& Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Cooley-Parker, PhD
OPEN POSITION (Hopkinsville)
Derrick Parrott (Mayfield)
Coordinator: Stephanie P’Pool
1100 South Liberty Street
East Main Street
P.O. Box 1102
229 West Walnut Street
Counties Served: The FPP programs service the seventeen (17) counties of
Western Kentucky DCBS area “The Lakes”
Pennyrile: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon,
Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg
Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton,
Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken
All families referred for Diversion
services must meet TANF eligibility criteria. The goal of the program is to
divert the placement of children, age five (5) to age seventeen (17), who are
at risk of removal from their biological family, relatives or finalized
adoptive families and to children who are currently in OOHC and have a plan to
return to their families within four (4) to six (6) weeks. The Diversion
Specialist works with the families to set goals and achieve results that
provide for safety, permanence and wellbeing of the children and family.
Diversion Specialist works with four (4) families at a time for three (3) to
four (4) months giving each family an average of eight (8) to ten (10) per week
up to the first four (4) weeks. For the remaining eight (8) weeks the Diversion
Specialist will gradually reduce the weekly in-home hours to five (5) to eight
(8) ending with three (3) to five (5) hours per week depending on family need.
The Diversion Specialist are available to the families twenty-four (24) hours
per day seven (7) days per week and able to work a flexible schedule. Services
provided to the families include, but are not limited to; modeling desired
behavior; parenting education and skills; child development training; advocacy
with courts, schools and other service agencies; communication skills building;
home maintenance skills; linkage with other community resources, facilities and
Only DCBS/P&P may refer families
to this program. All referrals must be approved by the Referral and Selection
person in the DCBS District office in your area. The original referral must be
given to the Diversion worker at the time the case is opened.
Allied Community Services, Inc. is "An Equal Opportunity Employer"
"This program is funded whole
or in part by both state and federal funds through the Kentucky Cabinet for
Health and Family Services".