On June 10, 2020 with the approval of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Fahe’s Transformational Employment Program was able to expand our service area from Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Pulaski, and Rockcastle Counties to now include Bell, Clay, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, and Whitley Counties, increasing our total reach to twelve counties in Appalachia.
Fahe’s Transformational Employment Program is an 8-month internship that connects people in drug recovery with meaningful employment in the region. For potential employers this program mitigates some of the risk associated with hiring people in recovery. Fahe pays for the internship and training of the employee and provides paid training and a stipend for the employer; with the understanding the employer will hire the participant on successful completion of the program. The employers participating in this program not only gain access to workers and training but also help support their local community by providing opportunity for employment, a proven component of success for people in the long term recovery process.
We would like to send our thanks to the following organizations for their recent participation with Fahe’s Transformational Employment Program:
Individuals in recovery for substance use disorders need socialization to help in their recovery. Getting back to work gives them a boost in self-confidence and pride. In a recent study from PubMed Central (PMC), employees in recovery are less likely to miss work, be late or jump from employer to employer than a typical employee.
The Fahe Transformational Employment Program is one of the many ways we are addressing the opioid epidemic by utilizing our existing expertise, collaborative capacity, and deep community relationships. The Transformational Employment Program is providing people with the opportunity to change their lives while lifting the stigma around people in the recovery process.
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For more information, please contact Project Manager James Caudill via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 606.438.5837.