Department for Community Based Services opens newly renovated offices in Fayette County

The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), officially opened its new Fayette County office Thursday. DCBS is the agency that provides child and adult protective services and determines eligibility for Medicaid, welfare assistance, child care assistance, food stamps and other programs. “Our priority is to provide quality...

First Lady Glenna Bevin uses foundation to fund foster youth graduation parties, gifts

First Lady Glenna Bevin reached out to Kentucky’s nine Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) regions to help fund graduation parties and graduation gifts for foster youth graduating high school. “Graduating high school is a major accomplishment, and our foster youth should be proud of their achievement,” said Bevin. “A graduation party is a rite of passage for most high school students,...

Three community groups receive awards for elder abuse prevention efforts by state cabinet

Three community groups have received awards for their work to stop elder abuse. The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), presented the awards at a recent conference focusing on elder abuse prevention. Big Sandy Elder Abuse Council, the Kentucky River Council Against the Maltreatment of Elders (CAME) and the Purchase Elder Abuse Council...

Medicaid participants can change managed-care organization through Dec. 16; five options

Kentuckians with Medicaid coverage can switch to a different managed-care organization though Dec. 16. Switching is voluntary and coverage with a newly chosen MCO will start Jan. 1. Kentuckians can apply for Medicaid benefits at any time during the year through the state Department for Community Based Services. Upon initial enrollment, Medicaid participants must choose a MCO, but have a 90-day window...