Posts by Michael Liimatta (Page 2)

Posts by Michael Liimatta (Page 2)

A Touch of Class at the RCC

Last month, we were blessed to have a group of talented, classically-trained local musicians perform at our Recovery Community Center. The lights were low and the stage was set for an octet; four violins, two violas and two cellos. They performed the Mendelssohn Octet and several selected solo works. The experience was very moving and the room sounded great. Fifty masked and socially distanced patrons got to enjoy some much needed culture here in the Historic Northeast. We plan on…

“Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” Film VIP Screening

The “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” film VIP Screening was on Bobbi Jo’s birthday, Wednesday, September  16th.  The first Kansas City area screening of the biographical film about Bobbi Jo Reed, founder and director of Healing House, was shows to an audience of nearly 1,000 at the Boulevard Drive-in Theater on September 16th. Watch the trailer and purchase the film here  The formal release of this film was on February 16, 2021. This incredible movie is available on DVD/Blueray, on…

Mama Judi’s Homegoing Celebration

We had the Homegoing Celebration for our beloved Mama Judi on Saturday, Sept. 19th. Click on the image below to watch the video of our tribute to this dedicated Servant of the Lord.   In honor of Judi’s amazing life, we decided to share with you some pictures of her from when she was younger.  She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, at every age!

RideKC Earn-A-Bike + Bike Club

We are excited to announce that Healing House and the Recovery Community Center has partnered with the RideKC program.  Our participants engage in a multi week course that covers routine maintenance, road safety, skills practice and instructor led road trips. They will also cover Bike & Bus demonstration and route mapping.  For the participants who graduate the program, they will receive a helmet, bike lock, water bottle, lights and a bicycle!                      …

Emily’s Home for Women will Open in 2020

Emily LaGree We’re still on track to open this year, renovations continue on Emily’s Home, our sixth recovery home for women; in honor of Emily LaGree, a friend and supporter of Healing House who passed away in 2018. Our talented team have been putting the finishing touches on this beautiful home.Our future home will be named for Erin Langhofer, another friend and supporter of Healing House who passed away in Summer 2019. To donate to Erin’s Home click here and select “The Erin Langhofer…

Healing House Responds to COVID-19

Healing House Responds to COVID-19 The coronavirus epidemic has caused many businesses, churches and even treatment programs to shut down or reduce their services. However, at Healing House we are accepting new residents and providing them the support they need to continue on the road to recovery. In the process, we’ve had to almost completely change the way we do business. By implementing a number of new policies, we’ve ensured the safety of those who look to us for help.These new measures start with a revamped intake process. Prospective…

Michael Liimatta, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Liimatta began working with Healing House in January 2020. He has served in leadership positions with nonprofit organizations for over thirty years. Most of that time was spent with organizations that help the homeless and people who suffer from substance use disorders. He is a person in long-term recovery himself, having celebrated 35 years of continuous sobriety last October. Most recently, Michael served as Executive Director of Footprints, which provides outpatient treatment and recovery housing. He is founder of…

Join a Small Group

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Join a Small Group

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New Family Minister

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New Family Minister

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New Worship Center

In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Propterea sicut per unum hominem in hunc mundum peccatum intravit et per peccatum mors et ita in omnes homines mors pertransiit in quo omnes peccaverunt. Example Heading Let’s imagine this post’s text wrapped around an image with a caption. Let’s test an example link. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Omnes enim peccaverunt et egent gloriam Dei. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Omnis enim…