Baptist Health Richmond introduces the HOPE Program to support mothers who struggle with substance use disorder

July 25, 2022

Program uses a team approach tailored to each mother's circumstances.

RICHMOND, KY (July 25, 2022) - The HOPE program, provided by Baptist Health Richmond behavioral health services, is a multidisciplinary approach to care that works to identify and provide intervention and support for pregnant women seeking assistance and support with a substance use disorder.

“Our compassionate, team approach to care creates a supportive environment where mothers can focus on prenatal and post-partum education, their recovery skills, and preparation for baby’s arrival.  It's an honor to work with these women and watch them grow in their recovery and parenting journey individually and as a group," said Kelsey Craft, MSW, CSW, Baptist Health Richmond HOPE program coordinator.

The goal of the program is to provide evidence-based treatment and support services using a team approach that is tailored to each mother’s circumstances.  The behavioral health team supports and provides assistance throughout treatment in a nonjudgmental, supportive and safe environment.

Support services include:

  • Team approach to care
  • Prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum support
  • Targeted case manager, peer support specialist and care transitions navigator
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Group psychoeducation and group and individual therapy

For more information about the HOPE program or to schedule an intake screening, call the Baptist Health Richmond Behavioral Health Clinic at 859.544.8171 or call Kelsey Craft, Baptist Health Richmond HOPE program coordinator at 859.408.2567.