We get our name from United States Sen. Thruston B. Morton. His sister, Jane Morton Norton, and counselor John P. Walsh founded The Morton Center in 1984 in Senator Morton’s memory.
He died in 1982, after representing Kentucky in the U.S. House and Senate as well as serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Mrs. Norton wanted to create something unique in Kentucky. Since 1984, her legacy, The Morton Center, recognizes that chemical dependency and other destructive, addictive behaviors tear families apart.
In 1984, we established an Intensive Outpatient Program in partnership with Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program continued to grow along with our other services, and in 2001, The Morton Center moved its statewide headquarters to its current, 14,500-square-foot facility in Louisville.
More Than Treatment
We believe that addiction can’t be separated from the person. So, we treat the whole person, not just their addiction. Our professional staff considers the individual’s social, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. The Morton Center supports a 12-step model of recovery and uses evidence-based practices to treat individuals, couples and families.