Crisis Hotline (877) 852-1523 - New Clients: (888) 328-0470 - Tel: 606-564-4016
We provide residential support to individuals through one group home serving eight people, five staffed residences serving three people each, and an apartment serving one person. We also contract with two Adult Foster Care Providers, who provide residential support in their own homes.
Day Training is a goal oriented day program designed to provide services in the areas of self-care, adult education, communication, social integration, health maintenance, job readiness, individual rights and community integration. We provide work training to individuals in several areas such as subcontract work from area industries, the Kentucky Kandy Kitchen and Another Man’s Treasure.
Crisis Response Services provides support to individuals and their families who find themselves in crisis situations. Assistance may be for respite, assistance with food and utility deposits or behavioral issues. We also team up with the Mental Health Crisis line to provide assistance after hours. ID/D On-Call Case Management is available 24/7. Crisis number is 1-877-852-1523.
Foster Grandparent Program places stipend volunteers age 55 and over into Head Start and school classrooms throughout the five county areas. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
Volunteers serve at local school system. As volunteers they:
They are trained to provide individualized, unhurried services to children who need additional assistance. There are 50 plus volunteers placed at 11 locations throughout the Buffalo Trace Region.
Case Managers serve as coordinators/advocates for individuals and their families. They assist with planning of future needs and supports, while accessing community resources. Kentucky is now a Conflict Free Case Management state. Any consumer that receives funding through a Kentucky waiver program has to be conflict free. This means we no longer provide case management services to consumers who receive other services from Comprehend. We can provide case management to other consumers in the region. We continue to provide case management services to individuals not on a Kentucky waiver program and through Crisis Services.
CompTran is the Medicaid billable transportation system for those qualifying consumers who attend Comprehend, Inc.’s Day Training and Life Connections Programs. CompTran also provides transportation services to consumers of Comprehend for Medicaid billable services such as doctor’s visits. CompTran has a fleet of DOT (Department of Transportation) certified vehicles and DOT certified drivers. Vehicles are also available that are wheelchair accessible. Transportation services may be provided to other consumers of Comprehend’s Day Programs for a small fee.
The Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 contains major implications for persons with mental illness or intellectual disability or a related condition (who are applying or residing in a nursing facility). The provisions were designed to eliminate the practice of inappropriately placing persons with mental illness, intellectual disability and related conditions in Medicaid certified nursing facilities.
Another Man’s Treasure is a thrift store operated by Comprehend that provides job training to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We currently provide jobs to five individuals. We accept donations daily and can provide tax deduction documentation. The revenue generated from the store is put back into job training. We are open six days a week.
Kentucky Kandy Kitchen provides job training and employment. The store has been in operation for over 30 years. There is a storefront for customers to purchase the many types of boxed candies and specialty items. Favorites are Bourbon balls and the Carmel-Pecan delights that are shaped like turtles. The Kentucky Kandy Kitchen is open five days a week.
Comprehend acquired Magee's Bakery in 2019. This acquisition allows Comprehend the ability to offer a larger supported employment opportunity to clients diagnosed to be intellectually and developmentally disabled and/or people requiring a more supported employment experience.
Comprehend has same day appointment availability in any of our outpatient offices for anyone in an emergency situation and discharging from a psychiatric hospital.