Reclaiming Futures in the Cumberlands


Denise Marlett, Project Director
P.O. Box 568
Corbin, KY 40701
Phone: 606-539-0464


About Us

The scope of the drug problem in rural Kentucky encompasses alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms, inhalants, cocaine, oxycontin, and illegal use of prescription drugs, methamphetamine and LSD. According to a statewide household survey, an estimated 40 percent of youth ages 12-17 in Kentucky use alcohol and illicit drugs.

Based at the Cumberland River Comprehensive Care Center, Reclaiming Futures in the Cumberlands is using the Reclaiming Futures model to improve the quality of alcohol and drug treatment services available to youth in our justice system. We plan to do the following to help young people in our area:

  • Improve treatment services for drug and alcohol use
  • Create a comprehensive system of care that coordinates social services, and
  • Involve the community in creating new opportunities for youth.

Our Core Partners

  • Commission for Children
  • Department of Children & Family Services
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile Drug Court Program
  • Kentucky Youth First
  • Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
  • Upper Cumberland Special Education Cooperative

Funding Sources

Working through Cumberland River Mental Health/Mental Retardation Inc. and based in Whitley County, KY, we were selected for support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for 2008-2010.