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Many  families in Kentucky have loved ones who need support to live well with a disability. But due to inadequate funding, many people who qualify for state services related to intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health, addiction and other needs are not getting the care they and their families deserve. Funding for the state’s Community Mental Health Centers has been flat for more than 15 years. New programs created to relieve old waiting lists now have vast waiting lists of their own. That leaves parents like the Owens and the communities in which they live struggling to fill in the gaps. New revenue is needed to strengthen the safety net for vulnerable Kentuckians and help all of us thrive together.