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CRISIS RESPONSE 1-800-262-7491 (TTY)

A toll free, 24-hour telephone intervention and crisis response system is available throughout the region. Qualified Mental Health Professionals are available after hours to provide face-to-face suicide assessments, crisis intervention and support, including finding other resources throughout the County that may also be needed.


24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-375-RAPE (7273) and speak to a trained crisis counselor. All calls are free and confidential. Anyone affected by sexual violence can call. You are not alone.

The Rising Center is committed to supporting survivors of all forms of sexual violence: sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. We are also committed to changing attitudes in our culture, which contribute to violence against women. Since 1992, we have been providing services to survivors, their family members and friends, in addition to the communities of Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe counties. These services include:

Counseling: Trained professionals provide short-term counseling and long-term psychotherapy. It is never too late to heal. The Rising Center provides free counseling at multiple locations throughout the Kentucky River Region.

Legal Advocacy: Personal support is given to survivors throughout the entire legal process. The Rising Center employs a full time Victim Advocate to explain legal procedures, to assist with obtaining Crime Victim’s Compensation and to connect survivors, family members and friends with community resources.

Hospital Advocacy: Personal support is given to survivors at the Hospital throughout the entire medical examination. Trained crisis counselors explain hospital procedures and provide information to survivors, family members and friends.

Outreach Programs: Educational workshops are provided for schools and community groups. The programs are designed to meet the needs of each group.

In-Service Training: Specialized training is provided for professionals concerning sexual violence and crisis counseling. Continuing Education Units can be obtained with advanced notification.

Volunteer Program: Community members over the age of 18 attend a required 40-hour training program, after which they are qualified to volunteer in all of the Rising Center programs.

Referral Network: Multiple needs of survivors are addressed. The Rising Center staff will connect survivors with needed services in their community.
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The Rising Center
637 Morton Blvd
Hazard, Ky. 41701


You Are Not Alone. 1-800-375-RAPE (7273)



C.A.R.E.S. (Child Abuse Response & Educational Services)

The services provided include 24-hour crisis phone line; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; community and professional education programs; case consultation for area professionals; individual, family and group counseling. These services are available to child and adolescent rape and sexual trauma survivors and their caretakers. This service covers the entire region.

Admission Criteria: Any child/adolescent with rape or sexual trauma issues and their caretakers may be eligible for this service; however, medical advocacy services will be limited to counties where hospitals are located. Both medical advocacy & legal advocacy services are not yet available in all of the eight counties. Please call to find out it these services are available in your area.

Case Management: Service Coordination may be provided by the Kentucky IMPACT Program if eligibility is met. Refer to Kentucky IMPACT: Service coordination/ Family Services.

Referral Process: Self-referrals, families, physicians, DPP, Courts other community agencies and individuals may refer.

Fees: Counseling services - first three sessions are free; remaining sessions are based on a sliding fee scale with a $10 initial minimum fee. All other services are at no cost.


This crisis stabilization center provides a therapeutic living environment for children and adolescents who are unable to be maintained in a home setting. The program helps participants attain a mastery of daily living skills for home, school and the community enabling them to return to a home placement. The center also offer substance abuse and day treatment.

The Sewell Center provides assessment, intervention and stabilization services for families whose youth are identified with an emotional/behavioral crisis that exceeds current resources and/or are currently at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or out of home placement for the entire eight county region. Provides consultation and education to community agencies regarding specific cases, crisis intervention techniques and program planning. Provides service coordination to children and their families who are in crisis as needed.

Admission Criteria: Screening by a mental health professional and an identified emotional/behavioral crisis that exceeds current resources.

Referral Process: Referrals may be made directly to the Sewell Center, the local KRCC outpatient office or through the Crisis Line at 800-262-7491 (TDD/TTY).

Service Coordination: May qualify for service coordination through the RIAC or the Kentucky IMPACT program.

Fees: Sliding fee scale for clinical services for consumers. Also payment by Medicaid, private insurance and EAP contracts.

Hours: 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


The Sewell Family and Children's Center
3826 Hwy 15 south
Jackson, KY 41339
606-666-8820 or 800-262-7491 (TDD/TTY)



Coordinating Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence, and Child Abuse


The Appalachian Violence Outreach Network Intervention Initiative (AVON II) is funded by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women. Through this grant a partnership of 14 agencies has united to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, dating violence, and child abuse.



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