ASHLAND, Ky., February 2, 2021– Kentucky Power recently awarded grant of $35,000 to Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Services, Inc. (HOMES). The grant from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation and Kentucky Power will support a renovation project at Addiction Recovery Care Center’s Spring Hill facility.
Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service, Inc. provides affordable and efficient housing solutions to distressed communities in eastern Kentucky through new construction, rehabilitation and rental opportunities. HOMES also offers a variety of experiential volunteer opportunities that foster teambuilding and servant leadership for groups and organizations.
Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) operates a network of over thirty addiction treatment centers in sixteen eastern and central Kentucky counties. The organization, headquartered in Louisa, Kentucky, offers a full continuum of care including detox, residential, transitional, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medically assisted treatment (MAT), vocational rehabilitation, and job training. ARC’s Spring Hill facility is a men’s residential facility located in Neon, Kentucky.
Brett Mattison, Kentucky Power president and chief operating officer said, “Kentucky Power is proud to support the efforts of Housing Oriented Ministries Established for service. The award to HOMES highlights the importance of community partnerships. The improvements to me made to Addiction Recovery Care’s Spring Hill facility will benefit each man working toward recovery and our entire community.”
The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by AEP and its utility operating companies, including Kentucky Power. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education in science, technology, engineering, math and the environment and by meeting basic needs for emergency shelter, affordable housing and the elimination of hunger.
Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, provides electric service to approximately 165,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties, including Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan. Kentucky Power is an operating company in the AEP system, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system. AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.