KRCC’s Barrett Wins KYSTARS Award


Pictured above: KRCC Peer Support Specialist Jessica Barrett (at left) with KRCC Clinician Wilma BakerStory & Photos by Mindy Miller, Multimedia WriterOn Thurs., May 3, Beattyville native Jessica Barrett, a peer support specialist for Kentucky River Community Care (KRCC), received the prestigious Regional Peer Excellence Award from KYSTARS for Mental Health.KYSTARS, which stands for Kentucky System Transformation – Advocating Recovery … Read More

Fair Housing at 50


In April, KRCC’s Rental Assistance program hosted a special appreciation lunch and training session for local landlords.This year marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the nation’s Fair Housing Act, and this April, KRCC’s Housing Division joined with people all across the country in reaffirming America’s commitment to ending housing discrimination.Bailey Richards, KRCC’s director of rental assistance, instructed her … Read More

Changing the Face of Recovery


A recent event brought together local leaders who are interested in building a stronger recovery community.On April 3rd, Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC) hosted a special, one-day forum intended to bring together those who support recovery from opiate addiction through employment, education, housing, and health. Called “Building Recovery Oriented Communities: A Stakeholder Summit,” KRCC was well-represented at the event … Read More

Life Changer: KRCC Welcomes Francisco Gamero


When Francisco Gamero left his native El Salvador, he wanted to make a better life for himself in the United States. Now, as the new director of Kentucky River Community Care’s (KRCC) Hickory Hill Recovery Center, he’s changing more lives than he ever Mindy Miller, KRCC Multimedia WriterA road paved with improbabilities led Francisco Gamero to KRCC and Hickory … Read More

Program Update: Haven House


Pictured above: The old Bailey Center near Jackson, which houses KRCC’s Haven House, Children’s Wraparound Services, and its Solutions and Health & Wellness programs for Breathitt County.KRCC’s homeless shelter has been open for over a year. In this article, we check in on the program to see how it’s grown.The winter of 2017 saw the closing of  Corner Haven, a … Read More

Voices Literary Journal Deadline Extended


A Special PublicationVoices, the literary journal of Kentucky River Community Care (KRCC), is continuing to accept submissions of writing, artwork, and photography.The deadline for all outside submissions (outside KRCC) has been extended to June 15. Publication is still set for late summer. KRCC published the first issue of its literary journal in the summer of 2017. The journal is meant to bring … Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

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This month, KRCC’s The Rising Center, its rape crisis center in Hazard, has been hard at work cultivating community awareness of sexual assault and prevention.In addition to an open house and proclamation signing, The Rising Center’s staff has also led the community in observing “Why Wear Teal Day” and in hosting “Chalk the Walk” events on local college campuses. “That’s what … Read More

Crossroads Health Center Now Offers Weekly Autism Clinic


 April is Autism Awareness Month, and Crossroads Health Center, a KRCC primary care clinic located at 305 Morton Boulevard in Hazard, is now offering a weekly autism clinic to benefit the families of children with special needs and autism. The clinic is conducted every Friday and will continue throughout the year. The clinic serves a major need in the area, … Read More

The Rising Center Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month


by Mindy Miller, Multimedia WriterApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and KRCC’s The Rising Center is set to kick things off with an Open House on March 27th. The Rising Center is located at 637 Morton Boulevard in Hazard.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public is invited to visit the Center, where they can meet the staff, find out … Read More

KRCC to Host Third Annual Gala


Kentucky River Community Care’s (KRCC) third annual fundraising gala will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Sat., March 24, at the First Federal Center on the campus of Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC).Proceeds from the gala will benefit KRCC’s youth drop-in centers, its annual scholarships, and youth leadership academy.This year’s theme is “Fire and Ice.” The event includes … Read More