Safety Net Services

Supported Employment Specialists assist individuals with mental or substance use disorders find competitive employment opportunities in the Northern Kentucky area. This unique collaboration between MHANKYSWOH and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rebabilitation (KY OVR) is designed to return people with mental health and/or substance abuse problems to the workforce or place them for the first time in competitive employment. MHANKYSWOH has Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialists who use their experience, strength and hope to engage and work with participants on anything that can affect quality of life in regards to employment. 

This program provides a unique and needed service linking uninsured/under-insured individuals and families with volunteer mental health professionals for free counseling services. Specifically, it is to provide stability and support to people in need due to life circumstances such as job loss, divorce, the death of a loved one or similar experiences that can be resolved with short-term counseling (approximately 6-12 sessions or less). To find out if you qualify for free counseling or if you are a professional therapist or counselor that wants volunteer your services, click here

The payee program helps individuals in their recovery by budgeting income to meet expenses, ensuring rent is paid along with utilities, doctor’s visits, medication costs and other expenses. MHANKYSWOH works with individuals and families to provide wrap around services linking participants to community resources and educational activities to promote mental wellness. Please contact MHA to schedule an initial interview and set the wheels of financial recovery into motion. Send a referral! Contact: [email protected]


Mental Health America manages the Support Group Clearinghouse for the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. To find a group located close to you and specific to your needs visit our Resource Directory. To update your Agency listing, please fill out the Update Form