For many Kentuckians, extra help is needed to thrive in their communities. One of the ways extra help is provided is through several different waiver programs, including the participant directed services program, which allows someone to have in-home care for daily activities. It allows adults to participate in their communities, instead of being housed in a nursing or group home setting.
Other waiver programs also provide crucial supports, but all waiver programs have long waiting lists — meaning thousands of Kentuckians are unable to get the help they need to contribute to their communities.
Support for the waiver programs, and other mental health programs, is crucial to building strong communities.