FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/29/13) – First Lady Jane Beshear today joined substance abuse treatment advocates from across the state to announce a donation from the Walmart Foundation to benefit two Recovery Kentucky Centers. The Cumberland Hope Community Center for Women in Evarts will receive $10,500 from the Foundation and the Trilogy Center for Women in Hopkinsville will receive $10,000.
“Shortly after Steve took office in 2007, I visited a Recovery Kentucky Center for the first time and met women from all walks of life who were suffering from substance abuse and grateful for the care and understanding they received from the program,” said Mrs. Beshear, co-chair of the Recovery Kentucky Task Force. “Since that day, I have been an avid supporter of the unique peer-based therapy and long-term care these centers offer. I am thankful to the Walmart Foundation for its generous donation and know that it will go a long way toward helping Kentuckians.”
Recovery Kentucky is a program that helps Kentuckians recover from chronic substance abuse and addiction, and move toward a life of sobriety and productivity. It supplies supportive housing— a stable place to live, and a support system to help men and women recovering from substance abuse and addiction. The unique recovery program model also includes peer support, daily living and skills training, job responsibilities and practical living experiences.
Currently, there are ten Recovery Kentucky Centers across the Commonwealth including five men’s centers and five women’s centers. Each facility provides services to qualifying low-income clients, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.
Recovery Kentucky is a joint effort by the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), the Department for Local Government (DLG) and the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
Information provided by the office of Gov. Steve Beshear
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