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Project ADDVANCE (Addressing Dimensions of Domestic Violence Addiction Needs through Community Effort) is located in Perry County and primarily serves residents of Perry County. Project ADDVANCE is an intensive treatment program that assists women with substance abuse or dependence who are also overcoming trauma from an abusive relationship. Project ADDVANCE serves women who are eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

The services provided include: assessment, education, group therapy, individual therapy, case management, psychiatric medication services, transportation, court advocacy, and assistance with emergency or transitional housing.

Admission Criteria: Project ADDVANCE will serve women who are:

    • * In need of intensive services to recover from Substance Abuse/Dependence
    • * Working toward independence from public assistance
    • * Overcoming trauma from an abusive relationship (past or present)
    • * Non-custodial parents working to regain custody of their children
    • * Resolving legal issues with the judicial system
    • * Pregnant and having difficulty becoming or staying drug-free
    • * Affected by another family member's substance abuse

Referral Process: Referrals accepted primarily through Department for Community-Based Services, but can also be referred by other community agencies, court system, or UK's Targeted Assessment Program.

Project ADDVANCE is funded by the Department for Community-Based Services through a contract with the University of Kentucky's Targeted Assessment Program (TAP).

91 Little Grapevine Creek Rd.
Hazard, ky 41701

Reclaiming Futures

Who we are

Reclaiming Futures in the Mountains of Kentucky is one of 10 projects funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create new approaches to helping teens involved with drugs, alcohol, and crime. We are partnering with the courts, treatment facilities, juvenile justice, and communities in four counties in the Appalachian Mountains to meet the urgent needs of these young people in our juvenile justice system.

Why this is needed

Some youth in Kentucky are in trouble. Almost one-third of the estimated 6,000 kids ages 10-18 who live in Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe counties abuse alcohol or drugs – or at risk of doing so. Marijuana use in these four counties is almost twice the national average – 5.8 percent versus 3.4 percent nationally.

What we’re doing

At Reclaiming Futures in the Mountains of Kentucky, we are working to improve the quality of alcohol and drug treatment services available to youth in our justice system. We plan to do the following to help more than 50 young people annually in our area:
- Assess teens who are already in the juvenile justice system who are using drugs or at risk for drug use
- Provide increased drug and alcohol treatment to these youth
- Promote accountability among these teens
- Increase the number of diversion and disposition options available to youth
- Connect the youth with jobs, schools, and volunteer opportunities within their communities
- Streamline services and resources among agencies and counties

What's New


In addition, we will be supporting the community’s efforts as they serve more than 500 youth by providing awareness activities, early screening services, early intervention services and pro-social activities, and by developing community protective factors that will provide ongoing supports for the targeted youth and their families.

Our core partners
District judges
Department for Juvenile Justice
Breathitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center
Court Designated Workers Education
Kentucky River Community Care, Inc
Kentucky State Police and local police
Protection and Permanency

How you can get involved

If you’re interested in joining us in this important effort, please contact our Program Director, Laura Holliday at (606) 436-5761 ext. 7212 or at Kentucky River Community Care, P.O. Box 794, Jackson, Kentucky 41339. You can also email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please visit our website


Provides residential treatment for adolescents ages 12-17. Services include individual, group and family counseling, alcohol/drug education, relapse prevention, recreation, referrals and case management.


Assessments include a clinical interview, Kentucky Assessment Battery, 20-hour pre-treatment, outpatient therapy (group and individual) and referral to residential treatment, if a higher level of care is needed or another program is requested. DUI services are offered at each KRCC Outpatient Office. Referral by the courts or other DUI program is required.

Assessment 20 hour Pretreatment, Outpatient therapy (group and individual) and referral to Residential Treatment if needing higher level of care or to another program location at consumer's request.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Admission Criteria: Referred by courts on DUI conviction
Referral Process: Referral by Courts and other DUI programs. Call for an appointment for assessment (average wait is 5 days).


These services include assessment, referral, individual and group therapy, consultation, education, residential treatment, after-care and case management for individuals determined eligible for Drug Court Services.

Referrals must be received from the court officer, usually following alcohol/drug related charges or testing positive on a drug screen.


Targets youth under the age of 21, who have become involved with the courts due to violence and/or alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, or driving while impaired.


The Regional Prevention Center (RPC) is located on 79 Little Grapevine Creek Road, in Hazard. RPC has a Resource Library full of information about substance abuse, that anyone can check out.

The Library has many products that people can use including books, DVDs, VHS tapes and brochures—mainly about substance abuse issues. The issues range from marijuana, tobacco, prescription drugs, alcohol, inhalants, and many more.

People can check things out of the library for up to 2 weeks, as long as they complete a “borrowing form”. If the information is needed longer, then a simple request is needed.

RPC is not only a great resource center for educating oneself about substance abuse but also a place to go to get information about prevention. RPC can do speaking engagements for any group, when it is requested.

RPC also provides education classes for groups of a minimum of 6 people. The class is called Prime For Life and lasts 6 hours. The cost is $10, which is the cost of the required book. This course is basically an alcohol program that teaches tolerance and different traits of alcoholism, if you are at high risk, or know someone who is at risk.

RPC also works with all the communities in the Kentucky River Region, on their community coalitions. Some include Champions and KY ASAP.

In addition RPC helps with grant applications such as the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPFSIG) that awarded Owsley Co. money to deal with the tobacco issue and Letcher Co. to deal with the prescription drug abuse issue.

These days people are looking for answers and information on how to prevent substance abuse addiction and/or how to deal with it if it affects a close friend or family member. RPC can help.

For more information you can call 866-213-8739 or 606-436-4124 and ask for Dorothy Back, or Donna Hardin, Prevention Director. The Resource Library is open from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


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