Mon. Sep 28th, 2020

Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Open House and Ribbon Cutting

The annual Healing House Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 18 from 1:00-6:00 PM. Tours begin at the current meeting hall at 4602 St. John Avenue. This is an excellent opportunity to see the Healing House homes up close and personal and meet some of the residents who will be acting as tour guides.

We will launch our Open House with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) and kick-off the construction work. This year our Angel tree will be set up at the ARC where there will be snacks, drinks and Christmas lights. If you would like to sponsor a Healing House resident for Christmas you can choose an envelope from the tree with a resident’s wish list. If you are not able to attend the Open House you can still adopt a resident for Christmas by contacting Becca at the Healing House Office at (816) 920-7181 or send her an email (beccastewart1221@gmail.com).  No need to RSVP to the Open House just show up and bring friends!

HH Closes on Site for New Addiction Recovery Center

On Thursday, September 28, Healing House become official owners of the future home of the Addiction Recovery Center (ARC)! Renovation work is scheduled to begin this Fall.

Generous donations from Healing House supporters and grant-makers will allow for the expansion of our facilities and addiction recovery services. An old bowling alley will be converted into the Healing House ARC. Here’s the plan:

 

A 5,000 sq. ft. Fellowship and Dining Hall will accommodate up to 350 people for meals and recovery programs.

A large commercial kitchen will provide a badly needed upgrade from our current arrangement for feeding the growing Healing House community and expanding HH’s catering business. It will also provide opportunities for residents to build skills and job experience.

The current office staff will relocate to a new area with 5 private counseling spaces, 7 offices and a group meeting room. The current office space (located in a house) will be re-purposed into a recovery home for families with children. The education center will also be relocated from its current location (at the office) and expanded to provide vocational support and skill building services.

Finally, additional parking will greatly reduce street parking in the neighborhood.

Revenue generated from the expanded catering business (commercial kitchen) and rental income from the new recovery home (current office space) will help sustain ARC operating expenses. Completion of construction is anticipated for Summer 2018.

Thank you to the many who’s donations made this possible!