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Opportunities for Women (OFW) project is designed to screen, assess, refer, and treat eligible female parents for chemical dependency and intimate partner use and violence. The project is implemented by case manager/educators and a clinical technician with support from the Program Supervisor and Program Director.

OFW staff provide on-site screening for domestic violence, mental health, and substance use/dependency at Boyd, Carter, and Lawrence County outpatient offices.

OFW offers parenting groups to eligible participants using the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Use Treatment and Recovery curriculum designed for parents in recovery from a substance use disorder. OFW also collaborates with the Targeted Assessment Program (TAP) staff, the court system, Family Resource Centers, and the Department for Vocational Rehabilitation. The ultimate goal for participants is a referral to treatment services for appropriate levels of care. When feasible, staff will accompany individuals to their first treatment appointment to ensure participation, and support the treatment process. OFW provides follow-up, advocacy, referrals, and case management services to enhance retention in treatment. Services to participants may include support for treatment that has no other payer, such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, short term residential, and room and board costs at Journey House or A Mother’s Journey women’s transitional living facilities. These two programs will merge and become The Journey as of March 19, 2024.

ELIGIBILITY:

All participants must be: TANIFF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)-eligible; meet poverty income level guide- lines; have children under the age of 18 or be working toward reunification with those children; have experienced domestic violence (DV) or intimate partner violence (IPV), mental health issues, or substance use needs.

 

 

 

 

Kalinda Cade

606-326-2876

kcade@pathways-ky.org