Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)

If you have any questions regarding issues in out of home care or need a consultation regarding independent living or interstate placement of children, please contact the following individuals:

  • Kelli Root, Out of Home Care Branch Manager;
  • Lisa Shaeffer, Social Service Specialist -interstate placements, ICPC
  • Gary Bruin, Social Service Specialist - difficult to place youth, SCL Placements
  • Beth Myers, Social Service Specialist - Permanency Roundtables administrator
  • Angela Winkfield, Social Service Specialist - ESSA, ICWA, Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Liaison
  • Renae Hardin, Social Service Specialist - diligent recruitment specialist
  • Danielle Khoury, Social Service Specialist - Family First Prevention Services Act, QRTP liaison
  • Jennifer Barr, Social Service Specialist - recruitment and certification, foster/adoptive parent training
  • Maurice Lee, Social Service Specialist - relative service array

 

If you have questions or need a consultation regarding older youth in OOHC, independent living, or issues related to transitional services, please contact the following individuals:

  • Paula Saenz, Transitional Services Branch Manager
  • Lorraine Wilbur, Social Service Specialist - Chafee Program, Fostering Success, education assistance, education training voucher
  • Stephanie Hockensmith, Program Coordinator - National Youth Transition Data Base (NYTD), tuition waivers, LYFT curriculum
  • Hannah Welch, Office Support Assistant- credit checks
  • Chorya Morton,  East Section Supervisor- youth development funds, transition plans, after care services
  • Jeff Culver, West Section Supervisor - youth development funds, transition plans, after care services 

 

Contact Information:

  • 275 East Main Street, 3E-D
    Frankfort, KY 40621
    (502) 564-2147 (phone)
    (502) 564-5995 (fax) 

 

If you have any questions regarding child safety or need a consultation surrounding relative or fictive kin or safe infant act issues, please contact the following individuals:

  • Tara Cecil, Child Protection Branch Manager;

Contact Information:

  • 275 East Main Street, 3E-B
    Frankfort, KY 406021
    (502) 564-2136 (phone)
    (502) 564-3096 (fax)

For information regarding the medically complex program or if you are in need of a consultation surrounding a medically complex issue, please contact:

  • Alice Scheffler or Mary Thompson 
    275 East Main Street, 3E-A
    Frankfort, KY 40621 
    (502) 564-6852 (phone)
    (502) 564-4653 (fax)

For questions or consultations regarding substance abuse issues, please contact:

  • David Gutierrez, Clinical Services Branch Manager

Contact Information:

  • 275 East Main Street, 3E-A
    Frankfort, KY 40621
  • (502) 564-9433 (phone)
  • (502) 564-9500 (fax)

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