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Fahe Strategic Programs staff

Fahe Strategic Programs staff

On Thursday, September 26, the Kentucky Access to Recovery (KATR) program held an open house in Louisville, KY to celebrate the recent opening of a new office. Alongside the Louisville Recovery Center, the open house showcased the services KATR is now able to provide to those in recovery in and around Louisville.  The Louisville office serves Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Bullitt counties.  Two other KATR offices are located in Boone and Letcher counties.

Fahe, in partnership with the State of Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), established the Kentucky Access to Recovery program earlier this year. The KATR program is designed to help both men and women recovering from an opioid addiction. The services KATR provides are free to low-income adults who are in eligible service areas and currently in treatment or in the early stages of recovery (2 years or less). The KATR program is one part of Fahe’s recovery efforts. 

As KATR continues to grow, we are excited to be able to expand our services to Louisville and its surrounding areas. With the third office now open, KATR is able to better serve those seeking recovery across the state.

The open house had a great turnout! Having the community rally their support around KATR and other recovery efforts is essential in cultivating an environment that is supportive of those seeking recovery and achieving long-term success.

About the Program

While KATR doesn’t cover the costs of treatment programs, they do offer the resources needed to help those in recovery be successful. These services include access to housing, transportation, and even childcare.

In order to qualify for these services through the Louisville location, applicants must reside Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, or Bullitt County as well as:

  • Be a first time participant in KATR and at least18 years old.
  • Have an opioid use disorder or history of overdose due to opioid use.
  • Be motivated to work on their recovery.
  • Be in treatment or early stages of recovery.
  • Be connected with a case manager, peer support specialist, or clinical person in the recovery community.
  • Identify with at least one of the following target groups: 1) recently released from incarceration, 2) veteran, 3) pregnant/post-partum or parenting woman with child(ren) under 18 living in the home or 4) part of or recently completed (2 years or less) recovery program.
  • Be willing to be involved in the recovery community.
  • Be at or below the 200% federal poverty level.

To learn more about the KATR program, follow the link below:

Olivia Brock Schemanski
Olivia Brock Schemanski
Olivia Brock Schemanski serves as Fahe's Communication VISTA. She holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Public Relations from Eastern Kentucky University. She's an avid lover of music and in her free time she enjoys photography, going to concerts and re-watching "The Office."

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