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Addiction Recovery Care One of the First Organizations Selected for New National Study

WYMT

03/2019

LOUISA, Ky. (WYMT) - During an event on Saturday, several Kentucky leaders made an announcement about a new program that studies low-income families and employment.

According to a release, the event was held at Lake Hills Oasis in Somerset. Governor Matt Bevin, US Congressman Hal Rogers, and many others attended.

The program is called Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Americans (BEES). A release states, Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) was selected as one of the first organizations in the United States to participate.

“The drug abuse crisis has invaded all of our lives in some way,” Congressman Rogers was quoted in the release.

The project will help ARC be evaluated on the work they are doing for families in Kentucky.

“This dignity that comes, this part of being part of the fabric of society, from being an integral part of it, has a powerful ripple effect. It changes the trajectory forever of lives, the family trees, the branches instead of being dormant are now alive and bearing fruit. It’s amazing how powerful the ripple effect is in a community and across our state,” said Governor Matt Bevin during the event. 

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