Fahe is partnering with the State of Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) to administer the new Kentucky Access to Recovery (KATR) Program.
Many people who go through recovery lack a supportive network and the necessary resources needed to be successful such as safe housing, transportation, or childcare. These hurdles can impede employment and healing, which can lead to potential relapse. KATR is meant to fill these gaps and is designed to help men and women in recovery obtain essential services when they can’t access them by other means.
During the initial phase of the program, KATR will be serving a 14 county area in Kentucky including Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt, Letcher, Pike, Knott, Perry, Harlan, Boone, Kenton, Grant and Gallatin. To facilitate the process, Fahe is establishing three offices. One will be in Jefferson County, one in Letcher County, and the third in Boone County. Our ultimate goal is to serve the entirety of Kentucky.
In order to be eligible for services with KATR, applicants much meet certain criteria such as being in treatment or early stages of recovery, be a resident of one of the service counties, and at least 18 years of age. In addition, the KATR Program is designed to supplement, but not replace existing programs. KATR fills in the gaps where other programs cannot provide recovery support. Individuals will need to attempt to receive funds from existing programs first. Other criteria apply and can be found here. If the qualifying criteria are met, applicants can contact their nearest office to begin the process. The administrators at the location will work with the relevant service provider to ensure payment and procurement of the service for the KATR participant.
Fahe is partnering in the KATR program as part of our commitment to serve the people of Appalachia. Recovery services are a proven way to help people, their families, and our communities overcome the damage of addiction. By connecting people with essential services that lead to recovery that lasts, Fahe is providing real solutions towards combating the opioid crisis in our region.
The Kentucky Access to Recovery Program is made available thanks to a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).