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.”