Operation UNITE is a Kentucky 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
UNITE operates a Private-Sector Fund for individual and corporate donations in support of its education/prevention and youth outreach, treatment, and law enforcement initiatives. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law, and 100 percent of your donation will be used for programs in the initiative(s) you specify.
Operation UNITE will use 100% of funds received to assist individuals and families within our service region rebound from the July 2022 flash flooding.
Education & Youth Outreach
UNITE’s primary efforts are focused on youth prevention programs. These initiatives seek to empower youth to remain free from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs – including vaping and electronic cigarettes – and to become leaders within their school and community.
This is achieved by developing drug prevention, intervention, and leadership programs that provide drug-free, youth-targeted activities, led by positive role-models and mentors.
Two of UNITE’s signature youth programs are Camp UNITE – a free, week-long, residential leadership/adventure camp for middle school-aged youth – and the “I Am UNITE” scholarship program.
Treatment & Recovery
Through UNITE’s Treatment Voucher Program, low-income residents within its 32-county service area who are battling substance abuse issues can receive financial assistance to obtain long-term residential treatment.
UNITE operates a Treatment Referral Help Line (1-866-908-6483) to assist individuals and their families seeking assistance with a drug addiction, and staffs the KY HELP Statewide Call Center (1-833-859-4357) to connect individuals and families in Kentucky with treatment and support resources for substance use disorders.
UNITE’s law enforcement component focuses on overseeing the prescription Medication Take-back program, responding to tips reported on UNITE’s toll-free Drug Tipline (1-866-424-4382), and assisting with youth prevention and community education activities.
In addition, detectives coordinate a “buy-money” initiative that assists local law enforcement agencies with street-level drug investigations that have the potential to lead to federal cases.
UNITE helps to enhance the impact of programs offered by existing organizations and supports Community Coalitions in each county within its service region. Coalitions focus on grassroots education/prevention initiatives and assists those who are in recovery, particularly by reaching out to the faith-based community for help with mentoring and after-care programs.