Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

Happy September Friends!

I hope you are finding time to enjoy this cool weather; especially at our 3rd Annual Healing House Golf Tournament. I invited all the Staff over to my place for a special “Labor Day Labor of Love” get together. As Summer fades into Fall, and the leaves all start to change, we are so excited to see you all at our “Back Together Again” Silent Auction on October the 22nd! It’s filling up fast, go save your spot now and…

First Step Fitness is Open!

Healing House has our very own gym; First Step Fitness. It is located at 4602 St. John Ave., Kansas City MO 64123 Physical activity is a very important step in securing and maintaining a healthy way of life in recovery. First Step Fitness is open 6 days a week and is open to all Healing House residents and to members of the community. HOURS: Weekdays:  6:00 am – 10:00 am & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturdays:  6:00 am to…

Media Interviews: “Bobbi Jo” Film

Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence Official Trailer (1:53) Gravitas Ventures Release Date: 02/16/2021 Directed by: Brent Jones A Kansas City Saint | ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ (5:02) Flatland – Oct 1, 2020 ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ a documentary about Kansas City woman turning her life around (1:51) KMBC 9 – Sep 15, 2020 Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence – Bobbi Jo Reed, Brent and Donna Jones (2:18)  FOX4 News Kansas City – Feb 8, 2021 Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence- Q&A Part 1-…

Resurrection Recovery Ministry “Everything you want to know about addiction but are afraid to ask” Panel

Last night the Resurrection Recovery Ministry put together a great panel and discussion event open to anyone looking for answers about addiction. It was full of hearfelt stories, testimonies, encouragement and even some challenging (but uplifting) discussion and resources. From individuals in recovery to parents of children in recovery, and parents in recovery with children in recovery, it was insightful and full of information that we all need to know. So many of are affected by addiction. But for some…

Community Outreach Center

Since 2002 Healing House has provided recovery housing and support services for those who live in our facilities. With the opening of the Recovery Community Center and, then,  First Step Fitness, we began serving the broader Northeast Kansas City community. Now, through the Community Outreach Center we provide serves to program alumni and members of the community at large. Our goal is to bring families support and reconciliation like never before. The facility serves as a friendly resource link for referral…

Angie’s Journey to Recovery

One person whose life has been completely changed at Healing House is Angie. Her substance abuse problems started when she was about 25 years old. Though she knew alcoholism ran in her own family, she got involved with people who abused both meth and alcohol. It was not long before she was hooked as well. It did not take long for people in her life to begin noticing a change in her. So, she withdrew from others, pushing away friends…

Cardboard Testimony

Miss Cece puts together the best experiences for our participants. They range from personal finance, art, life skills, and sharing their testmoniesand encouragement and support. Check out the latest video her crew put together sharing their before and after stories.    

Melissa’s Story

Melissa was raised in a tight knit Italian home that was not marred by alcoholism or addiction. Although she started to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana with friends in high school, overall her life was pretty normal.  What Melissa did not know is that she had undiagnosed mental health issues; anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). From her early childhood, she experienced sleepless nights, panic attacks, and obsessive thoughts. In her teen years, she discovered that drinking slowed down those obsessive…

Anna’s Story

My name is Anna Hoyt, and I have struggled with alcoholism and addiction since I was 13 years old. As a child and young adult I was painfully shy. I never felt like I belonged and I always felt alone. At first, I used alcohol to relieve my social anxiety, and I was suddenly transformed into the life of the party. Then in my late teens, I experimented with all kinds of drugs — meth, cocaine, acid, mushrooms, etc. I…

NOW AVAILABLE: the Bobbi Jo Movie

Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence, the documentary film about Bobbi Jo Reed and the work of Healing House was released on major platforms on Tuesday, February 16th. The film is a powerful, inspiring story of recovery, redemption, and the transformation of Northeast Kansas City. The film shows the challenges that so many individuals face, but it is also a source of hope and encouragement for those that aspire to do more in their communities. Watch the trailer or purchase here…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December is always a busy time of the year, and here at Healing House that was definitely the case. We wrapped and delivered gifts to all our program participants and it was a beautiful day on Christmas as everyone felt so loved and close despite us all not being able to be together like we usually do for Christmas due to social distancing.   As well as celebrating in our organization, we also had several community outreach events in December…

New Director of Development

Cassady Thomas – Director of Development Healing House is staffed with talented and dedicated men and women who are committed to our vision of brining long-term recovery to people who suffer from substance use disorders. This month we introduce you to the newest member of our Headquarters team. Cassady joined the staff of Healing House in early December after working in the development office at City Union Mission for three years. She will be focusing on building deeper relationships with…