Our Mission

Striving to dramatically increase both the number of individuals and families in recovery and the quality and accessibility of services.

ART is a Recovery Community Organization serving Clark County, Kentucky and surrounding areas. We are an independent, non-profit organization focused on community education, outreach, and, most of all, Peer-Based Support Services. The people who lead and govern ART are part of the local recovery community. Our staff and volunteers provide more than services. It’s our way of giving back to the community. We see ART as a place for community-wide sober social activities, workshops, meetings, and connections.

We offer the individuals and their families:

  • Recovery Oriented System of Care
  • Enhanced Quality of Life

  • A Roadmap to Long Term Recovery

  • Advocacy on Behalf of the Recovery Community

ART’s Story

Amber and JuaNita first met in a detention center. Incarcerated on drug charges, Amber was gripped by heroin addiction. JuaNita regularly visited the detention center to talk to women about recovery, a journey she’d been on herself. A few years later, their paths met again. Amber had lost her spouse to an overdose. She had overdosed three times. Amber was ready for help. JuaNita was there for her.

Now both in recovery, they wanted to help one more person. JuaNita and Amber organized a Quick Response Team. Then, they trained their first Peer Support Specialist (PSS). In June 2018, the real work began. The PSS started by responding to overdose calls from Clark Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department. Soon other areas of the hospital began contacting them. The Team answered the calls; it meant they could reach just one more person. They have been growing ever since.

To date ART has a 60% success rate in helping people get into recovery. Their mission has grown beyond the Quick Response Team. In 2019, they opened a Recovery Community Center in a house in downtown Winchester, KY. They help people in a non-judgmental atmosphere through life skill workshops, peer-based support services, and Recovery Coaching. The Center also hosts events for the wider community to learn more about Substance Use Disorder.

Amber and JuaNita first met in a detention center. Incarcerated on drug charges, Amber was gripped by heroin addiction. JuaNita regularly visited the detention center to talk to women about recovery, a journey she’d been on herself. A few years later, their paths met again. Amber had lost her spouse to an overdose. She had overdosed three times. Amber was ready for help. JuaNita was there for her.

Now both in recovery, they wanted to help one more person. JuaNita and Amber organized a Quick Response Team. Then, they trained their first Peer Support Specialist (PSS). In June 2018, the real work began. The PSS started by responding to overdose calls from Clark Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department. Soon other areas of the hospital began contacting them. The Team answered the calls; it meant they could reach just one more person. They have been growing ever since.

To date, ART has a 60% success rate in helping people get into recovery. Their mission has grown beyond the Quick Response Team. In 2019, they opened a Recovery Community Center in a house in downtown Winchester, KY. They help people in a non-judgmental atmosphere through life skill workshops, peer-based support services, and Recovery Coaching. The Center also hosts events for the wider community to learn more about Substance Use Disorder.