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What It Is

​​The Hart-Supported Living program provides funds for supports to enable Kentuckians with disabilities to live in their homes and communities and avoid institutionalization.

The statute enabling the state Hart-Supported Living Program is KRS 210.770. It provides that the program provides grants for a broad category of flexible, individualized services that, when combined with natural unpaid or other eligible paid supports, provide the necessary assistance to:

  • Provide support necessary to enable a disabled person to live in a home of the person's choice, typical of living arrangements for persons without disabilities;
  • Encourage integrated participation in the community with persons among the general citizenry;
  • Promote rights and autonomy;
  • Enhance skills and competences in living in the community; and
  • Enable acceptance in the community by promoting home ownership or leasing arrangements.

Is Hart-Supported Living a Program for You?

Any Kentuckian with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act and KRS 210.770 may apply for funding.

You and/or those who support you should consider applying for Hart-Supported Living funds if you meet the definition and you want to:

  • Live in a home of your choice typical of homes where people without disabilities live;
  • Participate in your community with all members of the community;
  • Decide for yourself what supports and services you need to live in the community; and
  • Arrange for and manage your own supports.

Hart-Supported Living funds do not support:

  • Segregated living models, programs or activities that physically or socially isolate people with disabilities from the general citizen community;
  • Congregate living models that group individuals with disabilities in an enclave within an integrated setting;
  • Any model where the adult individual does not have maximum control of the home environment commensurate with the individual's disabilities; and
  • Any single living unit where more than three people with disabilities live.

How Do I Find Out More About Supported Living?

Hart-Supported Living Description describes:

  • Supports that can be requested 
  • Eligibility for Hart-Supported Living
  • Completing your application
  • Submitting your application
  • Application review and funding process

Serve on the Hart-Supported Living Council

The Hart-Supported Living Council makes recommendations to the Department for Aging and Independent Living for:

  • Budget and allocation priorities for supported living services for persons with disabilities in KY.
  • Quality assurance standards for persons with disabilities who receive supported living services in accordance with KRS 210.770-210.795.
  • Procedure for annual review and approval and funding recommendations for HSL plans and for the amendment of HSL plans during a fiscal year.
The Council is responsible for:
  • Disseminating information about HSL grants available under KRS 210.770 to 210.795.
  • Hearing grievances and providing due process for consumers and providers of supported living services.
  • Monitoring the overall effectiveness and quality of the program.
  • Developing recommendations for improvements.

Council members are appointed to three-year terms by the governor. If you are interested in serving, fill out this Application Form and send, along with a current resume, to Scott Sisco.

Regional Hart-Supported Living Coordinators

Region 1
Rachel Phelan
PO Box 548 
Bardwell, KY 42023
Phone: (502) 229-9110
Counties: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Union and Webster.

Region 2
Makalla Morrison
PO Box 2010
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Phone: (502) 229-5211
Counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Logan, Meade, Metcalf, Monroe, Nelson, Ohio, Simpson, Taylor and Warren.

Region 3
Natalie Rawlings
PO Box 206037
Louisville, KY 40220
Phone: (502) 229-6500
Counties: Bullitt, Jefferson and Spencer.

Region 4
Denise Poynter-Shook
PO Box 33
Richmond, KY 40476
Phone: (502) 229-2102
Counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Marion, Mercer, Montgomery, Powell, Scott, Washington and Woodford.

Region 5
Tonya Adams
PO Box 699
Science Hill, KY 42553
Phone: (502) 229-9079
Counties: Bell, Boyle, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Garrard, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, McCreary, Owsley, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne and Whitley.

Region 6
Caryn Turvey
PO Box 498
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (502) 229-6863
Counties: Bath, Boyd, Bracken, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Morgan, Nicholas, Perry, Pike, Robertson, Rowan and Wolfe.

Region 7
Jennifer Rush
PO Box 797
Lancaster, KY 40444
Phone: (502) 229-5015
Counties:  Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Henry, Kenton, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Shelby and Trimble. 

Hart-Supported Living Council Meetings

All meetings are held 10 a.m. - noon in Health Services Conference Suite C, 275 E. Main St., Frankfort

Dec. 20, 2019
December 20 Agenda.docx
Feb. 21, 2020
April 17, 2020

Documentation