Press Release

Drug Courts proving their worth

Child support collections from Drug Courts in Operation UNITE’s service region rose by more than 75 percent in February, while the number of community service hours provided by participants increased by more than 40 percent during the same period. “Drug courts continue to prove their worth to the families and communities in our service area,” UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale said. “With...

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KSP to pilot ‘The Angel Initiative’

KSP to pilot ‘The Angel Initiative’

PIKEVILLE – It’s not about getting soft on crime. It’s about getting smart about dealing with the substance abuse problems facing southern and eastern Kentucky. That message, from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders, was stressed several times during a forum in Pikeville March 9 to discuss implementation of a pilot program – The Angel Initiative – designed to help those in...

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Chad’s Hope holds graduation

Chad’s Hope holds graduation

MANCHESTER – Nearly nine years to the day after Chad’s Hope Teen Challenge Center admitted its first client for treatment of a substance use disorder, three young men celebrated completion of the nine-month program. Among those present for the March 3 celebration were U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th); Scott Brinkman, Secretary of the Executive Cabinet for Kentucky Governor...

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Child support payments doubled in January

The amount of child support collected by drug courts in the UNITE service region during January doubled from the previous month. This statistic was included in Operation UNITE’s monthly update on efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “Drug courts are so important in efforts to help those struggling with a substance use problem,” said UNITE President/CEO Nancy...

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Documentary features UNITE voices

Documentary features UNITE voices

UPDATE 2-15-17: Click here to view the documentary “Journey To Recovery” on KET. Several individuals with ties to Operation UNITE will be featured in a Kentucky Educational Television documentary that will air at 8 pm on Monday, February 13. “Journey To Recovery,” explores personal stories of triumph over addiction using various recovery programs. Among those featured in...

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KET forum addresses opioid epidemic

KET forum addresses opioid epidemic

UPDATE 2-15-17: Click here to view “Inside Opioid Addiction” Forum on KET. Operation UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale will be featured in a special Kentucky Educational Television (KET) program, “Inside Opioid Addiction Forum,” to be aired at 9 pm on Monday, February 13. The Forum was taped before an audience featuring many from southern and eastern Kentucky at KET’s...

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