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WestCare Kentucky Does Their Part to Reduce Veteran Suicide

By Gary Compton, Director of Contract Compliance In September, WestCare Kentucky was awarded the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant, allowing us to provide a comprehensive suicide prevention program for Veterans located within Floyd, Letcher, and Pike counties. This three-year prevention program will incorporate the Veterans Association’s (VA) National Strategy for Preventing Veteran […]

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WestCare Kentucky Says Goodbye to Daisy

By Gary Compton, Director of Contract Compliance On Nov. 8, a memorial service was held for WestCare Kentucky‘s beloved emotional support dog, Daisy. WestCare staff gathered to remember the Labrador retriever that touched countless lives. Rescued in 2018, Daisy quickly became a fixture at the Ashcamp and Lookout facilities, bestowing love on all she encountered. […]

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Kentucky

WestCare Kentucky Staff Gain First-Hand Insight Through Reentry Simulation

By Gary Compton, Director of Contract Compliance On Nov. 2, WestCare Kentucky employees, Anna Wakeland, Reginald Kaigler, and Johnny Mullins attended a reentry simulation presented by the Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Division of Reentry Services. Participants met on the Pikeville Campus of the Big Sandy Community and Technical College for the event. The simulation mimicked […]

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Thank You, Brittany

By Anna Bevins, Project Director Brittany Slone, Program Director for the WestCare Perry Cline Emergency Shelter, has made quite an impact on our small community with her sweet personality and tenacious compassion for the underserved population. She can be found, almost daily, spreading the word about how WestCare serves and Uplifts the Human Spirit. Her […]

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Kentucky

Clients Learn New Trade Skills in Landscaping

By Jeremie Delauder, Data Coordinator Now that spring has sprung in the mountains of Kentucky, the Supportive Employment Program’s (SEP) job skills training group has begun to spring forth a beautiful creation of their own, a gazebo in the courtyard at the Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center located in Ashcamp, Kentucky. Clayton Swindall, the interim […]

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The Holidays in Kentucky 

By Jeremie Delauder, Data Coordinator, WestCare Kentucky  As is our tradition at WestCare Kentucky, we try to provide our residential clients with activities throughout the holiday season that remind them of better times and times that can be possible through recovery.  Both our Judi Patton Center for Healthy Families and Hal Rogers’ Appalachian Recovery Center […]

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Kentucky

Giving Thanks

By Jeremie Delauder, MAT Research Assistant For most, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. For the majority of WestCare Kentucky’s clients, the holiday season brings with it the sadness of being away from home and the desire to be with family, friends, and loved ones. This year, our facilities were truly blessed with […]

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Perry Cline Opens a Diaper Pantry With Support from Their Community

By Jeremie Delauder, MAT Research Assistant, WestCare Kentucky Thanks to a collaboration between Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and State Senator Phillip Wheeler that resulted in a $10,000 donation, WestCare Kentucky’s Perry Cline Emergency Shelter was able to start a diaper pantry for families and children who have been victims of or are at risk of domestic violence. […]

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Kentucky Celebrates National Recovery Month!

By Jeremie Delauder, MAT Research Assistant, WestCare Kentucky September was National Recovery Month. This year’s theme was “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” As part of WestCare Kentucky’s celebration of Recovery Month, the substance abuse treatment programs at our women’s facility, Judi Patton Center for Healthy Families, and our men’s facility, […]

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Kentucky

Ribbon-Cutting at the Judi Patton Center for Healthy Families

Jeremie Delauder, MAT Research Assistant, WestCare Kentucky A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on August 17th for the previously opened Judi Patton Center for Healthy Families (JPCHF) located at 5971 Poorbottom Road in Pike County, KY. The facility is a residential substance abuse treatment facility for women. JPCHF opened to clients in March of this year […]