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What is Recovery Kentucky • Governor Fletcher’s initiative to help Kentuckians recover from substance abuse that often leads to chronic homelessness. Studies indicate that substance addiction is one of the leading causes of homelessness in the Commonwealth.
Who Will Be Served? • Homeless • At risk of homeless • Referrals from judicial system
Housing Recovery Centers • One facility for men and one facility for women in each Congressional District. • Facility model • Financial model • Program (Recovery) model
Facility Model • 28,400 square feet; estimated cost $3.3 million • Serves up to 100 individuals Facility Model corresponds to program model: Two sleeping areas - Phase I 6 SRO units - Phase II 32 SRO units for later stages
Financial Model • Development of facility • Housing Credits • HOME • Affordable Housing Trust Fund • Federal Home Loan Bank
Operation of Recovery Program 1. Project-Based Section 8 2. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 3. Department of Corrections
Other Program Data • One application for all state resources. • Must discuss project with Recovery Kentucky staff before application. • Technical assistance is available. • Permanent housing plan.
Community Support is Critical • Land donations • Allocation of Section 8 units • Funds to reduce construction costs • Provision of services
Open Window Application • Project evaluated on meeting the following criteria: • Need • Physical design • Financial feasibility • Capacity of development team • Readiness to proceed
Sober Living, Supportive Housing Model • Self-help • Education • Accountability • Vocational support • “Community” accountability • Positive behavior change
Recovery Kentucky Model • Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous • Recovery Dynamics • Residents may live up to 24 months in supportive housing recovery program
Phases of the Recovery Kentucky Model • Sobering Up Center • Motivational Tracks I & II • Recovery Program • Transitional Program • Exit Plan
Community Support REQUIRED for Success • Health care support • local health department • hospitals or community health clinics • Mental health support • Vocational rehabilitation and employers • Community support • Food banks and food stamps • Support from “Recovery Community”
Recovery Kentucky • Peer driven but supervised by professional staff. • Education and self-help programs helps resident to focus on internal changes in attitude, errors in thinking and ultimately behavioral change that supports a drug-free life.
Recovery Kentucky • Recovery Kentucky Program will help the residents identify: • The problem • The solution • The action steps Learn lifetime solutions to the problem