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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Takes Place at Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Charla Jackson Peter

August 27, 2007 

Phone: (502) 564-7630 ext. 454


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Takes Place at Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor

First Recovery Kentucky development will provide hope and support
to thousands of women in western Kentucky

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Henderson on Monday, August 27, 2007, for the first of many recovery centers that will simultaneously reduce the state’s drug and homeless problems.  The Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor (WARM), on McKinley Street, will provide counseling, support and hope for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. 

The development is part of Governor Fletcher’s Recovery Kentucky initiative, a joint effort by the Governor’s Office for Local Development, the Department of Corrections, the Office of Drug Control Policy and Kentucky Housing Corporation to build housing recovery centers across the state.  As transitional 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. 

"We are proud to be part of the Recovery Kentucky initiative,” said Ben A. Cook, chief executive officer of Kentucky Housing Corporation.  “It is rare to have so many dedicated partners working together to provide continual hope and stability for individuals.”

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 Services. 

WARM, owned by Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor Limited and developed by Wabuck Development Company, Inc., will serve as many as 100 women at a time.

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 bounce 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.

"It is amazing that only two short years ago, this place was just a vision by Governor Fletcher,” said Teresa A. Barton, deputy secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.  “Thanks to the work of so many caring people, this vision has now become a reality and will forever change the lives of so many women and their families."



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.