Kentucky Partnership for Families
and Children, Inc.
Children's Mental Health Awareness 2020
Your Invited to join us as we celebrate and bring awareness to Children's Mental Health, e very Thursday evening in May
from 7 - 7:30 P.M. EST
Funds for Connection Initiative
Can you help a transition age youth maintain their recovery in behavioral and mental wellness?

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. (KPFC) is partnering with Transition Age Youth Launching Realized Dreams (TAYLRD) to provide basic cell phones with data plans and hotspots to transition age youth across the Commonwealth, so that they have access to behavioral health services via telehealth. Many of these young people are homeless, live in poverty and/or live in rural areas of Kentucky where connectivity may be difficult. 

1 Smartphone = $25-$30
1 Mobile Hot spot Device = $150
1 Data Plan = $45/month

Carol W. Cecil
Executive Director
Many young people in Kentucky rely on behavioral health services to navigate mental wellness during everyday life. Please help us reach our goal of funding, by donating to our "Funds for Connection" initiative. Any amount of money you can give will help.
100% of Proceeds go to MOBILE
Welcome to KPFC
Jesse Dillow, State Level Youth Coordinator, TAYLRD
Jesse is from Ashland Kentucky and relocated to Frankfort where he could to use his lived experiences. Jesse is the State Level Youth Coordinator for the TAYLRD 2.0 Grant and plans on using his voice to make a change for how transition aged youth receive services. Jesse hopes that one day Mental Health is no longer perceived negatively for struggling individuals and that people become more educated about Mental Health. Jesse has worked in an Elementary school and Middle/High school the last two years working with exceptional child students and also worked at Fairview Elementary as a Math Interventionist. Jesse is very excited to start this new journey in life while using his voice and lived experiences.

Amanda Metcalf, Family Leadership Coordinator
Amanda is the Family Leadership Coordinator for Kentucky’s System of Care FIVE grant. She is a certified Family and Adult Peer Support Specialist and has worked with her local community mental health center for eight years. In that position, she collaborated with many System of Care partners: behavioral health which includes mental health and substance use disabilities, juvenile justice, child welfare, and others. She supports families in navigating these multiple service agencies and empowers them to advocate for the needs of their children and themselves. Amanda is passionate about supporting and encouraging families in the state of Kentucky to recover and live the life they want to live.

Melissa Elliott, Training Coordinator
Melissa is the Training Coordinator for Kentucky’s System of Care FIVE grant. She was born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky and grew up in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Melissa moved to Lexington, Kentucky after graduating from West Carter High School. She attended Central Kentucky State Vocational School and received a Certificate in Dental Assisting. Melissa started to work at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and continued working there for twenty-seven years. After leaving UK, She became full-time caretaker for both of my parents. In November 2019, Melissa became certified as a Family Peer Support Specialist. She now lives in Winchester, Kentucky and is working as the Training Coordinator for Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc.

Dyzz Cooper, Youth Leadership Coordinator
Dyzz is the Youth Leadership Coordinator for Kentucky’s System of Care FIVE. Dyzz grew up in Newark, New Jersey and Columbus, Ohio where he spent some time in the foster care system. He moved to Richmond, KY to attend Eastern Kentucky University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Dyzz has worked with youth in Kentucky through Vitalized Healthcare as a Community Support Associate and as a Youth Care Worker at the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Home. Dyzz will bring the knowledge and skills he has gained through lived and learned experience to this role to encourage and coach youth across Kentucky served by the child welfare system.

Text HOME to  741741  from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds.