The Healing Place launches significant capital campaign in recognition of its 25th anniversary
Funds raised will be used for expansion of Market Street campus established in 1989
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (August 22, 2014) – The Healing Place has announced an unprecedented capital campaign in support of expanding its original campus located at 1020 West Market Street. This fundraising effort is timed with The Healing Place’s 25th anniversary. The Healing Place provides recovery services and housing at no cost to its clients. The Market Street facility currently offers 24 detox beds and 250 beds in its recovery program. A new men’s unit would house up to 60 men in the detox unit and 426 men in the recovery and transitional living programs.
The non-profit is also announcing the first major donation to its capital campaign – a $1.5 million contribution from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The Healing Place hopes to raise $20 million through this effort.
“We want to recognize the generosity of the James Graham Brown Foundation and their belief in the effectiveness of our unique treatment programs,” said Jay Davidson, chairman of The Healing Place. “It is wonderful support like this that will allow us to accommodate what has become an ever-growing drug addiction problem in our community.”
“The Healing Place has been an important part of the human services community in Louisville and the surrounding region,” said Mason B. Rummel, President of the James Graham Brown Foundation. “The Brown Foundation is pleased to participate in this exciting project, to support its growth not just for this community, but for the many people it continues to serve so well.”
The Healing Place offers a distinctive approach to recovery for men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The program is based on a nationally-recognized social model where The Healing Place alumni become peer mentors and teach recovery classes. The program is self-sustaining, as clients work together to support the program’s day-to-day operations, which costs $25 per day, per client. Statistics show that 75% of Healing Place alumni remain sober one year after successful program completion.
“The increasing heroin crisis alone has created a need for us to expand our men’s campus,” added Davidson. “Our Market Street facility is filled to capacity every day and we desperately need to add beds and treatment space. It is absolutely heartbreaking to turn away an individual who sincerely wants help. This is happening every day because we just don’t have the space.”
The Market Street location serves as the organization’s men’s recovery facility while a newer facility for women and children is located at 1503 South 15th Street. A third rehabilitation facility is located in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
The Mission of The Healing Place is to reach men and women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, provide the tools for recovery, and restore productive lives. The Healing Place has served Metro Louisville and surrounding areas since 1989 with a nationally-recognized, innovative drug and alcohol recovery program and a compassionate homeless shelter.Each day the program serves more than 700 men and women without any out-of-pocket cost to clients. The Healing Place has served approximately 100,000 men and women in its 25-year history.
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Posted on August 22, 2014
by Marla Highbaugh