Posts from February 2021

Posts from February 2021

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…