KVC Kentucky Awarded $2 Million Substance Abuse Treatment Grant to Help Adolescents

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KY Kids Recovery Program Fills Critical Gap; Problem Affects 1 in 8 Kentucky Teenagers

KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, a private, nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization that serves more than 3,500 children and families across the state, was recently awarded $2,032,998 from the KY Kids Recovery program which exists to expand substance abuse treatment for teens in every region of Kentucky.

KVC Kentucky was among 19 substance abuse treatment providers who were selected for funding through the program. The grants were announced by Attorney General Jack Conway, Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and members of the Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory Committee on Monday.

“These grants will fund public-private partnerships that will result in expanded treatment for teens in every region of Kentucky,” said Attorney General Conway, who chairs the Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory Committee. “The KY Kids Recovery program is a critical investment in our ongoing effort to stop the cycle of addiction in our Commonwealth. The recipients of these grants will utilize evidence-based substance abuse treatment services to help families riddled with addiction and save lives in Kentucky.”

“We are eager to put this grant to work to benefit teenagers who struggle with substance abuse disorders,” said Elizabeth Croney, MSW, LCSW, President of KVC Kentucky. “This KY Kids Recovery grant allows us to provide evidence-based services that are proven through research to be effective, so we know they will make a difference for Kentucky youth and their families. This grant also enables us to accomplish significant workforce development through training professionals for intensive work with teens and families. This grant will have impacts for decades to come. Our leadership team is grateful to AG Conway, as well as Governor and Mrs. Beshear for creating these kinds of opportunities for Kentucky families.”

To learn more about KVC Kentucky’s services or to make a referral, visit http://kentucky.kvc.org.


About KVC Kentucky
KVC Kentucky, headquartered in Lexington, is a nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization that provides foster care, in-home therapy and other family-related services. KVC Kentucky is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves more than 3,500 children in eight regions of the state. The organization is a subsidiary of KVC Health Systems which touches the lives of over 25,000 children each day in five states and Washington, D.C. Due to KVC’s leadership in the use of evidence-based research to achieve better outcomes and advance child welfare, the Annie E. Casey Foundation recently endorsed KVC as a best-practice organization. Learn more at http://kentucky.kvc.org.

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