New Owensboro Nonprofit Hosts First Community Event Today; the organization helps people in recovery

The Hub Kentucky, one of Owensboro’s newest nonprofits, will host “Tacos and Tie-dye” at English Park from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. The free event is the first community activity sponsored by the new group, which plans to begin offering services early next year.

“We all know how important community is,” said co-founder Blake Templeton. “We know that every person who comes through our doors is different and as such, everyone’s recovery plan will also be different.”

According to their mission, The Hub Kentucky is a community-based organization that helps people at all stages of recovery by providing free support services through education, advocacy, and mentorship for Daviess and surrounding counties.

“We are a peer-led organization that works with all recovery partners to promote accountability, integrity, lifelong learning, connection and community engagement as contributing members of society,” said said Templeton.

The Kentucky Hub plans to offer a variety of recovery meeting options and many services, filling a gap that often exists in some recovery plans.

“Services we plan to provide once open will be recovery phone support, sober living scholarships, job readiness, housing resources, medication access and support, case management and personalized recovery plans,” Templeton said.

The mission of The Hub Kentucky is to offer resources and support all avenues of recovery to foster lifelong sobriety from addiction for individuals and their families.

“Recovery is a very personal process and can happen in many ways,” Templeton said. “Some of these pathways may include clinical treatment, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, holistic practices, physician-assisted treatment, and/or self-care to heal body and mind.”

In order to meet other members of the community, Saturday’s event is open to everyone. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirt or tank top.

“We hope to start services and open our doors in the first quarter of 2023,” Templeton said. “Whichever path you choose, The Hub Kentucky will offer personalized treatment plans that will provide support and resources so that each person has the best chance of succeeding toward a life of long-term sobriety.

Aubrey L. Morgan