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The Association was originally incorporated in Kentucky on January 18, 1983 as the “Kentucky Association of Private Residential Facilities for the Mentally Retarded, Inc.” By the early 1990’s the Association’s name was changed to the “Kentucky Association of Residential Resources, Inc.” (KARR), until it was changed in 2004 to KAPP, the Kentucky Association of Private Providers.


The Association is a not-for-profit Kentucky ‘state affiliate’ of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), which has its offices in Alexandria, Virginia.


The Kentucky Association of Private Providers promotes, supports, and  assists providers who offer services and supports to individuals with disabilities and their families. KAPP serves as an accurate and timely source of critical information and provides leadership in the development and provision of innovative high-quality services and supports. KAPP provides its members with an influential and respected voice with the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. KAPP’s mission has remained effectively unchanged since coming into existence in 1983. We are singularly focused on improving the quality of life of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and the providers that support them.  

Initial Board of Directors:

  • Mary Kay Lamb – Morganfield
  • Bob Mobley – Owensboro
  • Nona Bush – Lexington
  • Jim Richardson – LaGrange
  • June Artis – Bowling Green
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