Healing Place seeks $1 million in donations by end of 2012

Healing Place seeks $1 million in donations by end of 2012

Healing Place seeks $1 million in donations by end of 2012

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by Tyler Druin

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 10 at 9:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - The Healing Place in Louisville is looking at a huge budget shortfall and it means some services may be cut from that budget.

The Healing Place provides recovery services for more than 600 men and women dealing with drug and alcohol addiction at zero cost to the client.
 
However, donations are down, and operating costs are up.

Jay Davidson is the President and CEO of The Healing Place and he said “I’m going to have to look at such support services we have like parenting, child development, continuing care which is case management, our free clinic and some of the infrastructure staff will have to go.”

They need to raise a $1 million by the end of this year or some programs will be lost.

Shawn Hankins is a Peer Mentor Supervisor she said “The extra programs they may have to cut back on are a big benefit, especially when we're out looking for jobs after we finish the program. They're assisting us in finding jobs, that's a big thing for people in addiction that's been out of work for a long time. We need that extra help.”

Statistics show 75 percent of the people who complete the program at The Healing Place remain sober for a year, that’s more than five times the national average.
 

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