SOS for Addictions, your resource for
addiction recovery and support.


We provide assistance for those struggling with substance abuse. There is hope here.

SOS for Addictions was founded by Kimberly Hinkel to provide a safe haven for individuals and families who are battling addiction. We provide individuals and families struggling with addiction the opportunity to search for and connect with professionals and service providers.  It’s our mission to foster hope. You are not alone.

We understand the holistic approach required for treatment and recovery and strive to educate families and the community on the disease of addiction.  Kimberly’s personal experience and pain of watching a family member suffer from addiction allows her to truly connect and empathize with families riding the tumultuous roller coaster of emotions addiction brings to family members.  While much of her work focuses on the trauma experienced by families of addicted loved ones and the risks of PTSD in children exposed to parental substance abuse, Kimberly presents on a variety of topics related to addiction and works with community coalitions on prevention efforts.  In 2017, Kimberly was honored to be invited and speak with other National experts at the Generation’s United International Global Conference on the subject of Raising Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Supports for Grandfamilies.   

Kimberly’s Biography


Kimberly is a disabled U.S. Navy veteran who honorably served during Desert Storm and earned several awards and medals during her career in the military as an aviation mechanic. 
Kimberly later returned to college and graduated Summa Cumme Laude from the University of Louisville, with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Social Work.  Her experience in the field of child welfare and working with families struggling with addiction inspired her to create which launched in 2017.  
In 2019, Kimberly co-founded the Louisville Recovery Community Connection (LRCC) in Louisville, Kentucky which provides resources and supports for individuals who are in recovery from addiction.  She is currently the President for the LRCC Board of Directors and actively works with other agencies, communities and families to provide education, resources and support to families and individuals seeking help.
 Below are some of the speaking engagements Kimberly has presented:

KIPDA Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Conference, Louisville, Kentucky
Generations Remixed Global Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kentucky Prevention Network Conference, Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky Rural Health Conference, WKU, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging Conference, Greenville, S.Carolina

If you would like for Kimberly to speak at your conference or event you can contact her at or (502) 381-9023.


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