It began with a need.....
A need for men and women with intellectual disabilities to have a voice in how and where they would live their lives. That need was recognized in 1972 when family members and friends worked together to form KVOU. Monies were raised and a house was purchased in Vandergrift for eight men and women giving them the opportunity to live as adults in the community of their choice.
Since then KVOU has grown to operate six 24 hour supervised programs, and an independent living program which provides support for people who have established their own homes in local communities.
KVOU is a private, non-profit organization. Most of our services are funded through the Home and Community Based Waiver Program licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's Office of Developmental Programs. Admissions, the provision of services, and referrals of residents shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, (including Limited English Proficiency) age or sex. If you have a friend or family member who would be interested in our program, you or your supports coordinator may contact: