights and autonomy and encouraging participation in the community. Individuals may request either one-time or ongoing HSL funding. Some examples of HSL services include community resource development, in-home training, personal care support, leisure support, companionship and transportation services.

Hart Supported Living Coordinator: (270) 901-5000 ext 1326

Crisis Prevention & Response

Crisis Prevention & Response is available to assist an individual and/or family experiencing crisis that may result in the person having to leave his or her home. Crisis services may involve intensive planning and intervention, or may be limited to purchasing special equipment that will enable the person to continue living at home.

Crisis Coordinator: (270) 901-5000 ext 1076

Residential Development Group Home

LifeSkills Residential Development (Group Home) is a HUD funded, eight-person, community home owned by LifeSkills and located in Russellville, KY. The home is staffed by trained LifeSkills employees and offers a safe, living-learning environment for adults with intellectual disabilities. Person-centered approaches are used to help each resident pursue individual aspirations and engage in satisfying relationships, leisure time and community life. Group Home Manager: (270) 726-366. Note: LifeSkills currently has no openings for group home services. For information on applying to get on the waiting list, contact:

Intake Coordinator (270) 901-5000 ext 1326

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) involves screening and assessment of persons with intellectual disability, developmental disability, or a related condition to determine appropriateness for nursing home placement. PASRR Specialized Services are provided to nursing facility residents with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities who have been identified as needing services above and beyond what a nursing facility typically provides. Services are based on the individual’s specific needs and may include supports for participating in day programs or other community activities, adaptive equipment and assistive technology.

PASRR Coordinator: (270) 901-5000 ext 1318

Michelle P. Waiver (MPW) Program

Michelle P. Waiver (MPW) Program provides a blend of services from the Supports for Community Living (SCL) and Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver programs. LifeSkills is responsible for intake and eligibility process, including assessment and reassessment for MPW recipients in the South Central Region (Region IV) of Kentucky. MPW services include case management, homemaking, personal care, attendant care, respite, adult day health care, adult day training, supported employment, behavior support, community living support, occupational, physical and speech therapy and environmental and minor home adaptations. Residential services are not offered under the MPW program. MPW recipients have the option to consumer-direct (CDO) the following non-medical MPW services: personal care, respite, homemaker, community living, supports, adult day training, and supported employment.

Contact: (270) 901-5000 ext 1211 or 1175

Consumer Directed Option (CDO)

Consumer Directed Option (CDO) offers the person more choice and control of his or her Medicaid Waiver funding and services. The person decides who provides services, how much is paid and how, when, and where services are provided. LifeSkills provides Support Brokerage services for the following Medicaid waiver programs: Michelle P. (MPW), Supports for Community Living (SCL) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) waiver.

CDO Coordinator: (270) 901-5000 ext 1076