Haven4Change of Scottsville
United Way convened potential partners and interested community members to discuss substance abuse services in Allen County. These collaborative efforts resulted in the development of a combined inpatient treatment and transitional living facility for women and their children that opened in Fall 2008. A definite date for the opening of the inpatient treatment wing has not yet been determined.
The phased program will require residents to meet all requirements of each phase including participation in the Recovery Dynamics curriculum, negative drug screens, attendance at all required 12-step and other supportive meetings, group counseling sessions, attaining high school equivalency if needed, obtaining and maintaining employment and appropriate application of life skills. Supportive services such as job training and placement, vocational and educational assistance, parenting classes, financial management education, and special needs counseling such as domestic violence will also be provided. Residents typically participate in the program for six months to one year. The inpatient treatment program will provide 28-day residential treatment, focusing on stabilizing the patient and preparing them for participation in long-term recovery. Individual case plans will be designed for each woman, focusing on their individual needs and challenges.
More than $650,000 in funding that was obtained from the Laura Goad Turner Foundation is being combined with funding from United Way ($25,000) and the State of Kentucky ($50,000) to purchase, renovate and furnish an old nursing home building.
In addition, funding was secured from the Laura Goad Turner Foundation to provide supportive services for Haven4Change (formerly Phoenix House) facility, including domestic violence counseling and legal assistance.