A faith-based drug rehabilitation organization named Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is coming to Owensboro and is expected to offer 300-350 beds. ARC will be redeveloping and moving into the property at 3136 W. Second St., which was most recently home to OYO Townhouse.
“We’re projecting that we might be able to open the facility at the end of this year or the first part of next year,” said Market Chief Executive Officer Paul Andrews.
Andrews said this location will have about 300-350 beds and will create around 125 jobs for the city. The facility is going to be a strictly for men.
ARC is based throughout the central and eastern parts of Kentucky. The Owensboro location will be the furthest west they have expanded.
Established in 2010, ARC provides at minimum a year-long recovery program and has helped almost 27,000 people throughout their program.
They boast an 80% success rate with their participants being sober and employed within 2 years of completion.
“We have an individualized treatment plan for every single person in our centers and we want to make sure that they’re not just numbers [to our organization], so we have individual clinicians,” Community CEO for Crown Recovery Center John Wilson said.
Wilson said they accomplish this mission through their ROPES focuses: Recovery, Opportunity, Physical Health, Emotional Health, and Spirituality.
In 2021, of the nearly 10,000 people going through the rehabilitation process, 53.3% of them are recovering from an opioid addiction and 31% from methamphetamine.
Wilson said they work on different aspects of the sobriety and recovery process, and simultaneously take the person from “crisis to career.”
One part of the recovery process is getting clients involved in different facets either within ARC or in the community — from working in food management, office management, maintenance, or the creative team for ARC.
“A lot of guys come in with crisis and they finished with a career so that opportunity [of employment] part is blended in with the program,” Wilson said.