People going through drug and alcohol recovery face many hurdles when it comes to achieving meaningful employment. Part of Fahe’s recovery efforts involves cultivating relationships with employers to lift the stigma around employing people in recovery.
Fahe’s Transformational Employment Program is a collaboration with DV8 Kitchen out of Lexington and Addiction Recovery Care. The program is funded by a POWER grant through the Appalachia Regional Commission. The goal of the program is to place individuals in recovery into 6 month paid internships with employers across the Kentucky counties of Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Pulaski, and Rockcastle. Upon successful completion of the program, the participants will have the opportunity to transition into full employment.
The Transformational Employment program is an exciting way for businesses to become part of the solution to the opioid crisis facing Appalachia. By providing access to well-paying jobs and a stable work environment, employers create the opportunity for individuals in recovery to gain employment and a successful future.
For more information about the program please visit: www.fahe.org/transformationalemployment. There you will find employer resources, an application to become a Transformational Employer, and a schedule of upcoming events.