Tornado Response and Crisis Services
Many Kentuckians experienced horrific losses from the Dec. 11 quad-state tornado. Team Kentucky is compiling resources and services as part of its crisis response to help those impacted.
When disaster strikes, the recovery community gets stronger together. Connect with a peer recovery support specialist today via call or text to (888) 891-2377 or visit the
Kentucky Recovery Link website. Services are free.
Whether you or someone you know was affected, or if your physical safety feels threatened, it's important to find ways to cope. Text
741741 to reach a volunteer crisis counselor.
Hotline services are available for suicide prevention, sexual assault, domestic violence and other services.
Crisis hotline contact information
After a disaster, children may develop symptoms of anxiety,
post-traumatic stress disorder. Visit the CDC
Caring for Children in a Disaster website to learn more about responding to the needs of children who have experienced disaster-related trauma.
Gov. Andy Beshear has established the
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to help those impacted by the Dec. 11 tornadoes and severe weather. Visit the Team Western Kentucky website to make a donation.
Many families lost everything due to the tornado, including gifts and items purchased in celebration of the holiday season. Visit the
Western Kentucky Toy Drive website to help make this season a little easier for those who are hurting.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating to disaster response efforts,
take the Serve Kentucky survey.
Access Services for Substance Use Disorder
Kentuckians struggling with a substance use disorder, either themselves or within their families, can call toll free (833) 8KY-HELP (833-859-4357) to speak with a specialist about treatment options and available resources.
Visit the Find Help Now website to find an addiction treatment facility taking new clients right now.
Find Help Now - American Sign Language This video provides additional guidance and information for the deaf and hard of hearing community on finding substance use disorder and addiction options using the Find Help Now website.
Information for Treatment Providers
Find KORE Programs
- KORE contracts with more than 70 entities operating numerous prevention, treatment and recovery programs across the state.
This KORE program locations map provides an overview of all programs, counties where they are located and a description of services.
Upcoming KORE-funded training will be conducted by videoconference. Additional information about training will be posted on this page and on the KORE Facebook page.