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Child and Family Services


The Center for Courageous Kids

Contact Number: 618-2900 x230

Our Mission:
To uplift the children of Kentucky, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas who have life-threatening illnesses by creating experiences year round that are memorable, exciting, fun, build self-esteem, are physically safe, and medically sound.

Who We Are:
A world class medical camping facility in the rolling hills of Scottsville, Kentucky that provides a cost-free, safe, and fun camping experience for children with chronic illnesses and life-long disabilities.

Who We Serve:
The Center for Courageous Kids accepts children ages 7-15 that have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses and disabilities such as cancer, autism, sickle cell anemia, and heart disease. Many children are still under active treatment, while others are in remission. Summer camp allows the camper to experience camp for one week in a medically safe environment, while family weekends allow the camper's entire family the chance to enjoy camp for a weekend.



Community Action - Child Care Centers
P.O. Box 90014
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Community Action Child Care Centers provides a clean, safe, affordable child care services for age appropriate education in a learning through play environment with caring, trained staff and nutritious meals. Age of children accepted varies by center. Locations of Centers: Little Scholars - 701 Brownslock Road #809, Bowling Green, KY 42101; Warren County Head Start and Child Care – 200 East 4th Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101; 210 Main Street, Brownsville, KY 42210; and 770 Industrial Drive, Suite 2, Edmonton, KY 42129.

Community Action – Family Nurturing (Community Collaborations for Children & Access to Visitation)
921 Beauty Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Community Collaborations for Children provides enhancement and preventative services to families in crisis or children at risk of abuse or neglect. Services include In Home Services, Parenting Classes and the CCC Regional Network. Access to Visitation provides support and facilitates non-custodial parents' access to and visitation of their children. Services include Supervised Visitation, Therapeutic Monitoring, and Neutral Drop Off/Pick-Up.

Department for Community Based Services – Family Support
1010-1020 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
DCBS Family Support provides food stamp benefits, Medicaid and other medical benefits for the elderly, medical transportation, K-chip and Kinship Care, KTAP, KY Works Program and KPC.

Department for Community Based Services – Protection and Permanency
1010-1020 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
DCBS Protection & Permanency provides child protection, adult protection, and foster care and adoption services.

Family Enrichment Center, Inc.
441 Church Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Family Enrichment Center is empowering families and preventing child abuse by providing education, social support, crisis intervention, and a safe environment for children and their families. Services include Wee Care Nursery full-time, part-time, and free crisis, drop-in child care, Parent Education, Home Visitation Program, supervised visitation, Adoption Resource Center, Parents as Teachers, Crisis Child Care, parent support groups, and child abuse community awareness.

Lifeskills Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit
822 Woodway Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
This program is designed to provide short-term (3-5 day) crisis stabilization services for people in a mental health crisis. Admission is voluntary and the unit is seclusion and restraint free. To maintain safety at this level of care, the consumer must be capable of contracting for safety, follow direction, and be medically stable. Walk-in services are also available. The major function of the ACSU include providing stabilization services to consumers in crisis which will assist them in their return to a pre-crisis level of functioning, assisting consumers and family members in resolving issues/situations that may have precipitated the crisis , and providing linkage with community services to facilitate an increases in community tenure. Each resident has access to a mental health professional, individual and group therapy, and the opportunity to be involved in the development of his or her own personal treatment plan.

Lifeskills Child and Family Center
380 Suwanee Trail Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Lifeskills Child & Family provides counseling, case management, home visitation, and assessments for child mental health clientele.

Lifeskills Child Crisis Stabilization Unit
501 Chestnut Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Lifeskills Child Crisis Stabilization provides a 24-hour crisis stabilization program for child mental health clientele ages 7 to 17 in a very informal, non-threatening environment.

Lifeskills Park Place Recovery Center
822 Woodway Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Park Place Recovery Center is a 14 to 28 day residential, 20 bed, co-ed treatment facility where women and men are housed separately. It offers non-medical detox services, psychotherapy, parenting and educational groups, individual counseling, medical lectures, gender-specific, 12-step groups and after care services. An assessment fee of $50 is charged. Park Place is open to all residents of the 10-county BRADD area. Other Kentucky State residents will be admitted with a referral.

Lifeskills Regional Prevention Center
380 Suwannee Trail Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Lifeskills Regional Prevention Center provides information, educational programs, and technical assistance on tobacco, drugs, and violence for at risk youth and adults; also provides substance abuse prevention coordination for ASAP (Agency for Substance Abuse Policy).

Lifeskills Service Center
380 Suwannee Trail Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Lifeskills Service Center provides counseling, case management, and therapeutic rehabilitation for adult mental health clientele; also has a Home Shelter program to aid with housing needs, a Supported Employment program, group therapy day program, and the Wishing Well Clubhouse for clientele.

Lifeskills Supports for Community Living
380 Suwannee Trail Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Lifeskills Supports for Community Living serves individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities to provide them with whatever services they may need.

Lifeskills Therapeutic Foster Care
380 Suwannee Trail Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Lifeskills TFC program is designed to provide care for children who have complex emotional needs requiring special parenting skills. Children placed in TFC homes can include boys or girls of any age and race. They may have had relationship problems in the community, in their families, or in school. Many are victims of neglect: social, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. They are in need of quality foster care in order to prevent placement in a residential facility or psychiatric hospital.

Needy Children of Warren County
908 East 11th Street
Bowling Green, KY
Needy Children of Warren County Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization helping needy children in Warren County with necessities such as coats, school supplies, clothing, and other basic needs. At Christmas we provide a Christmas Party with dinner and presents for referred children. Money donations are appreciated to facilitate this project.

Potter Children's Home and Family Ministries
2350 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Potter Children's Home provides several services to children and families in need. All referrals are private and no fees are charged for services. Residential Group Care (children 6-18 years old), Single Parent Alliance for Raising Kids family ministry, Transitional Living (serves young people 18-23 years), foster care, adoption, and Christian counseling. Our mission is to be a tool in the hands of supporting Churches of Christ and individual Christians to deliver God's justice and mercy to children and families in need.

Pregnancy Support Center, Inc.
1439 Magnolia Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Pregnancy Support Center provides pregnancy testing with positive referrals, help with maternity clothes, parenting training, baby showers, counseling, and educational information.

UK Targeted Assessment Program
270-746-7124/ 270-746-7125
1010 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
UK Targeted Assessment provides screening interviews, consultation with other service providers, referrals, home visits, one to one assistance to help client obtain services, assessments for domestic violence, mental health, learning problems, and substance abuse.

WKU Child Care Resource and Referral
Jones Jaggers Hall, WKU
Bowling Green, KY 42101
For families we: • Help you find child care that meets your needs • Provide information about resources to pay for child care • Give you information to help you as you make decisions about child care • Connect you with advocacy activities • Answer your questions about young children. For early childhood professionals we: • Provide monthly workshops • Have a resource library of books, videos, and toys • Provide consultation on quality initiatives, such as accreditation • Publish a monthly newsletter • Answer your questions about working with young children. For business and industry we: • Conduct a needs assessment of your employees. • Provide training on parenting and child care issues for your employees • Provide articles about parenting and child care to include in your company newsletter or bulletin boards • Provide enhanced referrals to help your employees find dependable and high quality child care • Assist you with setting up a company child care program or building partnerships with existing child care programs. For our communities we: • Gather information about child care needs and resources. • Collaborate with other agencies by serving on committees and boards, including announcements in our newsletter or web page, connecting parents and professionals to the right agency for services, and co-sponsoring events. • Provide information about how to start a child care business. • Submit early care and education related articles to newspapers and newsletters • Create early care and education related public service announcements.

WKU Child Care Centers
125 Jones Jaggers Hall
Bowling Green, KY 42101
WKU Child Care Centers operates a combination early Head Start, Head Start, and nonprofit child care program for children six weeks to five years old. Open to university and community members.




If your nonprofit agency or organization would like to update your information, please contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082 or email us at If your nonprofit agency or organization would like include your information in our directory, please complete the human service directory blank form, and return it to the ALIVE Center or email it to We ask that any nonprofit, civic organization or WKU department using our meeting space, complete the form before reserving a room.

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