Based in Hazard, Kentucky,offers a range of programs for chemical dependency. Headquartered in Hazard, the program has a number of locations throughout Kentucky with branches in Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Wolfe and Lexington counties.
Treatment and Staff
All programs cater to clients who have been court-ordered as a result of DUI offenses or other sentencing through drug court. The primary plan is a DUI program consisting of an assessment, 20 hours of pre-treatment and outpatient care, which involves a flexible schedule of educational classes,and
The drug court program includes assessments, referrals and consultations in addition to therapy. Comprehensive case management is also available. The early prevention program targets people under 21 who are being processed through the courts as a result of a DUI or other drug and alcohol offenses. This track aims to minimize recidivism by educating adolescents about risky behavior and helping to repair family relationships. If more intensive treatment is needed, referrals toprograms can be made. While clients are encouraged to attend outside meetings, they are not an intrinsic part of the any of the programs.
For less structured treatment, individual, group and family therapy are available as standalone services for children, adolescents and adults.is also available as needed.
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Clients who complete the drug court program have access toplans, which vary depending on their unique needs. Kentucky River Community Care also provides an expansive range of ancillary services for mental health issues, familial struggles and mental disabilities.
Project ADDVANCE (Addressing Dimensions of Domestic Violence Addiction Needs Through Community Effort) is an intensive program for women who struggle with substance abuse in tandem with the effects of physical abuse. Though this program is exclusive to Perry country, it hosts a 24-hour crisis hotline for sexual violence.
Day treatment is available for clients suffering from severe mental illnesses, which includes case management and CBT. There are also programs available to help clients with employment and other related services. Clients with mental disabilities who live independently can access housing in an affordable 17-unit apartment complex called Townview. Reclaiming Futures is another a residential program for clients with intellectual disabilities and Summer Splash is an intensive summer program for children with emotional disabilities.
Family-related programs include a crisis stabilization location called the Sewell Center, which is open 24/7. The facility is for families whose children are having emotional or behavioral problems and who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. Boys and girls ages 12 to 17 are eligible to attend for up to 10 days for stabilization and up to 14 days if short-term residential care is necessary.
The Incredible Families program is a home-based option designed for families with children who have limited resources. This track provides individual therapy, family intervention services and parenting classes. Every family enrolled receives a minimum of two hours of assistance weekly.
The KY SEED program provides therapy and mental health support to children up to five years old, as well as school-based therapy for kids with emotional disabilities. Finally, the Kids Now Plus program provides assistance and educational services to pregnant women.
Kentucky River Community Care’s outreach services include adult life skills programs in Letcher, Breathitt and Perry counties that aims to teach clients about budgeting, banking, fitness, social skills and other related topics. A regional prevention center is available to community organizations for consults, training, education and assistance about various behavioral health issues. Supported employment programs for those re-entering the work force with children up to five years old are also offered as well as rental subsidies for those who qualify, with a number of apartment complexes throughout the state for those transitioning out of treatment.
Overall, Kentucky River Community Care is an extremely diverse and caring organization with a wide range of resources and services for their community. Though the outpatient programs are geared more towards prevention and education rather than traditional treatment, some evidence-based modalities are available as well as a vast network of support through community services.
Kentucky River Community Care
115 Rockwood Ln
Hazard, KY 41701
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