Treatment Voucher Program
Through Operation UNITE’s Treatment Voucher Program, low-income residents living within the 32-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. Optional to the applicant, UNITE will pay $25 per day for up to an additional 90 days of treatment, based upon the facility’s policies. The maximum value of a UNITE Treatment Voucher is $7,650 for 180 days of residential treatment. Detoxification treatments are not eligible.
As of May 2021, 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.
Also, clients in the UNITE service area desiring to enter a sober living or transitional housing after completing a treatment program may be allocated up to $250 toward admission/entry fees. Priority shall be given to UNITE Treatment Voucher clients.
Since July 2005 through June 30, 2021, UNITE has provided more than $18.7 million in vouchers, enabling 4,863 individuals to enter long-term treatment for a substance use disorder.
“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 30 days.
- Meet income guidelines based on household size (income limits were increased in May 2021).
- 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.