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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

General Information

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services ("Cabinet") administers the health and welfare programs for the state of Kentucky.  Among the duties of this cabinet are child welfare and child protective services.  Kentucky juvenile criminal court will sometimes have employees of the Cabinet present at court appearances.  Sometimes it is because the Cabinet is the legal gardian of the defendant and sometimes it is because the judge, family, or attorneys believe the defendant is in need of services that can be provided by the Cabinet.


If you believe that you or someone you know needs help that the Cabinet could provide, please contact them.  Through early intervention with counseling, substance abuse help, or removal from the home, it is possible to keep some juveniles from ever reaching the Kentucky Juvenile Court system.

Physical Address

Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of the Secretary
275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY  40621

Official Website
Frequently Asked Questions
I can no longer care for my child, how do I get help?

There are many programs that the Cabinet can use to help you.   Programs include counseling, health care, child support assistance, medical transportation, and group support. 


If you feel that you just cannot give your child the care or support he or she needs at this time and you could file a Dependency Petition in which you ask the court to give custody of your child to the Cabinet.  Sometimes parents try their best but cannot financially or emotionally provide the counseling and structure their child needs, that is when the Cabinet can step in and fill the gap.  You may want to speak with your attorney before doing this so that you are aware of all of your requirements surrounding a dependency petition.

Full Directory
Child Abuse Hotline

2010 - present

I suspect that a child I know is being abused, what should I do?

If you suspect that a child, or anyone, is being abused call 1-877-597-2331 and report it.

1-877-KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331)

County Offices
Regional Offices

2010 - present


Adair, Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley

Dept. for Community Based Services
Regional State Office Bldg.
85 State Police Road
London, KY 40741-9011


Phone Number: (606) 330-2003
FAX Number: (606) 330-2138


Jefferson County Only

Dept. for Community Based Services
L & N Building, 4 East
908 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40203


Phone Number: (502) 595-4732
FAX Number: (502) 595-4789


Anderson, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Franklin, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington, Woodford

Dept. for Community Based Services
445 US HWY 44E, Suite 208
Shepherdsville, KY 40165


Phone Number: (502) 543-0814
FAX Number: (502) 921-0540


Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg

Dept. for Community Based Services
333 Charles Drive
Mayfield, KY 42066


Phone Number: (270) 247-5126
FAX Number: (270) 247-0127


Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, 

Dept. for Community Based Services
205 Main Street, Suite 3
Paintsville, KY 41240


Phone Number: (606) 788-7108
FAX Number: (606) 788-7117


Bath, Boyd, Bracken, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, 
Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson, Rowan

Dept. for Community Based Services
1539 Greenup Avenue

4th Floor, Suite 401
Ashland, KY 41101


Phone Number: (606) 920-2007
FAX Number: (606) 920-2045


Boone, Bourbon, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Scott

Dept. for Community Based Services
Victory Centre
8311 US HWY 42, 2nd Floor
Florence, KY 41042


Phone Number: (859) 525-6783
FAX Number: (859) 525-6796


Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell

Dept. for Community Based Services
2050 Creative Drive, Suite 160
Lexington, KY 40505


Phone Number: (859) 246-2298
FAX Number: (859) 246-2515


Allen, Barren, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Logan, Metcalf, McLean, Monroe, Ohio, Simpson, Union, Warren, Webster

Dept. for Community Based Services
3649 Wathen’s Crossing
Owensboro, KY 42301


Phone Number: (270) 687-7047
FAX Number: (270) 687-7027

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