The Parent Relative Organization for Oakwood Facility (PROOF) was organized in 1978 as a volunteer-based advocacy organization. Members are parents and relatives of individuals residing at Oakwood. Many of these residents are among the most fragile of Kentucky’s citizens and are unable to advocate for themselves. PROOF believes individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) should be provided with the broadest range of living options possible, appropriate to their needs and capabilities. PROOF believes the individual and their parents, family or guardian should play a primary role in determining their life plans and residential selections.
The PROOF board of directors works with other Kentucky advocates, legislators, administrators and organizations interested in supporting the well-being of individuals with IDD.
If you are interested in more information about PROOF, call Oakwood at 606.677.4068.