Our Recovery Model not only works. It also pays for itself. But how is that possible?
The answer is Braided Funding through innovative partnerships with a wide range of partners including federal, state and local governments as well as faith-based and private sector entities. Braided Funding is, in fact, the only current means by which a sufficient range of existing funds and resources can be leveraged to build new facilities debt-free.
The Recovery Kentucky program where we cut our teeth is a prime example. Each of its 18 Recovery Centers opened as completely paid-for facilities, without a mortgage, through the strategic use of low-income housing tax credits complemented by funds from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and HOME Investment Partnership loans as well as local banks, communities, and government agencies.
Our start-up expertise doesn’t end there, however. It extends to land acquisition, planning and zoning engagements, public advocacy, and political support.
Our unique team-building ability is, in fact, what sets us apart. We are able to gather together at the same table a wide range of enlightened stakeholders including social services, health services, housing programs, faith-based organizations, and both for-profit and not-for-profit private organizations as well as socially-aware entities from the private sector.
As for daily operating costs, there’s no substitute for developing cooperative agreements with corrections facilities, such as drug courts, jails and prisons. According to Bureau Of Justice Statistics, two-thirds of Federal and State prisoners and probationers could be characterized as drug-involved. Jail overcrowding, costs of prisoner care, drug offenses, and the growing number of mentally ill in the prison system pose huge challenges to local governments. Over seventy percent of Recovery Kentucky residents, for example, are referred to the commonwealth’s 18 centers by the criminal justice system.
Talk with us about applying aspects of our proven model within your state or region. Building an effective, sustainable “Recovery Ecosystem” may be easier than you think.