The Healing Place is proud to partner with Churchill Downs to offer The Healing Place Lifestyle Program at Churchill Downs. The Lifestyle Program is a work-based program that provides services for backside employees and their families.
Substance abuse issues, mental health issues, gambling addiction, depression, and marriage and family issues are something many people face. The folks who work on the backside are no different. The racing lifestyle makes it difficult for those who need help to seek out community resources. They work long days seven days a week. They move three to five times a year. They have very limited time to get away from the problems haunting them. That’s where the Lifestyle Program comes in.
“The phrase that alcoholism and addiction are equal opportunity diseases is so true! It’s not just in horse racing but in all walks of life and all industries. For us in racing we are lucky that Churchill Downs has partnered and bridged the gap to get help with experts in the community – The Healing Place.” (Read more)
– Linda Doane, Lifestyle Program Director