For Immediate Release
Contact: Charla Jackson Peter
(502) 564-7630, ext. 454
Kentucky first lady and Recovery Kentucky Task Force Co-Chair Jane
Beshear, joined by Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore, participated
in a ribbon cutting in Florence today for Brighton Center, Inc.
The center is one of ten recovery centers that will simultaneously
reduce the state’s drug and homeless problems. Brighton Center, Inc.
will provide counseling, support and hope for up to 100 women at a time
who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
“This facility and the other Recovery Kentucky centers help
Kentuckians beat their addiction to lead healthy, productive lives,”
said Jane Beshear. “I commend the women who are participating in this
program and look forward to seeing all the positive things they
The development is part of the Recovery Kentucky initiative, a joint
effort by the Department for Local Government, Department of Corrections
and Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) to build housing recovery
centers across the state. As supportive housing developments, each
center will use a recovery program model that includes peer support,
daily living skills training, job responsibilities and challenges to
practice sober living.
"Recovery Kentucky is truly a team effort,” said Richard L. McQuady,
interim chief executive officer of KHC. “We appreciate all of the
partners who participated in making this center, which will help so many
people, a reality.”
This type of supportive housing and recovery program is proven to
help people who face the most complex challenges to live more stable,
productive lives. It has been demonstrated successfully by both the
Hope Center in Lexington and The Healing Place in Louisville and was
named "A Model That Works" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Without a stable place to live and a support system to help them
address their underlying problems, most homeless people who also suffer
from substance abuse and addiction move around from shelters, public
hospitals, psychiatric institutions and detoxification centers. While
the chronically homeless only represent one-quarter of the homeless
population, they consume over 50 percent of homeless resources. It is
estimated that the Recovery Kentucky initiative will save Kentuckians
millions in tax dollars that would have been spent on emergency room
visits and jail costs.
On March 22, 2008, Gov. Steve Beshear established the Recovery
Kentucky Task Force. The 21-member task force ensures the continued
effectiveness and financial success of the Recovery Kentucky program,
which results in reduced public costs to the state’s justice and
corrections system while furthering Kentucky’s economic development and
per capita income goals. First lady Jane Beshear and Don Ball, KHC
Board of Directors member, co-chair the task force.
Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing
finance agency, was created by the 1972 General Assembly to provide
affordable housing opportunities. As a self-supporting, public
corporation, Kentucky Housing offers lower-than-market rate home
mortgages, housing production financing, homeownership
education/counseling, rental assistance, housing rehabilitation and
supportive housing programs for special needs populations.
Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits
discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age,
disability or veteran status.
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711