Operation UNITE works closely to support existing treatment programs throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, but realizes more must be done. Thanks to Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, two new residential treatment centers – one in Clay County and the other in Pike County – now serve the region.
Chad’s Hope Teen Challenge Center
Chad’s Hope Center is owned by Visions of Eastern Kentucky, Inc., a non-profit, faith-based organization. On September 2, 2008, the board voted to turn daily operation of the center over to Kentucky Teen Challenge.
Teen Challenge exists to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.
Located in the Burning Springs community of Clay County just west of Manchester, the facility offers long-term residential treatment programs for up to 52 adult males, with plans to expand to 75 beds in the future. The facility, named for Chad McWhorter who died of a drug overdose in 2004, admitted its first client on March 6, 2008.
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WestCare Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center
WestCare Kentucky, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization, opened a 34,000-square-foot substance abuse treatment facility in the rural Pike County community of Ashcamp on August 8, 2005, and accepted its first client 14 days later. Currently the facility has 88 beds providing long-term residential substance abuse treatment for adult males who are dependent on alcohol, narcotics, methamphetamine and other drugs. WestCare Kentucky is licensed for 72 beds.
While a resident at the center, individuals receive counseling using the 12-step process, relapse prevention education, anger management, parenting and cognitive behavioral therapy classes. The average stay is three months; however, patients may be treated longer.
Based in Las Vegas, WestCare has more than 30 years experience providing a continuum of health and human services in community-based environments. In addition to Kentucky, WestCare currently provides services in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Tennessee, Wyoming, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico, and specializes in serving individuals and families historically considered difficult to treat, such as those who are indigent, have multiple disorders or are involved with the criminal justice system.
WestCare Kentucky also operates a Homeless Shelter, Community Involvement Center and a Jail Recovery Program in Pikeville, and a Jail Recovery Program in Floyd County.
To learn more about WestCare click here.