Operation UNITE works closely to support treatment programs throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, but realizes more must be done. Thanks to Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, two residential treatment centers – one in Clay County and the other in Pike County – were built to serve the region.

Chad’s Hope Teen Challenge Center

Chad's Hope 1-22-08300 Chad McWhorter Lane, Manchester, KY 40962

Chad’s Hope Center was created 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.

Chad's Hope logoTeen 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 a long-term residential treatment program for up to 28 adult males. The facility, named for Chad McWhorter who died of a drug overdose in 2004, admitted its first client on March 6, 2008.

To learn more about Chad’s Hope click here.

WestCare Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center

WestCare 5-29-0910057 Elkhorn Creek, Ashcamp, KY 41522

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.

WestCareKentuckyThe five-acre campus is located on the former site of the Kentucky Youth Academy, which was donated to WestCare in 2004 by Pikeville lawyers Gary C. Johnson and his wife, Anita Johnson.

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 Kentucky click here.

Other Treatment Options in Kentucky

  • FindHelpNowKY.org – A real-time substance use disorder treatment availability locator and information center for Kentucky. Includes community mental health centers; private, non-profit, and faith-based treatment providers; and providers of medication assisted treatment.
  • On-Line Provider Directory – An interactive map offered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services where you may select by county, health plan and provider type.
  • Juvenile Treatment Options In Kentucky Pdf icon – A single-page document listing 7 juvenile treatment providers in Kentucky.
  • Recovery Kentucky Centers – A website listing contact information for men’s and women’s recovery facilities operated as a joint effort by the Department for Local Government (DLG), the Department of Corrections, and Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC).