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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that Kentucky River Community Care (KRCC) in Jackson has received a $400,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment program to help treat those afflicted with an addiction to drugs.

“Kentucky River Community Care is a beacon of hope for so many of our neighbors who are battling addictions and need proper treatment to overcome their struggle with drugs,” said Rogers. “Through efforts like Operation UNITE, fighting the epidemic of drug abuse has been a top priority of mine and KRCC is an important piece toward solving that puzzle. Treatment efforts underway by the fine folks at KRCC, reveal how each and every person deserves a second chance and an opportunity to turn his or her life around.”

KRCC was founded in 1969 and is a private, nonprofit Community Mental Health Center dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Breathitt, Lee, Wolfe, Owsley, Perry, Knott, Letcher and Leslie Counties. The center provides treatment to those struggling with mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems. Their services include assessment, referral, therapy, consultations, education, residential treatment, after care and case management.

The HHS Center for Substance Abuse Treatment program is designed to foster the development and utilization of local recovery-oriented systems of care to address gaps in treatment capacity by supporting person-centered and self-directed approaches for substance abuse treatment and recovery services. The purpose of this program is to expand the community’s ability to provide integrated and comprehensive community-based responses to a targeted, well-documented substance abuse problem.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit