Salina, KS – CKF Addiction Treatment (CKF) has officially announced they have been awarded $200,000 from Kansas Fights Addiction Funding to improve access to addiction health care and engagement through utilization of co-located Peer Mentors.
With this funding, CKF will place Peer Mentors in external settings to build upon screening protocols and create additional touch points and care pathways for addiction health care. External settings will include the following community partner agencies: Konza Prairie Community Health Center in Junction City and Manhattan, Riley County Health Department in Manhattan, and Fredonia Family Care Clinic in Fredonia, Kansas. Peer Mentors will also be onsite at Abilene Middle and High School in Abilene, Kansas.
“CKF Addiction Treatment has been leading the way in utilizing Kansas Certified Peer Mentors to deliver addiction health care services and in the placement of co-located addiction health care services in external settings. We are very excited to further partner with primary care and school settings to better identify and treat problematic substance use together.” said Shane Hudson, President & CEO of CKF Addiction Treatment.
Kansas Certified Peer Mentors have been utilized by CKF for over a decade, starting with CKF having the first peer support recovery center in Kansas. Currently, CKF peer mentors are placed fully or partially in hospitals, external community support service settings, primary care, community mental health centers, jails, domestic violence women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and the list is building. Within CKF, peer mentors offer support and services to patients in detoxification, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and designated women’s treatment.
About CKF Addiction Treatment: CKF is a safety net organization serving disadvantaged and low-income individuals and their families for 55 years. CKF receives referrals from numerous sources, including law enforcement, schools, clergy, family members, hospitals/medical facilities, other social service agencies, and 12-Step and faith-based groups. Those with addiction often present for treatment with a very high severity of illness profile and require a wide array of services, including employment preparation, medical and dental care, housing, and childcare. Over the years, CKF has provided a very high quality of care by aggressively seeking additional funding sources.
In 2022, CKF served 2,357 unique patients with such services assessments/evaluations, social detoxification, Medication Assisted Treatment clinics, designated women’s programs, and inpatient and outpatient treatment services. With facilities in Salina, Abilene, and McPherson, 12 primary care clinic partnerships across the state, and staff in 2 acute care settings 24/7, the agency provides a wide range of services while emphasizing each patient’s unique needs. CKF is licensed by the state of Kansas and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Learn more at ckfaddictiontreatment.org and follow @CKFAddictionTreamentSalina on social media platforms.