Treatment Voucher Program
Through Operation UNITE’s Treatment Voucher Program, low-income residents living within the 33-county service region may qualify for financial assistance to obtain long-term residential treatment for a substance use disorder.
UNITE will pay a provider $60 per day for 90 days of residential treatment for adults and juveniles. Detoxification treatments are not eligible.
Clients are eligible to receive a second voucher for treatment assistance if they are unable to complete care or have had a relapse. Please contact the UNITE Treatment Team for details.
Since July 2005 through June 30, 2023, UNITE has enabled 5,169 individuals to enter long-term treatment for a substance use disorder.
59.58% of these individuals completed treatment.
“I’m so grateful for my UNITE voucher because it helped me pay to go to treatment and I finally got my life back. When I made the call and spoke to the UNITE staff I was scared, I didn’t know what to expect. After I made the call, I just felt in my heart that these people genuinely cared. I knew I wasn’t alone and there were people who supported me, without judging me whatsoever.”
In order to qualify for a UNITE treatment voucher, applicants must:
- Verify that they have been a resident of the UNITE Service Area within the last 6 months.
- Meet income guidelines based on household size.
- Complete an assessment screening by UNITE personnel.
An applicant is not eligible if:
- The individual does not freely admit he/she has a substance or alcohol addiction.
- The individual has received two previous UNITE Treatment Vouchers.
- They have a pending criminal charge or active bench warrant, unless prior court approval is provided.
If an applicant is deemed eligible they will be contacted by UNITE officials who will provide treatment recommendations.
Participants make the final decision regarding what treatment facility to enter (unless they have been ordered to a specific facility). Priority will be given to participants with no treatment history, juveniles, and pregnant women.
For more information about eligibility requirements call the UNITE Treatment Help Line at 1-866-908-6483.
Recovery Housing Assistance
Those individuals in the UNITE service region completing a treatment program – does not have to be a UNITE Treatment Voucher recipient – are eligible to receive one-time financial assistance for transition into Recovery Housing/Recovery Residence programs.
UNITE will pay a provider up to $250 to cover admission, entry fees, or first month’s rent. Priority shall be given to UNITE Treatment Voucher clients.