United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that LifeSkills Inc. in Bowling Green received $491,818 to expand telehealth services throughout 18 rural counties in Southcentral and Western Kentucky. The federal funding, distributed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The announcement follows Senator McConnell’s recent visit to Bowling Green to thank health care workers on the frontlines of the virus. LifeSkills can use the funding for technology, software, and network upgrades to help provide assessments, therapy, medication management, and other behavioral health services to individuals across the region.
LifeSkills, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that contracts with the Kentucky Department for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addiction Services for about 30% of its funding. The remainder of LifeSkills’ revenues is generated through third party payers, industrial and other contracts, grants, and local support. LifeSkills is governed by a 21-member, volunteer Board of Directors representing the Kentucky counties of Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren Counties.
This was reported by the Office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on June 5, 2020.
Contact information: LifeSkils, Inc., 380 Suwannee Trail Street, Post Office Box 6499, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42103; 270-901-5000; Website: www.lifeskills.com