900 Beasley St. Ste. 120
Lexington KY 40509
Contact Information
Address 900 Beasley St. Ste. 120
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone (859) 254-1035
Fax 859 254-2075
Contact Name Meredith Meyer
At A Glance
Former Names
Croney and Clark Inc
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer KVC is always looking for caring individuals to volunteer their time with our agency or to become Resource Foster Parents. Also, if you are interested in making a donation to KVC, please contact us at 859-254-1035.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement It is the mission of KVC to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education. 
Background Statement

Croney & Clark, Inc. was established in 1990 by Elizabeth Croney, LCSW, and James Clark, PhD., LCSW.  As Croney & Clark, the agency provided social services and behavioral healthcare to children and their families through individualized care and treatment. In 2009, Croney & Clark merged with KVC Health Systems, a national leader in child welfare and behavioral healthcare for over 45 years.

KVC Kentucky now provides in-home behavioral health services to children, adolescents and adults, therapeutic foster care, family preservation and diversion, and adolescent substance abuse treatment services. KVC Kentucky has been serving communities in Kentucky for over 15 years, delivering innovative and effective services, focusing on the child and family's strengths and values.  KVC Kentucky is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a proud member of the Kentucky Chapter of the Children's Alliance.  
KVC Kentucky is now a subsidiary of KVC Health Systems, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit which directly touches over 50,000 children each day in five states and Washington, DC.  Due to KVC's leadership in the use of evidence-based practices to achieve outcomes and advance child welfare, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has endorsed KVC as a national best-practice organization. 
Impact Statement
In fiscal year 2015, KVC Kentucky served more than 12,000 children and families in eight regions of the state through our Family Preservation and Diversion Services.
Also in fiscal year 2015, due to our changes to Medicaid requirements, our Behavioral Health Services were able to serve an additional 806 individuals. We have contracts with Aetna, Passport, Anthem, Humana, and Wellcare Managed Care as well as Anthem BC/BS, United Behavioral Health, and Center Care commercial insurance. If you do not see your insurance plan here, please contact our office at (859) 254-1035 to see if you are covered.
The number of individuals touched by KVC's In-Home Services total 13,019.  
KVC received funding to provide iPads to foster families, giving them 24/7 access to therapy services, case managers and training needed to help them in tough situations they may encounter with children in the foster care system.  They now have invaluable tools at their fingertips. 
KVC Kentucky was awarded a portion of the Kentucky Kids Recovery Grant, funding the start of an Adolescent Substance Abuse program, providing in-home substance abuse program available to adolescents in Kentucky.  
Needs Statement
1) Money for an emergency fund for families in Family Preservation and Behavioral Health Services to assist in supplementing the basic necessities in times of crisis- These needs vary by situation and could include clean clothing, money for groceries, safe transportation, or help paying and electric bill. 
2) Volunteers for Foster Care Events and Fundraising Events- KVC Kentucky is out and about in the community at local events spreading the word about our services and looking for potential foster families for our children in need. We need volunteers to help us attend these important events.
3) Funding for continuing education for Foster Parents- Before and after a child is placed with a foster family, KVC gives families the tools and training needed to ease the transition, ensure a positive stay, and help the child adjust to life changes. Pre-service and continuous training is provided to make sure they have the skills necessary to meet the child’s needs. 
4) Foster Parents who are willing to open their home to a child in need- Our foster care program allows you to make a positive difference in a child’s life by opening your home and heart to a child when they need it the most. By providing a dependable and nurturing environment, you can be part of the healing and helping process.
Board Chair Statement
“We’ve always been the largest in-home provider in Kentucky, achieving a 93% success rate of keeping kids in homes. Our approach is making a difference in people’s lives.”
Elizabeth Croney
President, KVC Kentucky
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Foster Care
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Geographic Areas Served
KVC serves 60 counties across the Central, Eastern, Northeastern, and Northern Bluegrass Regions of Kentucky. Our Family Preservation and Diversion Programs serve the DCBS regions of Big Sandy, Bluegrass Fayette, Bluegrass Rural, FIVCO, Gateway/Buffalo Trace, Kentucky River, KIPDA Rural and Northern Bluegrass.
Our In-Home Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are available in 34 counties within these regions.  
KVC Kentucky is licensed as a Child Placing Agency to provide Therapeutic Foster Care services, which includes recruiting and training eligible foster parents, in the Central, Eastern, Northeastern and Northern Bluegrass regions.  
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The primary goal of KVC Kentucky is to enrich and enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and children in our communities. The welfare of a child cannot wait, and it is our ultimate goal to keep children and families safely together.
As an agency, our vision is to provide leadership in behavioral healthcare, social services, and professional education through the provision of service delivery models with proven quality and fiscal accountability.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Keeping families and children together is accomplished by providing comprehensive and compassionate medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education to our clients. 

KVC Kentucky, headquartered in Lexington, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization that provides behavioral health services, foster care, family preservation and diversion, and other family-related services. Our services are in-home, strengths-based, and driven by a focus on the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of the child and family. Each year, KVC Kentucky serves more than 12,000 children and families in eight regions of the state.

KVC has a rich 15-year history of service provision in Kentucky and our work with the children and families of Kentucky is enhanced by continuous quality improvement. We value dignity, respect, honesty and integrity. We deliver our innovative and effective services in a culturally-sensitive manner, respectful of a child and family’s strengths and values.

KVC Kentucky's organizational values are as follows: 
  • Excellence is not an act; it’s a habit
    We should strive to be “excellent” every day in every interaction.
  • With privilege comes responsibility
    KVC has the privilege of serving tens of thousands of children and families each day. It is our responsibility to live up to the expectation people have for quality services. Helping families address their needs and helping care for others’ children is an awesome responsibility and one never to be taken lightly.
  • There is no magic answer down the street
    If a child and family come to KVC for treatment or service, it is our responsibility to figure out the answer(s) with them, not to refer them elsewhere. KVC has the resources, creativity, energy and commitment needed to find solutions.
  • Attack the problem, not the person
    We must all be able to “check our egos at the door” and attack barriers, without attacking individual people. The goal is to proactively identify needs and address them.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? KVC Kentucky is accredited by The Joint Commission, and a proud member of the Kentucky chapter of the Children’s Alliance. 
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
In fiscal year 2015, KVC Kentucky served more than 12,000 children and families in eight regions of the state through our Family Preservation and Diversion Services.
Also in fiscal year 2015, due to our changes to Medicaid requirements, our Behavioral Health Services were able to serve an additional 806 individuals. We have contracts with Aetna, Passport, Anthem, Humana, and Wellcare Managed Care as well as Anthem BC/BS, United Behavioral Health, and Center Care commercial insurance. If you do not see your insurance plan here, please contact our office at (859) 254-1035 to see if you are covered.
The number of individuals touched by KVC's In-Home Services total 13,019 and growing. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jason Hooper
Company Affiliation KVC Health Systems
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2018
Board Members
Mr. Chad Anderson Chief Clinical OfficerKVC Health SystemsVoting
Ms. Elizabeth L. Croney President, KentuckyKVC KentuckyVoting
Mr. Jason Hooper President & CEOKVC Health SystemsVoting
Ms. Marilyn Jacobson CFO and General CounselKVC Health SystemsVoting
Ms. Regina Klyachkin Vice President, KentuckyKVC Kentucky
Ms. Anne Roberts Chief of StaffKVC Health SystemsVoting
Ms. Erin Stucky Chief Operations OfficerKVC Health SystemsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments Jason champions a culture that is trauma-informed, technology-based, team-oriented and unafraid to lean into the curve. In the years ahead, he anticipates the unique opportunity KVC has to lead national trends in areas such as the integration of medical and behavioral healthcare, the unfolding lessons of brain science, the importance of evidence-based practices, and the need to innovate constantly.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth L Croney
Term Start Jan 1999
Email ecroney@kvc.org

Elizabeth Croney is the President of KVC Behavioral Health Services Kentucky. Ms. Croney began her career developing extensive experience working with alcohol abuse and mental health programs, and in 1989, she was appointed as the first director of Stoner Creek Centre, an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adults. Ms. Croney established a private practice in Bourbon County in 1990, where she worked extensively with children and families.

In 1999, she formed Croney & Clark, Inc., a private, for-profit corporation serving three rural counties, and over a 10-year period, she developed it into an agency providing services in metropolitan Fayette County and 16 surrounding counties. Croney & Clark delivered wrap-around behavioral health and community-based services to children and families identified by the Kentucky Department of Mental Health as needing intensive services. KVC acquired Croney & Clark in 2009 and appointed her president of Kentucky operations. She became president of the KVC West Virginia subsidiary in December 2010.

In 2009, Ms. Croney was awarded Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky’s “Champion for Children” Award. She also has written and been awarded state and local contracts to deliver behavioral health and child welfare services, and she was awarded the first performance-based child welfare contract in the state.

Ms. Croney holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice from the University of South Florida and a master’s in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has published in the area of ethics and supervision and is a sought-after workshop leader, trainer and speaker in the U.S. and Canada.

Full Time Staff 178
Part Time Staff 20
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 75%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 173
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 2 --two or more races
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 30
Female 159
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Vice President KVC Behavioral HealtCare KY
Experience/Biography Gina Klyachkin currently oversees our programming and clinical services for Impact Plus, Family Preservation and Reunification Services, and Child Placement services. She works closely with our Program Directors, Clinical Director, Supervisors, Administrators and staff to enhance our services and outcomes. She will celebrate her six year anniversary this August with Croney and Clark (now KVC Kentucky). Ms. Klyachkin came to the agency at a time of great transition and opportunity as the agency just received notification of the award of the first Diversion contract in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services. Ms. Klyachkin initially started as a Clinician in both our Impact Plus and Diversion Programs. Immediately, she was inspired by the agency’s client centered practices, emphasis on evidenced based practice, and philosophies of care. The best part of her job with the agency has always been serving in the role of educator. As a Clinician, she was honored to work closely with children and families providing them with education and skill building. As a Director, she was honored to share what she learned from my experience working with families to encourage staff development. In her new role as Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Ms. Klyachkin is excited to share her experience and lessons learned in a supervisory role to educate and support our current Program Directors. No matter how her role has changed here in the past six years, there are no better moments than witnessing the positive growth of a child, family, or now staff member. She has learned so much from her mentors at KVC Kentucky and look forward to continue learning and sharing with others at KVC Kentucky!
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Family Preservation & Reunification Servicesis a collaboration between DCBS and KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, Inc., funded through the state of Kentucky and federal funding. Beginning in fiscal year 2012-2013, the Family Preservation Program and Diversion Services (fka Intensive In-Home Services/IIHS) were combined under one state contract. Preservation and reunification services are available to those children who are at risk of out-of-home placement or are reunifying to their long-term placement from foster care or a childcare institution.
Budget 9222300
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), Adults, At-Risk Populations
Description KVC foster care services allow you to make a positive difference.  By becoming a foster parent, you are opening your door to a child who deserves a dependable, nurturing environment that only you can provide.  We understand this can be a challenging task, so we go to great lengths to provide families with resources and training necessary to successfully integrate the child into a new home.  It is our goal that a KVC foster home will provide all child the opportunity to be empowered to live the enriched life they so deserve.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health Treatment
Population Served , ,

Our skilled, professional Master’s level therapists and case managers are trained to treat children and adults in-home with interventions targeted at their specific needs. At the start of treatment, a clinician will make contact with the patient to do a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in order to develop a detailed plan alongside the patient based on the patient’s individual needs. KVC professional staff are trained in a number of industry leading evidence-based practices which will structure the individualized approach given to each patient. Our evidence-based practices include:

• Trauma Focused CBT (TFCBT)
• Motivational Interviewing

• Parent – Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
• Child – Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE Skills)
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
• Nurturing Parenting Program
• Trauma Systems Therapy (TST)

KVC team members meet regularly to assess progress, develop goals and interventions and put crucial support systems in place.

Population Served , ,
Description KVC AODE is categorized as a Level 1 Outpatient treatment program for Adults and Adolescents according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM-PPC, ASAM, 1996). This program provides a comprehensive array of substance abuse and co-occurring services to meet the needs of the individuals and families that we serve, utilizing our successful in-home services model.
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
KVC Behavioral HealthCare collaborates with the departments for Medicaid Services, Community Based Services and Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2012
Alliance for Children and Families - Member2000
External Assessments and Accreditations
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Ambulatory Care Accreditation2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $12,800,000.00
Projected Expenses $12,800,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$11,323,323$10,628,759$10,303,528
Total Expenses$11,697,922$10,973,775$11,237,724
Revenue Less Expenses($374,599)($345,016)($934,196)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,160,544$0$0
Individual Contributions$116,690$13,188$53,539
Investment Income, Net of Losses$321$478$527
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$10,577,810$9,943,381$9,842,076
Administration Expense$1,120,112$1,030,394$1,395,645
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.970.970.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,847,732$2,471,199$3,128,152
Current Assets$1,272,206$1,877,653$2,556,218
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,563,988$784,814$680,296
Total Net Assets$283,744$1,686,385$2,447,856
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose KVC has initiated the Building Families Capital Campaign to raise $6 million to fund the creation of an institute for Practice Improvement and Innovations in Child and Family Services. This is a KVC Behavioral Health Systems initiative that KVC KY is participating in .
Goal $6,000,000.00
Dates Feb 2013 to Jan 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address 900 Beasley St. Ste. 120
Lexington, KY 40509
Primary Phone 859 254-1035
Contact Email mmeyer@kvc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth L Croney
Board Chair Mr. Jason Hooper
Board Chair Company Affiliation KVC Health Systems