Voices of Hope

A recovery community organization in Lexington, Kentucky that helps people in recovery stay in recovery, with services such as recovery coaching and telephone recovery support

Kentucky has been heavily impacted by the opioid crisis, and many treatment models provide acute episodes of care with little to no continuation of care after treatment. To address these issues, Voices of Hope was started as a recovery community organization (RCO) in 2015 with a focus on delivering no-cost peer recovery support services to provide continuing care for those who are in recovery, with many services tailored to those who have recently initiated recovery. 

Voices of Hope provides a central location to provide vital services that support, encourage, and connect people with what they need to move from recovery initiation to long-term recovery. Some of the services provided by the RCO include:

  • Recovery coaching, including coaches in hospitals and jails
  • Telephone recovery support
  • Virtual and in-person mutual support meetings
  • Employee readiness program
  • Overdose response education
  • Educational scholarships
  • Linkage to treatment, housing, and employment services

More information can be found in the news articles here. The telephone recovery support provided by Voices of Hope appears in the peer-reviewed literature. Recently, the program has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Providing no-cost peer-driven recovery support services, including recovery coaching in various settings and telephone recovery support. 

Continuum of Care
Type of Evidence
Response Approach
Housing, Education, and Employment
Overdose prevention
Recovery coaching
Peer-reviewed Article

Evidence of Program Effectiveness

"Participants (n = 506) were recruited for the program from a variety of settings, such as sober living/halfway houses, drug court, residential treatment transitional living, and outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment...Volunteers completed 35.7% of calls (a completed call was defined as either answered or returned) with 88% of participants reporting being okay, 9% reporting psychosocial stressors, and 3% reporting relapse or concerns about relapse. Participants reported that TRS provided a felt sense of support and consistent recovery engagement, and appreciated that volunteers took the initiative to reach out to them." (Elswick and Fallin-Bennett, 2020)