Vocational Rehabilitation

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.  We recognize and respect the contribution of all individuals as a necessary and vital part of a productive society.  

  • To assist Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.
  • We value the rights, merit and dignity of all persons with disabilities and the opportunity to pursue employment as an important aspect of a full and meaningful life.
  • We value all staff, their individual talents, unique abilities and contributions to the agency’s mission.
  • We value collaborative efforts and partnerships which support the agency’s mission. 
See the directory or local district office directory to contact the office nearest you or call 800-372-7172 (V/TTY) for more information.  
 
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Central Office
275 East Main Street
Mail Drop 2EK
Frankfort, KY 40621
800-372-7172 (V/TTY)

For more information about Vocational Rehabilitation Services:  

Additional Resources

Project CASE Overview

Creating Access to Successful Employment

Manufacturing, Healthcare and Information Technology are three promising Career Pathways for Kentuckians seeking training and employment in jobs that are in-demand, pay family-sustaining wages, and have opportunities for advancement. 

Project CASE was created to increase the numbers of individuals with disabilities who are training and working in these fields by finding and/or developing flexible and innovative training and postsecondary approaches to skill attainment. Project CASE’s six Career Pathway Coordinators will increase the capacity of Kentucky’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Office for the Blind in reaching employers who can provide work experiences such as job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships and, ultimately, job placement in these pathways.

Through Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) grant funding, Project CASE will provide direct services to eligible individuals in the 7 counties of Metro Louisville (KentuckianaWorks) and 23 counties in Eastern Kentucky (Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program- EKCEP).  

Grant funding provided through the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education:  Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CFDA # 84.235N)​ 

Contact Information:
For more information about Project CASE, please contact Helga Gilbert​.​

Client Assistance Program & Appeals Process

Client Assistance Program
Vanessa Jones, Interim CAP Coordinator
275 East Main Street
Mail Stop 2E-K
Frankfort, KY 40621
800-633-6283 (V/TTY)
Email​

Announcements & Other News

CHANGE IN ORDER OF SELECTION:  Effective July 1, 2016

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation must set priorities to serve those with the most significant disabilities. If you are found eligible for OVR services, your counselor assigns you a priority category based on the functional limitations that affect your ability to work.
 
For more information about Order of Selection please review the following documents or visit the Order of Selection section of this website.
 

Questions/Comments

If you are a current consumer and have questions or concerns regarding the services you are receiving, please contact the branch manager at your local district office.
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