For western Kentuckians struggling with addiction, more help closer to home is on the way. Gov. Andy Beshear, state and local officials, and other community leaders joined Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) today for a ribbon cutting at Yellow Banks Recovery Center in Owensboro. Located at 3136 West 2nd Street in Owensboro, Yellow Banks is ARC’s first residential treatment center in western Kentucky.
Last month, ARC clients who are close to completing treatment at other facilities began transitioning to Yellow Banks. Approximately 70 women are residing there currently. ARC is working toward a full opening date later this year when they’ll be able to accept new clients. Once fully operational, Yellow Banks Recovery Center will be able to deliver care for up to 300 women.
Yellow Banks will offer ARC’s nationally recognized “Crisis to Career” model, which combines treatment with job training, education and life skills to set up clients for success long after they’ve completed the program.
“One Kentuckian struggling with addiction is too many, which is why residential treatment centers like ARC’s Yellow Banks Recovery Center are so important,” said Gov. Beshear. “Let’s continue working together to build a safer, healthier commonwealth, where we can provide the services our fellow Kentuckians need to overcome addiction.”
“We welcome Addiction Recovery Care to Daviess County. Unfortunately, there has been a critical need for more treatment options across Kentucky,” said Rep. Suzanne Miles. “By working together, we can raise awareness of the treatment available to our community members and ensure better outcomes for individuals struggling with addiction.
“I am glad to see Addiction Recovery Care expanding into Owensboro,” said Daviess County Judge Executive Charlie Castlen. “Substance use continues to take a deadly toll across the commonwealth, and Daviess County is no exception. Yellow Banks will undoubtedly benefit our area by giving more of our residents the opportunity to access treatment and find recovery from addiction.”
“ARC’s presence in western Kentucky will greatly benefit our community members impacted by substance use, and we’re glad to be a part of the community,” said Sarah Adkins, site administrator for Yellow Banks Recovery Center. “At Yellow Banks, our highly qualified, compassionate staff will treat the whole individual, addressing their physical, behavioral, mental health and spiritual needs. There are many proven pathways to recovery, and with nearly 40 treatment programs across the state, our team has a firm grasp on delivering treatment that works.”
Adkins is a familiar face to many members of the Owensboro recovery community, having recently served as Director of Owensboro Regional Recovery. She currently serves on various local boards and committees and previously served as chairperson of the Alliance for Drug-Free Owensboro and Daviess County.
“Just as in other parts of the state, we know the dire need for addiction treatment services in western Kentucky,” said Tim Robinson, CEO and founder of ARC. “ARC is unique in that we provide a truly person-centered approach to treatment that considers the client’s individual needs and medical history. We don’t just send people on their way after a few weeks and hope they’ll stay on a better path. Our focus is on long-term outcomes and helping people return to productive, healthy lives. We’re proud to play a role in delivering the services and resources to those in need here in Owensboro.”
ARC completed extensive renovations to the property, which was originally built as a motel, to provide the best accommodations for its clients. Updates include extensive landscaping, a new outdoor recreation area and new medical office suite.
Yellow Banks Recovery Center will offer a full continuum of care including detox, residential, medically assisted treatment, vocational rehabilitation, job training and educational opportunities. The facility is expected to create 125 new jobs. Interested candidates can learn more at arccenters.com/careers.