"Recovery is about progression, not perfection."

One of 11 Recovery Kentucky centers, Hickory Hill Recovery Center, located in Knott County, is a peer-driven, residential recovery facility for men over age 18 seeking recovery from alcohol & other drugs.

The goal of our program is to provide life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction by integrating a peer-to-peer, 12-steps, self-help model that offers the tools for recovery and restores productive lives.

Another goal is to reduce the isolation addicted persons feel from the community and from one another.

At Hickory Hill, we seek to improve the participants’ support systems and provide comprehensive services that enable abstinence and recovery to become a new way of life.

Designed to house 100 men, the facility consists of 68 efficiency apartments and two dormitory-style housing units. Referrals may come through the judicial system, social service systems, health care systems, and various other entities. Clients may be homeless, in fear of homelessness, or unable to return to their families.

Our purpose is to raise community awareness and activism to aid in the development and sustainability of our program. We believe the problem of drug addiction not only affects the individual who suffers, but also their families and entire communities. Building strong relationships within the community fosters a sense of hope not only for the clients we serve, but the entire area, as well.

To apply, contact us by phone or request more information below.

The Problem

Substance abuse addiction can strike anyone from nearly any age group or demographic. So many factors are involved in substance abuse that it’s difficult to narrow it down to one main cause or set of causes. Whether the substance is alcohol, street drugs, or prescription drugs, addiction is an insidious disease that often leads to chronic homelessness.

The Mission

The mission of Recovery Kentucky is to provide hope to the homeless and those in fear of homelessness, who are suffering from alcohol and drug addiction by using a program that integrates a peer-to-peer self-help model.

The Purpose

Our purpose is to raise community awareness and activism to aid in the development and sustainability of our program. The problem of drug addiction not only affects the individual who suffers, but also their families and entire communities. Building strong relationships within the community fosters a sense of hope for the clients we serve and for the area as a whole.

The Solution

A typical stay in SOS is 3-7 days, but time spent in SOS may be longer depending on the needs of the client. While in SOS, the client is stabilized and monitored for withdrawal symptoms. At least one CPR and First Aid-trained staff person is on duty for every shift. The primary function of SOS is to stabilize a person and prepare them to participate in the recovery program. Ultimately, SOS is a fresh start for men to begin to believe in themselves. They are given the seeds of hope.

In addition, we provide:

  • SOS (Safe Off the Streets)
  • Motivational Track
  • 12-Steps
  • Therapeutic Community Meetings
  • Phase II/Peer Mentorship
  • Job Readiness Skills Training
  • Continuing Care
  • For more information, download our brochure.

    Hickory Hill Brochure

    The Solution


    PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Statement:  Hickory Hill has a zero tolerance policy for all forms of sexual conduct between clients, staff, volunteers, contractors, or visitors.  Anonymous reports may be made by calling the PREA hotline toll free at 1-855-700-PREA (7732).   Reports of sexual abuse or harassment that involve possible criminal behavior will be referred to the Kentucky Department of Corrections and Kentucky State Police.

    Download PREA Brochure
    PREA Statistics

    Per PREA Standard §115.403 (f), the final PREA Audit Report can be found below in the following link.

    PREA Final Audit Report
    The Kentucky Department of Corrections has ZERO TOLERANCE for all forms of sexual conduct between offenders, staff, volunteers, contractors or visitors.
    To report any incident of a sexual assault, or any sexual contact involving an offender, you may call the PREA hotline toll free at:
    1-833-362-PREA (7732)
    You may choose to remain anonymous.
    PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)
    El Departamento de Correcciones de Kentucky tiene una CERO TOLERANCIA para todas las formas de conducta sexual entre los delincuentes, el personal, voluntarios, contrtistas o visitantes.
    Para reportar cualquier incidente de un asalto sexual que implica un delincuentes, puede llamar a la PREA linea telefonica gratuita en.
    1-833-362-PREA (7732)
    Usted puede optar por permanecer en el anónimo.
    PREA (Prison Rape Ley de Eliminación)

    Contact Us

    Address100 Recovery Way, Emmalena, KY 41740

    Phone (606) 373-6143

    Email [email protected]

    Program Director

    Layne Nicely
    : [email protected]

    Phone: 1-800-575-7223 Ext. 2700 or 606-654-9111