Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope

Fahe’s Kentucky Access to Recovery (KATR) Program is a transformative initiative designed to rebuild lives and restore hope for individuals with a substance use disorder or history of overdose. With a mission rooted in compassion and empowerment, our program is a beacon of support and recovery. Services are free to low-income individuals in eligible service areas who are currently in treatment or early stages of recovery (completed treatment within the past one year). See the map below for more information about the areas we serve.

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About Kentucky Access to Recovery (KATR)

Fahe’s KATR Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive assistance to individuals navigating the complexities of substance use recovery. We understand the unique challenges that come with this journey, and our program offers a personalized and supportive approach. We offer assistance with recovery housing, transportation, employment support, and basic needs.

Key Program Features

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    Comprehensive Support Services

    Our program offers a wide range of support services tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals on the path to recovery. 

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    Collaboration with Partners

    Fahe collaborates with local agencies, treatment centers, and community organizations to ensure a seamless continuum of care. This collaborative approach enhances the accessibility and effectiveness of recovery services. Fahe receives referrals from case managers and peer support specialists at our partner agencies.

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    Individualized Recovery Plans

    Recognizing that each person’s journey is unique, we create personalized recovery plans that address the specific challenges and aspirations of our participants. Our goal is to empower individuals to reclaim control over their lives.

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    Housing Solutions for Stability

    Through our partnerships and initiatives, we work towards providing stable and supportive housing for individuals in recovery. Safe and secure housing is a fundamental component of a successful recovery journey.

Kentucky Access to Recovery Service Regions

Kentucky Access to Recovery (KATR) offers recovery support services for people recovering from Opioid Use and/or Stimulant Use Disorder in four regions.

KATR currently serves clients in recovery in 34 counties throughout Kentucky with local hubs in Boone, Jefferson, Madison, Bourbon, and Letcher (Whitesburg) Counties. Notably, KATR does not offer treatment for substance use disorder itself, but rather provides the supporting resources and services needed for patients to persist and succeed in their long-term recovery journey. Fahe helped launch KATR in 2019, initially serving just 15 counties. Thanks to the partnership with KORE and funded via a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)1, the program has since expanded to offer a holistic assortment of wrap-around support resources for hundreds of additional clients in recovery.

Assessment, Enrollment, and Eligibility

Specifically, KATR provides access to wrap-around recovery support in the form of housing, transportation, employment support, and other essential needs and services designed to help patients focus on their clinical rehabilitation and eliminate the barriers that can sometimes derail successful recovery outcomes. While KATR does offer supplemental support that is meant to bridge gaps in traditional care programs, it does not replace existing social and financial aid services.  Therefore, individuals are required to attempt to receive assistance funds from existing programs first.

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    Assessment and Enrollment

    KATR does not pay for treatment itself but the resources needed to be successful in recovery.

    KATR is a one-time use program with a 6-month time limit. Eligible participants may qualify for certain recovery support services.

    Priority qualifying services are housing, transportation, and employment support.

    KATR is designed to supplement but not replace existing programs. We provide assistance when other programs cannot provide recovery support. Individuals will need to attempt to receive funds from existing programs first.

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    Eligibility Requirements

    In order to be eligible for services with the KATR program, applicants must be:

    A resident of a KATR service county;

    A first-time participant in the KATR program;

    In treatment (or completed treatment within the past one (1) year) for Opioid Use Disorder, Stimulant Use Disorder, or history of overdose from Opioid use;

    Low income (i.e. 200% below the Federal Poverty Level); and

    In need of recovery supports that will enhance their likelihood of staying in recovery. A need for KATR support services alone is not sufficient. KATR services MUST be tied to the individual’s recovery plan which the client is working on with a recovery case manager at a referring agency. The support services must be necessary to keep the client on his/her recovery journey.

    Priority will be given to individuals who meet the above criteria and are:

    1) justice-involved, 2) a veteran, 3) pregnant individuals with child(ren) under 18 living in the home or 4) member of BIPOC population.

    The program serves a 34-county area including Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt, Henry, Campbell, Letcher, Pike, Knott, Perry, Harlan, Wolfe, Lee, Owsley, Floyd, Boone, Kenton, Grant, Gallatin, Henry, Floyd, Pendleton, Carroll, Madison, Estill, Clark, Powell, Bourbon, Scott, Harrison, Robertson, Nicholas, Montgomery, Bath, and Menifee.

Contact Us

Community partners interested in collaboration are welcome to contact Fahe's Kentucky Access to Recovery Program.

KATR does not take direct referrals. If you are an individual seeking support, contact your case manager or peer support specialist to get your referral application started.

For more information, contact your nearest office:

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