Kentucky Governor Invests $600,000 in Eastern Recovery Centers

Kentucky Governor Invests $600,000 in Eastern Recovery Centers

Projects will help prevent homelessness, aid Kentuckians suffering from substance use disorder

EASTERN KENTUCKY, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear awarded a total of $600,000 to two Eastern Kentucky recovery centers to help provide safe, stable housing to Kentuckians as they fight substance use disorder (SUD) and begin to heal.

During Friday visits to the centers in Grayson and Morehead, Gov. Beshear awarded the funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Recovery Kentucky program.

The Genesis Recovery Kentucky Center in Grayson and the Morehead Inspiration Center in Morehead will use these awards to ensure they can meet the demand for services in the region. Both centers sponsor long-term, 9- to 12-month residential programs for adult men.

“Safe, stable housing is critical for Kentuckians suffering from substance use disorder who are trying to change their lives,” said Gov. Beshear.  “I’m honored to award funds to two programs that prioritize mental and behavioral health care for some of our most vulnerable Kentuckians.  Building a better Kentucky means celebrating the courage it takes to ask for help and ensuring our people have the tools they need for a second chance if they’ve ended up in a really difficult situation.”

Rocky Adkins, senior advisor to Gov.

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Author: Maryam Shah